Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cherry Blossom festival in Washington offers a "Japan America Friendship Mural"

At the Cherry Blossom Festival near the Tidal Basin in Washington DC, there was a “Japan America Friendship Mural” where people (mostly kids) could make drawings to be sent to kids in Japan.
The entire Cherry Blossom celebration, based on a gift from Japan in 1912.  Subsequent history is tragic, and often forgotten during the festival. We had no idea of what would happen in WWII.

Then, once again Japan becomes an economic powerhouse and trading partner (most of all in electronics) before is own economic decline. And it has an aging population with a low birthrate. 

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