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Osaka to plant cherry blossom trees for 2025 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 JPY150,000 (about $1,430), so the total expense is likely to reach about JPY300 million(about $2.9 million). 

The call for public donations is expected to begin next April.

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