Stop Spreading Wrong Information About Halal Restaurants in Japan

During the past few days, we decided to call several Halal restaurants and other Halal makers to verify the halal ingredients of their halal servings and the dishes and products they offer to their Muslim customers in Japan. However, surprisingly, most of the restaurants we had called said that they were not offering any halal […]

Six New Areas in Japan To Be Promoted For Tourism

The Japanese government has declared six more sites in the country as new tourism hubs. Regional governments will develop these areas to attract more tourists from foreign countries. These are as follows. Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture Mori no Kyoto, Kyoto Prefcture Chichibu, Saitama Yuasa, Wakayama Onomichi, Hiroshima Yamashiro, Saitama The details of the news is given […]

Japan To Accept More Foreign Workers

The Japanese parliament, Diet, has passed a bill to accept more foreign workers to meet the labor shortages in 14 labor-hungry sectors.  Most of these sectors need blue-collar workers.  Three of these labor-starving sectors are construction, agriculture and nursing care. Although, the detailed working conditions of these foreign workers have not been sorted out, the […]

Japan Airlines Joins hands With Alaska Airlines To Expand Routes Network

TOKYO.– Japan Airlines (JAL) has started selling tickets on additional routes by codesharing with Alaska Airlines.  These new codeshare routes will be available from March 31, 2019, when JAL plans to launch its highly anticipated non-stop daily service between Seattle and Narita International Airport. JAL and Alaska will now offer codeshare flights on 55 routes […]

Discovering Toyama by Bicycle

Discovering Toyama and parts of Japan has always been a dream for me. Although I have not been able to fulfill this dream fully so far, I still try to make time to go on a bicycle ride whenever I can. Today, I wanted to share with you a bicycle journey taken by someone else […]

Japanese National Parks, Scenic Areas Start Voluntary Entry Payment Programs

An increasing number of national parks and other scenic areas in Japan are collecting voluntary entry payments from visitors for environmental protection and infrastructure improvements, including the creation of pathways and the installation of bathrooms. Mount Fuji, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, began requesting ¥1,000 per climber in 2014 after a yearlong trial. Officials […]

Malaysian Halal Firms To Export More Halal Food To Japan Ahead Of Tokyo Olympics 2020

TOKYO: Malaysian halal product companies should capitalize on the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics by using it as a launch pad for penetrating the halal market in Japan. Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said the demand for halal products was expected to increase during the sporting event as Japan anticipated plenty of Muslim […]

Singapore Becomes a Testing Ground For Halal Japanese Dishes

SINGAPORE – Curetex Corp. is using Singapore as a test bed to promote Japanese cuisine permissible under Islamic law as part of its efforts to expand sales of such Halal food products in Japan and Southeast Asia. The Tokyo-based company recently sold both Japanese and Singaporean halal dishes at Isetan Singapore’s Scotts store following the […]

Muslim Visitors To Japan May Reach 1 Million By 2020

We, HalalJapan.com got the news that Japan aims to welcome 1 Million Muslim tourists nnually by 2020 Olympics. That is a big number which needs special attention as the halal industry is steadily growing very fast. Many Japanese and foreign companies have been trying to get the growing market share of the huge number of […]

Foreign Rental Car Drivers Have 4 Times More Accidents Than Local Drivers

The rate of rental car accidents involving foreign drivers in Osaka Prefecture is four times higher than those involving Japanese drivers, according to recent data released by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry. A study of foreign drivers conducted by the ministry’s Kinki bureau between April and November, which covered 53 rental car outlets operated […]