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What is the change? Japan will observe public holidays on April 29 and May 4-6.
What does the change mean? Government offices will be closed and in-country immigration processing will be suspended during the holidays.
Background: Japan’s “Golden Week” holiday period begins April 29 with Showa Day. The country celebrates Greenery Day on May 4 and Children’s Day on May 5. Constitution Memorial Day falls on May 3, a Sunday, but will be observed May 6. All four are public holidays and government offices will be closed.
BAL Analysis: Employers should prepare for the office closures and are encouraged to file time-sensitive applications and notifications before the holidays, if possible.
This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Japan. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.
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