Tokyo, 16 Muharram 1437/29 October 2015 (MINA) – Japan is poised to become a halal-friendly destination, especially in cuisine, thanks to the surge in the number of tourists heading to the country, mainly from Muslim countries, Japan Today online news reported.
Also, as Tokyo prepares to host the 2020 Olympics, the annual number of tourists is expected to surpass 20 million, International Islamic News Agency (IINA) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA). as reporting
Many of these tourists are especially coming from Indonesia and Malaysia, and halal food, which complies with Islamic dietary guidelines, is in great demand now.
One website, which provides a wealth of information on halal food in Japan, is Halal Gourmet Japan.
The site provides all sorts of halal or vegetarian restaurant information for Muslims throughout Japan, even including information on where they can go for karaoke.
In the future, the site aims to become the No. 1 portal for Muslims visiting Japan by providing information on food, sightseeing, lifestyle and the culture of Japan.
The site includes pictograms indicating restaurants that are halal-certified, if a restaurant has halal seasoning, if the owner or chef is Muslim, if there are separate kitchens and dedicated cutlery for halal food, if no alcohol served or if alcohol is not used in cooking.(T/Imt/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic New Agency (MINA)