Aug 4, 2014

Spain throws cold water on sex and booze resorts

Wearing only underwear and angel wings, three young women wiggle their hips to entice customers to enter one of the many nightclubs in Magaluf, a Spanish beach resort notorious for its sex and booze excess. “We came to get drunk, basically. Everyone knows Magaluf ...

Riders chug on Nagasaki beer tram

Jul 11, 2014

Riders chug on Nagasaki beer tram

Nagasaki Electric Tramway Co. is again offering passengers the chance to down a beer while enjoying the city’s landscape from the safety of a specially designed electric tram. The annual service by the private streetcar operator is ¥3,000 for a 90-minute ride. With counter ...

Jul 10, 2014

Beer, quasi-beer shipments drop in first half

Shipments of beer and related drinks fell 1.2 percent in the first half to a record low of 196.85 million cases compared with the previous year, largely as a result of wet or chilly weather, data released by the five major breweries said Thursday. ...

Belgian beer, food and music

Jul 2, 2014

Belgian beer, food and music

by Sei Dickinson

Who doesn’t enjoy a frosty cold beer in the hot weather? This weekend you can drink to your heart’s content, while enjoying a little culture at the Belgian Beer Weekend in Yamashita Park. You may be surprised to hear that Belgium has more than ...

Any publicity is good news for beer firms

| Jun 21, 2014

Any publicity is good news for beer firms

by Philip Brasor

At a Tokyo news conference on June 4, Sapporo Beer President Masaki Oga announced his company would halt sales of its Goku Zero alcoholic beverage after current inventory was shipped. The parent company, Sapporo Holdings, had been contacted by the National Tax Agency in ...

Beer sales take limited tax-hike hit

May 14, 2014

Beer sales take limited tax-hike hit

Shipments of beer and related brewed drinks fell by 21 percent in April compared with a year earlier, to 29.4 million cases, data showed Wednesday. It was the biggest decline for any month since records began, in 1992, and it was the weakest ever ...