People look at flowering cherry blossoms and buds at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine. Photo: AFP

Japanese cherry blossom season is here but trees could be wiped out by foreign species of beetle

Local authorities admit to having been caught off guard by the invasion and have been forced to cut down trees as no effective pesticide exists to exterminate the beetles

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People look at flowering cherry blossoms and buds at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine. Photo: AFP
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