Toshio Ueno

Mutual Trading Co., Inc.

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Mutual Trading Co., Inc.


Toshio us the creator of Sake School of America and English Shochu & Sake Adviser program, and only one in the world to hold Master of Sake, Master Sake Sommelier, WSET Sake Educator Diploma and WSET Diploma in Wine & Spirits. Born in Japan where his family has grown Japanese wine grape, Koshu, for generations. Toshio joined Mutual Trading Company in 2002, where he is Director of Sake Specialist Department in marketing Japanese foods and Japanese Alcohol beverages to mainstream American trade. With his passion and expertise, he aims to further promote Japanese food and alcohol beverage cultures to new, international audiences. Since 2010, he has been Vice President & Executive Instructor at Sake School of America. In 2016 he was awarded the industry's most prestigious title Sake Samurai from Japan Sake & Shochu Makers Association. And in 2021 he was appointed as the Japanese Cuisine Goodwill Ambassador by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.