/ Jun 23, 2015

Sapporo files protest after tax authorities reject refund request

Sapporo Breweries Ltd. filed a protest over national tax authorities' earlier decision to refuse the brewery's request for a tax refund. The beer maker lodged the protest with regional tax authorities in four prefectures and Hokkaido. The authorities rejected in April refunding ¥11.5 billion ($93.7 million) ...

Canned cocktails blitz beer

/ Jul 3, 2014

Canned cocktails blitz beer

Japanese brewers will release a record lineup of canned cocktails this summer as fizzy concoctions come to the fore in efforts to offset a decade of declining beer sales. Brewers such as Kirin Holdings Co. Ltd. have long tried to retain drinkers by making cheaper ...

Brewers set out to take sake global

/ Apr 26, 2013

Brewers set out to take sake global

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Ambitious sake brewers have turned to foreign markets in an attempt to replicate wine's global success. Exports of sake, which is essentially a rice wine locally referred to as "nihonshu," have been growing in recent years, and trade fairs and competition events have become common. ...