Arab News Japan
OSAKA: Salam Groovy Japan, a media outlet of information on Japan’s engagement in the Islamic market, launched a crowdfunding campaign to support financially struggling Muslims in Japan, especially international students.
The Japanese media aims to raise $10 thousand to donate food and daily necessities in cooperation with universities and organizations in Japan.
In Japan, some students drop out of universities due to their inability to afford the tuition fees their daily necessities, such as food and feminine hygiene products. The number is as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses.
Muslims, especially international students residing in Japan, who live on part-time jobs to make ends meet have had those options reduced to none.
The media talked with a few Muslim international students at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) regarding their current living situation. “When we finally found a part-time job, our workdays got cut by nearly half.
There are times we had to survive on the money sent by our family back home or social security,” said one student.
Most Muslim international students come from Southeast Asia, such as Malaysia and Indonesia.
Salam Groovy Japan initiated a crowdfunding project on LaunchGood, a platform focused on the global Muslim community. The raised funds will provide halal food by Japanese companies and daily necessities, including feminine hygiene products, which will be distributed in cooperation with several universities and organizations in Japan.
Salam Groovy Japan is a media platform run by J-Line Corporation, a Japanese company founded in 1993. The media strives to bridge Japanese business with the global Islamic market from a business perspective. It provides information about Japanese firms engaged in business development for the Islamic market, such as halal products and Muslim-friendly information in Japan.