Archive for November, 2012

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

November 26, 2012 – 

On November 16, the “Friendship Blossoms — Dogwood Tree Initiative” celebrated the centennial anniversary of Japan’s historic gift of 3,000 cherry trees to America with the planting of 100 dogwood trees in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, the first 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 – 

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 22, 2012, at the U.S. National Arboretum for the first 100 dogwood trees of the … » 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