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WASABI Insight vol.5
"Halal Business Opportunities &
Market Development in Japan"

Produced by WASABI Creation




5 September 2016 Monday, 6:30pm~9:30pm
WorkCentral @ Dhoby Ghaut
Connecting Japan & ASEAN for casual & stimulating exchange of ideas in business. 
A truly cross-border business networking event, first of its kind in Singapore. 

About the Speakers  

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Mr. Shinya Yokoyama

Co-Founder of Halal Media Japan

Chairman of Halal Expo Japan 2016

Organizing Committee

Shinya Yokoyama is also Co-Founder of Halal Media Japan Co Ltd which is Japan’s Halal leading portal site. He started his business career focusing on machinery trading in Japan and South East Asia in Yuasa Trading Co Ltd from 1992 to 2000.


He has been working on helping SMEs to develop overseas business since then.

He holds MBA degree from Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business and awarded encouragement award for his work titled “Management Strategies for Japanese SME’s in Halal Industry”.


He got involved Halal and Islamic business industry since he came back to S’pore in 2012 and Co-organized Japan Halal Expo 2014 and 2015 which were the first and second international Halal related trade show and exhibition ever held in Japan.


In this seminar, Yoko-san as he likes to be called will give you an insight on the Japan Halal market. He will share data and statistics of Japan’s lucrative industries e.g. in tourism, F&B, retail and etc compared to the world economy.

Find out first-hand the vast opportunities await for Asean SMEs and entrepreneurs at large.

Mr. Melvin Goh

CEO, Have Halal, Will Travel

Melvin Goh is the CEO (Chief-Everything-Officer) of Have Halal, Will Travel (HHWT). He works with various brands and government officials to promote their Muslim-friendly services. He also ensures that HHWT consistently produces high quality content for Muslim travellers. Melvin has a long track record in the digital marketing sector. He dreams of travelling to space one day. 


Have Halal, Will Travel (HHWT) offers resources and tools to help Muslim travellers plan their perfect trip. HHWT is redefining the Muslim travel market with highly shareable social content and a dedicated travel planning app to recommend the best things to do, eat and places to pray. We reach more than half a million Muslim travellers every month.


Event detail:


Date & Time: 5 September 2016 (Mon), 6:30pm~9:30pm


Venue: WorkCentral

Singapore Shopping Centre 190 Clemenceau Avenue level 6 Singapore 239924


Fee: $40 (online registration), $50 (at door)

  • It has been sold out for previous event, please register online early

  • You may request for receipt if needed


Light refreshment, softdrinks, coffee, beer & wine provided


Language: English


Dress code: Smart casual or business


Number of attendees: 50

(a mix of Japanese, locals, Indonesian, Vietnamese & other expatriate business professionals from MNC management and SME business owners)





1830: Door open, Refreshment & Networking


1920: Welcome note by WASABI Creation


1930: "Halal Business Opportunties in Japan"

by Mr. Shinya Yokoyama

Co-founder, Halal Media Japan Co Ltd

Chairman, Halal Expo Japan Organizing Committee


- Insight on the Japan's Halal market

- Data and statistics of Japan’s lucrative industries     e.g. in tourism, F&B, retail and etc compared to the world economy

- The vast opportunities await for Asean SMEs and entrepreneurs at large.

1950: "Understanding Muslim travellers - Who are they

and how are they different?"

by Mr. Melvin Goh

CEO, Have Halal, Will Travel


- Muslim travellers: Who, where and why now

- General travel patterns

- Why Muslim travellers love Japan?

- What do they do in Japan?

2010: Q&A, panel discussion for both speakers

2030: Networking

(softdrinks, coffee, beer & wine will be served)


2130: The End


*Event program maybe subjected to changes, we seek your kind understanding. 

About WASABI Insight

WASABI Insight is a regular social networking event for bridging Singapore & Japan in terms of Business, Culture, & Talents, in order to enhance interaction & exchange of ideas between Singaporeans, Japanese, as well as other expatriate professionals. 

WASABI Insight vol.1, Feb 12 2015, LinkedIn Singapore

                                                                                          Media Partner

Supporting Partners   

                                         Media                            Community                               Community                       Community                    Venue                           Community

Past Speakers   

        Mr. Deny Rahardjo           Mr. Sham Alexandra          Mr. Dennis Quek Business        Mr. Tee Wee Ang                    Mr. Edric Ho

     Kinerja International            DHL eCommerce                             I2R A*Star                        KOOKI Pte Ltd                Lever & Punch Pte Ltd

         Mr Akihiko Koga               Mr Hideaki Fujiyama                    June Shaul                          Emily Maynade                   John Fitzpatrick                    Yasuyuki Kita

Japan Food Culture         Lingua Franca Holdings                         LinkedIn                                  LinkedIn                  Amazon Web Services   Yamada Business Consulting                                                                       



Kindly pre-register for advance tickets for

WASABI Insight vol.5 with the form or HERE 

by 30th August 2016.  


Due to limited seats and sold-out previous

events, early pre-registration online is advised.


For enquiry , kindly email to






Past events:

WASABI Insight vol.1 @ LinkedIn Singapore

WASABI Insight vol.2 @ Amazon Web Services

WASABI Insight vol.3 by DHL Ecommerce

WASABI Insight vol.4 "E-commerce in South East Asia, Branding, Digital Marketing, & Social Listening"

Participated Companies (WASABI Insight vol.3)
NNA Singapore, Business Indonesia-Singapore Association, VietCham (Vietnam Chamber of Commerce), Global Indonesian Voices ZALORA, Microsoft, Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), Magenta Consulting Services Pte Ltd, Unite and Grow Inc., Corporate Directions, Inc. (CDI) Asia-Pacific, Pte. Ltd., Farallon Law Corporation, Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP, KOOKI Pte ltd, Singapore REDCOMZ PTE LTD, Arte & L'Art, Ematic Solutions, Credit Saison Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. FujiXerox Asia Pacific, Solidiance Asia Pacific, WEST JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY, TOPPAN FORMS(S)PTE LTD, Isetan (singapore) Limited, Marubeni ASEAN PTE. LTD., ELECOM SINGPORE PTE LTD, Hitachi Automotive Systems Singapore Pte Ltd, JETRO Singapore, JETRO Hong Kong, Alps Logistics (S) Pte Ltd, Alps Logistics (S) Pte Ltd APS Asset Management, Kimberly-Clark (FMCG), Sparkline, Viki, CBRE Hotels, Epsilon Mobile, and MORE

Supporting Business Leaders:

Mr Matsuda Daishi               Mr Kazuya Chiba                   Ms Kelly Teoh                   Mr Teng Theng Dar                  Mr Son le Thanh                    Vidit Agrawal

NNA Singapore                       Suzuyo Singapore                New Business Asia            The Xpert Bees Pte Ltd                   Startup Grind                      Uber Singapore

Mr Fabian Lua                        Mr Atul Harkisanka                  Mr Damien Lam                         Mr Akihiko Koga               Ms June Shaul                 Ms Emily Maynard

Peatix Singapore                  LinkedIn Singapore                   Barterfli Holdings                   Japan Food Culture                 LinkedIn                                 LinkedIn

          Mr Ben Chew             Mr Stephanus Titus Widjaja       Ms Hiromi Hara

     Startup Jobs Asia                              BISA                                  Single Point

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