Neither foreign residents nor ethnic Japanese are ever asked about their religion by official government agencies.While it is conceivable that this policy may change in the future due to official concerns about international terrorism, there has yet to be any public indication of such an effort.

In 2011, Denmark introduced a tax on foods with more than 2.3 percent of saturated fats, while Hungary introduced a tax on foods with high sugar, salt, or caffeine content.

Finland also started imposing taxes on confectionery products.

Because there is no place on the written online application for one’s religion, the Ministry of Justice can’t publish statistics showing the religions (or races) of naturalization candidates; they can only publish sex and former nationality statistics.

The claim that in Japan permanent residency is not given to Muslims is also false.

"Some may respond by reducing their consumption of healthy goods in order to pay for the more expensive unhealthy goods, thus defeating the purpose of the tax," they noted.

The only way to see if these incentive programs, such as the one in Osaka or the taxes set forth by certain countries, will actually work is time.

He himself began studying Arabic at age 5 at a mosque school in Sir Lanka.

He wants to give his own children a similar religious environment. “If the children don’t learn it now they won’t be able to read it properly or understand the meaning of the prayers.” Islam is not faith in isolation.

By having snacks at their disposal, the girls hope to learn to restrain themselves from eating junk food and to make better choices.

Many countries are starting to implement incentives for losing weight or imposing taxes on unhealthy foods as a way to encourage smarter eating.

A love hotel is a type of short-stay hotel for the purpose of allowing couples privacy for sexual activities. Rooms are selected off a panel and the bill is paid by handing money to an unseen staff member or a machine.