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Japan 2020 Tokyo Olympics Public Holidays Update
 
(Posted on Saturday, April 7, 2018)

Source: The Asahi Simbun (Tokyo)

Japanese lawmakers are finalizing details of draft legislation which would declare 3 one-off non-working public holidays in Japan on account of the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Earlier this year (22-Aug-2017), we had reported on how a nonpartisan group of lawmakers headed by Toshiaki Endo, the former minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, planned to submit a national holidays reform bill to declare Friday, July 24, 2020, the opening day of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, as a one-off non-working public holiday national holiday in Japan, with the support of the Japanese government, in particular that of Deputy Prime Minister, Taro Aso, who heads the group of lawmakers that was formed to help ensure the smooth running of the Games.

A month later (26-Sep-2017), the aforementioned plans were extended with the announcement of 2 more non-working public holidays to flank the Tokyo 2020 Olympics’ opening and closing ceremonies in Japan, which would add July 23 and August 10, 2020, to the previously mentioned date of Friday, July 24, 2020, the opening day of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, as a one-off non-working public holidays in Japan.

All 3 of these one-off non-working public holidays in Japan in 2020 would be compensated, by moving other 2020 Japanese public holidays (Marine Day, Mountain Day and Health-Sports Day).

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
• Japan bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
• Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (April 2018)
• Japan 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
• Japan 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
• Japan 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
• Japan 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
• Japan 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2017-09-26: Japan 2020 Tokyo Olympics Public Holidays Extension
• 2017-08-22: Japan Mulls 2020 Tokyo Olympics Public Holiday


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