happoshu


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happoshu

(ˈhæpəʊˌʃuː)
n
a Japanese drink, similar to beer
[C21: Japanese: literally, fizzy alcohol]
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Shipments of ''happoshu'' low-malt beer fell 2.5 percent to 5.26 million cases.
Prices for third beers are about 30% lower than regular beers, and 20% cheaper than "happoshu" or low-malt beers.
said Thursday it has revised upward its projected output of a new ''happoshu'' low-malt beer product for the first year of its launch to the equivalent of 8 million cases from the initially planned 5 million.
Japan's largest brewer will place the advertisement for a new ''happoshu'' low-malt beer product on Japan's leading Internet portal until June 30, the sources said.
will stop production of its ''Magnum Dry'' low-malt, beer-like liquor at the end of April in a move to improve the competitiveness of its ''happoshu'' line with fewer brands, company officials said Friday.
As for the tax rate on ''happoshu,'' a low-malt, beer-like liquor, Ishi indicated the panel still favors raising the tax but will not propose a hike in its recommendations.
Shipments of ''happoshu'' low-malt beer fell 4.9 percent to 5.75 million cases.
The new category arose after the Japanese government began to levy new taxes on "happoshu" or low-malt beer.
Combined sales of beer and ''happoshu'' low-malt beer by Japan's top four brewers posted a year-on-year rise of 8 to 9 percent in July due to the heat wave that hit Japan in the month, according to estimates by the brewers.
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Tuesday voiced opposition to a Finance Ministry proposal to increase the tax rate on low-malt brews, known as ''happoshu,'' saying it would be a bad political decision.
Shipments of regular beer dived 10.1 percent to 22.66 million cases and those of "happoshu" low-malt beer tumbled 15 percent to 5.83 million cases.
Japan was at seventh place with 6.53 million kl, including output of "happoshu" low-malt beer.