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Topic Reading-Vol.3280-4/4/2021

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2021/04/04 Topic Reading-Vol.3280-4/4/2021

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Japan’s cherry blossom ‘earliest peak since 812’

For nearly all the Japanese people, cherry blossom flowers are the most enjoyable flowers historically and culturally. As they are the symbol of the spring in Japan where new things and lives start including schools, financial year, and new grads’ employment. Surprisingly, there have been records as to when cherry blossoms, or Sakura, bloomed since the 9th century. Of course, some years they flowered early, but it is obvious that Sakura in Kyoto has been blooming earlier since around 1800 when the industrial revolution started emitting greenhouse gasses. And this year, they broke the previous record. The phenomenon is not limited to Kyoto. Cherry blossom season in Hiroshima began eight days earlier than the previous record in 2004.

As posted yesterday in Vol.3279, the world is surely experiencing earlier springs and longer summers.

Enjoy reading the article and learn about this phenological analysis of Sakura in Japan.

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