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Kirin CEO: top priority is to continue brewing in Myanmar

Japanese company believes remaining will actually help human rights

Yoshinori Isozaki, Kirin's president and chief executive, told Nikkei Asia in a Dec. 15 interview that the best scenario for the Japanese company would be to continue its brewing business in Myanmar without its military partners. (Photo by Tetsuya Kitayama)

TOKYO -- Japanese beverage company Kirin Holdings wants to "continue its beer business in Myanmar," the company's top executive said as it confronts serious human rights issues in the Southeast Asian country.

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