Tokyo’s competitive halal food scene

Tokyo MX did a really interesting special feature on the competitive halal food scene in Tokyo. Some observations about the report:

  • There are a lot of gaikokujin interviewees in the video, but at no point did the report dub over what the interviewees said with a Japanese voiceover.
  • The gaikokujin interviewees is more myth-busting evidence of the role of gaikokujin in Tokyo. An Indonesian Muslim who has been in Japan for 35 years says that she is jealous of young Muslims in Japan today, because she could not access as much Halal food before as she can now.
  • There are now Halal-certified washoku restaurants that contain prayer rooms and hire Muslim employees.