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'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan
'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan

A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected -- and with very surprising flowers.

'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan
Cherry blossom season officially begins in Tokyo
Cherry blossom season officially begins in Tokyo

Japan's weather agency announced the official beginning of cherry blossom season in Tokyo on Saturday, equalling the record for the earliest ever start.

Cherry blossom season officially begins in Tokyo

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