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Without a Hop in Sales, Japanese Beer May Have a Short Shelf-Life

Taste buds may have changed in Japan.

The Japanese market for beer is shrinking at an annual average rate of 1% to 2% and an aging population and a surge in wine and whiskey drinking may be the reason.  Asahi, Kirin, Suntory and Sapporo sell 91% of Japan's beer. 

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