As the Japan’s Muslim population grows, the halal market is expanding at a rapid pace to meet the growing demands of Muslim residents as well as visitors to the country.
In many countries, special attention is being paid to the growth potential of the Halal market as one of the new engines for a sharp economic expansion, and they are taking the necessary steps to enter into this lucrative market.
There are over 370 Halal shops and supermarkets listed on Halal In Japan website. These shops are selling variety of Halal products; some hundreds, some just a few and some only one product.
We have listed these Halal shops in alphabetical order making it easy for website visitors to search and locate them. Many of the shops have website and are selling online too. Some only sell online, whether just on their own website or also on Rakuten marketplace – some sell only on Rakuten.
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.
The history of Islam in Japan is relatively brief in relation to the religion's longstanding presence in other nearby countries.
Today however, Muslims in Japan are well established, numbering somewhere between 100,000 to 300,000 - with approximately 10% being native. Additionally, there are about 100 established Mosques and Musallahs. Outside of Japan, Muslim countries heavily trade with the country, with bilateral trade standing at some $300 billion dollars; larger even than Japan's trade with the United States.
Islam in Japan has over 3 centuries worth of history, with the earliest Muslim settlers believed to have worked in the cities of Yokohama and Kobe during the reign of the Meiji.