Washington Cherry Blossoms 360


[TEXT: Every spring more than a million people visit
the cherry blossom trees in Washington] [TEXT: These trees are famous for their beautiful
pink blossoms, but they represent much more than just the start of spring] [TEXT: The cherry blossom trees surrounding the Tidal Basin are symbols of the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan] [TEXT: In 1912, Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki gifted more
than 3000 Cherry trees to Washington, D.C. as a symbol of the friendship between the
people of the United States and Japan] [TEXT: Today, the trees attract 1.5 million visitors
every year, and an annual Cherry Blossom Festival honors both American and Japanese cultures] [TEXT: The United States and Japan share a bond forged
through a history of supporting one another] [TEXT: The friendship between Japan and the United
States is profound and enduring] [TEXT: Strong U.S.-Japan bilateral relations serve
as the cornerstone of peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region] [TEXT: Share.America.Gov
Produced by the U.S. Department of State]

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