National Mar 30, 2014

Muslims praise Yokohama site

More than 90 percent of Southeast Asian Muslims surveyed say the "restaurants," "mosques" and "suggested itineraries" links on the Muslim Tourist Information website are useful, the Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau said Friday. The website, set up in December, provides information based on recommendations by ...

Tourism industry woos Asian Muslims

National Nov 25, 2013

Tourism industry woos Asian Muslims

by Keisuke Iwata

Local-level authorities are stepping up efforts to attract Muslim tourists to their holiday spots as Japan becomes a prime destination for the growing middle-class population of Southeast Asia. Their efforts center on promoting local businesses' understanding of the religion's customs, including dietary habits and methods ...

Abe hosts 'iftar' dinner party for Muslim nations

National / Politics Aug 1, 2013

Abe hosts 'iftar' dinner party for Muslim nations

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hosted on Wednesday an "iftar" dinner party, inviting ambassadors and diplomats from around 40 Muslim countries to the prime minister's office in Tokyo with the aim of deepening mutual understanding. In opening remarks at the dinner, Abe expressed a desire to ...