Alcoholic Coca-Cola Berths In Japan

Coca-Cola launched its first ever alcoholic drink on Monday in Japan — a fizzy, lemon-flavoured concoction laced with spirits that seeks to capitalise on the growing popularity of “chuhai” alcopops enjoyed especially by young women. Although the US firm dabbled in the wine business in the 1970s, the experiment in Japan is “unique” in the company’s 125-year history, said Coca-Cola Japan president, Jorge Garduno. From Monday, three new “Lemon-Do” drinks — containing three, five and seven percent alcohol — will be available in the southern Kyushu region of Japan. A…

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Iniesta Joins Japan Club Side, Vissel Kobe

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta joined Japan’s Vissel Kobe on Thursday, calling his J-League move an “important career challenge”. “This is a very special day for me,” the 34-year-old World Cup winner said after signing his contract at a glitzy unveiling in Tokyo. “I had a lot of offers, other clubs showed an interest in me,” added Iniesta, who is reported to have agreed a three-year deal with an annual salary of $30 million, comfortably a J-League record. “But I chose Vissel Kobe because it was an interesting project. There was…

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