Eateries, food makers seek halal certification

Jan 10, 2014

Eateries, food makers seek halal certification

A growing number of food industry firms are seeking halal certification for their products dishes, reflecting an increasing influx of Islamic travelers and the huge global market they represent. Halal, an Arabic word meaning “permissible,” is used to designate foods that comply with Islamic ...

Motivating workers to earn licenses reaps rewards

Jun 18, 2013

Motivating workers to earn licenses reaps rewards

by Takeshi Kawamura

To survive the prolonged recession, a growing number of companies have adopted systems to encourage employees to attain professional or specialist qualifications, hoping the investment will motivate them and that the newfound expertise will help develop new products or business expansion. Tomoko Kawada, 37, ...