The Osaka imam who represents Islam's growth in Japan

Nov 26, 2014

The Osaka imam who represents Islam's growth in Japan

An Egyptian legal scholar based in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, says he is working to increase understanding between the Japanese people and the more than 100,000 Muslims who live among them. Islam has gradually put down roots in Japan. There are now around 60 mosques, ...

Halal food on verge of boom with rise in Muslim visitors

Jun 21, 2013

Halal food on verge of boom with rise in Muslim visitors

Halal food, the only type Muslims are permitted to eat under Islamic law, is in hot demand, say managers at Halal Deli, which delivers boxed lunches to devout Muslims in Tokyo. “Halal foods are currently delivered only within the 23 wards of Tokyo, but ...

Food producers eye Islamic market

May 15, 2013

Food producers eye Islamic market

Japanese food-makers are increasingly seeking halal certification for their products, with the global Islamic population forecast to grow from 1.6 billion at present to more than 2 billion by 2030. Halal, an Arabic word meaning “permissible,” is used to designate foods that comply with ...