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Muslim Prayer Facilities Debut on Japan's Tomei Expressway

SHIZUOKA – Islamic Prayer facilities have been set up  at expressway service areas in Japan along popular routes to cater to Muslim visitors ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Asahi Shimbun reported on March 27. “Last year, we received inquiries from Muslim tourists about a washing space, but we …

More Muslim Prayer Rooms Open in Japan

HIROSHIMA – As Japan installs more prayer rooms to serve the growing number of Muslim tourists, the number of worshippers using it is still limited due to lack of awareness and difficulty of access, Japan Today reported. “It is difficult to promote the room,” an official at a shopping mall in Hiroshima Prefecture, western Japan, …

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.



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