This is a great book illustrated by a friend of mine, Emmy Reis. Emmy is a local Kyoto artist, raised in Japan, studied in New York. And she and the book's author love beer! Buy one for yourself and one to give as a gift! Click on the photo to get more info.
Home brewing in Japan is legal. Please be aware、though, that the law states that your fermented product is not to exceed 1% in alcohol content. Good luck!