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.
Aichi Service Area to offer Halal foods for Muslim travelers - The Okazaki service area on the Shin Tomei Expressway started selling Halal Bento "boxed meals" from February 13, to accommodate the needs of a growing number of Muslim tourists.
Using produce grown by local farmers, the meals will be prepared in accordance with Islamic dietary laws to ensure Muslims don’t have to worry about their food while on vacation in Japan.