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Japanese August 11 Public Holiday Promulgated
 
(Posted on Sunday, June 1, 2014)

Source: The Asahi Simbun (Tokyo)

The recently voted 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), was promulgated earlier this week, as "Act for Partial Revision of the Law on National Holidays" (2014 Law No. 43, promulgated on May 30, 2014).

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.

Erly this year(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.

In late April (30-Apr-2014), Japan's Parliament Lower House of Parliament 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).

Finally, last month (23-May-2014), Japan's upper house of parliament approved the amendment to Japan's Holiday Act to designate August 11, as a new annual Japanese non-working public holiday, Mountain Day (Yama no Hi), beginning in 2016.

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