10 Apr '12, 11am

キャンプ座間の桜祭りを訪れた人は28,000人だって

キャンプ座間の桜祭りを訪れた人は28,000人だって

CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 10, 2012) -- This year's Cherry Blossom Festival was significant because it marked both the anniversary of a historic gift from Japan to the U.S., and the welcome return of the event itself, one commander here said. The annual open-post event, which drew more than 28,000 visitors here, Saturday, coincided with the 100-year anniversary of then-Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki's gift to the city of Washington, D.C., of more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees. Last year's festival was canceled in the wake of the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and follow-on tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan on March 11, less than one month before the event was scheduled. Its return this year demonstrated the country's resilience and highlighted the strong relationship the U.S. military shares with the host nation, said U.S. Army Garrison Japan Commander Col. Eric D. Tilley. "The...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/77483/28_000_visit_Camp_Zama_...

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