Pocari Sweat (ポカリスエット) is a popular Japanese soft drink, manufactured by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.. It was first sold in 1980. The drink is also produced and distributed in other regional countries, such as Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates. In addition the drink can be obtained in the "Chinatown" areas of many cities around the world. It is sold in liquid form, in aluminium cans and plastic bottles, and also in powder form.
The reference to the bodily fluid resulting from perspiration in the name of the beverage tends to have a certain unpleasant or humorous connotation for native English speakers.