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Hair Salon for Muslim Women Opens in Tokyo.

Hair Salon for Muslim Women Opens in Tokyo

A new beauty center in Tokyo is offering Muslim women special amenities, giving them privacy, prayer mats, and alcohol-free shampoo, The Asahi Shimbun reported Wednesday. “The service is very nice, as it offers a sense of relief,” Dhyah, 24, a student from Indonesia who has lived in Japan for six years and uses the hair …

Halal food in Japan

Japanese Restaurant Hosts Halal Food Fair for 2020 Olympics

In preparation for the 2020 Olympics, a Tokyo restaurant is organizing an event for halal food to accommodate the thousands of Muslim athletes and tourists who will show up at the world’s largest sports event, Sports Inquirer reported on July 24. “We’re hoping that people from around the world will enjoy their meals free from …

Japan Schools Urged to Offer Halal Dietary Options - About Islam

Japan Schools Urged to Offer Halal Dietary Options

Schools and daycare facilities in Japan have been urged to accommodate students of different religious backgrounds in their dietary options, including offering halal food to Muslim children, Japan Times reported on Sunday, June 23. “Since the number of Islamic children is likely to increase in the future, we should consider taking measures,” an official from …

Schoolgirls Slashed at Japan Bus Stop - About Islam

Schoolgirls Slashed at Japan Bus Stop

A knife-wielding man slashed at a group of schoolgirls at a bus stop in Japan on Tuesday, killing one girl and an adult who may have been the father of one child, media reported.

Muslim Prayer Facilities Debut on Japan's Tomei Expressway - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 …



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