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Go west to enjoy a family <em>hanami</em> party

| Mar 18, 2018

Go west to enjoy a family hanami party

by Jason Jenkins

At last, winter's grip is loosening and spring in Japan is on its way. Soon cherry blossoms will explode across the archipelago, and parks around the country will be full of smiles and picnic tarps. That's right: it's hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) season again — ...

Spring declared as Tokyo spots season's first cherry blossoms

Mar 17, 2018

Spring declared as Tokyo spots season's first cherry blossoms

Spring officially arrived in Tokyo on Saturday as the Meteorological Agency declared the start of the cherry blossom season, prompting viewers to party under the trees with cherry-related items flooding the capital. Forecasters watching trees at Yasukuni Shrine said the city's first blossoms had appeared, ...