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Winemakers double vineyards as 'Japanese wine' takes root

Aging farmers push beverage giants to take matters into their own hands

Japanese beverage makers hope to turn indigenous wines into a major export.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's four major beverage producers are planning to roughly double the acreage of their vineyards in the country by 2027 as they look to respond to the growing demand for Japan-grown, Japan-made wines.

The goal is to raise their total to about 170 hectares, which would amount to just under 20% of all grape cultivation in Japan.

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