Takatsugu Amano (Class of 1984)
ISKL alumnus from the Class of 1984, Takatsugu Amano (Taka) has made history by starting the first shochu distillery in North America, the American Sochu Company in Frederick, Maryland. Shoshu is the 'other' Japanese spirit, the 'not' sake! It's a change in direction for Taka who previously had his own business helping American companies navigate the sales culture in Japan. Kanpai!