Kirin Holdings

Kirin Holdings Company, Limited produces and sells alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, pharmaceuticals, and other related products in Japan and internationally. It operates through four segments: Japan Beer and Spirits Businesses, Japan Non-Alcoholic Beverages Business, Oceania Integrated Beverages Business, and Pharmaceuticals Business. The company's products include beer, happo-shu, wine, whiskey, spirits, soft drinks, dairy products, fruit juices, and other products. It also produces and sells pharmaceutical products, biochemical products, and other products. In addition, the company engages in the factories and theme park businesses; management and operation of a chain of Kirin City beer pubs; and manufacture and sale of amino acids and nucleic acids for pharmaceutical and industrial use bulk pharmaceuticals, as well as margarine, jams, and honey. Further, it is involved in the manufacture and sale of Coca-Cola products and other soft drinks, and sake and other food products; as well as manufacture and supply of Four Roses bourbon; and acts as an insurance agent. The company was formerly known as Kirin Brewery Company, Limited and changed its name to Kirin Holdings Company, Limited in July 2007. Kirin Holdings Company, Limited was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


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. 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.The Japan Brewery first began marketing Kirin Beer in 1888. The Kirin Brewery Company was established as a separate legal entity in February 1907, purchasing the assets of the Japan Brewery and expanding the business in an era of growing consumer demand. Kirin Brewery built on the traditions of the Japan Brewery retaining the use of malted grains and hops imported from Germany and employing German brewers to oversee production. An exclusive partnership with Meidi-ya proved highly successful in the marketing of Kirin's beers both in Japan and overseas.

A global leader in CSV, creating value across Food & Beverages to Pharmaceuticals

A global leader in CSV, creating value across Food & Beverages to Pharmaceuticals

Key Team

Hidefumi Matsuo (Head of IR)

Tetsuya Fujiwara (Director of Group Corp. Communications)

Mr. Toshiya Miyoshi (Sr. Exec. Officer & Director)

Mr. Keisuke Nishimura MBA (Sr. EVP & Representative Director)

Mr. Hiroshi Ogawa (Sr. Exec. VP)

Mr. Ryosuke Mizouchi M.B.A., MSM (Sr. Exec. Officer)

Mr. Takeshi Minakata (Sr. Exec. Officer & Director)

Recognition and Awards
Kirin Holdings has been recognized for its efforts in Corporate Social Responsibility for sustainability and corporate governance. These include the Sustainable Development Goal 5 Challenge Award from the UN Global Compact, the Gold Award for Water Resource Management from the Japan Water Works Association, and the Good Design Award for its environmental initiatives.

Kirin Holdings
Leadership team

Mr. Yoshinori Isozaki (Pres, CEO & Representative Director)

Mr. Noriya Yokota (Director, Managing Exec. Officer & CFO)

Mr. Takashi Hayashi B.Econ (Exec. Officer & GM of Accounting Department)

Products/ Services
Distillery, Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Wine And Spirits, Winery
Number of Employees
20,000 - 50,000
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Net Income
1B - 20B
Above - 1B
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