North Korea says it's brewing 'hangover-free' alcohol

Jan 20, 2016

North Korea says it's brewing 'hangover-free' alcohol

North Korea has created a hangover-free liquor that is between 30 and 40 percent alcohol but leaves you clear-headed in the morning, according to state media. A recent edition of the Pyongyang Times said the drink, Koryo Liquor, used a cunning combination of six-year-old, ...

'Tis the season for Japan's handy hangover cures

Jan 4, 2016

'Tis the season for Japan's handy hangover cures

Makoto Yamauchi is taking comfort in a dizzying array of hangover cures, from clam elixirs to turmeric tonics, as Japan’s new year party season gets into full swing. The bottled drinks are a multimillion-dollar business in Japan and ’tis the season for recovery tonics ...

Oct 16, 2015

Suntory to dissolve joint beer venture with China's Tsingtao

Suntory Holdings Ltd. plans to dissolve its joint beer venture with China’s Tsingtao Brewery Co. in the first half of next year to reallocate its resources amid a slowdown in the Chinese economy, company sources said Friday. Suntory owns a 50 percent stake in ...

Russian cities ponder banning booze one day a week

Oct 15, 2015

Russian cities ponder banning booze one day a week

Some Russian officials are daring to think the seemingly unthinkable in the land of vodka — banning the sale of alcohol once a week in the country’s two main cities. Although the initiative is only in its infancy, both the head of the national ...

Sep 11, 2015

Salt, sex and booze: Lifestyle killers on the rise

The number of people worldwide whose deaths were tied to avoidable health risks like high blood pressure and smoking has shot up by almost 23 percent since 1990, researchers said Friday. According to results published in British journal The Lancet, scientists concluded that a ...

Japan mulls setting single tax rate for beer, quasi-beer

Sep 4, 2015

Japan mulls setting single tax rate for beer, quasi-beer

The government is considering unifying the tax rates on beer and quasi-beer products, which currently are taxed according to the amount of malt they contain. Sources revealed the plan on Thursday, saying it would be part of tax reforms for fiscal 2016. If realized, ...