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Suntory Holdings, seeking to expand abroad, is tapping the dollar debt market.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 5, 2024
Whiskey maker Suntory sells $500 million bond in rare deal
Proceeds from the Jim Beam owner’s five-year note will be used for general corporate purposes.
Mercian's vineyard in Koshu, Yamanashi Prefecture
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Mar 18, 2024
Major Japanese beverage groups focusing more on sustainability
Initiatives have diversified to include water source preservation as well as winery tours under the theme of the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals.
A bottle of Suntory Holdings' Yamazaki 25 Year Old whisky at the company's distillery in Shimamoto, Osaka Prefecture, in October
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 22, 2023
Suntory to more than double the price of some alcoholic beverages
The company said that the price increases are designed to help improve the quality of its products and enhance production facilities.
Nobuhiro Torii, president of Suntory Spirits, speaks during an interview in Tokyo on Oct. 27.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 6, 2023
Suntory to boost output as Japanese whisky sees global boom
Suntory Spirits has begun two-year renovations at its Yamazaki distillery in Osaka Prefecture and its Hakushu distillery in Yamanashi Prefecture.
In addition to its regular whiskies, Suntory is released a limited-edition 100th Anniversary Hibiki blend retailing at $5,000 per bottle.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 5, 2023
A century of Suntory's whisky mastery costs $5,000 per bottle
Suntory's 100th anniversary blends are already selling for double their original retail prices online.
New Zealand's openside flanker and captain Sam Cane (right) walks on the field with his silver medal after South Africa won the France 2023 Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand in Saint-Denis, France, on Sunday.
Nov 3, 2023
All Blacks captain Sam Cane to join Suntory
Cane has taken a sabbatical option in his New Zealand Rugby contract.
The refined fusion cuisine at Toki reflects the delicacy of Kyoto’s famous kaiseki (multicourse Japanese haute cuisine).
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 17, 2023
Does whisky have a place in Kyoto's fine dining? Hibiki says yes.
My meal opens with a sparkling mix of soda and Hibiki Blossom Harmony, a blend finished with grain spirit aged in cherrywood casks.
An increasing number of companies are saying they won't use Johnny & Associates performers in new commercials.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 12, 2023
More companies move away from Johnny’s over sex abuse scandal
Many firms say they won't work with the agency again until it hears how Johnny's will help the victims and prevent further incidents.
Suntory Beverage & Food's chief executive Makiko Ono sees Australia as a model for integrating canned alcoholic drinks into offerings in other global markets.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 31, 2023
Suntory Beverage sees Australia as model for can cocktail growth
The company is considering building a factory in Australia's northeastern city of Brisbane to produce canned drinks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Jul 18, 2023
Suntory's Yamazaki Distillery turns 100 as whisky demand enjoys renewed boom
Japan's acclaimed aged whiskies are commanding increasingly eye-watering prices thanks to growing demand and long-standing shortages.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 28, 2023
Suntory Beverage’s first female CEO seeks $5 billion in drinks acquisitions
The company sees potential in health-related drinks in the U.S., Asia and regions where Suntory has currently little presence, said Makiko Ono.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 16, 2023
Japanese firms turn to loans for longer-term funding amid BOJ risks
Anecdotal evidence suggests Japanese loan rates are now more favorable than the cost of selling long-tenor bonds for capital investment and refinancing needs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 24, 2023
Suntory CEO expects next BOJ governor to show clear policy roadmap
With the end of the term of current BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda coming in April, Japanese business managers and investors are focused on what new monetary policy may come.
Japan Times
Jan 13, 2023
Japan's Tevita Tatafu to join Bordeaux-Begles following Rugby World Cup
Japan No. 8 Tevita Tatafu will join French outfit Bordeaux-Begles next season, his Japanese side Suntory Sungoliath announced on Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 19, 2022
Suntory Beverage's first female CEO wants to see more women as managers
Makiko Ono will be one of only a handful of women to lead a big Japanese company once she takes over the job early next year.
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 / FOCUS
Sep 5, 2022
Suntory eyes U.S. canned cocktail push as young Japanese shun booze
Expanding overseas is a matter of survival for Japanese drinks companies facing an aging market at home and a shift away from alcohol among younger people.
Japan Times
Aug 26, 2022
Actor Teruyuki Kagawa apologizes after report alleges he groped hostess
The report also said the kabuki performer took off the hostess' bra and passed it around to colleagues in an incident in 2019.
Japan Times
Feb 27, 2022
Defending champion Wild Knights hand Sungoliath first loss
Wild Knights improved to 5-2, including two forfeits when coronavirus countermeasures prevented them from fielding a team in the new league's first two weeks.


People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?