Project under Way to Donate 5,000 Cherry Trees from Japan to Britain


London, April 20 (Jiji Press)--More than 5,000 cherry trees are set to be donated from Japan to Britain in a project symbolizing the friendship between the two countries.

Cherry tree planting has already started under the project.

"I think the project will be talked about for the next 100 years," said Keisaku Sano, head of the Japan Association in the UK and one of the key organizers of the project.

He also indicated his hope that the project will help further deepen cultural exchanges between Japan and Britain.

Leaders of Japan and Britain have welcomed the move in a joint statement.

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