Japan’s Lawson convenience store now sells halal food at Nagoya centre
A LAWSON convenience store in the Nagoya Regional Immigration Bureau has started selling halal food products compliant with Islamic precepts in mid-January. The store has also started delivery from February to Muslim detainees at the bureau, and reportedly sales have been booming. Previously, Muslim detainees had expressed the difficulty in accessing halal food. With this new service, not just the detainees, but also other Muslims staying near this area can now get an easier access to halal food. Related Article:Lawson’s first futuristic avatar-staffed convenience store opens in TokyoHalal corner at...
Muslim-OK cuisine: 3 restaurants in Sendai tested new menus
Sendai City organised a tasting event for new Muslim menus on 4th March at the Restaurant Palinka in Aoba, Sendai, where 60 participants (Muslims included) tried out different menus from three restaurants in the city. (more…)
Halal-certified: Taking Japanese Baumkuchen out to the world, FDI
Kagawa-based confectionery manufacturer FDI has obtained Halal certification for its Baumkuchen, exporting them to the Islamic market. In this interview, hear from founder-president Junji Hara on the details behind their product's features and future prospects. (more…)
Halal food truck is coming to Gotemba Premium Outlet for a special time only
Located at the base of Mt. Fuji, Gotemba Premium Outlet will have an assembly of food trucks offering various gourmet foods to support health-conscious customers, including halal menus on 25–26 March 2023. The food trucks are a part of the event "Wellness Shopping at Gotemba Premium Outlets!" that will be held at the outlet on 25 Mac–31 May 2023 to promote health. Gotemba Premium Outlets is Japan's most popular outlet, receiving lots of love from Muslim and other international tourists as well. Apart from a wide selection of stores and...
Japan’s first large halal mart Bongo Bazar offers items with helpful display for Muslims
Located in Misato, Saitama, BONGO BAZAR is the first large-scale halal supermarket selling all kinds of products from overseas and Japan, including halal wagyu beef, Asian spices, delicatessen, and tropical fruits like durian. On the shelves, customers can find indicators, such as Muslim-friendly, Non Halal, Syubhah, and Halal-certified, to help them easily check which products they can consume. With halal Japanese products increasing, the supermarket also has a dedicated shelf for halal food products in Japan. If you're in the area, make sure to stop by!Find out more in the...
More halal food to be added in Japanese low-cost Gyomu Super lineup
Kobe Bussan, operating a franchise of "Gyomu Super", has set out in its medium-term management plan for 2024 to "further enhance its range of Halal products and others". Gyomu Super is a low-cost and affordable supermarket that offers a wide range of halal food products, from condiments to confectionery. Beyond for commercial use, they are also well-recognised by Muslims living in Japan, leading to increased sales.When you visit Japan, just head on to the nearest Gyomu Super for some halal food shopping! Related Article:Malaysia’s first Japanese low-cost supermarket opens in...
Halal nutritious drinkable ‘IV drip’ from quality Japanese rice goes overseas
OGATA VILLAGE AKITAKOMACHI RICE PRODUCERS CO., LTD. involved in rice production and processed products, has launched its highly nutritious and non-alcoholic drink "Fresh Rice Malt" to overseas markets. Made from ‘Kome Koji’ (rice malt) developed in Akita, one of the famous places in Japan for rice production, the drink is also known as "drinking IV drip" formulated with 16 different lactic acid bacteria. The drink is made according to the Islamic percepts and has obtained Halal certification from NAHA, a Japanese halal organisation with mutual accreditation with Malaysia’s JAKIM, Singapore's...
Revered soy sauce firm on the quest to make Muslim-friendly range, Kamada Soy Sauce
Over 230 years ago, KAMADA SOY SAUCE Inc. in Sakaide, Kagawa, was the first company in Japan to develop Dashi Soy Sauce, a pioneer in the dashi*1 soy sauce industry. Here is the story of how it launched its Halal product overseen by an Indonesian Muslim and what makes its products so special. (more…)
Bridges halal local-global markets with Japan-made sweets & wagyu beef, Shefty
With a hallmark assortment of Japan-made confectionery and wagyu beef as its flagship products, SHEFTY Inc. is ready to embrace the Halal demand. Let's hear from CEO Tomoyuki Mori, who quit his job at an insurance company to dive into the Halal business, on the features of its lineup and upcoming initiatives. (more…)
Halal-certified ‘MisoPi’ on its way into the hands of Muslims, J-avance
J-Avance Co., Ltd., a dealer in Okinawan foodstuffs, has secured Halal certification for its 'MisoPi'. Check out how this product was born and what the company entails for the future from President Hirotake Tanaka. (more…)
Be prepared for disaster with Halal, allergy-friendly emergency food of Japan
Emergency food is a lifeline in times of disaster. Companies, municipalities and large facilities should take note of the needs of people with dietary restrictions.Onisi Foods, the company developing long-storage food Alpha Rice that are Halal and allergy-friendly, gave a lecture at Showa Women's University's 'Seminar on Disaster Prevention' and provided its Alpha Rice products. The international students who cooked and tasted Onisi's Dry Curry, Chicken Rice, Portable Onigiri Salmon and Portable Onigiri Wakame all praised how tasty they were. Also, they exchanged opinions such as, "These products can be...
‘Halal Beef Bowl’ offered at under half price, Utsunomiya University
Utsunomiya University, a national university in Tochigi Prefecture (Japan), has taken steps to support students in need by offering the cafeteria's popular beef bowl for just 200 yen, which is less than half the usual price, in January.The cafeteria also prepared Halal Beef Bowl for the Muslim students to enjoy at the same price— 200 yen. Related Article:Halal Dumpling “Satsuki” in Utsunomiya