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Japanese Government Warns Against Nijisanji Soju Cocktail Recipe

As a result of a Nijisanji Japanese Vtuber stream in which staff and streamers suggested mixing energy drinks with soju, the Japanese government released a reminder about the dangers of caffeine and alcohol. It noted that not only is overconsumption of caffeine drink like this dangerous, but you risk taking too much of both it and alcohol if you mix the drinks together.

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in Japan posted a reminder on X (Twitter) regarding the dangers of mixing energy drinks with alcohol. This is a direct response to the stream, as apparently some people had to go to the hospital for heart arrhythmia after they tried Nijisanji JP’s soju and energy drink concoction. As a note, we could not find any news stories or tweets confirming the hospital trips. However, it is dangerous to drink a cocktail that’s 1:1 energy drink and soju.

The stream took place on May 7, 2024 and featured Kanae and Kuzuha. They are two of the biggest Nijisanji VTubers on the JP side. During the stream, the two of them introduced some of Anycolor staff’s recommendations for how to mix ASAP Club with other drinks . The first method involved a cocktail with equal amounts of Chamisul soju and ASAP Club. This is, according to the government, not safe.

ASAP Club, which is the energy drink company that sponsored the drink, also posted a Tweet about the controversy. It claimed that it confirmed with various experts that a mixture of ASAP Club and Chamisul is safe, though you shouldn’t drink too much of it. It brought up oolong-hai (shochu with oolong tea, which has caffeine) as a comparison. As a note, most oolong-hai cocktails do not have a 1:1 ratio of oolong tea and shochu. It is hard to compare the caffeine or alcohol content of these two drinks.

The Nijisanji, Kuzuha, and Kanae X (Twitter) accounts have made no mention of the incident.


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