Episode 39: Cherry blossoms

Have you gone to see the cherry blossoms yet?

Three Kyodo News journalists – Yamaguchi-san, Horiuchi-san and Toma – talk about cherry blossom viewing in Japan and how the amount of money spent on it has been affected by recent inflation. Listen as they discuss what they think of the annual practice and where they have gone this year.

Article mentioned in the podcast:

Inflation dents budgets for cherry blossom viewing in Japan

Kyodo News presents a bilingual podcast for English learners about the ins and outs of news writing and how to translate tricky Japanese phrases into English. Have fun listening to journalists discuss recent articles as they occasionally go off on unrelated tangents.

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People view cherry blossoms in full bloom at an avenue extending for 1 kilometer on Tokyo's Meguro River as paper lanterns are lit up on March 25, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo