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The (cherry blossom) season overlaps with turning points in life, like entering school and graduation, joining a company and retiring. The cherry blossoms are connected to a lot of memories. They’re d

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Hiroshi Nogishi, 68, a stock trader who came to see some early blossoms in Tokyo’s Ueno Park. (Bloomberg)

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Very well put, Nogishi-san !

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I went to Ueno Park a couple of years ago for cherry blossem viewing, but I didn't see many young people. Maybe it was just the day or the time, but I was wondering if young Japanese are becoming disconnected from this tradition.

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Yes, the sakura is special. Nice sentiment.

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