Iwakuni City

March 7, 2015 

After more than 60 years, the relationship between the U.S. military base and local citizens in Iwakuni continues to flourish and is firmly rooted in mutual understanding and respect for each other’s similarities and differences. The planting of Friendship Blossoms dogwood trees will symbolize the long-standing relationship and remind viewers of the strong bond between the U.S. and Japan.

In spring 2017, 50 Friendship Blossoms dogwood trees will be planted at a new baseball stadium called “KIZUNA”, located at Atago-Cho. The stadium will be openly shared by both local Japanese citizens, U.S. military personnel, and their dependents.

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