Order by 8/6! JAPANeid June Box on sale with new halal treats
With the end of the 1st and 2nd editions, our Muslim-friendly Japanese snack box 'JAPANeid' continues to offer and deliver exclusive Japanese treats that Muslims can also enjoy in this June Box (3rd edition). Available for order by 8th June 2023 (Thu) via our crowdfunding campaign! As usual, all snacks included are Muslim-friendly that have already been checked for their halal status. So Muslims can rest assured!! Aside from purchasing a box, you can also donate to our campaign to support our wish in increasing the options of Muslim-friendly/Halal treats...
Supporting Muslim travellers to Japan, Feel Japan with K
Muslims visiting Japan have many concerns, such as where to pray and what to eat. Feel Japan with K Co., Ltd. is a travel agency that addresses such concerns of Muslim travellers for their Japan trip. In this interview, hear from CEO Takeo Kishida about the challenges of inbound travel and their future outlook. (more…)
Japan’s first halal food & shopping complex emerges in Yashio (Saitama)
On 3 March 2023, the NATIONAL MART & Halal Yataimura Yashiostan, the first establishment of its kind in Japan to feature a halal food court and supermarket, was established in Yashio, Saitama. Home to many Pakistanis, Yashio City is known as 'Yashiostan', combining the words 'Yashio' and 'Pakistan'. After exiting the north exit of Yashio Station, walk straight down the station street in the direction of City Hall for about eight minutes, passing under Metropolitan Expressway Route 6 and you will reach this complex. The complex sells all kinds of...
Aichi’s unique way to make the area more Muslim-friendly for tourists
Aichi Prefecture has drawn up its 'Vision for Regional Revitalisation Through the Asian Games' for the 20th Asian Games coming up in 2026. Part of this vision, the prefecture held an online exchange session under the theme of Welcoming Muslim Travellers between Aichi University's students and Muslims living in the area, aimed to ensure a comfortable environment for Muslims visiting there. They shared their real-life experiences of how they spent Ramadan in Japan and dealt with food precautions. Later, the students went on a fieldwork in a tourist attraction in...
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 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
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'...
Why tasting is vital? A step to spread out halal Japanese food
Hello, this is Salam Groovy Japan's Chief Editor Okuma back with another blog. From time to time, we receive Japanese halal food products at our office as samples. So we would conduct taste-tasting session sometimes within our company, where both Muslim and non-Muslim Japanese staff can join. (more…)
Handout free Halal cup noodles, Malaysian sweets/sambal at Masjid Istiqlal Osaka
Hello, it’s Muslimah staff Iman here!On 9 December, I helped distribute free Halal cup noodles at Masjid Istiqlal Osaka (MIO), an Islamic facility (mosque) in Nishinari-ku, Osaka, so here's a glimpse of how it all went. (more…)
Answer to win authentic goodies straight from Japan, Japan Muslim Guide Campaign
With Japan has fully reopened its borders to all international tourists since 11 October, Muslim Travelers' Guide by Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) is doing a special campaign that gives 5 lucky participants the chance to win some of the best, authentic merchandizes from Japan. This campaign is open to everyone all over the world until 30 November 2022. So make sure to enter now before the period ends! Also See:・Japan No.2 among non-Islamic countries, Provide info for Muslim tourists・What you need to visit Japan for all foreign tourists &...
Joined Halal Wagyu Beef Barbecue in Ichihara, Chiba
Hello everyone! It’s Salam Groovy Japan Editor-in-Chief Okuma here.After interviewing this company, I was invited to visit Hoshino Farm in Ichihara, Chiba, by the representative of G-BIZ EAST Co., Ltd., Mr. Matsumoto. (more…)