Under the agreement, Muslim World League "MWL" will be the exclusive provider in Japan, generally, and in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, particularly, of halal-certified meals.
The signing ceremony was attended by Mitsuhiro Miyakoshi, special adviser to the Japanese prime minister, and Prince Hiroyoshi, the cousin of the Emperor, along with a number of representatives of Islamic centers, Japanese authorities and major companies.
In spite of constant invitation of foreigners to participate in Japan’s economy we hear about structural impediments of Japanese market.
People want to figure out why is this place so hard to crack; they ask how come – We have been knocking on the door! We’re doing all of the things that the Japanese say we should do! We set up shop here! We hire people! We invest money and it just doesn’t seem to work!
Furusato Nozei is a donation that people offer to the local or prefectural government of their choice and in response, many municipalities repay the donors’ generosity by sending them "thank you gifts". In most cases, the gifts are local specialties.
Foreign residents of Japan who work and pay taxes here are just as entitled to participate as the Japanese.