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Green tea has the largest share of Japan's soft drink market.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 7, 2024
Major Japanese beverage-makers renewing green tea products
Green tea has the largest share of Japan's soft drink market.
Daichi Nomiyama, 30, had posed as a reporter from the Asahi Shimbun since April, conducting interviews with members of various university cheerleading teams.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 13, 2024
Kamakura firefighter arrested for impersonating Asahi Shimbun reporter
The 30-year-old man passed himself off as a reporter for the newspaper to secure interviews with university baseball cheerleaders.
Bank of Japan board member Asahi Noguchi says the pace of future rate hikes will likely be much slower that of the central bank's global peers.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 18, 2024
BOJ rate hikes likely to be slower than those of peers, says board member
Asahi Noguchi, known for his dovish policy views, said the impact of rising domestic wages had yet be fully passed on into prices.
Riot police approach a site where a murder suspect had barricaded himself in Nakano, Nagano Prefecture, on May 26.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 10, 2024
Former Asahi photographer indicted for entering home of murder suspect
The photographer reportedly told the newspaper's internal investigation that he had entered without knowing it was the defendant’s home.
Cans of Asahi Super Dry beer move on the production line inside an Asahi Breweries plant in Moriya, Ibaraki Prefecture, in April 2023.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 1, 2024
With U.S. push, Asahi aims to sate evolving tastes
The drink-maker is placing its “premium” offerings and low-alcohol and nonalcoholic beverages front and center in a bid to differentiate itself.
Asahi Group Holdings chief executive Atsushi Katsuki
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 26, 2024
Asahi eyes overseas acquisitions to quadruple sales of Super Dry beer
Spurred on by the need to seek growth outside of the shrinking home market, Japanese firms went on an overseas buying spree worth ¥8.1 trillion last year.
Canned ready-to-drink cocktails, including Asahi Breweries' 9% Clear Cooler Strong chūhai produced in conjunction with Seven & I Holdings, at a 7-Eleven store in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on Tuesday
Feb 13, 2024
Asahi calls time on new strong chūhai amid low-alcohol shift in Japan
New versions of the canned fizzy cocktails with alcohol content of 8% or higher will not be launched in order to “reduce inappropriate drinking.”
Mount Asahi, in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, is seen from Mount Sanbonyari. The bodies of four elderly hikers were found Saturday morning near a trail on Mount Asahi.
Oct 7, 2023
Four elderly hikers die near mountain trail in eastern Japan
The four, two men and two women, believed to be in their 60s and 70s, are likely to have lost their way on the 1,896-meter peak in the town of Nasu.
Major Japanese food and beverage maker Asahi Group Holdings made the decision not to feature Johnny's talents in its future sales promotion activities "to prevent itself from promoting human rights violations by a business partner."
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 9, 2023
Asahi to end use of Johnny's personalities in ads
The major Japanese food and beverage maker made the decision "to prevent itself from promoting human rights violations by a business partner."
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 11, 2023
‘Forest’ of carbon dioxide-sucking vending machines planned in Japan
Starting with about 30 units in the Kanto and Kansai area, the experiment is part of plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Japan Times
Jan 19, 2023
Japanese weekly news magazine with 100-year history to shut down
Asahi Shimbun Publications said it sold 74,125 copies of the magazine in December.
Japan Times
Jan 1, 2023
Japanese journalist injured in Russian missile attack on Kyiv
A man with the Asahi Shimbun daily is believed to be the first Japanese journalist injured in Ukraine amid the ongoing conflict.
Japan Times
Nov 11, 2022
Japan beer sales fell 32% in October following price hikes
Year on year sales decreased both for household consumption and for restaurants and bars.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 12, 2022
Japan liquor businesses turn to nonalcoholic drinks to attract Gen Z
The global market value for low- and nonalcoholic drinks rose to just under $10 billion in 2021 from $7.8 billion in 2018.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 18, 2022
Brewer Asahi set to raise prices to battle increase in costs
Asahi, along with other Japanese retailers have been facing pressure to raise prices for the first time in decades.
Japan Times
Jun 22, 2022
Japan's media outlets can negotiate with news aggregators, antitrust watchdog says
Japan's Fair Trade Commission said media companies would not be violating the antimonopoly law by asking to see the revenue IT firms generate from operating news sites.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 27, 2022
Super Dry brewer Asahi joins Japan businesses raising prices
The price hike, which includes kegs, Yoichi whiskys and other beverages, will take effect for shipments from Oct. 1.
Japan Times
Jan 6, 2022
Japan’s beloved Super Dry beer to get first-ever recipe change
The company claims the new formula, which will go on sale next month, will improve the drinkability and aroma of the beverage while maintaining its hallmark crispness.
Japan Times
Nov 27, 2021
Reporter’s death puts spotlight on shifting media landscape
Cash-strapped news outlets are increasingly asking staff to do more and more work, some of which has nothing to do with journalism.
Japan Times
Sep 2, 2021
‘Cinematic Liars of Asahi-za’: Little untruths go a long way
Yuki Tanada's feel-good drama about a film buff who spins a story to save a local theater is not as complex as the director's past work, but is still a crowd-pleaser.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals