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Japan : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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    Friday December 30, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Monday January 9, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday January 9, 2023Coming of Age Day (Seijin no hi)Secular holiday
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    Sunday January 22, 2023January Grand Sumo TournamentSports events
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    Friday February 3, 2023Beginning of SpringEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday February 4, 2023Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo only)Events, celebrations...
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    Sunday February 5, 2023Beppu Oita MarathonSports events
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    Saturday February 11, 2023Founding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)National Day
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday February 19, 2023Okinawa MarathonSports events
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    Thursday February 23, 2023Emperor's Birthday (Tenno Tanjobi)Secular holiday
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    Friday March 3, 2023Doll's DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday March 5, 2023Tokyo MarathonSports events
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    Tuesday March 14, 2023White DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023Start of Spring - Vernal Equinox (Shumbun no hi )Shinto
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    Friday March 24, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday March 26, 2023March Grand Sumo TournamentSports events
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    Monday April 3, 2023Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Sunday April 16, 2023Nagano MarathonSports events
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    Wednesday April 19, 2023CPhi - ICSE JapanTradeshows
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    Saturday April 29, 2023Cherry Blossom Parade and FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday April 29, 2023Shōwa DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday May 3, 2023Constitution Day (Kenpo Kinenbi)Secular holiday
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    Thursday May 4, 2023Day of Nature (Midori no hi)Secular holiday
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    Friday May 5, 2023Children's Day (Kodomo no hi)Secular holiday
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mother's Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023HFE - IFIA JapanTradeshows
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    Saturday May 20, 2023Tokyo Sanja Matsuri (beginning)Events, celebrations...
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    Sunday May 21, 2023Tour of JapanSports events
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    Sunday May 28, 2023May Grand Sumo TournamentSports events
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    Banks are closed

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    Friday December 30, 2022
    Banks only :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Public holiday

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Banks are closed

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    Banks only :

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Www.mext.go.jp
    www.city.nerima.tokyo.jp
    https://japaneseschool.org
    vacations for all other prefectures can be viewed on https://meikaij.com/events/2016-natuyasumi-itukara/
    applies to Tokyo region public schools, as gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    different calendars according to climate (Northern or Southern regions)
    Many schools open on Saturday
    School day starts at 08:30
    Summer vacations apply to the whole country
    From 2018, local education boards will be allowed to set summer holidays at different times of the year
    international schools have specific calendars
    Uniforms are required, and there are extensive rules for hair styles, shoes, socks, skirt length, make-up, accessories, and more
    schools are open on Saturday in Tokyo, Tochigi, Saitama, Kanagawa, Kyoto, Osaka, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Fukuoka, Saga, Kumamoto

    PISA ranking (average 493): 538 (second best WW)
    Schooling is mandatory till age 14-15
    School day duration: 6:30 hours
    number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 600
    QS Best Student Cities in Tokyo: #7
    Computer to student ratio: 1:3
    University of Tokyo ranking: Times Higher Education #11/QS ranking #--/Shanghai #20

    We carry confirmed dates till Jan 2023 in Shinjuku

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    Coming of Age Day (Seijin no hi)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the age of majority (20)

    January Grand Sumo Tournament

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    Sunday January 22, 2023
    Sports events : Https://www.sumo.or.jp/EnTicket/year_schedule/ In Kokugikan - lasts 2 weeks 2022 edition confirmed

    Beginning of Spring

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    Friday February 3, 2023
    Culture : Setsubun - tradition observed in shrines and temples. People throw beans, shouting “Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!” (“Devils out, happiness in”).

    Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo only)

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    Saturday February 4, 2023
    Culture : Www.snowfes.com/ lasts 1 week - in Sapporo 2023 edition confirmed

    Beppu Oita Marathon

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    Sunday February 5, 2023
    Sports events : Www.betsudai.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Founding of the Nation Day (Kenkoku kinen no hi)

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    Saturday February 11, 2023
    Secular holiday : A national holiday that commemorates Japan's founding by the first emperor in 660 BC. This holiday was originally established as Empire Day in 1872, discontinued after World War II, then revived in its present form in 1966. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February Women purchase gifts for men on February 14, and men reciprocate their love and affection on “White Day,” March 14.

    Okinawa Marathon

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    Sunday February 19, 2023
    Sports events : Www.okinawa-marathon.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Emperor's Birthday (Tenno Tanjobi)

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    Thursday February 23, 2023
    Secular holiday : In tribute to Emperor Akihito (born in 1933) Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Doll's Day

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    Friday March 3, 2023
    Culture : Hinamatsuri - Also known as girls' festival. Dolls representing the Emperor and the court in traditional dress of the Heian period are displayed on a red carpet.

    Tokyo Marathon

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    Sunday March 5, 2023
    Sports events : Www.tokyo42195.org 2023 edition confirmed

    White Day

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    Tuesday March 14, 2023
    Culture : The opposite of Valentine’s Day: men give cakes or chocolates to women.

    Start of Spring - Vernal Equinox (Shumbun no hi )

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    Shinto : Shinto celebration of the change of seasons with the coming of spring with shouts of Devils out, Good Fortune in . Bean throwing protects against demons.

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 24, 2023
    School holidays : Vacation anticipated to to Corona flu crisis

    March Grand Sumo Tournament

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Sports events : Ends 2 weeks of tournament in Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium https://www.sumo.or.jp/EnTicket/year_schedule/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Beginning of school year

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    Monday April 3, 2023
    School holidays :

    Nagano Marathon

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    Sunday April 16, 2023
    Sports events : Www.naganomarathon.gr.jp/ 2022 edition confirmed

    CPhi - ICSE Japan

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    Wednesday April 19, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.cphijapan.com pharmacy industry -lasts 3 days - in Tokyo 2023 edition confirmed

    Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival

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    Saturday April 29, 2023
    Culture : dates vary: end of April, beginning of May

    Shōwa Day

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    Saturday April 29, 2023
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the birthday of former Emperor Showa, who died in the year 1989. Until 2006, Greenery Day used to be celebrated on this day Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Constitution Day (Kenpo Kinenbi)

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    Wednesday May 3, 2023
    Secular holiday : Parliamentary democracy established in 1947

    Day of Nature (Midori no hi)

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    Thursday May 4, 2023
    Secular holiday : Stems from the celebration of the Emperor Shōwa's birthday on April 29 every year during the Shōwa era. In 1989, following the ascension of the current Emperor Akihito to the Chrysanthemum Throne, the name of the holiday was changed from Birthday of the Emperor to Greenery Day .[1]Officially, as its name suggests, it is a day to commune with nature and to be thankful for blessings. The day was renamed to Greenery Day to acknowledge the controversial wartime emperor's love for plants without directly mentioning his name.[2] However, in practice it is seen as just another day that expands the Japanese Golden Week vacation. [Wikipedia]

    Children's Day (Kodomo no hi)

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    Friday May 5, 2023
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Mother's Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Haha no Hi in Japanese

    HFE - IFIA Japan

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
    Tradeshows : Lasts 3 days
    www.ifiajapan.com health food - in Tokyo 2023 edition confirmed

    Tokyo Sanja Matsuri (beginning)

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    Saturday May 20, 2023
    Culture : Literally Three Shrine Festival ), or Sanja Festival, is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo. It is considered one of the wildest and largest. [Wikipedia]
    2023 edition confirmed

    Tour of Japan

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    Sunday May 21, 2023
    Sports events : Cycling race
    http://www.toj.co.jp/ 2022 edition confirmed

    May Grand Sumo Tournament

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    Sports events : Ends 2 weeks of tournament in Kokugikan https://www.sumo.or.jp/EnTicket/year_schedule/ 2023 edition confirmed