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Month: June 2022

Masjid Istiqlal Osaka opens in Osaka by Indonesian Muslim

Osaka has a new masjid [mosque], Masjid Istiqlal Osaka (MIO), opened on 12 January 2022. This masjid was made possible through a donation drive led by Herizal Adhardi, an Indonesian entrepreneur,…

Visualise Wagyu beef smell digitally, Possible use for meat alternative

Postgraduate students at the University of Shizuoka have developed a technology to digitalise aromas. They could now visualise the aroma differences between foreign beef and Japanese Black (cattle breed) Wagyu…

Certified halal, leading global flavour & fragrance expert/SHIONO KORYO

Fragrances and flavours are indispensable in food, beverages and cosmetics. With various locations abroad and over 50 different types of high-quality halal-certified flavours, SHIONO KORYO is a reputable fragrance expert…

New food culture to the world with cold Cream Buns/Hattendo

Hattendo’s hallmark creation is the chilled CREAM BUNS, reaching its 90th year in business. Fresh from Hiroshima, this ever-popular treat is now available in Malaysia after launching in Singapore, Hong Kong and…

Senayan City in Jakarta opens Japan-major electronics ‘BEST DENKI’ store

A major Japanese electrical and electronics brand, BEST DENKI, opened its doors in Senayan City, a shopping complex in Jakarta, on 17 June 2022. This marks its first directly managed…

Malaysian-Japanese join hands to give Japan the best of Malaysia/Figurative Japan

Coping with business network dynamic networking, Figurative Japan constantly provides corporate support and splendid promotional program that focuses on cross-cultural differences which contribute to the real conceptualization of the international…

AI security robot now on guard at Narita Airport

AI-based security robots are now on the move at Narita Airport, a gateway to the skies of Japan.

Look at Japan’s creative square watermelon

Late June to late July every year is the shipping season for Square Watermelons in Japan.The watermelon is officially registered under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)’s Geographical Indication (GI)…

Top 4 inn-hotel for best service in Japan 2021 revealed

What usually surprises most foreigners when first visiting Japan is the high-quality service. Japan is widely known worldwide for its remarkable hospitality. It is especially true for hotels, ryokans (traditional…

Never before? JUMP manga pirate logo gets official name ‘Journey’

Japan’s manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, published by Shueisha, boasts some of the world’s most famous and global hit manga. Jump Pirates (the magazine’s logo) is now officially named “Journey”.