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1331 Maryland Proud to Host Ambassador Tomita Koji During Cherry Blossom Season

Over 150 people attended the latest event of the ‘Ambassador Insider Series’ on April 5th, which took place at our rooftop conference room of the 1331 Maryland luxury apartment building. Overlooking Washington’s Tidal Basin and thousands of Japanese cherry trees at the peak of flowering, guests and Japanese Ambassador Koji reflected on the history of the trees that were given to Washington D.C. by Tokyo in 1912.

“Our gift of cherry trees 110 years ago continues to embody the friendship between our two countries,” Tomita told his audience. “We’ve had some very unfortunate periods when we were divided by conflict. But we always overcome these challenges. It’s just like the cherry trees coming back to please you every year. This continual renewal embodies the resilience of our alliance, for which I’m very grateful.”

For a full summary of the Ambassador’s talks and an inside look at current world affairs, check out the full article from The Washington Diplomat.