November 22nd, 2018
CAPLAN Corporation

CAPLAN Corporation, operating “CAPLAN Wine Academy”, was nominated by WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust), the world’s largest wine education institution, as one of the WSET Educator of the Year 2018 award’s seven finalists. Every year, outstanding corporations and individuals are chosen based on their significant contribution to the development of activities of the institution.

WSET Educator of the Year 2018
It consists of an award attributed to chosen credential school within the 700 schools and individuals worldwide which or who promoted successfully the values of having this certification as well as the visions of WSET.

WSET Educator of the year 2018 Logo

WSET Educator of the year 2018 Logo

CAPLAN Wine Academy

CAPLAN Wine Academy

Established in 1995 and partnered with WSET in 2000, “CAPLAN Wine Academy” is Japan’s number 1 in both the number of conducted WSET certification examinations as well as the number of qualification acquirers. Since its foundation “CAPLAN Wine Academy” has enriched the lives of individuals by cultivating global human resources capable of transmitting the charms of wine and Japanese sake both domestically and overseas.

The academy has been reestablished in the Aoyama offices where a communication lounge is available for students to learn from each other. It was selected as a WSET Educator of the Year 2018 finalist after its introduction of the first Japanese wine “WSET Sake” course in Japan. The winners will be selected in January 2019 and will be honored at the award ceremony held in London.

The “CAPLAN Wine Academy” will strive to continue its enrichment of the lives of individuals through fostering business professionals or those involved in tourism to share their knowledge and education on wine and Japanese sake globally.

Overview:CAPLAN Wine Academy


January 1995

Aoyama Office

2nd floor of NBF Minami Aoyama Building, 3-1-31 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku

Umeda Classroom

2nd floor of Message Umeda Building, 2-16-19 Sonezaki, Kita-ku

Shinsaibashi Classroom

Hearton Hotel Shinsaibashi Main bldg "Sumire" 3rd floor/ "Ayame" 4th floor, 1-5-24 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku

Nagoya Classroom

2nd floor Meieki mark bldg,2-28-5 Meieki Nakamura-ku Nagoya city

  • Detailed learning wine courses Level 1 to 4. Currently, only "CAPLAN Wine Academy" offers the highest certification level, Level 4. Worldwide, 9,900 individuals have acquired this qualification, and of those 9,900, 47 have received their certification from "CAPLAN Wine Academy"

  • The first introduction of the Japanese sake course, the "WSET Sake Course", occurred in London in 2014. The first introduction of the course in Japan was in May 2018

  • Fifty percent of the electricity used at the "CAPLAN Wine Academy" Aoyama Office, 14,000kWh out of 28,000kWh, is Green Power generated by biomass.


CAPLAN Corporation "CAPLAN Wine Academy"


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