Monday September 23, 2019
Home Lead Story Japan Sees Un...

Japan Sees Unexpected Cherry Blossoms

Japan was this year hit by a series of typhoons

0
//
Cherry blossoms
Cherry blossoms bloom unexpectedly in Japan. Flickr

Some of Japan’s famed cherry blossoms, also known as sakura, have bloomed unexpectedly this autumn, according to weather experts.

The famous pink and white flowers are typically visible for about two weeks in the spring – a phenomenon tourists from around the world come to witness, the BBC reported.

But more than 300 people have reported cherry blossoms in their neighbourhood in October, according to meteorological company Weathernews.

cherry blossoms
Sakura Flowers. Flickr

The experts have said a series of typhoons could have contributed to the phenomenon.

“This has happened in the past, but I don’t remember seeing something of this scale,” Hiroyuki Wada, a tree doctor at the Flower Association of Japan told public broadcaster NHK on Thursday.

Japan was this year hit by a series of typhoons, including Typhoon Jebi – the strongest storm to hit the country in a quarter of a century.

Also Read: Japanese Major Canon Unveils its First Full-Frame Mirror less Camera

Typhoon Jebi killed at least 10 people and caused widespread destruction.

Next Story

Apple Set to Open its Largest Store in Japan

Over half of the 130 team members at Apple Marunouchi will join from Apple stores across Japan. Collectively, the team speaks 15 languages and is ready to welcome visitors from around the world

0
Apple, smartphone
Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA
Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is all set to open its newest and largest store in the heart of the Marunouchi business district in Japan on Saturday.
Marunouchi is Apple’s third store to open in Japan since last April as part of a multi-year retail investment and expansion in the country.
At Apple Marunouchi, customers will get hands-on service with all of Apple’s products, get technical advice and unlock their creativity with Creative Pros, the iPhone-maker said in a statement on Wednesday.
Apple, iPhone, warranty
An Apple company logo is seen behind tree branches outside an Apple store in Beijing, Dec. 14, 2018. VOA
“The opening of Apple Marunouchi marks a significant moment in Apple’s long relationship with Japan.
“Marunouchi has amazing energy and our teams can’t wait to welcome customers to our largest store in Japan for the first time on Saturday,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Retail and People.
Over half of the 130 team members at Apple Marunouchi will join from Apple stores across Japan. Collectively, the team speaks 15 languages and is ready to welcome visitors from around the world. (IANS)