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Japan Moves More Public Holidays To Monday
 
(Posted on Friday, June 22, 2001)

Source: Kyodo News International (Tokyo)

Japan's Diet (Parliament), in a plenary session of the House of Councillors, has enacted a bill that moves 2 more public holidays from their fixed date to always occur on a Monday in the future, thus creating 2 three-day holidays in July and September, starting in 2003.

The Law 59 which comes into effect on January 1st, 2003, moves the observance of the Marine Day (previously July 20) public holiday to the 3rd Monday in June, and the observance date of the Respect for the Aged Day (previously September 15) public holiday to the 3rd Monday in September.

In 1998 (effective in 2000), the Diet had passed the original "Happy Mondays Law" (23-Oct-1998) which moved the observance date of the Coming of Age Day (previously January 15th) public holiday to the 2nd Monday in January, and the observance date of the Health and Sports Day (previously October 10) public holiday to the 2nd Monday in October.

Interestingly, the combined effect of the aforementioned legislative changes, and those that took effect on January 1st, 2000, is the same as that originally proposed in 1998 by opposition MPs (26-Apr-1998).

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