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Date : March 12, 2024

The Relationship Between Climate Change and Cherry Blossoms, Mr. Daisuke Sasano , Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

post date : 2024.02.27

Cherry blossoms, the national flower of Japan, have long been welcomed as a sign of spring, and in recent years foreign tourists have also arranged to visit during the cherry blossom season to partake in viewing the blossoms along with Japanese locals. However, cherry blossoms have been blooming earlier over the long term, and global warming is thought to be the cause.


The FPCJ has invited Mr. Daisuke Sasano, a climate risk management officer at the JMA's Office of Climate Change, to discuss the current state of and future predictions for global warming in Japan, as well as introducing data from years of observation by the JMA of cherry blossoms and explaining how it is related to global warming.



■Please note that you cannot physically attend this briefing, as it will be a Zoom webinar.

■Date: Mar. 12 (Tue), 2024, 10:30-12:00

■Theme: The Relationship Between Climate Change and Cherry Blossoms


■Briefer: Mr. Daisuke Sasano, climate risk management officer, Office of Climate Change, Weather Disaster Risk Reduction Division, Atmosphere and Ocean Department, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)


■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation


As in our standard press briefings, there will be a Q&A session at the end.

*In principle, questions will only be accepted from members of the foreign press.

■Members of the Foreign Press:

Please send any questions for the briefer or topics you are interested in to by Noon, Friday, Mar 8.

As there will only be a limited amount of time to ask questions during the briefing, we will collect questions and provide them to the briefer in advance.


■How to Apply: Please refer to the email  we sent.

*We will not be accepting applications by email.

*Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also watch the briefing as observers (admission free).

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