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The 2024 cherry blossom forecast released Thursday
JAPAN
Feb 15, 2024
Cherry blossoms expected to bloom in Tokyo on March 17
The earlier-than-usual blossoming is attributed to higher than average temperatures across the country over the past few months, particularly this month.
The Somei-Yoshino sample cherry tree used to declare the official start of the cherry blossom season in Sapporo comes into bloom on April 15, 2023, the earliest blossoming since record-keeping began in 1953.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 12, 2024
Japan's 2024 cherry blossom season expected to arrive earlier than usual
Due to higher-than-usual temperatures in November and December, western and eastern Japan will most likely see cherry blossoms bloom early.
A view of a plaza within Shibuya Sakura Stage, what Tokyu Land Corporation is calling the final puzzle piece in its redevelopment of the area around Shibuya Station.
BUSINESS
Nov 30, 2023
Shibuya Sakura Stage to cap once-in-a-century redevelopment around station
The new complex is part of an ambitious urban renewal endeavor by Tokyu Land Corporation in the area around Shibuya Station.
A con artist (Sakura Ando, top) and her half-brother (Ryosuke Yamada) try to make a getaway from the Osaka underworld in Masato Harada’s “Bad Lands.”
CULTURE / Film
Sep 21, 2023
‘Bad Lands’: Sakura Ando steals scenes in fast-paced thriller
The actor delivers a hypnotic lead turn as a con artist running from the law and a violent ex in Masato Harada’s high-octane film.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
May 30, 2023
With ‘Monster,’ Hirokazu Kore-eda makes a welcome return to form
The Palme d’Or-winning director’s homecoming to Japanese-language cinema is powerful and poignant as it unspools an intimate story about bullying, misunderstandings and family dynamics.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2023
Imperial Palace street opened for cherry blossom viewing
The general public is allowed to visit the street until April 2, with no advance reservation required. It is open between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day.
Japan Times
Cartoons / ZERO GRAVITY
Mar 25, 2023
Roger Dahl on cherry blossoms
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2023
In Japan, cherry blossom forecasting is a big deal. Warming is making it harder.
A robust system of forecasting has built up around Japan’s sakura festivities, but climate change is disrupting the former and threatening the latter.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2023
Tokyo cherry blossoms in full bloom, matching second-earliest record
More than 80% of the flowers on a Somei-Yoshino tree at Yasukuni Shrine were in bloom, fulfilling the full-bloom criteria nine days earlier than average and five days earlier than in 2022.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
Mar 23, 2023
Tokyo gets on board the virtual YouTuber hype train
The local government"s move to recruit Gawr Gura, Mori Calliope and Miko Sakura to help promote tourism speaks to just how big the VTuber industry has become in Japan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Mar 22, 2023
Get off the beaten path with some basic Japanese to see the sakura
The key verb to know when traveling is "iku" (to go). Combine it with other verbs for further specificity.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 19, 2023
The cherry blossoms are back, but is Tokyo?
Japan’s famous petals are blooming, and for the first time in four years so are the associated parties. But not everything COVID-19 took away will return.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Mar 15, 2023
Japan's economy to bloom as hanami season kicks off
Cherry blossom viewing is expected to bring an influx of revelers estimated to have a positive economic impact of ¥615.8 billion, one study has found.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 14, 2023
Tokyo sees another record early start to cherry blossom season
Cherry blossoms in the capital started blooming 10 days earlier than average, tying 2020 and 2021 for the earliest date since 1953, when data first began being collected.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 14, 2023
Cherry blossoms in Tokyo forecast to be in full bloom on March 29
Temperatures in the capital are likely to be higher than average in February and March, contributing to the earlier-than-usual blossom.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Feb 6, 2023
‘Sakura’ musician Masa Takumi wins Grammy for best global music album
The 44-year-old creator, who won for his fifth full-length solo album, is the first Japanese artist to ever win the category.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Nov 17, 2022
‘A Man’: A searing study of Japan’s prejudices
Kei Ishikawau2019s piercing drama unravels the mystery of a manu2019s decisions to leave his past behind while laying out societyu2019s intolerance of u201coutsiders.u201d
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 23, 2022
Italy beats Japan to book women's Rugby World Cup playoff berth
The result means winless Japan is eliminated from the 12-team tournament, while Canada is guaranteed to finish as the top qualifier from pool B.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2022
Japanese government denies preferential treatment in bid for Abe state funeral
Murayama Inc. u2014 which organized cherry blossom viewing parties for five straight years from 2015 under Abe u2014 was the only firm to participate in the tender for the Sept. 27 state funeral.
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 28, 2022
Sakura Fifteen earn historic win over Ireland
On a hot and humid evening in the capital, Japan's gritty defending won the day against the world No. 6 in a promising result ahead of the upcoming World Cup.

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