In this interview, we spoke to the President of HI-partners Inc., Hiroshi Tsujimura, which runs Ninja-Do: a popular group among foreign tourists for its ninja-samurai shows and ninja experience in Osaka.Many foreign tourists associate Japan with 'ninja', but with so many competitors, what makes this group different from the rest? (more…)
KAMBE Co., Ltd., a venerable tatami material supplier with a history spanning over a century, has ventured into developing prayer mats for Muslims, a first in the Japanese tatami industry. These mats have even been selected as prayer accessories for the Osaka Expo 2025. Let's delve into their journey behind this creation and their future outlook. (more…)
"Hotel Yugaf Inn Okinawa" has obtained Muslim-friendly certification from the NPO Nippon Asia Halal Association (NAHA)*1. Let's hear from a rep of the Public Relations Division of MAEDASANGYO HOTELS (the operator of this hotel), Nagawa, about the hotel's attractions and services for Muslims. (more…)
Located in the maritime city of Rokko Island, Hotel Plaza Kobe is an urban resort hotel offering delightful dining experiences and beautiful vistas. We recently discovered that the hotel is making strides in accommodating Muslim guests and sat down with them for a chat. (more…)
The creative Japanese restaurant 'Gonpachi' is renowned for being the backdrop of the 'izakaya summit' between former Prime Minister Koizumi and ex-US President Bush, as well as a setting in the movie 'Kill Bill'. It's a well-known establishment frequented by international celebrities. Let's hear from Head Chef Oshima, and Abe from Ads and PR (Marketing) of GLOBAL-DINING, INC. about the popular menus among Muslims and the restaurant's unique features. (more…)
As international tourism bounces back, Nagano City is making strides to ensure all visitors, including Muslims, Vegans and Vegetarians, enjoy a rich culinary experience. (more…)
Since its launching in April 2023, our brand that curates and delivers Muslim-friendly/Halal Japanese snack bundles "JAPANeid" now has its own online store. (more…)
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UNCHI Co., Ltd.'s "Human Beings Everybody Noodles (人類みな麺類)" in Osaka, known as the city's NO.1 ramen restaurant, is introducing a weekly changing menu– from Shio (salt) to Shoyu (soy sauce) ramen –starting in August. They are also offering Halal-certified ramen to cater to Muslim customers. As part of their concept of "Providing Noodles to Humanity", they strive to accommodate people with dietary restrictions, so they obtained Halal certification in July for the halal ramen they developed. The Halal ramen features a piece of chicken chashu cooked at a low temperature...
Yamaguchi-based TOFU MEAT Corporation took over a long-established local tofu manufacturer and developed a ground-breaking meat alternative, TOFU MEAT. It was certified Halal last year.Let's hear from President Hideo Murakami about how TOFU MEAT differs from standard soy meat and what it has to offer, along with the company's future prospects. (more…)
JONETZ by DON DON DONKI, which is a Japanese multinational discount store chain called "Don Quijote" in Japan, opened another branch "JONETZ by DON DON DONKI IOI City Mall2" at IOI City Mall Putrajaya (Malaysia) on April 2023. This marks its 4th outlet in Malaysia and is said to be the largest Don Don Donki store in the Asia-Pacific region. As Malaysia has many Muslim citizens, the outlets in Malaysia have been handling mainly halal-certified products, a variety of halal-certified Wagyu beef platters, Muslim-friendly ready-to-eat meals, traditional sweets and more. The JONETZ...