The Daily Manila Shimbun


Japanese students sell halal-certified original fish sauce in KL

August 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR- Two students from Niigata Prefectural Kaiyo High School in central Japan stood as salesgirls at a store in Kuala Lumpur to sell halal-certified bottles of original salmon fish sauce produced by the school.

Dressed in "yukata" casual summer kimonos, the two handed out cups of soup made with the fish sauce, called "saigo no itteki (last drop)," to customers at Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.'s Isetan department store in the Malaysian capital city on Saturday.

"I hope the customers will take our fish sauce and try it," said one of the students, Mei Kanayama, 15.

The other student, Kei Tamura, 15, said, "I want to explain the good points of this fish sauce."

The two are both first-year students at the high school in the city of Itoigawa in Niigata Prefecture.

One of the customers who tried the soup described it as delicious and said it suited the person's taste.

The fish sauce, made by the school's students as part of their career education, acquired halal certification conforming to Islamic law from a Malaysian government institution in April. Jiji Press