To promote broad, accurate knowledge of Sakeology, a systematic science specializing in sake, Sakeology Center, Niigata University proactively shares information through activities including public lectures, symposiums, and lectures at regional seminars. Through such activities, we aim to spread awareness of Sakeology from Niigata to all of Japan and the world as a whole. See the news section on the top page for the latest information on events.

Sakeology Symposium


The Sakeology Symposium is held annually to contribute to the development of Sakeology. It features special lectures by invited outside speakers and introductions to the center’s initiatives and latest research.

Japanese Alcoholic Beverage Symposium


Based on the collaboration agreement with the Institute of Enology and Viticulture, University of Yamanashi and the Education and Research Center for Fermentation Studies, Kagoshima University, the Japanese Alcoholic Beverage Symposium is held to develop Japanese alcoholic beverages.

Open Lecture at Niigata University


Niigata University conducts open lectures in the first and second semesters each year, aimed at providing a wide range of lifelong learning opportunities to members of the local community. Sakeology Center has held such lectures since 2018.

Knowledge-based Tourism of Sakeology: Exploring Niigata Sake


Sakeology Center received the grants, “Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, through the Japan Arts Council” (Fiscal Year 2020 and 2022), and created a series of videos on Sakeology.

FY2020 Knowledge-based Tourism of Sakeology: Exploring Niigata Sake

FY2022 Knowledge-based Tourism of Sakeology: Exploring Niigata Sake

Niigata Public Lectures


In response to citizens’ needs, Niigata Public Lectures, operated by Niigata Lifelong Learning Center, aims to provide a forum enabling use of learning outcomes in the local community. Sakeology Center has conducted special lectures as part of the program since 2019.

Lectures at other seminars, etc.

  • “Regional Attractiveness Seminar” at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • “Niigata University Sakeology Lecture” at Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • “Sakeology Seminar” at Niigata Sake-no-jin
  • “Special Lecture” at National Research Institute of Brewing symposium
  • “Sakeology Lecture at Machinaka Campus” at Machinaka University public lecture