Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has hosted a dinner for diplomats from 46 Islamic nations and territories.
The meal took place at the Prime Minister's official residence on Monday, during the Islamic month of Ramadan.
Ramadan is considered the most important religious rite for Muslims, with observers fasting from dawn to dusk.
Kan said it is meaningful for Japan, and for world peace, to strengthen ties with 1.3 billion Muslims in the world.
Gabon's Ambassador to Japan, Jean Christian Obame, said Japan has held the meal annually for the last 8 years, and he believes the unwavering treatment by the Japanese government demonstrates the strong ties between Japan and Islamic countries.