• Kyodo News


Holdings Co. and Suntory Holdings Ltd. on Tuesday filed an application with the Fair Trade Commission for a preliminary investigation into whether their proposed merger would run counter to the Antimonopoly Law, officials said.

Kirin and Suntory are seeking to integrate, creating one of the world’s largest beverage makers.

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