Japan: Kirin’s head of brewery dies unexpectedly

Takayuki Fuse, President and CEO of Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd. unexpectly passed away at the age of 61, as reported by the Japanese beverage giant today. Kirin Holding’s CEO Yoshinori Isozaki will temporarily take charge of the business.

Fuse joined Kirin group in 1982 and held various positions in sales and marketing before becoming head of Kirin’s beer business in 2015. Just last month, he had been appointed as chairman of the Brewers Association of Japan.

According to a report by Reuters, Fuse succumbed to ventricular fibrillation at a Tokyo hospital on Thursday.


Takayuki Fuse

Date of birth:

February 17, 1960





Jan 2015

Mar 2014

Representative Director, President & CEO, Kirin Brewery

Representative Director, President & CEO of Kirin Beer Marketing Company, Ltd.
Vice President of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

Mar 2010

Representative Director, President of Koiwai Dairy Products Company, Limited

Mar 2008

Sales Manager of Osaka Branch under Kinkiken Regional Head Office of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

Sep 2005

Manager of Shutoken Sales Planning Department under Shutoken Regional Head Office

Sep 2003

Sales Planning Deputy Manager of Sales Department

Oct 2001

Sales Department Manager of Tokyo Branch under Shutoken Regional Head Office

Apr 1982

Joined Kirin Brewery Company, Limited


BA of Commerce, Waseda University, March 1982

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