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Keeping Japanese doll craft alive, From Japan to the world

Hina, Oyama, Ichimatsu dolls… Keeping people and cultures connected through making dolls that fit people lifestyles.Hina dolls are said to have appeared among the Japanese nobles in the Heian period…

Islamic Media: The Halal Times Chief Editor Ahmed

A Pakistani Muslim living in Japan for 25 years, Ahmed.He now focuses on Islamic media management dealing with companies worldwide interested in branding and promoting themselves to Muslims. We had…

Halal-certified Premium Japanese Cosmetics to The World: Vy Krásný

Japan’s first brand to develop Halal-certified serum, Vy Krásný.We chat with Yumiko Nakano, President of Vy Krásný, the Japanese brand behind creating reliable and safe halal beauty products for your…

3D billboards to a POP culture! Osaka, Dubai & Beyond

Dinosaur heads popping out of walls, big hands holding large sushi, giant pufferfish and octopus dangling over arcades— You can now see them in every corner of the city: 3D…

Long standing MISO shop in the city of Osaka

Introducing one of Osaka’s oldest miso store, Daigen-Miso. We sat down with the 7th generation president, Anzai Yoshiyuki. What is the story of this long-establised urban miso shop?

To support interaction with and embrace Muslims 

The Islamic market is growing remarkably, becoming more and more prominent in the world.Let’s take a look at the activities of an organisation promoting Muslim inbound travel (a growing focus…

World’s best dry cleaning machine maker is in Japan?

We spoke with Yusuke Uchikoshi–the CEO of SANKOSHA CO.,LTD.–which boasts the world’s largest market share for automatic shirt folding machines. Expanding its business overseas beyond Japan.What is the story behind…

Malaysian Muslimah chasing her dream in Japan

Living abroad is a valuable experience as one sets off to a foreign land for many reasons: career or studies, expanding cultural-awareness, finding your true selves, and more. Groovy Japan…

Halal Japanese food to Muslim in Osaka for Eid

Happy Eid Mubarak!Eid has also graced upon all Muslims in Japan. Wishing you a blessed Eid!!This is the second Eid for Salam Groovy Japan since the project’s launch last year.

Eid gift for Muslims at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Hello!I’m Okuma, the editor-in-chief of Groovy Japan. I have delivered Halal Japanese Food to the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), just in time for the end of Ramadan.