Tag - beer



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.”
Hiromi Uetake has future plans to turn some of the currently unused rooms of the former elementary school into taprooms for visiting customers.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 14, 2024
Craft beer’s hoppy road to the deep north
Beer drinkers in these occasionally frozen lands now enjoy flavors infused with deep stories and their home prefectures’ splendid natural beauty.
Ozempic is a drug for treating Type 2 diabetes that is now being used widely as an appetite-suppressing weight loss aid.
BUSINESS / Markets
Oct 9, 2023
Ozempic threat is spurring a slump in snack and beer stocks
Snack and beverage producers are most at risk, as well as purveyors of weight-management food products such as shakes and frozen meals.
From happōshu to real beer, Japan’s tax changes aim to improve brewing quality and prices.
Oct 6, 2023
Amid rising costs, why is Japan making beer cheaper?
A 350-milliliter can of brew costs drinkers about ¥7 (5 cents) less from October, thanks to changes in the country’s tax system.
Tourists walk in front of Crown and Anchor pub on Neal Street in London in 2018. Pubs are big part of British culture.
WORLD / Society
Sep 4, 2023
What’s really killing Britain’s historic pubs
With each time-honored spot that’s shuttered, another little piece of British history is lost.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 13, 2023
Sapporo Holdings to shutter century-old San Francisco brewer Anchor Brewing
Sapporo bought the maker of Anchor Steam beer to gain a foothold in the U.S. craft-beer market and make up for declining domestic consumption but has failed to turn its fortunes around.
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2023
Beer factory leak turns the sea red in Japanese resort city
Residents in city of Nago on the island of Okinawa awoke to find an area of usually clear blue water had turned a gruesome shade of red.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 13, 2023
Speed demons: the 'uriko' beer vendors of Japanese baseball
At Tokyo Dome, vendors sell an average of about 20,000 glasses of beer at a night game.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
May 7, 2023
Bar none: Tokyo's liquor shops are where locals start their weekends
Kaku’uchi — liquor stores doubling as bars — are trending again in Tokyo. Mara Budgen provides a guide to some of the capital’s best joints, for all tastes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 27, 2023
Beer brewer Kirin strikes $1.2 billion deal for Australia’s Blackmores vitamins
Kirin Holdings has agreed to buy Australian vitamin-maker Blackmores for 1.88 billion Australian dollars ($1.24 billion, ¥165.9 billion) in cash, as part of a push by the Japanese brewer into health products to reduce its reliance on beer.
Japan Times
Mar 21, 2023
Report finds ‘rampant’ greenwashing in food sector
In its recommendations, the report suggests banning "outright generic climate claims,” as well as claims based on carbon offsetting programs.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 7, 2023
Craft brewers drink to success of Yokohama startup's new 'beer paper'
The item has taken off recently, appearing at beer promotion events in various forms, including menus, coasters and drink holders.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 23, 2023
Why Japan's favorite fermented paste may hold the key to a low-carbon diet
The ancient art of fermentation, an essential part of Japanese cuisine, is helping reduce the environmental impact of the food we eat today, and will eat in the future.
Japan Times
Jan 13, 2023
Japan beer sales grew for the first time in 18 years in 2022
But total sales were still down around 10% compared with 2019 despite a recovery in sales to restaurants and bars as COVID-19 restrictions eased.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Nov 20, 2022
With stadium beer ban, World Cup fans look for sip of hope
The 2022 World Cup is the first edition of the tournament held in a conservative Muslim country with strict controls on alcohol, the consumption of which is banned in public.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Nov 18, 2022
In apparent reversal, Qatar set to ban alcohol sales in World Cup stadiums
The move to ban alcohol sales within stadiums is an about-face from Qataru2019s previous position and comes just days prior to the start of the tournament.
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
Sep 20, 2022
Japan's Kirin in talks to further invest in Indian craft beer maker Bira
Craft beer sales are on the rise in India as younger, affluent consumers in big cities choose brands and pubs that make lighter brews and promise fresher ingredients.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 13, 2022
Sapporo to restart brewing Yebisu beer in Tokyo's Ebisu after 35 years
The company will set up around the end of 2023 Yebisu Brewery Tokyo, a facility that contains a brewery and a museum.
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.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation