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…)
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 to vegan! New insta-worthy cafe ‘Kawa Kitchen’ opens in Tokyo
A sustainable-themed café/restaurant designed by the famous Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, KAWA KITCHEN, has opened on 1st February in Kuramae, Tokyo. Not only can you enjoy the aesthetics, but the café also serves food that accommodates diverse dietary like halal, vegan, gluten-free, and flexitarian. Close to Asakusa, Kuramae is known as the 'Brooklyn of Tokyo', with its modern and fashionable cafés/stores, while still maintaining the atmosphere of a traditional Japanese downtown area. If you're a café hopper, make sure to drop by! Find out more in the translated link below.
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...
7-year storable! Halal allergy-friendly bread now here from this Muslim-friendly Japanese brand
The long-awaited gluten-free and allergy-friendly "Preserved Food for Everyone - Retort Rice-flour Bread (Storable for 7 Years)", from the 7-year preservable food series under The Next Dekade brand by Green Design & Consulting (GDAC), has finally launched on 31 January. Of course, it is allergy-friendly made without any of the 28 specified allergens*1 and certified Halal by Japanese NAHA*2. Apart from this new bread, its 5-year preservable retort food (rice) series, 7-year preservable (retort rice, cookie, mineral water) series and 10-year preservable (mineral water) series are also Halal-certified by NAHA....
Where Muslims (vegan) can eat, pray at Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea
Tokyo Disneyland is one of the most visited theme parks in Japan, attracting many Disney fans from around the world. But when speaking of Disney theme parks in Tokyo, you can't forget about Tokyo DisneySea too.What's the difference? Are there halal or vegan-friendly food? How to pray, if you are a Muslim? Let's check out all the options you have to make sure you can enjoy these 2 theme parks to the fullest. (more…)
Shimane University’s ¥100 bento with halal meal to help struggling students
Shimane University (in Shimane, Japan) has started selling 'one-coin', cheap packed lunches (bento) for 100 yen (about USD0.78) to help its students who are struggling financially because of the Covid-19 disaster and the high cost of living.Originally worth 500 yen, this '100-yen bento' initiative also includes a selection of halal curry meals. The bentos will be available in limited quantities at the Matsue and Izumo campuses until the end of February. Shimane university will continue to offer this kind of livelihood support according to the economic situation and the students'...
2 Muslim-friendly snow resorts for a worry-free snow fun
Come the winter months, which usually starts around December, Japan has tons to offer from skiing over the beautiful white snow, spectacular winter illuminations, to stunning ice festivals. Want to try out fun snow activities? Want to play but worry about food and prayer? If you answered YES for both questions, then these resorts are the one for you! (more…)
Kagawa & Hokkaido: Halal-certified seafood goods to advance into Muslim nations
Kagawa-based Yabu Suisan Co., Ltd. and Hokkaido-based Ikeshita Sangyo Co., Ltd. have acquired Halal certification from the Japan Halal Business Association (JHBA) for their manufacturing factories to export processed seafood products such as sushi items to the Islamic market.Click the link for more details. Also See:TOYAMA HALALFOOD GIFTBOX by Toyama firms to offer halal gifts