Lawson Japan has opened 'Green Lawson' in Tokyo, its first convenience store staffed by on-screen avatars remotely controlled by employees. Aiming to solve manpower shortages and building a society where everyone can play an active role, this initiative makes it possible for even those with mobility issues to work. 'Green Lawson' is a sustainable store that tackles on social issues (e.g. food loss, plastic waste) with eco-friendly and sustainable initiatives, such as this avatar customer service and eliminating usage of plastic bags and cutleries. Click the link for more. Related...
Indoor artificial waterfall at Singapore Changi Airport 'Jewel' Pan Pacific Retail Management (Singapore), a member of the Pan Pacific International Holdings (PPIH) Group, has opened DON DON DONKI Jewel Changi Airport inside Changi International Airport's megamall, Jewel, on 20 December 2022. This marks its 15th store in Singapore. (more…)
When you mention halal ramen in Japan, Ayam-YA is one of the well-known halal ramen restaurants you cannot miss out with branches in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. Its Kyoto branch 'Ayam-YA Karasuma Kyoto' has reopened for business from 12 December 2022 after completing its renovation. (more…)
Onisi Foods Co. Ltd., a manufacturer and seller of long-term preservation (shelf-stable) foods including Alpha Rice, has over 30 products certified Halal by the Nippon Asia Halal Association (NAHA)*1.Discover how its Halal shelf-stable foods was born and what makes them so special. (more…)
Hello, this is Salam Groovy Japan's Chief Editor Okuma back with another blog. From time to time, we receive Japanese halal food products at our office as samples. So we would conduct taste-tasting session sometimes within our company, where both Muslim and non-Muslim Japanese staff can join. (more…)
Hi everyone! Konnichiwa! Let me introduce myself. You can call me Hood; I'm from Malaysia, and my favourite food is the infamous sushi!I have been living in Japan for 7 years: 2 years studying in Okayama and 5 years working in Japan. I spent most of my years in Kagoshima prefecture, my second home, or in Japanese, we say Dai Ni no Furusato. (more…)
One of the reasons why I love Japan is because Japan has so many to offer throughout the seasons. Spring with its beautiful sakura (cherry blossom), Summer with its advanced technology of hanabi (fireworks), Autumn with its gorgeous golden-red-orange colour trees and Winter with its outstanding mountainous landscape covered with snow. (more…)
Hello, it’s Muslimah staff Iman here!On 9 December, I helped distribute free Halal cup noodles at Masjid Istiqlal Osaka (MIO), an Islamic facility (mosque) in Nishinari-ku, Osaka, so here's a glimpse of how it all went. (more…)
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With 51 kinds of bread now Halal-certified, STYLE BREAD is producing delicious bread that stays fresh by quick-freezing its freshly made breads. Find out what makes them unique and what the future holds for them, straight from President Satoru Tanaka. (more…)
The Japanese processor/supplier of Aomori agricultural products, JA Aoren (The Farm Village Industry Federation of Aomori Prefectural Agricultural Cooperatives), will export new halal apple and peach juice products from January 2023 to the Muslim world, starting with Malaysia, followed by Thailand and Singapore. Did you know that the famous Japanese apple, Fuji Apples, comes from Aomori? Not only is Aomori the NO.1 apple-producing prefecture in Japan, but its apples also have one of the best quality in the world.JR Aoren has been advancing its initiatives, obtaining halal certification for its...
Under the SDGs philosophy of 'No One Will Be Left Behind', students from Kurino Gakuen High School in Yonezawa City have been developing Halal bentos (lunchboxes) since this spring, so that Muslim travellers can enjoy local food in Yonezawa. What kind of a place is Yonezawa? Scroll down to find out more! (more…)