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The Drinks Business

Japan's beer exports drop in Q1
The Drinks Business
According to data from major Japanese brewers, beer shipments dropped 1.3% to 38.838 million cases, while shipments for 'happoshu', a low-malt quasi-beer beverage, decreased 0.8% to 11.6 million cases, reported Japan's Jiji Press. One case equals 20 ...

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:31:10 GMT


Sapporo sues government for return of tax money paid on sale of beer-like drink
The Japan Times
Sapporo launched the drink in 2013 as a “third-category” beer-like beverage that is subject to a lower liquor tax rate than regular beer and low-malt beer called happoshu in Japanese. But the company suspended shipments after the National Tax Agency ...
Sapporo sues Japan government over tax ratesDrinks International (blog)

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:18:57 GMT

Beer, quasi-beer shipments down 0.7%
The Japan News
Shipments of “happoshu” low-malt quasi-beer shrank 0.8 percent to 11,601,000 cases. Meanwhile, shipments of so-called third-segment beverages, priced lower than beer and happoshu due to a lower tax rate, rose 0.2 percent to 29,709,000 cases, the first ...