カテゴリー別アーカイブ: Tourism

Eating Halal: Japanese Cuisine Becoming More Accessible to Muslim Tourists

Halal cuisine has become a hot topic in Japan—and not just by coincidence. The Japanese government has set a target of welcoming 20 million visitors annually by 2020, the year Tokyo hosts the Olympic and Paralympic games, and as the economies of Japan’s Asian neighbors continue to grow, travelers hailing from Malaysia, Indonesia, and other Southeast Asian countries possessing large Islamic populations are expected to increase significantly. 続きを読む Eating Halal: Japanese Cuisine Becoming More Accessible to Muslim Tourists

Muslim visitors to Japan forecast to hit 1m by 2020

SINGAPORE: Muslim visitors to Japan are expected to reach one million a year by 2020, triple the 2013 level, as it further opens up to tourists, a specialist travel firm said Friday (Aug 1). Singapore-based CrescentRating, which promotes “halal” or Islam-compliant travel, said Southeast Asia would be a key source for Muslim tourists after Tokyo eased visa requirements.

続きを読む Muslim visitors to Japan forecast to hit 1m by 2020

Chiba rolls out the prayer mat for Muslim workers, students, tourists

On a recent weekday a little after noon, Nazeer Ahmed came to the prayer room at the Aeon Mall at Makuhari New City in Chiba.

A specially installed ablution area allowed him to wash his hands and feet. A sign on the ceiling pointed toward Mecca. He prayed quietly for about 20 minutes, even though public service announcements could be heard coming from the mall. 続きを読む Chiba rolls out the prayer mat for Muslim workers, students, tourists