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Interview with Japanese

Halal-certified famous Hokkaido sweets going overseas

The Hokkaido famous sweets YUKATAN is now Halal-certified and will start exporting to Malaysia and Singapore. Hear from Yorihiko Sakamoto, general manager of LLC Dosanko Energy’s Nishimura Family Div., about how a…

Halal-certified, Gluten-free, Japan noodles for all

Kobayashi Seimen boasts over 70 years of history producing safe, quality, delicious noodles. Developing Halal-certified and Vegan-certified, gluten-free noodles, which are available overseas. Let’s meet Kobayashi Seimen’s President, Hironori Kobayashi,…

Indonesian offers tasty halal bread in Japan, HANAMAZA PAN

Founded in 2014 in Gifu Prefecture, HANAMAZA PAN offers delicious freshly baked halal breads online, offline and via food trucks. They were also chosen as one of the Reiwa Edition…

Halal made-in-Japan ramen for Muslims worldwide, IWASEI

IWASEI is a veteran seafood processor with a 190-year history in the business. When we heard they wanted to export their Halal mackerel ramen to the Islamic market, we spoke…

Muslim-friendly Paprika Hotel with musalla & halal restaurant

To welcome Muslim guests, Paprika Hotel opened in 2019, with prayer rooms (musalla) and a Halal restaurant. Find out from CEO Yoshinori Izuka about the hotel’s features and aspirations for…

Halal vending machines to make Japan more foreigner-friendly

Apart from selling Halal food, iWorks is also involved in foreign personnel placement and the sale of Japanese language learning videos. Find out how the company set up the first…

Kimono Hijab, made-in-Japan modest fashion by WATASI JAPAN

WATASI JAPAN is an apparel manufacturer and seller based in Shirakawa, Fukushima. Their signature items are hijabs and abayas tailored for Muslim women by reusing disused Japanese kimonos.

Halal cosmetics made-in-Japan to bridge ties with Muslims

Mitchan’s Halal-certified Made-in-Japan Lip Balm. This cute balm really delivers the goods! With its eye-catching Japanese-style design, it contains over 99.5% natural ingredients. More than 7 organic ingredients are used…

Halal-certified free-range dairy products, Nakahora Dairy Farm

Nakahora Dairy Farm (located in Iwaizumi, Iwate) is among the very few natural grazing dairy farms in Japan. They have a range of dairy products from milk to yoghurt, ice…

Free halal certification for more Muslim-friendly shops-offered by Japan Muslim Access

What troubles Muslims in Japan: lack of places to eat and pray. To solve this issue, Japan Muslim Access (JMA) provides free Halal certification to restaurants and other establishments, as…