English World Podcast: Episode 39 – Cherry Blossoms

In the latest episode of the Kyodo News podcast, the focus is on the traditional practice of cherry blossom viewing in Japan. Three journalists from Kyodo News, Yamaguchi-san, Horiuchi-san, and Toma, share their thoughts on this annual event and how recent inflation has impacted the amount of money spent on it. They also discuss where they have gone to see cherry blossoms this year.

The podcast also highlights an article that discusses how inflation has affected budgets for cherry blossom viewing in Japan. The Kyodo News podcast is designed for English learners and covers a range of topics such as Peruvian food, retro Japanese games, and Japan’s maglev train. Listeners can enjoy hearing journalists discuss recent articles and sometimes veer off on unrelated tangents.

One photograph featured in the podcast shows people viewing cherry blossoms in full bloom at an avenue extending for 1 kilometer on Tokyo’s Meguro River. The scene is set with paper lanterns lit up on March 25, 2023, capturing the beauty and tradition of cherry blossom viewing in Japan.

By Riley Johnson

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