If you are planning for business travel to Japan in 2006, you should
be aware of the Japanese Public Holidays. (Besides having your
business card translated to Japanese)
Jan 01 -- New Year's Day. (it is a Sunday)
Jan 02 -- Monday After New Year's Day. (Make-up Day for Jan 01)
Jan 03 -- Bank Holiday.
Jan 09 -- Coming of Age day or Young Adults Day.
Feb 11 -- National Foundation Day.
Mar 21 -- Spring Equinox.
Apr 29 -- Nature Day.
May 03 -- Constitution Day.
May 04 -- People's Day. (Also a Bank Holiday)
May 05 -- Children's Day.
Jul 17 -- Day of the Sea or Marine Day.
Sep 18 -- Respect for the Elders Day.
Sep 23 -- Autumn Equinox.
Oct 09 -- School Sports Day.
Nov 03 -- Culture Day.
Nov 23 -- Labor Thanksgiving Day.
Dec 23 -- Emperor's Birthday.
The following days are not official national holidays but you are
not likely to be able to schedule any business meetings on the day.
Apr 01 -- New School year starts,
job changing and office moving
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