Japanese school lunch system for Muslims
by Kiho Muroga
I had a friend who was from Saudi Arabia and who was a Muslim when I was an elementary school student. In elementary school, we were provided a school lunch.
The school lunch was fixed by a regular menu. Therefore, every student was provided the same menu. As you know, Muslims cannot eat pork because the pig is a symbol of God.
But, our school lunch had a lot of pork menu, for example, pork curry, grilled pork and so on. In addition, slices of ham in salad are also pork.
So my Muslim friend couldn't eat a lot of the menu, and on “bad days” which had a menu like pork curry and ham salad, he couldn't eat almost any of menu.
I think the Japanese school lunch system is good, but also has defects. The system should be changed a bit for the people of every religion.
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Japanese University Students Think About Saudi Arabia.