Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Malaysia

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How many Japanese restaurants in Malaysia?

According to a report of Japan External Trade Organization, there are about 1,000 Japanese restaurants in Malaysia in 2016.

*26,555 Japanese live in Malaysia, as of 2018.

Japanese Grocery Stores and Food Suppliers

Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers


〇Japan Grocer
LG5-3A, Lower Ground Floor 5, Arcoris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

〇Isetan Kuala Lumpur
201A-C, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

〇AEON Malaysia

〇Doka Sdn Bhd
Lot 38187, Jalan SU 8, Seksyen 22, Taman Perindustrian Subang Utama, 40300 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Study and Work in Japan to learn Japanese cuisine

10,569 Malaysian people live in Japan and 468,360 visited in 2018.

Study in Japan

4weeks Sushi Course at Tokyo Sushi Academy

Malaysian nationals holding biometric passport compliance with ICAO standard do not need visa to enter Japan for a short term stay not more than 90 days. 

Many schools admit students all year round for a variety of classes(e.g. sushi, ramen, yakitori, tempura and more) ranging from a one-day private lesson to a 3-month course.  You are able to stay in Japan and participate a course at culinary schools with a short-stay visa. Course will be held in English and Japanese language is NOT required.

If you want to stay more than 3-month to study, you are required to obtain student visa or cultural activity visa.

To know more about culinary schools in Japan

Work in Japan

Work in Japan from South Africa

To work as a chef in Japan, there are three major requirements: the first is a visa to work legally, the second is Japanese language ability, and the third is skill as a chef. When it comes to Japanese language skills, daily conversation is the basic minimum required. this is roughly the equivalent of 300 hours of Japanese study required at least.

if you are a chef with a specialty (i.e. a Malaysian chef who works at a Malaysian restaurant), 10-years of specialty cooking experience may get your visa approved. In this case, there is no requirement of Japanese language fluency.

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