Satoshi Hirai, CEO of food package and container designing company, Hidesato Nakao, Kaiseki (traditional Japanese dish) chef, and Akiyo Maruta, a professional kimono teacher took the leading role for the event “Global tea party” held in Toyama Prefecture in cooperation with Toyama Muslim Center (TMC) on December 23rd. They held trial kimono lessons, Zen meditation classes, and served sweets from around the world. Approximately 200 people gathered for this cultural exchange with Muslim people. On December, it was announced that ”HALAL office” for development support and certification of food, dishes, and products was established in December in order to spread Muslim-friendly services to Toyama Prefecture. This cultural exchange was featured in various newspapers as well as NHK Television, and a step was taken towards the entire prefecture engaging in the project.
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