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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:15:53 GMT

The Japan Times

Changes to liquor tax law may inspire new uniquely flavored beers
The Japan Times
Beverages that include other materials are currently available, but they have to be labeled happoshu (quasi-beer). Under the new definition, products using newly permitted ingredients can be categorized as beer unless the proportion of the ingredient ...

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 05:02:58 GMT

The Mainichi

Beery antidotes to Japan's summer heat get more expensive after law change
The Mainichi
Although the store she regularly uses has not increased beer and happoshu prices much, the woman lamented that prices at discount shops have risen considerably. A recent Mainichi Shimbun survey has shown that many retail stores in Tokyo have ...

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 07:40:41 GMT

Asahi Shimbun

Beer lovers drown sorrows after revised tax law enforced
Asahi Shimbun
... end up being targeted by the revised law. The higher prices will do little to turn around the fortunes of the beer market. Sales have fallen for 12 straight years in the beer sector, which included real beer, low-malt “happoshu” and zero-malt third ...