hanami

Yakuza leadership airs complaints about COVID-19’s effect on money gains and operations

Nothing to shed tears over, really.

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We try Starbucks Japan’s new sakura Frappuccino and latte【Taste Test】

Sure, they look great–but will this year’s cherry blossom drinks be any better than previous years?

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Starbucks Japan reveals new sakura Frappuccino for cherry blossom season 2021

New pink drinks make our taste buds jump for joy this spring.

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Make your spring sweeter with sakura flavoured drinks and cheese

Sakura flavoured cheese — the product we never knew we wanted.

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Starbucks Japan unveils first sakura drink for cherry blossom season 2021

New chilled cup pairs sakura with fruit for a memorable springtime flavour.

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Cherry blossom forecast 2021 released! Sakura set to bloom early in Tokyo again this year

Time to start making those hanami flower-viewing plans!

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Sakura cherry blossoms float on breeze, land on Nara deer in perfect hanami video

Heavenly hanami landscape plays out like a scene from a Ghibli anime film. 

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Japanese Twitter holds “nose-viewing parties” instead of “flower-viewing parties” amid quarantine

Netizens have gone mad with pun power.

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Stay-home sakura – Japanese Twitter shares breathtaking cherry blossom photos of past and present

Cherry blossom plans cancelled? Here’s a new one: doing hanami at home with these beautiful photos.

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Ueno Park looks eerily deserted in the midst of the coronavirus 【Photos】

The cherry blossom trees are in full bloom, but there’s no one around to enjoy them. 

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Snow falls on sakura cherry blossoms in full bloom around Tokyo 【Photos & Videos】

Surprise snowfall in Japan transformed springtime hanami into a winter wonderland on the weekend.

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Domino’s offers sakura videos, free second pizzas to get Japan to do cherry blossom parties at home

A subdued sakura season is a sad turn of events for Japan, but free pizza always puts a smile on people’s faces.

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Hanami cherry blossom viewing season begins in Japan as cities around the world shut down

Questions about complacency are being raised as people gather at popular sakura spots in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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VR cherry blossom parties: 360-degree video series provides beauty, dates for those stuck indoors

If your Japan travel plans fell through due to coronavirus, or you’re here but stuck inside, these gorgeous videos are the next best hanami option.

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Sakura sake cup proves coronavirus can’t stop indoor hanami cherry blossom parties 【Video】

A magical way to watch the flowers bloom while socially distancing yourself from others indoors.

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No Tokyo cherry blossom parties? Government asks citizens to refrain from outdoor hanami parties

One of the best things about spring in Japan might be non-existent this year because of the coronavirus.

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New Japanese KitKats feature sakura sake and a traditional cherry blossom dessert

Hanami flavours are accompanied by a special limited-edition Easter treat this year. 

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Cherry blossoms blooming in Tokyo right now! The super-early Mr. Sato sakura party【Photos】

Shinjuku Gyoen garden is right in the middle of the city, and has two different types of cold-weather sakura.

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Sakura begin to bloom in Japan as early cherry blossom season forecast for 2020

It’s only January but some trees are already 50-percent in full bloom.

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Coca-Cola Japan unveils new sakura design bottle for cherry blossom season 2020

The limited-edition “spring omotenashi” is perfect for hanami picnics.

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