Where can you find Halal food products in Japanese market?
In 1980s you could hardly find Halal shops and restaurants in Japan. Nowadays, only in Tokyo there are more than 60 Halal Food Shops and over 200 Halal Food Restaurants and increasing.
Today availability of Halal food in supermarkets and even in convenience stores makes the life more comfortable for the Muslim residents, and also gives the travelers a peace of mind especially to those who would like to visit small towns.
Here is some information that comes handy either for Muslims who reside in Japan or those who are planning to visit for sightseeing.
Depending on demand stores may offer limited number of products including; chicken meat, frozen food, seasonings and snacks.
The Gyomu stores’ location map is in Japanese, but it has an English section introducing some of the items they provide with a brief description.
You can find the name and direction to some of the stores in major cities on our List of Halal Food Shops here on Halal In Japan Website.
Today about 130 of their stores in Japan are selling the Halal foods which are certified by JAKIM; the National certification body of Halal in Malaysia. The number of Aeon stores offering Halal food products is increasing.
You can find the list and the locations of all Aeon Stores on Aeon website.
On the Basic Info Page there is a considerable amount of information for those who want to visit Japan as well as new comers who would like to study, work and live in Japan.
Few years ago a list of Halal Food Products Available In Japanese Market published by Islamic Association of Nagoya, which makes it easy to find the daily necessities in your nearest supermarket or convenience store.
The list contains many products including Halal babies’ powdered milk and food, to Halal bread and snacks and fast-food.
Halal In Japan website’s Facebook Page has a collection of Halal food products and beverages which have been provided by organizations like Nippon Asia Halal Association "NAHA", and Japan Halal.
The collection consists of photo albums which makes it much easier to find the items in any store. It covers many items including halal bread and Naan, dairy products, cakes, cookies and chocolates.