Source:The Asahi Simbun (Tokyo)
Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Japan's Parliament has enacted legislation to declare 3 one-off national non-working public holidays in Japan on account of the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, to alleviate traffic congestion in the metropolitan area.
Last April (2018-04-30), we had reported how Japanese lawmakers were finalizing details of the draft legislation which would declare 3 one-off non-working public holidays in Japan on account of the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, following the recommendation by a nonpartisan group of lawmakers headed by Toshiaki Endo, the former minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games (2017-08-22), which were then extended with the announcement of 2 more non-working public holidays to flank the Tokyo 2020 Olympics’ opening and closing ceremonies in Japan (2017-09-26).
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