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Japan : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Yen (JPY)
Internet extension: .jp - Telephone code: +81 - International dialing code: 001 - GMT offset: +9 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Sunday January 9, 2022January Grand Sumo TournamentSports events
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Monday January 10, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday January 10, 2022Coming of Age Day (Seijin no hi)Secular holiday
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Friday January 14, 2022Tokyo Motor ShowTradeshows
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Monday January 31, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Thursday February 3, 2022Beginning of SpringEvents, celebrations...
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Friday February 4, 2022Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo only)Events, celebrations...
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Sunday February 6, 2022Beppu Oita MarathonSports events
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Friday February 11, 2022Founding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)National Day
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Sunday February 20, 2022Okinawa MarathonSports events
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Wednesday February 23, 2022Emperor's Birthday (Tenno Tanjobi)Secular holiday
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Thursday March 3, 2022Doll's DayEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday March 13, 2022March Grand Sumo TournamentSports events
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Monday March 14, 2022White DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday March 21, 2022Start of Spring - Vernal Equinox (Shumbun no hi )Shinto
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Friday March 25, 2022Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday April 7, 2022Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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Sunday April 17, 2022Nagano MarathonSports events
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Wednesday April 20, 2022CPhi - ICSE JapanTradeshows
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Friday April 29, 2022Shōwa DaySecular holiday
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Saturday April 30, 2022Cherry Blossom Parade and FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday May 3, 2022Constitution Day (Kenpo Kinenbi)Secular holiday
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Wednesday May 4, 2022Day of Nature (Midori no hi)Secular holiday
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Thursday May 5, 2022Children's Day (Kodomo no hi)Secular holiday
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mother's Daycards/flowers
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Sunday May 8, 2022May Grand Sumo TournamentSports events
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Sunday May 15, 2022Tour of JapanSports events
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Wednesday May 18, 2022HFE - IFIA JapanTradeshows
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Friday May 20, 2022Tokyo Sanja Matsuri (beginning)Events, celebrations...
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Thursday July 7, 2022Star FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday July 10, 2022July Grand Sumo TournamentSports events
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Wednesday July 13, 2022Festival of SoulsEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday July 14, 2022Festival of SoulsEvents, celebrations...
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Friday July 15, 2022Festival of SoulsEvents, celebrations...
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Monday July 18, 2022Navy Day (Umi no hi)Secular holiday
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Friday July 22, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday July 29, 2022Fuji Rock FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Banks are closed

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Monday January 3, 2022
Banks only :

January Grand Sumo Tournament

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Sunday January 9, 2022
Sports events : Https://www.sumo.or.jp/EnTicket/year_schedule/ In Kokugikan - lasts 2 weeks 2022 edition confirmed

Winter holiday (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Www.mext.go.jp
www.city.nerima.tokyo.jp
https://japaneseschool.org
vacations for all other prefectures can be viewed on https://meikaij.com/events/2016-natuyasumi-itukara/
applies to Tokyo region public schools, as gazetted by the Ministry of Education
different calendars according to climate (Northern or Southern regions)
Summer vacations apply to the whole country
From 2018, local education boards will be allowed to set summer holidays at different times of the year
international schools have specific calendars
Uniforms are required, and there are extensive rules for hair styles, shoes, socks, skirt length, make-up, accessories, and more
schools are open on Saturday in Tokyo, Tochigi, Saitama, Kanagawa, Kyoto, Osaka, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Fukuoka, Saga, Kumamoto

PISA ranking (average 493): 538 (second best WW)
Schooling is mandatory till age 14-15
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 600
Computer to student ratio: 1:3
University of Tokyo ranking: Times Higher Education #11/QS ranking #--/Shanghai #20

Dates confirmed till May 2022 in Shinjuku

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Coming of Age Day (Seijin no hi)

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Monday January 10, 2022
Secular holiday : Celebrates the age of majority (20)

Tokyo Motor Show

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Friday January 14, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 2 weeks
https://tokyocheapo.com/events/tokyo-auto-salon/ 2022 edition confirmed

Parliament recess (end)

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Monday January 31, 2022
Special Events :

Beginning of Spring

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Thursday February 3, 2022
Culture : Setsubun - tradition observed in shrines and temples. People throw beans, shouting “Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!” (“Devils out, happiness in”).

Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo only)

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Friday February 4, 2022
Culture : Www.snowfes.com/ lasts 1 week - in Sapporo 2022 edition confirmed

Beppu Oita Marathon

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Sunday February 6, 2022
Sports events : Www.betsudai.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Founding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)

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Friday February 11, 2022
Secular holiday : A national holiday that commemorates Japan's founding by the first emperor in 660 BC. This holiday was originally established as Empire Day in 1872, discontinued after World War II, then revived in its present form in 1966. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February Women purchase gifts for men on February 14, and men reciprocate their love and affection on “White Day,” March 14.

Okinawa Marathon

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Sunday February 20, 2022
Sports events : Www.okinawa-marathon.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Emperor's Birthday (Tenno Tanjobi)

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Wednesday February 23, 2022
Secular holiday : In tribute to Emperor Akihito (born in 1933) Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Doll's Day

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Thursday March 3, 2022
Culture : Hinamatsuri - Also known as girls' festival. Dolls representing the Emperor and the court in traditional dress of the Heian period are displayed on a red carpet.

March Grand Sumo Tournament

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Sunday March 13, 2022
Sports events : Ends 2 weeks of tournament in Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium https://www.sumo.or.jp/EnTicket/year_schedule/ 2022 edition confirmed

White Day

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Monday March 14, 2022
Culture : The opposite of Valentine’s Day: men give cakes or chocolates to women.

Start of Spring - Vernal Equinox (Shumbun no hi )

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Monday March 21, 2022
Shinto : Shinto celebration of the change of seasons with the coming of spring with shouts of Devils out, Good Fortune in . Bean throwing protects against demons.

Spring holiday (beginning)

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Friday March 25, 2022
School holidays : Vacation anticipated to to Corona flu crisis

Beginning of school year

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Thursday April 7, 2022
School holidays :

Nagano Marathon

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Sports events : Www.naganomarathon.gr.jp/ 2022 edition confirmed

CPhi - ICSE Japan

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Wednesday April 20, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.cphijapan.com pharmacy industry -lasts 3 days - in Tokyo 2022 edition confirmed

Shōwa Day

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Friday April 29, 2022
Secular holiday : Celebrates the birthday of former Emperor Showa, who died in the year 1989. Until 2006, Greenery Day used to be celebrated on this day Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival

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Saturday April 30, 2022
Culture : dates vary: end of April, beginning of May

Constitution Day (Kenpo Kinenbi)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Secular holiday : Parliamentary democracy established in 1947

Day of Nature (Midori no hi)

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
Secular holiday : Stems from the celebration of the Emperor Shōwa's birthday on April 29 every year during the Shōwa era. In 1989, following the ascension of the current Emperor Akihito to the Chrysanthemum Throne, the name of the holiday was changed from Birthday of the Emperor to Greenery Day .[1]Officially, as its name suggests, it is a day to commune with nature and to be thankful for blessings. The day was renamed to Greenery Day to acknowledge the controversial wartime emperor's love for plants without directly mentioning his name.[2] However, in practice it is seen as just another day that expands the Japanese Golden Week vacation. [Wikipedia]

Children's Day (Kodomo no hi)

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Thursday May 5, 2022
Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Mother's Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
cards/flowers : Haha no Hi in Japanese

May Grand Sumo Tournament

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Sunday May 8, 2022
Sports events : Ends 2 weeks of tournament in Kokugikan https://www.sumo.or.jp/EnTicket/year_schedule/ 2022 edition confirmed

Tour of Japan

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Sunday May 15, 2022
Sports events : Cycling race
http://www.toj.co.jp/ 2022 edition confirmed

HFE - IFIA Japan

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Wednesday May 18, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 3 days
www.ifiajapan.com health food - in Tokyo 2022 edition confirmed

Tokyo Sanja Matsuri (beginning)

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Friday May 20, 2022
Culture : Literally Three Shrine Festival ), or Sanja Festival, is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo. It is considered one of the wildest and largest. [Wikipedia] 2022 edition confirmed

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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Star Festival

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Thursday July 7, 2022
Culture : Tanabata - celebrated at night, after the stars have come out.

July Grand Sumo Tournament

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Sports events : Ends 2 weeks of tournament in the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium http://www.sumo.or.jp/eng/

Festival of Souls

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Wednesday July 13, 2022
Culture : Obon - commemoration of ancestors. May be observed on a later day in provincial Japan.

Festival of Souls

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Thursday July 14, 2022
Culture : Obon - commemoration of ancestors. May be observed on a later day in provincial Japan.

Festival of Souls

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Friday July 15, 2022
Culture : Obon - commemoration of ancestors. May be observed on a later day in provincial Japan.

Navy Day (Umi no hi)

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Monday July 18, 2022
Secular holiday : A recent celebration (1997) in port cities only, in tribute to Commodore Perry's arrival in 1853. Various events are dedicated to the sea.

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 22, 2022
School holidays :

Fuji Rock Festival

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Friday July 29, 2022
Culture : Lasts 3 days - www.fujirockfestival.com in Naeba Ski Resort 2022 edition confirmed