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Japan August 11 Public Holiday Update
 
(Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014)

Source: The Asahi Simbun (Tokyo)

Japan's Parliament Lower House of Parliament has passed an amendment to Japan's Holiday Act to designate August 11, as a new annual Japanese non-working public holiday, to be known as Mountain Day (Yama no Hi).

Last summer (03-Jun-2013), we had reported that Japan's Tochigi Prefecture was spearheading an effort to create a new annual public holiday for landlocked Japanese regions, to be called Mountain Day, in analogy to the Marine Day Japanese public holiday whereby, on the third Monday in July, people are encouraged to take a trip to the beach.

Then, early last month (06-Mar-2014), the concept of a new annual Japanese Mountain Day public holiday gained momentum when Japan's Parliament began considering a bill that would declare a new annual non-working public holiday in Japan, on August 11, just before the annual Obon festival.

If the aforementioned bill is voted into law by the Japanese Upper House of Parliament, then it will be effective beginning in 2016.

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