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!
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.
With the word Wine, the alcoholic drink made from fermented grapes comes to mind, which is forbidden in Islam.
Wine, not only used as a drink, but it is recommended for health and also is a popular drink that accompanies and enhances a wide range of cuisines, from the simple and traditional stews to the most sophisticated and complex haute cuisines. For health and cooking! But how a Muslim can consume wine if it is not Halal?
Japan, land of the rising sun is aiming to be more Muslim friendly by expanding the services to believers in Islam. Many Muslims are visiting Japan as tourists and many others are trying to find a way to study, work and live here.
The Muslim population in Japan is still relatively small, so is the number of necessary shops for Muslim’s daily needs like hijab stores. Finding the right hijab dress for your personality, for an occasion, or for everyday wear can be difficult especially when you don’t have many choices.