Every year we hold a homestay exchange program with our sister city in the UK, Boston Town. This program is aimed at junior high school students, but unfortunately due to the impact of the COVID-19 Virus, this year`s exchange has been cancelled. Despite this, after sending pictures of the cherry blossoms around the city hall in full bloom, our friends in Boston returned photos of the blooming cherry blossoms in their town. Among the photos was a picture of the cherry blossom tree which was planted by a visiting delegation from Mikawa in 2004. We were very happy to see that even now they are taking very good care of it. (First picture, inside Boston Central Park) I would like to once again show our appreciation to the people of Boston for these lovely photos which will help keep our spirits up during these difficult times.