Global halal food industry is said to be worth over $600 billion. Japanese food and tourism companies are slowly starting to tap into this huge market for halal food and other halal consumer products for the Muslims all over the world. As the Japanese population is aging, both the public and private sectors have started thinking of ways to offer halal products to the Muslims living in Japan and elsewhere.
The recent surge in the demand for halal food products in japan is attribbuted to the following .
- Muslim population in the country is slowly but steadily increasing
- Muslim consumers are becoming vocal
- More and more Muslims are visiting japan for business, studies or other purposes
- Due to the sluggishness of the domestic Japanese economy, Japanese food companies are trying to grab
Recently, a member of parliament approached few Muslim organizations based in Tokyo to get basic information about the concept and find out ways Japanese companies could cater to the necessities of the Muslims living in the country. A non-profit organization recently planned to hold the first-ever halal food fair in Fukuoka.