Category: Japan

Halal certification keeps Japan linked to Southeast Asian supply chains

| 23/08/2018 | Reply
Halal certification keeps Japan linked to Southeast Asian supply chains

Two of Japan’s biggest transport companies, Nippon Express and Yusen Logistics, have taken a step toward growing their business in Southeast Asia by gaining Halal certification for shipping goods in compliance with Islamic law.

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Japan: Mosque-on-wheels & Halal Tourism

| 31/07/2018 | Reply
Japan: Mosque-on-wheels & Halal Tourism

In anticipation of an influx of Muslim tourists for the next Summer Olympics, Japan’s Yasu Project, is pitching its mosque-on-wheels concept to the Tokyo Olympic Committee.

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Japan’s First Halal Hotel Opens Near Mount Fuji

| 01/06/2018 | Reply
Japan’s First Halal Hotel Opens Near Mount Fuji

The Japanese government’s push to woo foreign visitors to the country has largely been led by the Japan Tourism Agency and other entities working at the national level.

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Retaj Hotels and Hospitality group expands to Asia

| 27/03/2018 | Reply
Retaj Hotels and Hospitality group expands to Asia

Taj Hana and Retaj Group’s unique Halal tourism offering will make a “significant difference in the hospitality style of East Asia”.

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Japan signs deal with MWL to supply Halal Meals for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

| 19/03/2018 | Reply
Japan signs deal with MWL to supply Halal Meals for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

It will also certify the products and services in accordance with the halal and hygienic standards before they reach the consumers.

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Malaysia’s Indirect Role for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

| 26/10/2017 | Reply
Malaysia’s Indirect Role for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

It is evident that Japan has a rise in Muslim tourists and they would like to cater to this growing demand, especially in terms of food, accommodation and services.

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Japanese shipper expands halal logistics to Indonesia

| 15/10/2017 | Reply
Japanese shipper expands halal logistics to Indonesia

Yusen Logistics has become the first Japanese freight company to receive halal certification in Indonesia, part of an effort to expand in a fast-growing region with a large Muslim population.

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From Food to Cosmetics, Japan Firms Eye Malaysia’s Halal Industry-SMBC

| 06/10/2017 | Reply
From Food to Cosmetics, Japan Firms Eye Malaysia’s Halal Industry-SMBC

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) is looking to back a push by Japanese firms planning to invest in Malaysia’s Sharia-compliant halal market, an SMBC official said.

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Japanese soy sauce manufacturer “Kikkoman” launches “HALAL Soy Sauce”

| 24/08/2017 | Reply
Japanese soy sauce manufacturer “Kikkoman” launches “HALAL Soy Sauce”

After trial and error of over 4 years, Kikkoman Halal Soy Sauce finally launched on August 21, 2017. it is also completely gluten-free soy sauce.

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Japan: NH Foods JV makes progress on Malaysia halal hub

| 08/06/2017 | Reply
Japan: NH Foods JV makes progress on Malaysia halal hub

Japan’s biggest food manufacturer has chosen Malaysia to be its hub for halal exports, in partnership with a Malaysian chicken major.

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Opinion: Why are so many Muslims suddenly visiting Japan?

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Why are so many Muslims suddenly visiting Japan?

Savvy destinations that adapt to serve halal food and provide prayer rooms are reaping the benefits of an increase in tourism by visitors from Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

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Japanese logistics giant launches halal food services

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Japanese logistics giant launches halal food services

Nippon Express is entering the emerging Asian Islamic market by providing a halal food logistics service in anticipation of greater demand in Japan and elsewhere in Asia.

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Malaysia ready to help Japan develop halal industry ahead of Olympics

| 30/03/2017 | Reply
Malaysia ready to help Japan develop halal industry ahead of Olympics

Malaysia has signaled its readiness to share its expertise with Japan as it seeks to develop its halal industry ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

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Japan launches six new destinations for Indonesian tourists

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Japan launches six new destinations for Indonesian tourists

While Osaka and Tokyo have been Indonesians favorites, Japan also has six other attractive regions for tourists who want to experience the country’s four seasons.

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Emirates Halal Center authorized by UAE opens in Tokyo to facilitate granting Halal certification

| 23/02/2017 | Reply
Emirates Halal Center authorized by UAE opens in Tokyo to facilitate granting Halal certification

Emirates Halal Center, a Halal certification agency authorized by the Government of United Arab Emirates (UAE), was set up at Minato ward, Tokyo on February 13.

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New Zealand rises as key exporter of halal meat

| 24/12/2016 | Reply
New Zealand rises as key exporter of halal meat

New Zealand is known for an economy dependent on agriculture, but it is also a leading exporter of halal meat to Muslim countries including Indonesia.

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Japan: NH Foods to make Malaysia export hub for Halal foods

| 21/12/2016 | Reply
Japan: NH Foods to make Malaysia export hub for Halal foods

The group’s unit NHF Manufacturing, a 51:49 joint venture with poultry producer Lay Hong, will build a new factory in Selangor, a state adjacent to the Malaysian capital.

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Brunei participates in Halal Expo Japan 2016

| 25/11/2016 | Reply
Brunei participates in Halal Expo Japan 2016

BRUNEI Darussalam recently participated in the Japan Halal Expo 2016 in Tokyo, and also held the Brunei Halal Business Seminar on the sidelines of the expo.

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Japan’s Okayama seeks to attract Malaysians with Muslim-friendly tourism

| 18/11/2016 | Reply
Japan’s Okayama seeks to attract Malaysians with Muslim-friendly tourism

A deal inked this Tuesday with a Kuala Lumpur-based travel agency is expected to help bring in 240 to 480 Muslim tourists to the Okayama Prefecture in 2017.

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Saudi Arabia set to become world’s biggest tech investor

| 19/10/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia set to become world’s biggest tech investor

The Kingdom is joining forces with Japan’s Softbank to create a giant $100 billion fund which could become a dominant player in the industry.

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