H&R Group Blog

The Tokai Japan Canada Society (TJCS)

Mar 28, 2016 By Ray Proper

TJCS presents the 2016 Hanami in Kairaku Koen Tsu City, Mie Prefecture Date: Saturday, April 2nd   ***Rain out: Sunday, April 3rd Start:...[ Click to read more ]

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Mazda: The Economic Engine of Hiroshima

Mar 22, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Hiroshima is a company town. Mazda is the region’s biggest employer and the car maker bankrolls the city’s professional baseball...[ Click to read more ]

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan: How Many People Have Signed the Guest Register of this 1,300 Year Old Hotel?

Mar 22, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Just doing the math is mind-boggling. A family business for over 1,300 years. Yes, there have been some heirs adopted...[ Click to read more ]

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Enjoy Akashi’s Local Seafood Delights

Mar 22, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Stretching across the coastline of the Seto Inland Sea, Akashi, located in southern Hyogo Prefecture is a small port city...[ Click to read more ]

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Osaka’s Tsuruhashi: Japan’s Largest Korea Town

Mar 22, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Culture breaks down political barriers Putting aside various political differences, the Japanese people of late have been besotted by Korean...[ Click to read more ]

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Himeji Castle: Too Big to Fail

Mar 22, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Matsumoto Castle, Kumamoto Castle and Himeji Castle are considered the Big Three of Japan’s castles. Of the exalted trio, Himeji...[ Click to read more ]

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Nagoya’s Best International Cuisine – Part 1

Feb 29, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

In his great comedic play Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare calls music the food of love. Now, I'm not in the...[ Click to read more ]

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Eating Organic in Tokyo

Feb 26, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

As we have perhaps made abundantly clear in these pages over the years, Japan is very much a nation of...[ Click to read more ]

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Hiroshima

Feb 22, 2016 By Justin Hanus

For many people around the world, the month of March means St. Patrick’s Day and all of the fun celebrations...[ Click to read more ]