Heading for the Islamic market, probiotic certified Halal

Morishita Jintan Co., Ltd. acquired halal certification by the NPO Nippon Asia Halal Association (NAHA) for their seamless capsules containing probiotics, such as bifidobacterium, lactic acid bacteria. The seamless capsules, already used in their flagship product—Bifina, acquired halal certification intending to expand into the growing Islamic market.Hopefully, Muslims will soon be able to use Japan's health-related technologies with ease.*Bifina is a supplement to improve bowel movements. (more…)

Japan’s thrift shop has its first Malaysian franchise

Jalan Jalan Japan, a secondhand store by Book-Off's Malaysian subsidiary, opened its first franchise store in Penang, Malaysia.It features secondhand, preloved items from Japan. Jalan Jalan Japan (JJJ) operated by BOOK MARKETING SDN. BHD., the Malaysian subsidiary of the BOOK-OFF group. It has stores mainly in the metropolitan area since its first store opening in 2016.A new JJJ franchise will open on 24 February 2021 to live up to local expectations. (more…)

International Halal Conference 2019 Osaka: Gaining Amazing Feedbacks

The International Halal Conference is an international conference held every two years by one of the largest private Islamic universities in Malaysia and a forum to present Islamic academic research papers.For the first time, the conference, which has been held in Malaysia and Turkey, will be held in Japan. Thus, we provide administrative support as requested by the university. (more…)

Matching Malaysian Company with Japanese Safety Shoe Manufacturer

We were requested to find Japanese safety shoes for a Malaysian car manufacturer, then matched them with Japanese safety shoe manufacturers.Due to changes in safety standards and increased safety awareness in Malaysia, our client wanted to import higher quality Japanese products. ■Subject・Although the safety shoes currently used by the client meet safety standards, they are heavy and fragile, making them less efficient.・Unclear whether Japanese-made safety shoes are of quality that meets the client's safety standards. They would like to find a company that meets the standards and is willing to...

Tackling Malaysia’s health food towards sale

We assisted a Malaysian government body to investigate the products' ingredients as requested by a Japanese health food firm.In Malaysia, 60% of the country's consumers are Muslims. Muslims are only allowed to consume "halal" foods, which is permissible adhering to Islamic law. To sell to Muslims, sellers need to make sure the product is Halal.Determining and certifying Halal products in Malaysia is the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM), a Malaysian government body. Hence, we had the products analyzed by a laboratory designated by JAKIM.We also introduced them to an...

Be Comfortable! AkillFeel Halal Hotel Amenity Now On Sale

A halal-certified hotel amenity that is Muslim-friendly, AKILLFEEL is now available to travellers from all around the world. AkillFeel products are free from pig derivatives and alcohol to ensure they are safe for Muslims, who have to be careful with what they eat and what they use. Today, the number of incoming overseas travellers is unlikely to recover for some time following the Covid-19 outbreak. However, depending on the state of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, containment of the virus and vaccination, Muslims abroad could enjoy Japanese hotels more comfortably...

Get a taste of new chocolate from Indonesian cacao

MOTHERHOUSE Co. & Ltd, manufacturer and distributor of bags, jewellery and apparel, launched the "food" brand "Little MOTHERHOUSE" on 2nd February 2021 under the concept of "Create A World Class Brand From Developing Countries". Developing countries are blessed with abundant food ingredients, nurturing farmers, and a thoroughly cultivated food culture. They will launch food products that highlight the potential of "food" in developing countries, born from the baton relay of life, spirit and culture. The 1st release will be two kinds of chocolates made from cacao grown in Indonesia, where...

Halal Logistics Market Expecting Growth at 8.4% CAGR to 2027

As per the "Halal Logistics Market Size Study" by Report Ocean, the global halal logistics market valued USD 286.96 billion in 2019. It expected to grow at a healthy rate of over 8.4% over the forecast period of 2020-2027. The halal industry–progressing in tandem with the growing Muslim population–expected to lead to the widespread adoption of Halal ingredients in the food and beverage, healthcare, and pharmaceutical sectors. Thus, boosting the growth of the halal logistics market. (more…)