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GOLDEN WEEK

Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2020
Japan's Cabinet ministers to skip overseas trips during virus-curbed Golden Week
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet are expected to cancel any overseas trips planned for Golden Week because of the coronavirus pandemic, sources familiar with the situation said.
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 8, 2019
China's 'Golden Week' consumer spending offers weakening economy rare respite
Spending on retail goods and dining during China's week-long National Day holidays returned to growth this year, offering unexpected respite to an economy that has been expanding at its weakest pace in almost three decades.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 8, 2019
Sentiment among workers on the front line of Japan's economy hits three-year low
Business sentiment among workers with jobs sensitive to economic trends hit a three-year low in June as consumers kept their purse strings tight following the unusual 10-day holiday the previous month, according to government data.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 1, 2019
A third of Japanese made trips during 10-day Golden Week, survey shows
The proportion of people in Japan who made trips, either for the day or overnight, during the country's unprecedented 10-day Golden Week holiday period between late April and early May stood at 35 percent, a survey by the Japan Tourism Agency has shown.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 13, 2019
Narita airport saw record number of travelers during Golden Week
A record number of people passed through Narita airport near Tokyo during the Golden Week holiday period despite a drop in overseas visitors, the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
May 11, 2019
Tabloids press pause as nation celebrates dawn of the Reiwa Era
Welcome one and all to Big in Japan, the Reiwa version. During the just-ended 10-day Golden Week holiday, only one general weekly magazine — Aera (May 13) — went to press, giving it the distinction of being the first publication out of the starting gates in the new era. Aera's coverage of imperial events was fairly low key. A two-page article introduced newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito as a "scholar of history" who, unlike his other antecedents and younger brother, emphasized the study of the humanities as opposed to the natural sciences. The emperor has authored at least five scholarly papers on the subject of water as a means of transport, and expounded publicly on global water resources at several international forums.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
May 11, 2019
Attempting to switch off from social media during Golden Week
As the relaxed vibe of the recent 10-day Golden Week holiday slowly fades, many commuters in Tokyo appeared to struggle last week to return to the rat race.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 7, 2019
Back to the grind: Workers in Japan return after extended Golden Week holiday
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 5, 2019
Long traffic jams and packed bullet trains: Travelers return to Tokyo after Golden Week
The rush of travelers returning to Tokyo from the extra-long Golden Week holiday grew Sunday, with traffic jams over 30 km long seen on some parts of expressways, and major airports and railway stations reporting massive crowds.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 5, 2019
Drop while they shop: Osaka firm offers room to weary dads in no mood for Golden Week shopping
In Osaka's busy Minami downtown district, a rental office company offered a special service targeted at fathers and children just for Golden Week — a special room for rent where they could rest while other family members shopped.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2019
Hands-free travel approaches reality in Japan as firms tap demand for luggage-storage options
Having your luggage stolen or losing it while traveling can easily ruin a trip, but dragging bulky baggage around crowded tourist spots can hijack your itinerary, too.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Apr 27, 2019
Trains, planes and automobiles to celebrate Golden Week
If you're looking for some mundane distractions to get you through the holiday period, Shukan Taishu (May 6-13) has got just the thing. Its "Reiwa Commemorative Edition" introduces unusual rides. Okinawa, for example, sports an "Ostrich Land," where you can hop a ride on the back of one of its giant birds. Not to be outdone, a park in Tochigi has camels for the same purpose, as does another in Chiba offering elephant rides. At Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, visitors from age 10 (who can prove they can swim for a distance of 25 meters) may emulate the "boy on a dolphin" theme and ride atop a friendly beluga whale.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 27, 2019
Japan begins 10-day Golden Week holiday ahead of Imperial succession
An unprecedented 10-day Golden Week holiday started Saturday ahead of the Imperial succession, with bullet train stations, airports and expressways crowded with travelers heading to their hometowns, major cities and overseas destinations.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 27, 2019
Japan's hospitals scramble to secure doctors during 10-day Golden Week
Rural areas are chronically short of staff and have struggled to find replacements.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Apr 25, 2019
Views from Tokyo: Do you have any plans for the extra-long Golden Week?
If you don't have any plans for Golden Week, what would you have done? And what do you recommend other people do?
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Apr 15, 2019
Everything you need to know about this one-of-a-kind Golden Week in Japan
Japan is poised to celebrate the Imperial succession and the start of a new era on May 1 with a festive extra-long 10-day Golden Week from April 27 through May 6.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 13, 2019
Public advised to check schedules of local hospitals and clinics before 10-day Golden Week holiday
The government and medical institutions are calling on people to check which hospitals and clinics will be open during the upcoming longer Golden Week holiday as some outpatient departments will be closed.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 5, 2019
Record number of people to travel abroad during Japan's 10-day Golden Week, says JTB
The number of people who plan to take advantage of this year's expanded Golden Week holiday period by traveling abroad is projected to rise 6.9 percent from the year before to a record 662,000, according to the latest report on travel trends by leading travel agency JTB Corp.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Mar 22, 2019
Last-minute Golden Week ideas if you’re staying in Japan
With the emperor's abdication at the end of April comes a bumper Golden Week. Including the weekends on either end, there's a 10-day span from April 27 to May 6 where pretty much the entire country will be on holiday, celebrating the end of the Heisei Era (1989-2019) or a moment of rare freedom from the corporate coalface.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 14, 2019
Brokerages brace for Japan's longest market shutdown since WWII
Brokerages are taking steps to help relieve at least some investors worried about getting trapped by the country's unusually long holiday next month related to the Emperor's succession.

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