- It appears that Japan is putting all in place for Muslim visitors from around the world ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics
- A mobile mosque on wheels has been created by a Tokyo sports and cultural events company
- Japan is the host of the forthcoming Summer Olympics that is scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020
A Tokyo sports and cultural events company has created a mosque on wheels that it hopes will make Muslim visitors feel at home as Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Daily Trust reports that the CEO of Yasu Project, Yasuharu Inoue, said that the possibility that there might not be enough mosques for Muslim visitors in 2020 was alarming for a country that considers itself part of the international community.
Legit.ng gathers that the company's mobile mosque could travel to different Olympic venues as needed.
The mobile mosque is a modified 25-tonne truck which has a 48-square-metre room that can accommodate 50 people.
Inoue said: “As an open and hospitable country, we want to share the idea of omotenashi (Japanese hospitality) with Muslim people."
According to report, there was an unveiling of the first mobile mosque earlier this week outside Toyota Stadium, a J-League soccer venue in Toyota City, which is also the headquarters of the car company with the same name.
“Going forward, I would be so happy if people from Indonesia, Malaysia, Africa, the Middle East and, for example, refugees who are coming from Syria are able to use the mosque as a tool to promote world peace," Inoue added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Japanese government as part of its efforts to boost electricity in Nigeria, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), donated solar power equipment worth $9.7 million to the Nigerian federal government.
Sadanobu Kusaoke, the ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, disclosed this in Abuja during the inauguration of the solar power project.
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