The nation went back to work following this year's unprecedented 10-day Golden Week holiday on Tuesday — the first working day of the Reiwa Era.

Naoto Tokunaga, 24, showed up at his office near Tokyo Station 30 minutes earlier than usual because he was impatient to get there.

"Due to work, I could only take about half the holidays off," he said. Even during his trip to Amami Oshima island with his girlfriend, he could not stop thinking about work, he said.