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Explorer Richard Wiese and Cherry Blossoms in DC

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World Footprints

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Today World Footprints will go on some remarkable adventures and we’ll review the history of friendship between the United States and Japan.

Mary Anne Potts started on the editorial staff of National Geographic Adventure magazine in 2001 and has moved up the ranks from there.  She has run the magazine’s website and launched its social media presence to run Adventure as a standalone digital brand for National Geographic.

Richard Wiese has been called the modern day Indiana Jones.  He is a world-class explorer and host of ABC’s  Born to Explore.  As an explorer and field scientist Richard has traveled to all seven continents.  From tagging jaguars in the Yucatan jungles to discovering new life forms on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Richard became the youngest President of The Explorers Club.

Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, with the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan.  This year marks the the 101 anniversary of the gift of cherry trees from Tokyo, Japan.