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SUNTORY

Rugby
Jan 31, 2015
Suntory, NEC book All-Japan spots
Suntory Sungoliath and NEC Green Rockets both ensured on Saturday that their seasons would last at least one more game as they booked their spots in the All-Japan Championship.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 21, 2014
Scotch-happy Taiwan stoking demand for Japanese whiskies
Brewing and distillery giant Suntory Holdings Ltd. was among three Japanese businesses invited to promote their products one night in Taipei earlier this month at a party to celebrate Emperor Akihito's birthday on Dec. 23.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 21, 2014
Suntory mulls sale of gym chain Tipness to NTV
Suntory Holdings Ltd. is considering selling health club unit Tipness Ltd. to Nippon Television Holdings Inc. as it tires to unload noncore businesses to help pay for its buyout of U.S. distiller Beam Inc. earlier this year, sources said Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 7, 2014
Suntory becomes top-selling Japanese brewer in Jan.-June period
Suntory Holdings Ltd.'s sales overtook those of Kirin Holdings Co. in the January-June period for the first time since 2009, when it adopted a holding company system, according to earnings reports released by major Japanese brewers by Wednesday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jul 31, 2014
'Bohemian Glass from the Collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague'
Though stained glass was being made for church windows in Europe during the 12th century, it was not until the rise of Venetian glass makers in the 13th century that other items, such as vases and jugs, were made for the public. It was also during the 13th century that artisans in Bohemia and Silesia...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Jul 14, 2014
Unhappy hour for Kirin as its beer sales tumble in Japan
Kirin Holdings Co. is falling behind in the beer market with no clear fix in sight as it extends a multiyear sales slide and gives up market share to rivals more in touch with changing consumer tastes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 9, 2014
Goldman's Japan M&A chief sees hunger for more deals
When a 210-year-old vinegar company bought Unilever's Ragu and Bertolli pasta sauce business last month, it showed that Japanese firms are becoming more adventurous in their search for growth, said Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s national head of mergers and acquisitions.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 1, 2014
Lawson chairman Niinami nominated as new Suntory president
Suntory Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday it has nominated Takeshi Niinami, chairman of major convenience store operator Lawson Inc., as its new president.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / ANALYSIS
Jun 25, 2014
With new blood, family-run Suntory gives itself a test
He would "create new value," Takeshi Niinami said, if he becomes the president of venerable family-run brewer Suntory Holdings Ltd. later this year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 24, 2014
Suntory taps Lawson boss for president job
The century-old brewing and distilling company is set to appoint someone from outside its founding family as president for the first time.
CULTURE / Art
Jun 4, 2014
'Essays in Idleness: Enjoying Classical Literature Through Art'
The collection of essays "Tsurezuregusa (Essays in Idleness)" written by Yoshida Kenko in 1330-31 is considered as one of the three greatest zuihitsu (collection of writings) in Japan, along with "Makura no Soshi (The Pillow book)" by Sei Shonagon and Kamo no Chomei's "Hojoki (An Account of My Hut)."...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 16, 2014
Suntory to focus for now on repaying Beam debts
Closely held Suntory Holdings Ltd. said it will focus on repaying debts from its $16 billion buyout of Beam Inc. before seeking further acquisitions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 27, 2014
Suntory researcher aims to create deep blue rose
Would a deep blue rose smell just as sweet? That is what a researcher at the Suntory Global Innovation Center is aiming to find out.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 27, 2014
Lawson, Suntory execs to join casino push
Business leaders, including top executives at Lawson Inc. and Suntory Holdings Ltd., are joining forces to back the legalization of casinos in Japan, a proposal that could open up what is estimated to be the world's second- largest gaming market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 15, 2014
Suntory 'planning $12 billion bridge loan' to buy Beam
Suntory Holdings Ltd. plans to borrow as much as $12 billion to finance the purchase of Beam Inc., two sources said.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 13, 2014
Suntory to acquire Beam for $16 billion in grab for Maker's Mark
Suntory will acquire Beam for $16 billion to gain top liquor brands such as Maker's Mark whiskey and create the world's third-largest premium spirits company.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Nov 20, 2013
'Celestial Dance: The Art of Hiten'
Hiten, bodhisattvas that fly and dance in praise of Buddha, are wondrous beings, sometimes refered to as "flying angels." This exhibition focuses on the Buddhist symbols and their portrayal in various art forms, including sculptures and paintings. Ahead of the reopening of the renovated Phoenix Hall...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 11, 2013
'A Toast to the Drinking Glass: In History and Life'
As the title suggests, an everyday object becomes a spectacle of art and history for this exhibition, which explores the evolution of the drinking glass from primitive to modern times.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jul 17, 2013
The different brush strokes of Tani Buncho
The latest exhibition at the Suntory Museum of Art commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Tani Buncho — a painter, connoisseur and art historian of formidable energy and with an insatiable drive for knowledge. Of samurai lineage, Buncho underwent foundational art training in Kano School...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 3, 2013
Suntory Beverage has solid TSE debut
Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd., the soft drink unit of the Suntory group, debuted Wednesday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in the nation's largest initial public offering this year.

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