Japan Public Holidays 2022


 
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A preview of the Japan bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2022, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Japan Public Holidays in 2022 Observance*
Jan.    Sat New Year's Day
        Mon New Year's Holiday Bnk+Gov
        Mon Coming of Age Day
Feb.    Fri Foundation Day
        Wed Emperor's Birthday
Mar.    Mon Vernal Equinox
Apr.    Fri Showa Day
May     Tue Constitution Day
        Wed Greenery Day
        Thu Children's Day
July    Mon Marine Day
Aug.    Thu Mountain Day
Sep.    Mon Respect for the Aged Day
        Fri Autumnal Equinox
Oct.    Mon Sports Day
Nov.    Thu Culture Day
        Wed Labor Thanksgiving Day
Dec.    Thu New Year's Holiday Government
        Fri New Year's Holiday Government
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

13 Jun 2018 Japan 2020 Tokyo Olympics Public Holidays Enacted (The Asahi Simbun-Tokyo) 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.  30 Apr 2018 Japan Mulls Further 2019 Public Holidays Extension (The Bank of Japan-Tokyo) The Japanese Government has indicated that it is considering declaring Tuesday, October 22, 2019, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Japan, on account of the Sokuirei Seiden no Gi, the core ritual of the enthronement ceremonies, being held on that day.  07 Apr 2018 Japan 2020 Tokyo Olympics Public Holidays Update (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.  18 Feb 2018 Japanese 2019 Bank Holidays Amended (The Bank of Japan-Tokyo) The Bank of Japan (Japan's central bank) has released an amended version of its previously-released annual list of official national holidays, public holidays and bank holidays in Japan for the calendar year 2019, in which the December 23, Emperor's Birthday, annual public holiday of Japan is canceled.  01 Feb 2018 Japanese 2019 Public Holidays Amended (The Bank of Japan-Tokyo) The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has released an amended list of official national holidays and public holidays in Japan for the calendar year 2019, in which the December 23, Emperor's Birthday, annual public holiday of Japan is canceled.  06 Jan 2018 Japanese 2019 Bank and Public Holidays Announced (The Bank of Japan-Tokyo) The Bank of Japan (Japan's central bank) has released its annual list of official national holidays, public holidays and bank holidays in Japan for the calendar year 2019.  21 Dec 2017 Japan Mulls Cancellation of December 23 Public Holiday (The Mainichi Shimbun-Tokyo) The Japanese government is still deciding whether to keep December 23 as a national public holiday in Japan, beginning in 2019, after the abdication of Emperor Akihito on April 30, 2019, and Prince Naruhito's enthronement ceremony the following day.  06 Dec 2017 Japan Mulls 10-Day Abdication Public Holidays (The Asahi Simbun-Tokyo) Following the announcement of the date of the upcoming abdication of Emperor Akihito on April 30, 2019, and Prince Naruhito's enthronement ceremony the following day, Japan's government and ruling coalition is considering declaring May 1st, 2019, as a National Holiday, which would mean a 10-day Golden Week public holidays period in Japan, from April 27 to May 6, 2019.  26 Sep 2017 Japan 2020 Tokyo Olympics Public Holidays Extension (The Asahi Simbun-Tokyo) During an Olympics Organizing Committee meeting yesterday, the nonpartisan group of lawmakers headed by Toshiaki Endo, the former minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, announced plans to add 2 more non-working public holidays to flank the Tokyo 2020 Olympics opening and closing ceremonies in Japan.  22 Aug 2017 Japan Mulls 2020 Tokyo Olympics Public Holiday (The Asahi Simbun-Tokyo) A nonpartisan group of lawmakers plans to submit a national holidays reform bill to declare the opening day of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a one-off non-working public holiday national holiday in Japan.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Japan public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Japan are regulated by the The Public Holiday Law of 1948 (as amended in 1999 and 2007) which establishes the list of official public holidays in Japan.  Weekend and Bridge Public Holidays: When a public holiday falls on a Sunday, then that holiday is moved to the next day. Also when a working day is sandwiched between two public holidays, then that day also becomes a holiday.  Government office workers are off from Dec. 29 to Jan. 3. Banks are closed from Dec. 31 to Jan. 3.  Starting in 2007: Showa Day will be on April 29, and Greenery Day will be moved to May 4. Following his death in 1989, the holiday marking Hirohito's birthday was renamed Greenery Day - an oblique reference to the late emperor's passion for plants, but one which avoided using his name. The re-named Showa Day is a more direct reference to the emperor's era .  Also starting in 2007, new rules have been implemented creating infrequent but recurring bridge public holidays. No official name has been given to these bridge public holidays by the Japanese government.  Japan International Codes JP and JPN (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .jp (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Japan information and news: Bank of Japan (Japan central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Japan maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Japan), and Wikipedia (includes Japan commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Japan, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Japan that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Solar Holidays : The calculation of moon phases, moonrises, moonsets, equinoxes, solstices, sunrises, and sunsets used to predict solar bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Japan are based on the geographical location of Tokyo (latitude 35.6N, longitude 139.8E, GMT+9.0 hours, no summer time rules). Note that many countries in South-East Asia are progressively changing the recurrence rule of some of their lunar/solar holidays to rules based on fixed dates of the Western (Gregorian) calendar. Therefore, while the dates predicted above for 2019 and beyond are currently technically correct, the rules of these holidays may change in the next few years.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2022 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Japan, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Japan, before planning any trip to Japan. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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