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Infographics: 10 Key dates of The First World War

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SHAFAQNA: World War I, also called First World War or Great War, an international conflict that in 1914–18 embroiled most of the nations of Europe along with Russia, the United States, the Middle East, and other regions. The war pitted…

Halal Tours to Japan and New Zealand for Southeast Asian Muslims

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SHAFAQNA-  A program of the halal tour to Japan offered by Tourism agency H.I.S. Travel Indonesia,  for its Muslim customers. “Japan has been categorized as a Muslim-friendly country. And H.I.S., through its umrah department, will…

Syria to receive high-tech medical equipment from Japan

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: A shipment of high-tech medical equipment whose value is more than USD 12 million  provided by the Japanese Government for the public hospitals, was granted to the Health and Higher Education Ministries on Thursday. WHO’s…

156 million Muslims are expected to travel by 2020

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SHAFAQNA - By 2020, it is estimated by Regional travel trade show ITB Asia, that there will be 156 million Muslim travellers, growing nearly 30% since 2016. By 2026, the total purchases by Muslim travellers is expected to rise to US$300 billion,…

Japan welcome Muslims by launching Mobile Mosque ahead of 2020 Olympics

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SHAFAQNA - As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world during the 2020 Summer Olympics, a company created the Mobile Mosque that accommodate up to 50 people  to make Muslim visitors feel at home. Yasuharu Inoue, the CEO of…

Mieko Kobayashi, from Japan-Allah (SWT) is a great planner to make a way for us to Islam. Alhamdulillah.

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Mieko Kobayashi, from Tokyo, Japan, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami   1. Please give us a biography of yourself.   Assalam alaykum. My name is Mieko Kobayashi and Muslim name…

Japan Is the Place to Be for Muslim Travellers

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM : Japan, an archipelago situated in north East Asia, is a fascinating and beautiful country visited by tourists from around the world. A country with rich traditions, beautiful landscapes, interesting history and culture,…

Which country is the most reputable one in the Middle East?

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SHAFAQNA - The UAE was ranked 36th in the ranking of world's most reputable countries while outperforms countries such as Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The UAE continues to enjoy the status of the most reputable country in the Middle…

Japanese victims of forced sterilization file more lawsuits over inhumane eugenics law

SHAFAQNA - Three Japanese pensioners have filed separate lawsuits against the government over irreversible damage caused by forced sterilization conducted under Japan’s eugenics law, which was in place for almost 50 years. Faced with…

Mengjia is from China with no religious background

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shafaqna- Mengjia is from China with no religious background. She was always interested in what happens after life. She had discussions with people in Dubai about Islam but never planned to become a Muslim.   okay, it’s not…

Islam finds a place in Japan

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SHAFAQNA - Japan is not a country one would associate with Islam, with it recognised as a Shinto-majority country. Of the 127 million people living in Japan, only 100,000 Muslims reside in the country, with majority being foreign nationals. However,…

JAPAN: "Muslim-friendly Tohoku" campaign launched to promote tourism

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SHAFAQNA - The Reconstruction Agency is developing a "New Tohoku" Project to promote tourism in Tohoku. As part of the project, SUNNY SIDE UP Inc. started the "Muslim-friendly Tohoku" campaign on November 1 and is operating the "Muslim-friendly…

Japanese Firms Keen to Tap Into Halal Market

SHAFAQNA- Japanese companies active in food, cosmetics, logistics, transportation and storage are keen to tap the Malaysian market in a drive to appeal to Muslim customers globally, Yoshimi Gunji, the head of SMBC’s Malaysia operations…

North Korea threatens Japan with ‘destruction’

SHAFAQNA- North Korea has threatened Japan with destruction for siding with the United States shortly after Pyongyang fired a missile that flew over Japan. An article on North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on…

Japan calls for UNSC meeting

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SHAFAQNA-Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for a UNSC meeting over North Korea's launching of a projectile over its territory, describing it as an ‘unprecedented, serious and grave threat.’ "Their outrageous act of firing…

Ramadan in Tokyo

SHAFAQNA- While wrapping up my second year in Tokyo, I would totally, definitely, absolutely recommend you to put Japan on top of your bucket list. Not only you will eat at a conveyor belt sushi place, try the square watermelon, experience…

Militarization Of U.S.’ Asian Allies A Boon For Top U.S. Weapon Manufacturers

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SHAFAQNA - Last week, Taiwan issued a rare public comment announcing its plans to continue buying U.S.-made weapons, stating that the purchases are helping to boost the U.S. economy. The Taiwanese government elaborated, stating that its military…

Why Ramadan is a Big “WooW” for Japanese

SHAFAQNA- There are some solid reasons why Japan and the Japanese are very different from the rest of the world, or at least the world we are aware of so far. Japan was isolated, literally, for hundreds of years. No one knew what was happening…

Halal food services Launched by Japanese logistics giant

SHAFAQNA - Japanese logistics giant Nippon Express is entering the emerging Asian Islamic market by providing a halal food logistics service in anticipation of greater demand in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. The logistics company has acquired…

Malaysia ready to help Japan's Halal industry ahead of Olympics

SHAFAQNA - Malaysia has signaled its readiness to share its expertise with Japan as it seeks to develop its halal industry ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. A representative of Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (MATRADE)…

Peach logo sign of halal food for Muslim tourists in Okayama, Japan

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SHAFAQNA - If Muslims in Japan's Okayama look for the Peach Mark logo, they can find facilities that cater for their special needs. The logo enables Muslim tourists to identify eateries that provide food that doesn't contain pork and menus…

Quran Competition Held in Japan

SHAFAQNA- Titled ‘All Japan Quran Competition’, it was the 17th edition of the annual contest, held at the Arabic-Islamic Institute in Hiroo, Tokyo, on December 30-31. The Japan Islamic Trust organized the event in cooperation with the…

Japanese-Americans Imprisoned For Ethnicity Speak Out In Defense Of Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Seventy-five years ago on Wednesday, the bombing of Pearl Harbor brought the U.S. into World War II and subsequently ushered in the nuclear age. It also prompted the U.S. to round up about 120,000 people ― most of them American…

The sleeping Muslims of Japan

SHAFAQNA - Sitting in the fourth-floor library of his place of worship, Yoshi Date recounts the story of his spiritual becoming. It is not unlike what you might hear from an eager Westerner gone East to find meaning. Except for Yoshi, it has…

Students Visit Tokyo Mosque to Get Unbiased Glimpse of Islam

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SHAFAQNA- A recent wave of terror has fueled anti-Muslim hostility worldwide, fostering a negative image of Islam — a faith still unfamiliar in Japan. But Japan’s youth have been seeking answers to questions including what Islam…

Japanese Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Islamic Fashion

SHAFAQNA- Extremism has spawned many misconceptions about Islamic culture, and one of the most enduring ones concerns the veil worn by Muslim women. The "hijab," as that form of headdress is called in Arabic, has long been viewed by feminists…

Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts some 50km from nuclear plant - Met Agency (VIDEO)

SHAFAQNA - Japan’s Sakurajima volcano, situated about 50km from the Sendai nuclear station, has erupted with the country's meteorological agency issuing an orange warning not to approach it. Residents in the area were evacuated in August…

Halal Food for Muslim Travelers in Japan

SHAFAQNA- Using produce grown by local farmers, the meals will be prepared in accordance with Islamic dietary laws to ensure Muslims don’t have to worry about their food while on vacation in Japan. There are currently few restaurants…