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Muslims Visiting Japan Offered 'Wagara' Hijab to Match Kimonos

TOKYO – Kimono rental stores are offering Muslim visitors to Japan a chance to rent hijab with matching colors to get their holiday’s best shots after a recent increase in the number of tourists visiting the country, Japan Today reported. “We have a lot of Muslim customers and we thought that having a wagara hijab …

In Japan, Cancer Patients Find Comfort in Halal Nail Polish

TOKYO – A Japanese woman helping cancer patients in hospitals has found comfort in using halal manicure to raise the morale of patients, seeing it a safe product to be used without badly affecting their health. “I lost my mother to stomach cancer back in 2010,” Hitomi Goto, who gives manicures to patients at a …

Japan Chefs Plan to Offer Halal Meals in Olympics 2020

TOKYO – As Japan prepares to host Tokyo Olympics 2020, its chefs are working to accommodate the dietary customs of a diverse range of visitors, including Muslims who consume only halal food. “True omotenashi hospitality is to provide a wide range of options,” said Tomohiro Sakuma, representative director of the Japan Halal Business Association, a …

Japan Mobile Mosques: 45 Muslim Countries Showing Interest

The prayer room has four air conditioners. It’s also equipped with water tanks and outdoor faucets so the faithful can wash before making their prayers.  URAYASU – Suggested as a solution to the shortage of mosques in Japan, the new mobile mosque project has gained attention worldwide, with 45 countries asking for it. “The mobile …

Mobile Mosques Unveiled for Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO – Preparing for the globe’s largest sports event, Tokyo is developing mobile mosques to welcome thousands of Muslim athletes and fans during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in Japan. “Muslim prayer rooms will be available at the athletes’ village but not at stadiums or other competition venues,” the organizing committee told NHK on …

Muslim Body to Supply Halal Meals for Japan and 2020 Games

TOKYO – Muslim athletes participating in 2020 Tokyo Olympic games will be offered halal food thanks to the agreement reached on Saturday to regulate that in Japan, Asharq Al-Awsat reported March 18. “There’s an important cooperation between MWL and Japan,” said Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa, the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL), as he signed …

Japanese Businesses Go Halal to Attract Muslims

Catering to the rising number of Muslim tourists, suppliers and travel agents in Japan are obtaining halal certification and converting their rest rooms into prayer rooms to break the record of 24 million arrivals received last year.

Tokyo's Mosque Spreads Peaceful Islam

In a country whose population are mostly followers of Shintoism or Buddhism, Tokyo’s Camii mosque is doing a unique effort to help the Japanese people see the true mission of Islam, a video report by Press TV says.

Why Ramadan is a Big “WooW” for Japanese

I was lucky enough to personally meet non-Muslim Japanese who are fasting for the whole holy month, just like a Muslim would do. This actually leaves my mouth wide open and keeps me thinking.

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