Department of Tourism Japan now feel confused with the increasing number of Muslim tourists present in Japan. Not because of the number of tourists, but preparations for the arrival of the Muslims is especially concerning kosher food that apparently there is no international standard for halal food so confusing them. Though Japan is a country that is trying to make the certification standards fairly standard provision for the common good.
“Right at the moment because we dizziness confused how to make halal standards, while in many countries have their own halal certificate, there is no international halal certificate applicable to all countries,” said the source Tribunnews.com , Friday (9/5/2014 ) morning.
Admittedly there is currently NPO (Foundation) Japan Association kosher, there is also a Muslim association of Japan, the movement “Muslim-friendly” some “Muslims Wellcome” and various Muslim groups, but no one has a standard for a halal certificate.
“We also know for example there are halal certificate in Malaysia and in Indonesia there is a halal certificate, another one can not be used officially in both countries as they may have different views or requirements. Was just two countries, how the countries in the East middle and so on? Thus we frankly confused at this time, “he said.
However the tourism Japan does not stop until the confusion. They have started the survey with the help of various parties until March 2015 to see on the field, in the community and ultimately formulate halal standards which may approach the requirements of the Muslim world.
Meanwhile, Raymond Hitomi (36) of Halal Association of Japan said today that actually do not always emphasize the halal certificate.
“Many institutions make certification in Japan. Better not start from about certification but we need to see the whole authentication system of Japan. This is important from the current situation. Otherwise ditakurkan can cause a decrease in the confidence of the public,” he said.
Therefore, the Department of Tourism of Japan will investigate the authentication mechanism and the amount of current certification agency until March next year.
“The collection of information to improve the tourism environment,” added the source again.
Therefore, the current government of Japan will be focused on first base attempts to deepen understanding of the chef as kosher, halal food and beverages and other mechanisms.
Furthermore, the source also said that Muslim travelers who come to Japan to be somewhat changed, adapted himself to the situation existing conditions in Japan. For example, alcoholic beverages are forbidden about Islam. In Japan because of the country drink alcohol, do not drink alcohol as a bit of a clear sake it contains alcohol.
“So frankly confused me too,” he said.
Originally published on www.tribunnews.com