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Halal certification keeps Japan linked to Southeast Asian supply chains

Logistics groups Nippon Express and Yusen win approval in Indonesia and Malaysia

A saleswoman works at a beauty products shop in Indonesia, where a sweeping halal certification law will take effect next year.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Two of Japan's biggest transport companies, Nippon Express and Yusen Logistics, have taken a step toward growing their business in Southeast Asia by gaining certification that they are shipping goods in compliance with Islamic law.

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