Japan Getting More Muslim Prayer Rooms, But Some Are Seeing Only Limited Use

HIROSHIMA – With an increase in Muslim visitors to Japan, more prayer rooms are being installed in commercial facilities across the country, but the number of users remains limited due to reasons such as lack of awareness and difficulty of access. The prayer rooms are often equipped with a washing area for cleaning hands and […]

Ramadan In Japan: A Day in the Life of a Muslim Businessman

The holy month of Ramadan is approaching. Are you ready for that? Well, in a non-Muslim country, life of a Muslim in Ramadan can be very different from that of a person living in a Muslim country such as Egypt or Pakistan. Today, we want to share with you a typical everyday life of a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tokyo Organizes a Disaster Drill For Foreign Visitors

TOKYO —The Tokyo metropolitan government held a disaster drill on Sunday to test its ability to evacuate foreign tourists safely in the event that a powerful earthquake hits the Japanese capital. Under the scenario that a magnitude 7.3 quake shook Tokyo at around 8 a.m., staff working at the Tokyo Skytree in Sumida Ward escorted […]

Japan Overcoming Language, Cultural Barriers To Welcome 40 Million Foreign Tourists by 2020

Aiming to attract 40 million annual inbound tourists in 2020 when Tokyo will host the Olympics and Paralympics, Japan hopes to overcome a language and cultural gap of similar proportions within the next three years. Amid a growing mood to welcome foreign visitors with the spirit of omotenashi (hospitality), hundreds of students are already seeking […]

Many Of Japan’s Major Historical Attractions Remain Unknown To Foreign Tourists

OSAKA – Japan as a whole may be attracting record numbers of foreign tourists, but a report by McKinsey & Co. indicates that the four major historical regions of Nara, Kamakura, Nikko and Ise Shrine are almost unknown among Western tourists. The consultancy’s Japan office surveyed over 3,000 visitors from Western countries on how aware […]