Halal food developer awarded by Gender Equality Bureau Cabinet Office Japan

Gender Equality Bureau Cabinet Office awarded the 2021 Women’s Challenge Award to Tomomi Iwakiri, CEO of NARUMI, an Oita-based company.
She earned it for her role in producing and distributing ready-to-eat foods made from vegetables and vermin sourced in Oita Prefecture.

NARUMI has developed ready-to-eat curries for Muslim students before.
The product is the first Japanese ready-to-eat curry to be certified as halal in Kyushu. Sold at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University’s (APU) co-op, where 1 in 5 students is a Muslim.

Deguchi, APU President (left) & Iwakiri, CEO of NARUMI

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