Japan is one of the countries most affected by natural disasters, mainly due to it being in the Ring of Fire which is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.
The country has gone through thousands of years of earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, floods and even volcanic eruptions, which in turn have affected its economy, development, and social life.
When people think about emergency preparedness they think about those who are preparing for doomsday. Even here in Japan, the world’s most earthquake-prone county, many households are unprepared to go without food or water for few days.
Do you have food restrictions; allergies, vegetarian diets, Halal food only! Do you have an emergency food supply set aside in case disaster strikes?
The key thing here is to remember that emergencies by their definition; you don’t know they are coming!
A number of countries are trying to capture a slice of Japan’s US$800 billion-dollar food and beverage market. Malaysia in particular, using Tokyo Olympic 2021 as a launchpad, has been banking on the Games to export its halal products and services worth up to US$300 million-dollar.
The government of Indonesia on the other hand, to promote and preserve its position in the international market, issued a regulation 31/2019 regarding -
Rakuten, one of the largest online shopping malls in Japan, offers millions of products to Japanese as well as foreign customers. With the arrival of cross-border e-commerce the numbers of consumers purchasing items from overseas sites are growing rapidly.
But what you do if you want to buy from an online store in Japan, and the store doesn’t ship internationally - Sites like; UNIQLO, MUJI, GU, or even Yahoo and Amazon-Japan!