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I’ve often been told by Kiwi friends who have visited Japan that there are different kinds of beer sold at local supermarkets or convenient-stores (“konbini” in Japanese). Usually they’ll go for the cheaper ones which normally sold at about 120-150yen (about NZ$2.00) for a 350ml can of beer. The thing is that these range of “beer” are called “happoshu”. It is a low malt, alcoholic beverage that tastes similar to beer and resembles beer, but technically it isn’t beer. Most…