The Spanish Wine Market Observatory reports that exports of Spanish wine to Japan increased by an astounding 180% in the first half of 2019, compared with 2018.
Wines from Spain are increasingly popular in Japan; various organisations are helping companies in Spain to internationalize their businesses and there are many Spanish restaurants Japan. When Japanese consumers eat at a Spanish restaurant, they usuall pair their food with wines from Spain. This has supported the enormous growth in wine exports.
Another factor which has helped buoy exports is the institution on February 1st of the Economic Partnership Agreement between Japan and the European Union, which removed trade barriers, helping to boost European exports to Japan.