H&R Group Blog

The Nipponbashi Street Festa in Osaka

Oct 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Back in 2005, Osaka was not nearly as popular a tourist destination as it is today. The city decided to...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving in Kobe

Oct 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

With the growing community of American expats, Thanksgiving Day is starting to make its mark in Japan. This traditional American...[ Click to read more ]

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Kansai’s Most Popular Winter Meals

Oct 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

The Japanese have many hearty winter meals served at festivals and family gatherings during the colder months. Each region has...[ Click to read more ]

How to See Kobe on a Budget

Oct 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Traveling around Japan can be expensive, but it’s still possible to visit any city in the country if you’re on...[ Click to read more ]

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Best Cinemas in Kobe

Oct 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

If you're an expat living in Japan, you'll find that going to the cinema isn't all that different from what...[ Click to read more ]

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Scouting in Nagoya

Sep 28, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

When Lord Baden Powell published the first edition of 'Scouting for Boys', a guidebook of survival techniques he learned during...[ Click to read more ]

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Making sense of the Consumption Tax rate hike

Sep 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

It’s officially happening after many delays and false starts, Japan’s consumption tax (消費税 shohizei) will go from 8% to 10%...[ Click to read more ]

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How to ease the impact of Japan’s impending consumption tax hike

Sep 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

In order to ease the overnight transition into a higher tax bracket, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has...[ Click to read more ]

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Sushi: a Short History and Where to Get It in Hiroshima

Sep 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

The earliest form of sushi, known today as narezushi, most likely originates in the paddy fields along the Mekong River...[ Click to read more ]