Midori Ito (伊藤 みどり, Itō Midori, born August 13, 1969) is a former Japanese figure skater. She was the first Asian world champion in the sport. She is a graduate of Tokai Women’s University near her hometown, Nagoya.
Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi (長渕剛, Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi), born September 7, 1956 in Hioki, Kagoshima Prefecture) is a Japanese musician, and actor.
The first Kirin beer factory was established in Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama in 1907 with help from Thomas Glover, the Scottish trader. It is still there today. The brewery had originally been founded as Spring Valley Brewery in 1870, by the Norwegian-American William Copeland, but he went bankrupt. Under the name Japan Brewery Company the company continued and combined with Meiji-ya to market Kirin Beer for the first time in 1888.