cherry trees en Dayton man says 'thanks' with cherry trees <p>On the 100th anniversary of Japan's gifting of cherry trees to the United States as a sign of friendship, a Japanese businessman is recreating the gesture.</p><p>Alex Hara is vice president of commercial banking for JPMorgan Chase &amp; Co. Hara was so moved by the U.S. and U.S. military response to the 2011 Japanese tsunami, he's spearheading the planting of 1,000 cherry trees across the Dayton region. It's called <a href="" target="_blank">Operation 1000 Cherry Tree Project</a>.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:20:00 +0000 Tana Weingartner 6301 at Dayton man says 'thanks' with cherry trees