Hello everyone!It's Salam Groovy Japan Editor-in-Chief Okuma here. On 28 August (Sunday), we held a tasting event for the first time, gathering all Halal foods from Japan under one roof. And here is how the event turned out. (more…)
This is a conceptual image of the completed building Osaka has a new masjid [mosque], Masjid Istiqlal Osaka (MIO), opened on 12 January 2022. This masjid was made possible through a donation drive led by Herizal Adhardi, an Indonesian entrepreneur, which we have also introduced before. Check out our interview with Mr Herizal about MIO's future plans and the first look inside this new mosque. Mr Herizal, MIO Chairman Mr Herizal bought a building originally owned by a Japanese company and renovated it into a mosque. About two years ago, he...
Founded in 2014 in Gifu Prefecture, HANAMAZA PAN offers delicious freshly baked halal breads online, offline and via food trucks. They were also chosen as one of the Reiwa Edition Japanese Delicious Bread. Let's find out from the owner, Fauzy Ammari, how the halal bread business started and their recommended items. (more…)
Salam Groovy Japan provided Japanese Halal food for Eid celebrations again this year.Looking back, the pandemic struck shortly after Salam Groovy Japan was launched. For the past 2 Eid celebrations, we couldn't directly distribute the food due to the State of Emergency Declaration and the mandatory measures taken to prevent the infection outbreak. (more…)
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…)
Apart from selling Halal food, iWorks is also involved in foreign personnel placement and the sale of Japanese language learning videos. Find out how the company set up the first Halal food vending machine in the Kanto region and their vision for the future. (more…)
"My Neighbour Muslim in Chiba City" is back again after the success of its first event last December. This year will take place in Ramadan due to start on 2 April at Chiba Islamic Cultural Center (CICC). (more…)
To support Muslims in Japan struggling in the Covid-19 pandemic, we conducted a crowdfunding project on LaunchGood from October to November 2021.We collected USD2,383 (about JPY280,000), and many thanks again to all those who supported it. THANK YOU. With your generous donations, we have donated Halal food and feminine hygiene items to a total of 462 Muslim students and mosque-goers through these organisations.・Tokyo University of Foreign Studies・University of Electro-Communications・Kobe University・University of Tsukuba・Akita University・Beppu Muslim AssociationThank you to all the universities and mosques for cooperating in the distribution. Here are some...
What troubles Muslims in Japan: lack of places to eat and pray. To solve this issue, Japan Muslim Access (JMA) provides free Halal certification to restaurants and other establishments, as well as promoting prayer facilities to be established. (more…)
Kobe Bussan, the operator of the Gyomu Super (supermarket) franchise, is providing food aid to the Japan Association for Refugees (JAR). (more…)
Want to immerse in the old historical days of Japan while wearing a kimono? AICHI is here to let you explore hidden spots and gems filled with rich Japanese cultural heritage. (more…)