To Japan, homeland of cherry blossoms Exactly 100 years ago, Japan presented Washington D.C. with a gift of cherry blossom trees as a gesture of friendship and goodwill. Very soon, with the arrival of spring, the homeland of the cherry blossom will burst into a flurry of pink flowers, from the south of the archipelago to the north. The pink blossoms add a delicate beauty to vivid Japanese landscapes, which add even more enjoyment to a delicious meal of Japanese cuisine. And now that the country has recovered from the March 2011 disaster thanks to the world’s generous support, Japan – and the cherry blossom – await you with heartfelt hospitality.

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Cherry Blossoms in NYC Please visit Japan National Tourism Organization booth!
Kickoff Event
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March 1st at 11:10AM Times Square will be turned pink as“Cherry Blossom Square” as giant video screens feature digital blooming cherry trees in a dazzling, one of a kind display. *Although the digital display of cherry blossoms will repeat a few times every hour in March, this event is the largest and the longest moments of pink Times Square.
March 2-4, 2012 New York Times Travel Show @Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
March 4-6, 2012 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York @Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
March 7-11, 2012 Dine Out for Japan @participating New York restaurants

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE CHERRY BLOSSOM SYMPOSIUM
2012 marks the 100th anniversary of cherry blossom giving from Japan to Washington, DC. To commemorate the occasion and bring the countries closer, a symposium on tourism to Japan will be held. March 2012 also marks the one year anniversary of the tragic Great East Japan Earthquake.
Friday, March 23, 2012 3pm-6pm (A reception to follow) The Washington Post Conference Center 1150 15th Street NW Washington, DC Free entry

To attend, please call 202-334-9790
or email at cherryblossom@washpost.com