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Cherry Blossoms Reach Full Bloom at Fastest Pace in Japan

Cherry Blossoms Reach Full Bloom at Fastest Pace in Japan

   Tokyo, April 2 (Jiji Press)--Cherry blossoms are reaching full bloom at the fastest pace in many locations in Japan this spring since the meteorological agency started taking data in 1953, thanks to warmer weather in February and March.
   In the city of Hiroshima, a Somei-Yoshino cherry tree regularly monitored by the agency started to flower on March 11, ahead of sample trees in any other parts of Japan this season and marking the earliest date on record in the western city.
   The northeastern city of Yamagata also reported its earliest bloom of cherry blossoms, on Friday.
   Full bloom was first reported in the southwestern city of Fukuoka this season, on a record-tying date there of March 22.
   Hiroshima, the central city of Niigata, the northeastern city of Sendai and many other municipalities saw local cherry blossoms come into full bloom on their respective new record dates.

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