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Spring already? Cherry blossoms make unexpected appearance

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By Kazuhiro Nogi

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Could use a photo, JT!

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Climate change is real!

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The article says this is a rare event, and I am sure it is, but I can remember it happening several times in the past.

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Does anybody notice there is no mention of specific locations in the article? Is this on purpose or just a slip

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Does anybody notice there is no mention of specific locations in the article? Is this on purpose or just a slip

News agency article principally intended for overseas news, so the exact locations wouldn't be that important or meaningful for readers.

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I thought I was just imagining it when I saw a few of them sort of flowering in Kyoto and Shiga prefecture. The trees didn't look quite right and their bloom was more patchy than an even canopy usually seen in spring. Still, it was quite a bit of a head turner which came as I was driving through the area so I wasn't able to pay complete attention to them.

One thing I have noticed is that this year the mosquitoes were complete savages. In my two plus decades in Japan, I have never been mauled so fiercely by those little buggers.

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Why no pictures??

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