What is International Sake Lecturer?
In recent years, various people such as young people, women, and  people around the world have come to enjoy sake.
The common need for so-called beginners is not just “I want to drink” but “I want to drink after knowing”.
As if to prove this, Sake seminars are frequently held all over the world.
However, not many people have the skills of a proper lecturer.
“International Sake Lecturer” is a sake instructor who has not only knowledge of sake but also the skill of “teaching”.

In addition to the “instruction skills,” “communication skills,” and “planning skills” required for an “International Sake Lecturer,” there is  “specialty skills,” which are specialized knowledge of sake, are required.
The International Sake Lecturer workshop offers practical programs to improve these four skills.

The profit of International Sake Lecturer
“International Sake Lecturer” can host a seminar for consumer qualification “Sake Navigator” *
International Sake Lecturer have the right to certify “Sake Navigator” qualifications to the participants of the seminars they sponsor.
“Sake navigator” is a qualification that is positioned as an “introduction qualification” for the food and beverage industry or a “consumer qualification” for enjoying sake.
A “Navigator Certificate” will be given to the certified person, which will motivate the students to participate in the seminar.
* NPO FBO enrollment procedures (submission of enrollment application, payment of enrollment fee annual membership fee (including registration fee for official and certified qualification year), procedure for next year annual membership fee account transfer) are required.

About Remote learning & Examination course
You can study at any time and place for exam preparation at home and take the exam at the venue.
The materials (text) will be shipped within 7 days after the procedure is completed, so you can start studying immediately. There is no lecture video, so please use the official textbook to study for yourself.
* We do not hold exam preparation seminars.

Qualifications for attending & examination International kikisake-shi (SSI INT’L certified)
Language English, Chinese (traditional, simplified)
Exam deadline Within one year from the month following the date of attendance at the time of initial application
Teaching materials
English Ver.Chinese Ver. (traditional, simplified)
・What is an Ideal Lecturer?
・Communication Skills.
・Instructional Skills.
・Planning Skills.
・Necessary knowledge for lecturers
・Seminar Session.

『日本酒之基 SSI國際唎酒師官方教材』
『國際日本酒講師 中文課程』
Exam time 12:30〜15:20
1st exam
(50 minutes)

[Writing] Selection type (partially descriptive type)

Question range
that asks for specialized knowledge of sake 
Chinese:Textbook『日本酒之基 SSI國際唎酒師官方教材』

Second exam
(50 minutes)

[Writing] Descriptive type (partial selection type)

Question range
that asks the knowledge necessary as an instructor English: Text “SSI INTERNATIONAL OFFICIAL LECTURER” Chinese: Text “International Sake Instructor Chinese Course

Third exam
(50 minutes)
Evaluation comment of sake in lecture demonstration and blind tasting
・ Lecture demonstration (10 minutes)
・ Sake seminar practice assuming beginners
・ Evaluation comment of sake (pre-tasting 1 minute / evaluation comment 1 minute)

* Pass criteria: 70% or more correct answer rate for each exam


Tokyo venue 

exam day Certification date
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 September 1, 2023
Saturday, July 29, 2023 September 1, 2023
Sunday, August 27, 2023 October 1, 2023
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 October 1, 2023
Sunday, September 17, 2023 November 1, 2023
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 December 1, 2023
Sunday, October 22, 2023 December 1, 2023
Sunday, November 19, 2023 January 1, 2024
Saturday, December 16, 2023 February 1, 2024
Sunday, January 21, 2024 March 1, 2024
Saturday, February 17, 2024 April 1, 2024
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 April 1, 2024
Sunday, March 17, 2024 May 1, 2024
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 May 1, 2024
Sunday, April 21, 2024 June 1, 2023
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 June 1, 2023
Saturday, May 25, 2024
July 1, 2023
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 July 1, 2023
Sunday, June 23, 2024 August 1, 2023
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 August 1, 2023

Tokyo Venue: FBO Academy Tokyo School (1-15-17 Koishikawa, Bunkyo-ku, TN Koishikawa Building 7F)
Nearest station ▶ 3 minutes walk from Toei Mita Line “Kasuga Station” / 8 minutes walk from Toei Oedo Line “Kasuga Station”
Tokyo Metro North-South 8 minutes walk from “Korakuen Station” on the line / 10 minutes walk from “Korakuen Station” on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line

Osaka venue 


Osaka Venue: Shin Umeda Training Center (6-22-20 Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 553-0003)
5 minutes by direct bus from JR Osaka station to Shin Umeda Training Center [Departs every 20 minutes].
As soon as you get out of Osaka station Sakurabashi Gate, the bus leaves from under the elevated.

exam day Certification date
no plan




Osaka Venue: Osaka Prefectural International Convention Center (Grand Cube Osaka) (5-3-51 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 530-0005)
Nearest station ▶ Keihan Railway Nakanoshima Line “Nakanoshima (Osaka International Convention Center) Station” ( Immediately after (Exit 2)
・ Approximately 15 minutes on foot from JR Osaka Circular Line “Fukushima Station”・
Approximately 10 minutes on foot from JR Tozai Line “New Fukushima Station” (Exit 3)
・ Hanshin Main Line “Fukushima Station” (Exit 3) About 10 minutes on foot from
Osaka Metro “Awaza Station” (Exit 1 on Chuo Line, Exit 9 on Chikazen Line) About 15 minutes on foot

exam day Certification date
Sunday, September 10, 2023 November 1, 2023
Sunday, March 10 2024 May 1, 2024
Examination fee & Application
Examination fee Excluding tax(Japan):41,800JPY(38,000JPY:reference price including tax)
Excluding tax(Asia)48,400JPY(44,000JPY:reference price including tax)
Excluding tax(Others)52,800JPY
(48,000JPY:reference price including tax)

(including certification fee, certificate and certification chapter fee)
About retake If you fail or are absent, you can take the test by paying the re-examination fee.
In that case, the test results that meet the passing criteria will be valid only within the test deadline, and only the tests that have failed (eg, 1st only, 3rd only, etc.) will be taken.
Retake fee: Excluding tax20,900JPY(19,000JPY:reference price including tax)

About retakeIf you fail or are absent, you will have to apply for the exam again. (There is no re-examination fee set.)
However, only the exam results that meet the passing criteria are valid and the exams that fail (eg, 1st only, 3rd only, etc.) are valid only within the examination deadline. You will take the exam.



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