Tokyo University of Agriculture Research Institute will hold a symposium "Knowing Halal Foods-Challenge to New Business Opportunities-" on November 2015, 11 to learn about "HALAL foods" and explore business opportunities in the Islamic market. It was held.

 "HALAL" means all "healthy products and activities" permitted by Islamic teachings (Shariah law and Islamic principles), including food, cosmetics, medicines, nursing care products, and finance. Applies to things.The opposite of halal is called non-halal or haram, which means something harmful or addictive to Islam.Therefore, Muslims should avoid foods and drinks that are not officially recognized as halal and are not treated according to Islamic practices.

 From April 2015, the Tokyo University of Agriculture Research Institute will conduct joint research on the theme of "Halal foods" with the partner university, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), with the aim of building a domestic academic center for Haral. I started it.Deepening the understanding of the food culture of Muslims, who also live in Japan, is an important theme for the internationalization and expansion of the Japanese food market, and as economic globalization progresses further. So, it is believed that there are endless business opportunities in the huge Islamic market.Against this background, a symposium was held to clarify the seeds and issues of research that challenges halal business by learning about the halal system and certification mechanism.

 At the symposium, four experts, including Professor Naoki Abe of the Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Senior Lecturer of Rika Terano of the University of Malaysia, will be on stage to discuss examples of halal food initiatives by Japanese companies and Japanese halal certification by Islamic consumers. There was a report on the recognition of the university.

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