Japan sees boom in halal restaurants

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Muslim travellers are fuelling a boom in halal restaurants and syariah-compliant hotels in Japan,reports the Straits Times.

The paper reports that to cater for Muslim needs, some Japanese have set up syariah-friendly hotels.

Thanks to social media and the advent of low-cost air travel out of Southeast Asia, Japan is wooing a record number of Muslim travellers. In 2017, nearly 360,000 Indonesian tourists visited Japan, up from just 80,000 in 2010, the report adds.

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