Japan is expecting almost one million Muslim tourists to arrive by 2020, the government, major corporations and local businesses are stepping up to tap and cater to this growing market as well as developing Halal products and services to market globally.
It is expected that the growth and demand for Halal products and services in Japan will also surpass the Olympics timeline as Japan has already seen the number of Muslim tourist arrivals increase every year and with Japan’s new diet passed in Dec 2018, it has paved the way to hire more foreign workers from overseas to overcome labour shortage. It would be inevitable to see more foreign workers’ influx to Japan including Muslim workers, in addition to Muslim students and long term residency is set to increase.
Abd Elmohaimen Mansi, Founder of Elmangos Events, said: “We are delighted to partner with the Japan Times as a media agency for the Islamic economy. Now companies who want to promote their products and services in Japan can do that through the new Halal Special Supplement. This surely helps in creating awareness to the locals and educating them about what leading companies in the Islamic economy can offer in different sectors such as, finance, tourism, modest fashion, etc. This indeed shows how receptive the market is and how welcoming Japan is towards the Olympics 2020. ”
Japan is due to host the 2020 Olympics and as part of this major global sports event aims to attract Muslim visitors from around the globe. CrescentRating a leading organisation in the Halal travel sector scored Japan higher in their Muslim Friendly Halal Travel Index in comparison to previous years as Islamic orientated products and services have increased in availability throughout Japan.