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Japanese 2023 Bank and Public Holidays Announced

Source: The Bank of Japan (Tokyo)
Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2022

The Bank of Japan (Japan's central bank) and the Government of Japan have released the annual list of official national holidays, public holidays and bank holidays in Japan for the calendar year 2023.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics caused major changes to the 2020 public holidays of Japan (2019-06-17, 2019-04-17, 2018-06-13, 2018-04-07, 2017-12-06, 2017-10-03, 2017-08-22).

Due to the subsequent Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were postponed (2020-03-26), leading to similar changes to the 2021 public holidays in Japan (2020-12-04, 2020-11-27, 2020-06-10, 2020-05-27, 2020-05-20and 2020-02-08).

The aforementioned list of 2023 Japanese public holidays, as was the case for 2022, is back to following the Act No. 178 of 1948, as amended over the last decade (2005-05-15, 2001-06-22 and 1998-10-23).

The Bank of Japan's announcement of the list of 2023 banks holidays specifies that "The Bank's offices in Japan -- Head Office, branches, and local offices -- are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and the following days: National holidays (as defined in Act No. 178 of 1948) and December 31 to January 3.", as usual (2021-02-05, 2020-02-08, 2018-01-06, 2017-01-08, 2016-01-10, 2015-01-11, 2014-01-09, 2013-03-01, 2012-05-14 and 2011-11-25).

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