This Indonesian drama set in Ehime & Hiroshima became a local phenomenon
RINDU BUKAN RINDU is an Indonesian soap opera (drama) that was also set in Ehime and Hiroshima, Japan. It has become a hot topic and went viral, with more than 3 million people watching the first broadcast. Filmed in collaboration with a Japanese TV station as a project subsidised by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, this drama features stunning Japanese landscapes such as Dogo Onsen, the Shimanami Kaido, the Atomic Bomb Dome and autumn foliage that cannot be seen in Indonesia. Have you watched the drama? When you...
Taste authentic Japanese takoyaki in Indonesia, Takoyaki Yamatoya
Nissin Corporation runs its own takoyaki (octopus balls) restaurant brand in Indonesia. Having mainly developed their franchise business in Japan, Managing Director Nobutaka Kawano explains how they launched their own brand overseas. (more…)
Batik Air launches daily flights to Japan (Tokyo Narita) from 15 Dec
Batik Air Malaysia (formerly known as Malindo Air) will start flying directly on the Tokyo Narita-Kuala Lumpur route– its first regular route to Japan –4 times weekly from 15 December 2022. This route will also be available daily from 15 January 2023 onwards.The airline is currently offering a promo that offers passengers an all-inclusive one-way fare of RM1599 for Economy Class. Meanwhile, Batik Air (Indonesia) will serve its flights to Tokyo Narita (via Kuala Lumpur) through these 5 Indonesian airports starting on 15 December 2022.・Medan Kualanamu International Airport・Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International...
Japan’s top sushi chain ‘Sushiro’ is opening in Indonesia
Image is for illustration purposes Sushiro, the largest kaitenzushi (conveyor-belt sushi) chain, is opening its first sushi chain in Indonesia, aiming to expand more branches as it anticipates a growing demand for conveyor-belt sushi. In a press release on 26 October, FOOD & LIFE COMPANIES Ltd. announced that it will set up a subsidiary there in December. (more…)
Japan’s famous Yoshinoya Beef Bowl now opens in Purwakarta
Japan's No.1 beef bowl (gyudon) restaurant, YOSHINOYA, opened a new branch in Purwakarta, Indonesia. This marks its 140th store in Indonesia alongside the branches in Jabodetabek, Surabaya, Bandung, Jogja, Semarang and more. (more…)
Garuda Indonesia resumes Narita-Denpasar direct flights from this November
The flagship carrier of Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia will resume its non-stop Narita–Denpasar (Bali) flight service with 3 flights a week from 1 November 2022. (more…)
Indonesia lifts restrictions on food imports from Japan
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo told Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday that his country has lifted all restrictions on imports of Japanese food products that were imposed in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis in 2011, the Japanese leader said.Please see below for the details.
Senayan City in Jakarta opens Japan-major electronics ‘BEST DENKI’ store
A major Japanese electrical and electronics brand, BEST DENKI, opened its doors in Senayan City, a shopping complex in Jakarta, on 17 June 2022. This marks its first directly managed store in Indonesia. (more…)
Unicharm Indonesia launches sugarcane-based sustainable sanitary pad for limited time
PT UNI-CHARM INDONESIA TBK, the Indonesian subsidiary of Unicharm Corporation, launched CHARM Herbal Ansept+ Bio in time for World Environment Day (5 June 2022). It is formulated with sugarcane-based BIO MATERIAL for the skin-touching top sheet, outer and individual packaging of the CHARM sanitary pad brand. (more…)
Indonesian star Arhan is here too at Verdy’s Indonesia Fes
On the day of the match on 4 May, the Japanese football club Tokyo Verdy will hold Indonesia Fes. Visitors can anticipate special goodies, Indonesian food, and the appearance of the Indonesian starlet Pratama Arhan. Arhan is the latest international player to join the club. (more…)
Kimono, Ninja, Authentic Japanese culture at EDOKKO Jakarta
EDOKKO is a new kind of indoor playground, combining authentic Japanese-style photo studios, Japanese food and leisure facilities. The first store will open in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 22 January, operated by AEON Fantasy's subsidiary, AEON Fantasy Indonesia. (more…)
Food donation to Indonesian interns at Matsuyama Kozai
Salam and hello!We at Salam Groovy Japan have been involved in food support for Muslims living in Japan. This time we provided to the Indonesian interns working at MATSUYAMA KOZAI. (more…)