Osaka to Plant Thousands of Cherry Blossom Trees for 2025 World Expo

Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura has announced plans to solicit public donations to plant 2025 cherry blossom trees across Osaka Prefecture in preparation for the 2025 World Expo to be held at Yumeshima.

Cherry blossom trees come into bloom for just a few weeks in the springtime, which will be around the time that the World Expo will open for its six-month run.

The approximate cost of planting a single cherry blossom tree is 150,000 yen (about US$1,430), so the total expense is likely to reach about 300 million yen (about US$2.9 million).

The call for public donations is expected to begin next April. (AGB Nippon)