H&R Group Blog

Summer Evening of Prayer and Peace in Hiroshima

Jul 30, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Let’s say you arrive in Hiroshima for the August 6th Peace Memorial Ceremony a day early. You don’t feel like...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2018

Jul 30, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Both of my daughters have attended and enjoyed this wonderful local film festival for their entire lives. If you’re living...[ Click to read more ]

August 6th, Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima

Jul 30, 2018 By Matt Mangham

The entire world knows what happened in Hiroshima on the morning of August 6th, 1945. Today, the events that occurred...[ Click to read more ]

Have a Good Morning! Nagoya’s Breakfast Institution

Jul 30, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Japanese cuisine is well known for its delicate flavors, its subtlety, its exquisite fragility. However, here in Aichi we do...[ Click to read more ]

Buying a Car & Driving in Kobe

Jul 30, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Having a car gives you a great way of traveling around Japan. Although the country has a very good public...[ Click to read more ]

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Understanding Japan: What is Obon?

Jul 30, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

For many foreigners working in Japan, Obon is a great time, as most companies close for a bit of a...[ Click to read more ]

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Getting to Know You: Nagoya’s Endoji Street

Jul 30, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

For so long the area of Osu has been considered Nagoya's district of cool, but for those in the know,...[ Click to read more ]

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Aomori Prefecture’s Nebuta Festival

Jul 30, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Throughout July and August there are festivals all over Japan celebrating all manner of things - from the literal star-crossed...[ Click to read more ]

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Myths & Legends in Kansai

Jul 27, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Japan is a country rich with mythology and fascinating tales. The Kansai region, with its many popular tourist areas and...[ Click to read more ]

The Art of Making Soba

Jul 27, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Japan has much to offer in terms of cuisine, but some foods also play a special role in the country’s...[ Click to read more ]

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