No. 8 Asahi Breweries Ltd.(TYO:2502)
Production per year: 24 million hectoliters
This company is currently Japan’s largest beverage company. It has had a 0.4% sales increase in its alcoholic beverage segment over the past year, and continues to rise. As of January 2014, Asahi Breweries had a 38% market share and was the largest of the four major beer producers in Japan.