Bakeries and Confectioneries in Japan can range from small artisan businesses, specializing in one or two items, to large industrial ones that supply food retailers with packaged baked and pastry goods.
The numbers of bakeries and confectioneries with Halal Certification and those who just provide Muslim friendly products are increasing.
In Japan, finding Halal products has become easier in recent years, but not all of everyday essential products.
Also, if you are not living near a Halal shop, not only you are going to spend a considerable amount of time, but also pay for transportation every time you need to buy something.
Having free time for shopping and transportation cost, are not the only obstacles that Muslims living in Japan have; especially newcomers may spend hours in supermarkets reading foods’ labels to make sure they do not contain Haram ingredients.