Alcohol content labelling

A Cabinet decision was taken in March 2021 that the NTA should promptly consider including alcohol content using grammes on bottles and cans. Following that, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) in November 2023 compiled its first guidelines on alcohol drinking. The draft of its “Guidelines on Health-Conscious Drinking” details health risks associated with the consumption of alcohol. The draft will be reviewed by a panel of experts at the ministry’s committee on alcohol drinking guidelines.


  • The EBC urges Japan to follow international standards.