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Malaysia and Indonesia rush to slice up $3tn global halal market

From meat to massage oil, opportunities abound in mainly Muslim and non-Muslim nations alike

CK TAN and SHOTARO TANI, Nikkei staff writers | Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA -- Japan may have a minuscule Muslim population, but the country still represents the way forward for Malaysia's Faisal Ahmad Fadzil and his line of halal-certified bath products and massage oils.

"If you're successful in Japan," Faisal said, "you can go anywhere."

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