Archive for May, 2012

NPR All Things Considered…considers Friendship Blossoms Initiative

May 3, 2012 – 

NPR’s All Things Considered talks with Richard Olsen of the U.S. National Arboretum about the Friendship Blossoms Initiative’s plan to send 3,000 American dogwoods to Japan.  Click here to listen to this brief interview.… » READ MORE

Video of Friendship Blossoms Historic Announcement

May 2, 2012 – 

Dogwood Diplomacy — Secretary of State Clinton Announces Friendship Blossoms … » READ MORE

White House Announces United States-Japan Cooperative Initiatives

May 2, 2012 – 

Applauding the resounding success of events to celebrate the centennial of the historic gift of 3,000 cherry trees by Japan to Washington, D.C., in 1912, the President announced a reciprocal gift of 3,000 dogwood trees to Japan this year. These … » READ MORE