The concept of Halal has become an important phenomenon in today’s business world. Japanese corporations have a keen eye on the local and global Halal industry.
At the domestic front, they are especially moving forward to grab opportunities in the Halal tourism sector to attract Muslim travelers from around the world.
The Halal tourism industry is getting bigger with every passing day, thus offering significant business potential for Japanese businesses in the years to come. However, the overall share of the Halal sector in the country is still very low in terms of GDP, and faces significant challenges including the availability of halal food, awareness of the concept of halal among the Japanese in the hospitality industry and cultural differences among Muslims.