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Melinda Joe

Melinda Joe is an American journalist living in Tokyo. She is the bar editor for the restaurant and bar guide Bento.com and the sake correspondent for The Japan Times, as well as a contributor to CNNGo.com. She also chronicles her adventures in food, sake, and wine on her blog, Tokyo through the Drinking Glass.

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