Suntory Yamazaki Distillery (Shimahonmachi, Osaka Prefecture) underwent major renovations in 1989. The company's efforts to improve quality led to its worldwide reputation in the 2000s.

Up until now, the distillery has expanded and updated its various facilities. Factory manager Norihisa Fujii, 60, who joined the company in 1985, recalls, "It's changed a lot since I started working."

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