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Japan 2020 Tokyo Olympics Public Holidays Update

Source: The Asahi Simbun (Tokyo)
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Updated: Monday, June 17, 2019


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 (2017-08-22), 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 (2017-09-26), 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).



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