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.
The Halal food has been developed by Aeon Topvalu Malaysia SDN. BHD operating private brand (PB) business. Aeon is the largest retailer in Asia and Japan's single-largest shopping mall developer and operator.
The main store in Akihabara serves as the largest comprehensive duty-free store in all of Tokyo, carrying over 70,000 products including games and hobbies along with watches, jewelry, and souvenirs for overseas travelers.
For the increasing number of Muslim visitors in their facilities, Laox has opened a prayer room in the main store in Akihabara as well as the Shinjuku branch.