Nagasaki observes first cherry blooms of season in Japan

National Mar 20, 2019

Nagasaki observes first cherry blooms of season in Japan

Cherry trees came into bloom Wednesday in Nagasaki Prefecture, marking the first blooming of the Somei-Yoshino variety to be recorded in Japan this spring, according to the Meteorological Agency. Officials confirmed at around 10 a.m. that five flowers had started to blossom from a cherry ...

The art and science of Japan's cherry blossom forecast

National Feb 11, 2019

The art and science of Japan's cherry blossom forecast

As spring approaches, the country's weather forecasters face one of their biggest missions of the year: predicting exactly when the famed cherry blossoms will bloom. The nation's sakura (cherry blossom) season is feverishly anticipated by locals and visitors alike. Many tourists plan their entire trips ...

What season is it? Cherry trees seen blooming across Japan

National Oct 21, 2018

What season is it? Cherry trees seen blooming across Japan

Even cherry trees aren't sure what to make of this year's run of unusual weather. Cherry blossoms, which usually bloom in the spring, have recently been flowering across the nation, likely due to typhoons that brought in warm air and salty seawater, according to Weathernews ...