Archive for November, 2012

Friendship Blossoms-First 100 Dogwood Trees Planted in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

November 26, 2012 – 

US Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos and Acting Governor of Tokyo Naoki Inose Planting Dogwood Tree in Yoyogi Park

On November 16, the “Friendship Blossoms — Dogwood Tree Initiative” celebrated the centennial anniversary of Japan’s historic gift of 3,000 … » READ MORE

We are now accepting applications from organizations who wish to receive dogwood trees as part of the Friendship Blossoms — Dogwood Tree Initiative

November 16, 2012 – 

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications from organizations who wish to receive trees and participate in the Friendship Blossoms — Dogwood Tree Initiative.  Organizations must be able to plant, commemorate and maintain at least 20 … » READ MORE

Friendship Blossoms Launched–Send Off at US National Arboretum

November 15, 2012 – 

Japanese, US and Corporate Partners Celebrate the Friendship Blossoms Launch — photo credit: Jory Heckman

Officials from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs and the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation  held a “send-off” ceremony on October … » READ MORE

A Bridging Foundation Scholar Compares Living in Japan vs the US

November 5, 2012 – 

What’s the biggest difference between Japan and America?

The biggest difference between the two countries is the way in which harmony is pursued. I strongly believe that all societies desire peace and prosperity. In this way, Japan and the U.S. … » READ MORE