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American Businessman Promises Urgent Flights Of Potatoes To Japan To Ease French Fry Shortage

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JAPAN TODAY
 
December 21 was a dark day in Japan, and not just because, as the winter solstice, it marked the low point of daylight hours.
There was also an emotional darkness clouding the nation’s hearts, as on that day, McDonald’s Japan announced its decision to suspend sales of medium and lar...

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Whiskey Prices To Rise In Spring

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Suntory Spirits Ltd. said it will raise the prices of 31 whiskey products from brands including Hibiki and Yamazaki, starting with shipments from April 1.
The price hikes will range from 5% to 28%, and apply to products from eight domestic and imported whiskey brands. It will be ...

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KFC Japan Suspends French Fry Sales After Running Out Of Potatoes

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JAPAN TODAY
 
There’s nothing wrong with indulging in a little comfort food after a hard week at work or school, and no doubt the mouths of KFC fans were watering as they made their way to the chain’s branches in Japan last weekend.
Unfortunately, many of them had to walk away with less than the ...

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Starbucks To Serve 47 Regional Frappuccino Flavors Across Japan

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Starbucks Coffee Japan Ltd. will roll out 47 exclusive Frappuccino flavors inspired by iconic regional sights and cuisines starting on Wednesday, as the coffee chain celebrates its 25th anniversary in Japan.
The first Starbucks in Japan opened in Tokyo’s Ginza district in 1996. T...

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Japanese Craft Breweries Are Turning Unsold Beer Into Gin

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CNN
 
This was going to be a big year for Japan. With the Summer Olympics due to be hosted in Tokyo, the island nation expected 40 million tourists to grace its shores.
But when Covid-19 took hold, the Olympics were postponed and the already struggling economy took a further battering.
With bars ...

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Asahi Says Korean Beer Boycott Cost It ¥3 Billion Last Year

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Japanese beer and beverage maker Asahi Group Holdings said Friday a South Korean consumer boycott of Japanese goods cost it around 3 billion yen ($27.32 million) last year.
“The impact is continuing in the current year,” Atsushi Katsuki, a senior Asahi executive told reporte...

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Japan's Suntory Eyes Growth, Starts Selling First Whiskey Blended In India

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BUSINESS STANDARD
 
Suntory, which already sells whisky in India including from its subsidiary Beam Suntory, would begin selling a new product which uses imported whisky blended in India, a spokeswoman said.
Japanese beverage maker Suntory said on Monday it would begin selling its first whisky bl...

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Prices of Food, Drink Items to Increase

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JAPAN TODAY
 
 
TOKYO - The prices of food products including ice cream and fish paste will rise from Friday due to an increase in distribution and ingredient costs. In April, dairy products such as milk and yogurt as well as large bottled beverages will also cost more, Fuji TV reported.
The pric...

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Coca-Cola To Raise Prices In Japan For First Time In 27 Years

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Since 1993, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan has held prices steady on its products, with the only increases coming in the form of additional sales tax when the Japanese government has increased rates.
That amazing streak is about to end, though. On Jan 1, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan r...

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Japanese Cheesemakers Fret Over EU Trade Deal

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JAPAN TODAY
 
NASUSHIOBARA, Tochigi - It was three decades ago, but Kazuhiko Ochiai still remembers his first taste of cheese when he visited France, a palate pleaser that inspired the former researcher to start producing his own variety in Japan.
But he now frets that a massive EU-Japan trade de...

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