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These Are The Answers About Prayer Room and Halal Foods at The MPC

On 24 July 2021, there was news brought by a Japanese Digital Media Kyodo News mentions that 「Main Press Centre (MPC) as the base for domestic and foreign media covering the Tokyo Olympics, had not prepared for Islamic prayer rooms and halal foods that brings bad reputation from Muslims」(main article: However, Tokyo Big Sight, the headquarter of Main Press Centre (MPC), has prayer room set up since 2015.

With curiosity, we contacted and confirmed to the Tokyo Organizing Committee for Olympic and Paralympic Games and these are the answers.

About the Prayer Room

Q . Can press personnel use the prayer room set up at Tokyo Big Sight?

A. The existing prayer room is closed during the tournament due to the use of the facility for other purposes. The Main Press Centre (MPC) does not have facilities for specific religions, but we have separate multipurpose rooms for men and women which can be used upon request.

See Also

Japan Masjid Finder (an easy search web and app for prayer spaces and mosques in Japan)
Halal Gourmet Japan (easy search web and app for halal restaurants in Japan)

About Halal Foods

Q . Is there any halal food available for the press personnel?

A.  For those who need halal foods, they can bring them to the venue on their own.

See Also

Get Halal Food in Japan (Tips and Tricks)
Iftar Party Held by the Governor of Tokyo Attended by Ambassadors and Representatives of Islamic Countries
Prime Minister Abe Held an Iftar Party with Representatives from 34 Islamic Countries!