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    Halal Tourism and Airport, Prospect of West Java-Shizuoka Cooperation


    SHIZUOKA - West Java Provincial Government (West Java Provincial Government) initiated a partnership of developing halal tourism with Shizuoka Prefectural Government in Japan. Halal tourism is considered as a holiday style that is increasingly in demand and it takes Muslim tourists, including other tourists who crave family friendly tours.
    West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) welcomed the Shizuoka Prefectural Government's plan to study the needs of Muslims in traveling. It also appreciates Shizuoka intention to build musala at Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport and the development of halal tourism in Shizuoka.
    "Hopefully this cooperation can be developed to various sectors with Shizuoka, including for the flight from Kertajati to Shizuoka," he said after dinner with Shizuoka Prefecture Governor Heita Kawakatsu at Century Hotel Shizuoka, Wednesday (1/11/17) local time .
    During this time, Shizuoka became a tea, vegetables and fruit producer, in Japan. In addition to the vegetarian menu, the Japanese have a variety of processed fish recipes can be an alternative halal food.
    Business opportunities by creating halal tourism in Shizuoka, he said, are increasingly wide open with cooperation that will be done in the provincial sister program between Shizuoka with West Java. Various cooperation with West Java is considered to be expanding Shizuoka's relationship with the society and Muslim tourists.
    Revealed in the meeting, the tourism sector location of Mount Fuji is growing rapidly. The number of hotels in Shizuoka alone numbers above 3,000, exceeding the number of hitek in the Japanese Capital of Tokyo.
    Shizuoka Prefectural Governor Heita Kawakatsu said initially the Shizuoka Prefectural Government established a communication with the Shizuoka Muslim Association (SMA), a Muslim community unity in Shizuoka, to discuss matters relating to Muslim lifestyles.
    Heita said his side got a lot of information from high school about the needs of citizens or Muslim tourists while on vacation. Therefore, it immediately embodies a number of facilities for Muslim tourists in Shizuoka.
    "First, we will build a prayer room (musala) at Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport," said Heita.
    Heita said it has also socialized the terms of halal food and beverages to the dining or restaurant entrepreneurs in Shizuoka. They are encouraged to serve a variety of halal foods and promote them.

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