Imperial Hotel, Japan
2 June 2015

President Benigno S. Aquino III received Mr. Senji Miyake, Chairman of the Board of Kirin Holdings Company, Limited, as one of the many courtesy calls and business meetings the President will have for the entire duration of his State Visit to Japan.

Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. is the producer of beer, whisky, soft drinks, food products, and pharmaceuticals sold mainly to other companies. At present, Kirin applies its fermentation technology to areas such as plant genetics, pharmaceuticals, and bioengineering.

Established in 1885, the Japan Brewery first began marketing Kirin beer in 1888. Kirin’s brewery operations also extend overseas and currently has a 48% stake in San Miguel Brewery, the dominant brewery company in the Philippines.

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