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Kirin to export Fuji whisky to China, Australia in April

Distiller aims to expand spirits exports amid shrinking home market

Kirin's whisky Fuji will make its debut in China and Australia in April. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Kirin will begin exporting whisky distilled in Japan to China and Australia in April, hoping to cash in on the spirit's rising popularity in Asia.

The Japanese drinks maker, which faces an aging, shrinking population at home, will serve up its Fuji whisky in the Asian market. This is its first significant foray abroad since it launched in the U.S. last year and in France in 2020.

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