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Myanmar Crisis

Kirin says leaving Myanmar is 'last resort' as it tries arbitration

Japan brewer, military-linked partner both want control of lucrative beer venture

A production line is seen at Myanmar Brewery, Kirin's joint venture with a Myanmar military-linked conglomerate.

TOKYO/BANGKOK -- Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings has chosen the uncertain path of international arbitration to seek an exit from a beer joint venture with a Myanmar military-linked conglomerate while leaving a way forward to staying in the country.

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