A study on the halal food supply chain in Japan from an inbound perspective

Daisuke Kitayama, Masato Takanokura, Mituharu Ogiya, Siti Hawa Radin Eksan, Mohd Helmi Ali

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Abstract

The Tokyo Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games will be held in 2020. Many Muslim people have stayed in and travelled to Japan recently, and more are expected to do so during the games. As such, food integrity is important in Japan from an inbound perspective, especially for Muslim people because they need safe and reliable food, which conforms to their religion – that is, halal food. Halal means "permissible" in the teachings of Islam, and halal food types are those obtained in accordance with these teachings. Halal food is not widely available for Muslim people in Japan at present. Therefore, the focus of this paper is halal food integrity, which is investigated by studying halal certification systems and through interviews of 20 Japanese companies that handle halal food. The purpose of this study is to suggest how we could ensure high integrity of halal food in Japan. The companies interviewed are classified by the arc of integration theory. The findings indicate that a periphery-facing policy – meaning moderate integration from suppliers to customers – has been adopted by 17 companies. However, their management strategy depends on either halal certification or on a Muslim friendly policy. The companies with a Muslim friendly policy have adopted a strategy of information integration, rather than delivery integration. The companies with halal certification have adopted both directions of supply chain integration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2018, IMECS 2018
EditorsOscar Castillo, David Dagan Feng, A.M. Korsunsky, Craig Douglas, S. I. Ao
PublisherNewswood Limited
ISBN (Electronic)9789881404886
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event2018 International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2018 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 14 Mar 201816 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2078-0958

Conference

Conference2018 International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2018
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period14/3/1816/3/18

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Kitayama, D., Takanokura, M., Ogiya, M., Eksan, S. H. R., & Ali, M. H. (2018). A study on the halal food supply chain in Japan from an inbound perspective. In O. Castillo, D. D. Feng, A. M. Korsunsky, C. Douglas, & S. I. Ao (Eds.), Proceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2018, IMECS 2018 (Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science; Vol. 2). Newswood Limited.

A study on the halal food supply chain in Japan from an inbound perspective. / Kitayama, Daisuke; Takanokura, Masato; Ogiya, Mituharu; Eksan, Siti Hawa Radin; Ali, Mohd Helmi.

Proceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2018, IMECS 2018. ed. / Oscar Castillo; David Dagan Feng; A.M. Korsunsky; Craig Douglas; S. I. Ao. Newswood Limited, 2018. (Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science; Vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kitayama, D, Takanokura, M, Ogiya, M, Eksan, SHR & Ali, MH 2018, A study on the halal food supply chain in Japan from an inbound perspective. in O Castillo, DD Feng, AM Korsunsky, C Douglas & SI Ao (eds), Proceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2018, IMECS 2018. Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science, vol. 2, Newswood Limited, 2018 International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2018, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 14/3/18.
Kitayama D, Takanokura M, Ogiya M, Eksan SHR, Ali MH. A study on the halal food supply chain in Japan from an inbound perspective. In Castillo O, Feng DD, Korsunsky AM, Douglas C, Ao SI, editors, Proceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2018, IMECS 2018. Newswood Limited. 2018. (Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science).
Kitayama, Daisuke ; Takanokura, Masato ; Ogiya, Mituharu ; Eksan, Siti Hawa Radin ; Ali, Mohd Helmi. / A study on the halal food supply chain in Japan from an inbound perspective. Proceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2018, IMECS 2018. editor / Oscar Castillo ; David Dagan Feng ; A.M. Korsunsky ; Craig Douglas ; S. I. Ao. Newswood Limited, 2018. (Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science).
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