Japan to donate 6,500 cherry trees to Britain

National Nov 27, 2019

Japan to donate 6,500 cherry trees to Britain

Japan will donate about 6,500 cherry trees to Britain as a symbol of their bilateral friendship, with a ceremony planned to plant some in Regent's Park in central London on Wednesday. The event was attended by various dignitaries and others including Prince Richard, Japanese Ambassador ...

Start of cherry blossom season declared in Tokyo

National Mar 21, 2019

Start of cherry blossom season declared in Tokyo

The cherry blossom season officially arrived in Tokyo on Thursday after officials from the Meteorological Agency confirmed that more than five blossoms had opened on a Somei-Yoshino cherry tree at Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda Ward. Most Somei Yoshino cherry trees in Tokyo are now expected ...

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 ...