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We are glad the children and their parents are pleased with the halal lunches, and the school is willing to do everything possible to support them.

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The head of a nursery school in Tokyo's Kita Ward, which has started serving halal-certified lunches for Muslim children. Eight of the 130 children at the school are Muslims.

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I guess their mothers and pops are just too over worked to take 2 minutes to pack a lunch for their kids.

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Great. A very good initiative. This is what makes Japan a lovely country.

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I hope they will also pander to other religions in the same way.

No fish on Friday so as not to offend the Catholics.

No beef for the Hindus

No animal products at all for the Jains

No pork for the Jews

I could go on.....

The best thing about Japanese school lunch was that everybody got the same. No fuss

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I hope they will also pander to other religions in the same way.

If it’s financially beneficial, why wouldn’t they?

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The best thing about Japanese school lunch was that everybody got the same.

And the bad thing is that not everyone wants to eat the same stuff. Try forcing Japanese to eat rice pudding.

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In my few decades in Japan I've met quite a few Japanese who don't like fish, miso, natto, whale, and one that didn't particularly like rice. Yet in schools they were encouraged to enjoy eating what they didn't like because one of the 'beauties' of Japan is that we are all the same.

No one is forcing this nursery school to provide for the diversity of their students. They are doing it out of either love of the children or to attract more children of any religion or nationality because they need the money.

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@ Mr. Kipling

"No fish on Friday so as not to offend the Catholics."

Actually, Friday is the day that Catholics make a point of abstaining from animal meat, OTHER than fish.

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Yes, I have a name for that, the lemmings method. lol

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Actually, Friday is the day that Catholics make a point of abstaining from animal meat, OTHER than fish.

True, but I don’t think that takes away from the point the poster brilliantly made.

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True, but I don’t think that takes away from the point the poster brilliantly made.

Then I'll ask you the same question I asked the other poster:

If it’s financially beneficial, why wouldn’t they?

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Regarding this article whose focus is on "halal lunches", Halal, for those who don't know, is explained thus: (Google the following terms to find out)

What makes food halal?

and

What are the rules of halal?

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