May 20, 2016

'Evening Smoke Bus Tour'; 'Gold Woman'; Suntory

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It seems any kind of professional can be a detective in Japan. The latest vocation is tour bus guide, as exemplified by Sayaka Sakuraniwa (Hisako Manda) in the two-hour mystery “Yukemuri Bus Tour” (“Evening Smoke Bus Tour”; TBS, Mon., 9 p.m.). Sayaka and her ...

Oct 29, 2015

Suntory loses patent dispute with Asahi over nonalcoholic beer

Suntory Holdings Ltd. lost a patent dispute with rival Asahi Breweries Ltd. on Thursday, with the Tokyo District Court rejecting its demand for a halt to production and sales of Asahi’s nonalcoholic beer. Suntory had sought the suspension of Asahi’s Dry Zero, which was ...

Beer venture between Suntory, Tsingtao to be dissolved

Oct 19, 2015

Beer venture between Suntory, Tsingtao to be dissolved

Suntory Holdings Ltd. and China’s Tsingtao Brewery Co. have agreed to dissolve their joint beer venture. The Japanese brewer will pursue growth by focusing on China’s spirits, wine and soft drink businesses, it said Monday. Suntory, which owns a 50 percent stake in both ...