Ex-Footballer Hidetoshi Nakata Produces Japanese Sake Bar at London County Hall

- "Nakata" Expresses "Nippon" Culture from "N Bar" -

Jul 24, 2012, 01:00 ET from ARIGATO in LONDON Executive Committee

TOKYO, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hidetoshi Nakata, a member of the Executive Committee of "ARIGATO in LONDON" and also known as a former national football player who once played in the Italian Serie A and the English Premier League, has produced "N Bar" at London County Hall to express his gratitude for worldwide support to Japan after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Nakata promptly operated charity football matches in Asia and the EU and a number of charitable events for children in Tohoku after the disaster. He has been traveling around Japan to rediscover and promote the greatest Japanese cultures to the world.

"I am very excited to introduce one of the greatest Japanese cultures, sake, to a number of people gathering in London from all over the world. Because of the recent Japanese food boom, I have realized people start acknowledging more about sake. I believe the sake bar provides a great opportunity to let people enjoy various kinds of sake. It would be great if all of you have become a fan of Japan through the experience of 'N Bar'," says Nakata.

In cooperation with Hasegawasaketen Inc., an official distributor of Japanese sake at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, five major sake breweries including Niizawa Sake Brewing from Miyagi prefecture, who have suffered the earthquake, have voluntary joined the project and will serve 26 kinds of sake at "N Bar".

Nakata will attend an opening ceremony on July 28 at 12:45 p.m. in front of the bar at London County Hall and will visit "N Bar" sometimes during the operation period to introduce the greatest Japanese culture, sake, by himself.

You are cordially invited to the very special and stylish "N Bar" open along the River Thames for a limited time only.

About "N Bar"


July 28 - August 11

Open hours:

11 a.m. - 7p.m.


26 kinds of sake (7-10 British pounds)

ARIGATO in LONDON official website

Hidetoshi Nakata official website

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