Poor scheduling holding back Samurai Blue

Soccer | From the Spot Jun 12, 2019

Poor scheduling holding back Samurai Blue

by Dan Orlowitz

Between the U-20 World Cup, the U-22 Toulon Tournament and a Copa America which could see over a dozen Tokyo 2020-eligible players earn their first Samurai Blue caps, it's been an exciting month for Japan supporters awaiting the Olympic men's soccer tournament. The performance of ...

Kirin to shift from beer to health products, Sankei newspaper reports

Business / Corporate Nov 10, 2018

Kirin to shift from beer to health products, Sankei newspaper reports

Kirin Holdings Co., Japan's second-largest beer brewer, will shift its core business strategy from beverages to "health and illness-preventing" solutions, the Sankei newspaper reported, citing an interview with Chief Executive Officer Yoshinori Isozaki. The Tokyo-based company is planning a global expansion of products that use ...

Kirin Ramen gets new name amid trademark battle with beer giant

Business Aug 1, 2018

Kirin Ramen gets new name amid trademark battle with beer giant

Noodle-maker Ogasawara Seifun said Wednesday it has picked a new name for its mainstay ramen product, Kirin Ramen, amid an ongoing trademark battle with major brewer Kirin Co. The ramen, styled by the company based in Hekinan, Aichi Prefecture, as "local soul food every single ...