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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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Penny-pinching Drinkers Fuel Higher-Alcohol Products

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Bloomberg) — Japanese brewers are discovering a new way to tap the lucrative market of working adults: Get them tipsy more quickly and efficiently.
This domestic segment is becoming more important to beer makers Kirin Holdings Co. and Sapporo Holdings Co. as Japan’s famous...

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Sake Exports Reach Record High Again

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
 
Japan’s sake exports increased 19 percent in 2017 from the previous year to 23,481 kiloliters, setting a record high for eight years in a row.
Partly boosted by a growing interest in Japanese cuisine overseas, sake exports have enjoyed an upward trend since 2006, when exports t...

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KFC Japan Earned 6 Billion Yen Over Christmas Weekend

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ROCKET NEWS
 
The fried chicken industry in Japan is no small fry. 
What better way to spend Christmas than eating fried chicken and strawberry shortcake? While it may not be exactly traditional from a Westerner’s point of view, that’s the way they do it in Japan, especially if the chicken is fro...

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Beaujolais Nouveau Released in Japan Amid Declining Demand

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - The Beaujolais Nouveau 2017 vintage went on sale in Japan on Thursday, but with people's tastes maturing, the traditional celebration of the French wine's seasonal release is on the decline.
As imports of the wine from the Beaujolais region are expected to fall for the fifth...

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