On November 22 and 23 at Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center Taito-kan. The theme is “HALAL FOR ALL”. Inbound service provider in Japan and Halal-related companies from all over the world will assemble in Asakusa.

Seminar Program

Seminars Related to Halal and Muslim Tourism

From the recent situation of Halal business to the policymaking on Muslim tourism, various topics will be talked in a series of seminars in Halal Expo Japan 2016.

Seating capacity of each seminar is 150 though “Brunei Darussalam Halal Business Seminar” is 50. Please apply soon. English-Japanase interpreter will be provided for seminars given by English speaker.

Place: #2 Conference Room, 8th Floor, Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center Taito-kan

“Brunei Darussalam Halal Business Seminar” is at the Hall on the 9th Floor, Taito-kuminkaikan, that is located next to Taito-kan.

November 22 (Tue)

Date November 22 (Tue) 10:15-12:00
Content & Speaker

Keynote Speech
“Inbound Tourism and Urban Development – Alongside Supporting Halal”

What is two-way tourism professed by the proponent of inbound 3.0? What is inbound tourism that concerns the government as a new way of life for Japan’s citizens? From the perspective of urban development and Halal support, the keynote addresses the theory of building the country through revolutionizing tourism.

Yoshiaki Nakamura

Mr. Yoshiaki Nakamura
Representative Director, Japan Inbound Solutions Co., Ltd.

Panel discussion
“The Importance of Public-Private Cooperation in the Field of Halal”

Tokyo’s Taito Ward is one of Japan’s most popular tourist areas. Yet how did this particular part of Tokyo city, which effortlessly attracts tourists from all over the world, also become one of Japan’s most Muslim-friendly town? The authorities will talk about several cases of successful public-private partnerships that led to creating mosques, and the prospect of further developments. Come and listen to the speech by the official from the municipal government endeavoring to find ways of revitalizing the region.

Yoshiaki Nakamura

Mr. Yoshiaki Nakamura
Representative Director, Japan Inbound Solutions Co., Ltd.

Shunsuke Takei

Mr. Shunsuke Takei
Member of Parliament/Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs

Takuji Kawai

Mr. Takuji Kawai
Sectional Chief, Tourism Division of Culture Industry Tourism Dept. of Taito City

Kunio Iijima

Mr. Kunio Iijima
Assistant Manager of Secretariat, Asakusa Tourism Federation

Fee 3,000 JPY (tax included)
Application Apply for this seminar
Date November 22 (Tue) 13:00-14:45
Content & Speaker

Yano Research Institute Special Seminar
“The Current Situation and the Future of Halal Certification in Indonesia – Obligation to Obtain Halal Certification in Indonesia”

One of the world’s largest Muslim countries is currently undergoing a revolution. The Halal product certification law legislated two years ago has been rapidly increasing the number of Halal-certified in Indonesia. To grasp this movement and further implement it in other parts of Asia, it is necessary to listen to the person from the country. Please come and listen to the information that is only rarely available even in Indonesia.

“The Feature of the Market of Indonesia and the Field Where Japan is Expected to Invest”
Mr. Retno Supeni
Councilor of Minister, The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

“Introduction of Halal and Its Strategies in Company – The Trend of the Market of Health Diet and Supplement in Indonesia”
Ms. Aya Kanbe
Primary Investigator, Yano Research Institute Ltd.

“The Present and the Future of Halal Certification in Indonesia – Obligation to Obtain Halal Certification in Indonesia”

Lukmanul Hakim

Mr. Lukmanul Hakim
Director, LPPOM MUI (Indonesian Halal Certification Body)

Target Businessman who is interested in business with Indonesia
Local government who is planning to support promoting export to Asian countries
Fee 5,000 JPY (tax included)
Application Apply for this seminar
Date November 22 (Tue) 13:30-16:00
Place Hall, 9th Floor, Taito-kuminkaikan
Content & Speaker “Brunei Darussalam Halal Business Seminar”

Brunei Darussalam has recently drawn increasing attention from around the world through activities such as participation in the TPP. Today, in the presence of His Excellency, Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar, Minister of Energy and Industry of Brunei Darussalam, we are holding this seminar to introduce the following:
– The environment for investment and business (illustrated by the Brunei Government)
– Halal Certification administrated by the Minister of Religious Affairs based on the results of the field survey conducted by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) (elaborated by a specialist)
We have set aside time in the schedule for networking between officials of the Brunei Government, Brunei companies and all participants attending today after the seminar.

13:30-13:55 Welcome remarks
 Executive Vice President of JETRO Shigeki Maeda
 President of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Hidetoshi Nishimura
 His Excellency, Pehin Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Yasmin, Minister of Energy and Industry of Brunei Darussalam

13:55-14:35 Presentations
 ① “Doing Business in Brunei Darussalam” By Brunei Government
 ② “Study on Halal Industry in Business Darussalam” By Tetsuya Enomoto, ERIA Expert
 ③ “Introduction of activities of foreign companies”
 Simpor Pharma Sdn. Bhd.
 MC Biotech Sdn. Bhd.
 Ghanim International Corporation Sdn. Bhd.

14:35-14:50 Question and Answer

14:50-16:00 Networking Break and One-on-One Business Meeting

16:00 End of seminar

Target People who are interested in the Halal business in Brunei Darussalam
Fee Free
Capacity 50 (First come, first served)
Application Apply for this seminar
Date November 22 (Tue) 15:00-16:45
Content & Speaker

“Opportunities in the Global Halal Market for Japanese Entrepreneurs”

Among other non-Muslim countries, Singapore is one of the most Muslim-friendly nations, and Warees Halal is a Singaporean company that has been exporting its Halal certification to other countries. Having served as a Halal certifier for numerous central kitchens and restaurants in Japan, Warees Halal suggests new possibilities for Japanese companies with its extensive experience and knowledge of Japan’s corporations.

Razali Ramli

Mr. Razali Ramli
Warees Halal Limited (Singaporean Halal Certification Body)
Assistant Vice-president

“Halal Tourism – Expanding the Horizon and ‘Glocalising’ the World”

A UK-based press visits Japan for its first time to talk about the expanding Halal market and tourism. What is this globally localizing new trend? How should Japanese corporations cope with it? Come to familiarize yourself with the best practices in Europe and the Middle East.

Sami Hamdi

Mr. Sami Hamdi
The International Interest (British Media of Politics and Economics)
President and Editor in Chief

Fee Free
Application Apply for this seminar

November 23 (Wed, holiday)

Date November 23 (Wed, holiday) 10:15-11:00
Content & Speaker

“From the Kitchen and the Dining Hall – How we got many “Delicious” and “Thanks” from foreign customers and Muslims”

This seminar focuses on what is necessary to tell Muslim customers that Halal dishes are being offered in the restaurant, such as Halal certification and ingredient descriptions written in English. In addition, participants can gain the knowledge of what taste is preferred by foreign customers.

Yuki Yamada

Mr. Yuki Yamada
Representative Director, Meisei Co., Ltd.

Fee Free
Application Apply for this seminar
Date November 23 (Wed, holiday) 11:00-12:00
Content & Speaker

“Friendliness to Muslims Grown in Mixed Education and Mingling Towns”

Half of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)’s 6,000 students are international students from over 80 countries. The hot spring city Beppu in Oita Prefecture is currently one of the most noteworthy forefront for exchange students. What connects the city’s universities with the area? What were some of the difficulties and solutions? Come and listen to a full-scale practice theory meant for Japan in an ultra-aging era with an extremely low birth rate.

Masaharu Imamura

Mr. Masaharu Imamura
Vice-president, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Fee Free
Application Apply for this seminar
Date November 23 (Wed, holiday) 12:00-13:00
Content & Speaker

“Personnel Management Strategy that Utilizes Muslims for Maintaining and Expanding Business – How to Employ Muslim and What We Should Know”

N. Kandel

Mr. N. Kandel
Foreign Student Support Dept., Tomonokai Co., Ltd.

Fee Free
Application Apply for this seminar
Date November 23 (Wed, holiday) 13:00-13:45
Content & Speaker

“Muslim Inbound Tourism Seen by Big Data Analysis”

Japan’s biggest provider of WiFi access with over 200,000 WiFi Spots, Free Wi-Fi App “Japan Travel Wifi”, introduces the current trend of Muslim inbound tourists. The seminar offers detailed instructions on how to use and interpret the data, as well as the currently hot Big Data in easy terms for beginners.

Teppei Kawanishi

Mr. Teppei Kawanishi
Assistant Manager, Service Promotion HQ of Wire and Wireless Co., Ltd.

Fee Free
Application Apply for this seminar
Date November 23 (Wed, holiday) 14:00-14:45
Content & Speaker

“Halal as a Bridge between the Local Community and the World, What We Learned with Muslims – Japanese Food is a Source of Dissemination”

Ramen has become a world-famous Japanese dish. The seminar is hosted by both Nikkouken and Samurai Ramen, both of whom have developed ramen that can be eaten by Muslims. Come and find out how the two restaurants coped with the ever-diversifying global food cultures and their specific endeavors in revitalizing the city.

Dainari Goka

Mr. Dainari Goka
Owner and Chef, Nikkoken
Chairman, Ryomo Muslim Inbound Promote Committee

“The Product Development that Takes Global Market into Consideration – The Story of Samurai Ramen UMAMI”

Shigeki Shirasawa

Mr. Shigeki Shirasawa
Director, Funfair Co., Ltd.

Fee Free
Application Apply for this seminar
Date November 23 (Wed, holiday) 15:00-16:45
Content & Speaker

“Experience Halal Travel – Understanding the Muslim Travel Psyche”

The Muslim market is valued to be worth an estimated $150 billion, and is expected to reach $200 billion by 2020, according to Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI). Muslim travel for the same reasons as any other tourist – to explore different destinations and experience unique cultures. However, they do not wish to compromise on their beliefs and faith based needs. We go behind the scenes to understand the Muslim Travel Psyche and the strategic steps destinations can adopt in attracting this growing segment.

Raudha Zaini

Ms. Raudha Zaini
Marketing Manager, CrescentRating & HalalTrip Pte Ltd

“Halal – The Safety of Food and Its Science”

Are the foods you eat everyday really safe? Especially when the world is so preoccupied with food safety, an expert will share his professional knowledge in easy terms to talk about food safety. The seminar offers insight into the very essence of food, suitable for both non-Muslims as well as Muslims interested in Halal certification.

Fahrul Irfan

Mr. Fahrul Irfan
Member of Shariah Board, NPO Japan Halal Association

Eiichi Tamiya

Dr. Eiichi Tamiya
Vice-president, Japan Halal Research Center

Fee Free
Application Apply for this seminar
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