Kirin Company

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Mercian Corporation

Its major operating units include Kirin Brewery Company, Limited, Mercian Corporation and Kirin Beverages Company, Limited.
Mercian Corporation is a Japan-based operating unit of Kirin, primarily engaged in the production and retail of wine and other alcoholic beverages.

Keiretsu

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Kirin is a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) keiretsu.

Lion (Australasian company)

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The company holds a 100% stake in Lion Nathan Limited, a consolidated subsidiary that is based in Australia but has particularly important operations in China.
Lion is a beverage and food company that operates in Australia and New Zealand, and a subsidiary of Japanese beverage giant, Kirin.

San Miguel Brewery

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Kirin has a 48% stake in San Miguel Brewery, the dominant brewer in the Philippines.
San Miguel Brewery Inc. (SMB) is a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation (SMC) and jointly owned with Kirin Holdings Co. Ltd. The company is the Philippines’ largest brewery with a market share of over 95% as of 2008.

William Copeland (brewer)

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The Japan Brewery Company, Limited, the forerunner of Kirin Brewery, was established in 1885, taking over the assets of the Spring Valley Brewery, first founded in Yokohama in 1869 by Norwegian-American brewer, William Copeland.
Spring Valley Brewery was one of Japan's first beer breweries, and in 1907 became the founding production facility of Kirin Brewery Company, one of Japan's largest domestic beer producers.

Thomas Blake Glover

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In a deal brokered by Thomas Blake Glover, the Japan Brewery was incorporated in Hong Kong in the name of W.H. Talbot and E.H. Abbott with financial backing provided by a group of Japanese investors including Iwasaki Yanosuke, then-president of Mitsubishi.
Negotiating the sale of William Copeland's Spring Valley Brewery in Yokohama, Glover also helped establish the Japan Brewery Company, which later became the major Kirin Brewery Company, Ltd. An urban myth has it that the moustache of the mythical creature featured on Kirin beer labels is in fact a tribute to Glover (who sported a similar moustache).

Brasil Kirin

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In October 2011, the court decided that Kirin could buy a majority stake in family-run Brazilian beer Schincariol.
Founded in 1939 as Schincariol, the company was purchased in 2011 by the Kirin Company.

Happoshu

the third beer
Within the happoshu (low-malt) category, Kirin Tanrei is the top seller.

Suntory

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On 14 July 2009, Kirin announced that it was in negotiations with Suntory on a merger.
On July 14, 2009, Kirin announced that it was negotiating with Suntory on a merger.

Kyowa Hakko Kirin

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On February 5, 2018, Kirin Holdings announced the acquisition of 95% outstanding shares in Kyowa Hakko Bio Co. Ltd, from Kyowa Hakko Kirin to expand to wellness and bio-chemical products.
Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese pharmaceutical and biotechnology company under the Kirin Holdings, and is among the 40 largest in the world by revenue.

Heineken N.V.

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On January 20, 2017, Heineken NV and Kirin Holdings confirmed they were in negotiations for Heineken to acquire Brasil Kirin.
In January 2017, Heineken announced it was in negotiations to buy the Kirin Company's 12 breweries in Brazil.

Beer in Japan

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Beer in Japan comes mostly from the country's four major beer producers: Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo, and Suntory, producing mainly pale-colored light lagers with an alcohol strength of around 5.0% ABV.

Four Roses

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Four Roses is a brand of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey produced by the Kirin Brewery Company of Japan.

Kirin Cup

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The Kirin Cup (Kirin Cup Soccer) is an association football tournament organised in Japan by the Kirin Brewery Company.

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England

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The Coca-Cola Company does not own an interest, as the company is 100% owned by Japan's Kirin Brewery Company, Ltd., who also own the rights to the Moxie soft drink nationwide.

FANCL Corporation

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On August 6, 2019, Kirin Holdings announced it would take a 33% stake in cosmetics and dietary supplements company Fancl Corp for US$1.21 billion.
On August 6, 2019, Kirin Holdings announced it would take a 33% stake in FANCL Corporation for US$1.21 billion.

Qilin

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In Japanese, "kirin" can refer to giraffes, or to Qilin, the mythical hooved Chinese chimerical creatures.

Fraser and Neave

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In February 2013, Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi bought the 15% stake of Singapore's Fraser & Neave (F&N), a property-to-drinks conglomerate, from Kirin for US$1.6 billion.
In 2010, Temasek's entire stake was sold to Japan's Kirin Holdings for S$1.33 billion.

International Alliance for Responsible Drinking

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In 2013 Kirin joined leading alcohol producers as part of a producers' commitments to reducing harmful drinking.
These include Anheuser-Busch InBev, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., Bacardi Limited, Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman Corporation, Carlsberg, Diageo, Heineken, Kirin Holdings Company, Limited, Molson Coors, Pernod Ricard.

Brooklyn Brewery

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Japanese corporation Kirin acquired a 24.5% stake in the brewery in October 2016.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

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Kirin is a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) keiretsu.

Yokohama

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The Japan Brewery Company, Limited, the forerunner of Kirin Brewery, was established in 1885, taking over the assets of the Spring Valley Brewery, first founded in Yokohama in 1869 by Norwegian-American brewer, William Copeland.

Hong Kong

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In a deal brokered by Thomas Blake Glover, the Japan Brewery was incorporated in Hong Kong in the name of W.H. Talbot and E.H. Abbott with financial backing provided by a group of Japanese investors including Iwasaki Yanosuke, then-president of Mitsubishi.

Iwasaki Yanosuke

Yanosuke Iwasaki
In a deal brokered by Thomas Blake Glover, the Japan Brewery was incorporated in Hong Kong in the name of W.H. Talbot and E.H. Abbott with financial backing provided by a group of Japanese investors including Iwasaki Yanosuke, then-president of Mitsubishi.

Meidi-Ya

An exclusive partnership with Meidi-ya proved highly successful in the marketing of Kirin's beers both in Japan and overseas.