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HOLIDAYS

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Dec 20, 2021
Give the gift of going easy on yourself this holiday season
The holidays can be lonely for some people, especially after a trying year. Remember to reach out to others and take a moment to relax.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 11, 2021
Eco-friendly New Year's postcards go on sale in Japan
The cards used internationally certified paper produced from forests that have not been illegally logged.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2020
Travelers cautious of virus as Japan four-day weekend starts
The national holidays began a day after the Go To Travel subsidy campaign was launched to help revive the domestic tourism industry.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 28, 2019
Japanese heading home for New Year's holidays crowd trains and airports
People heading to their hometowns or going abroad for the New Yearu2019s holidays crowd train stations, airports and roads in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
JAPAN
Dec 22, 2019
In Japan, 10% unlikely to take year-end or New Year's holidays
A survey has found that 10.6 percent of the nation's workers will likely be unable to take even a single day off during the nine-day year-end and New Year's holiday period from Saturday to Jan. 5.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 15, 2019
60% of Japanese eat something special for Christmas, poll finds
A recent Jiji Press survey has shown that 57.4 percent of people in Japan eat something special for Christmas and that about half of such people buy take-out food.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 2, 2019
Nintendo out to prove Switch's longevity this holiday season
Nintendo Co.'s Switch console is poised for its best holiday shopping season yet.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 15, 2019
Walmart seen subsidizing vendors in online holiday price war with Amazon
Hold on to your smartphone — the holiday price wars between Walmart Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are heating up.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 20, 2019
Domestic travelers dropped during Japan's Bon summer holidays thanks to typhoon
People who traveled in Japan by rail, air and road decreased from a year earlier during the Bon summer holidays due to a heavy storm.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Aug 17, 2019
Excessive homework may be exhausting students in Japan during their summer vacation
The school summer holidays are now in full swing but an increasing number of parents and their children are spending the break hunched over a desk with a stack of workbooks instead of enjoying ice cream in the park. 
JAPAN
Aug 13, 2019
13 die across Japan while taking part in leisure activities during public holiday
Thirteen people died and at least 27 were injured across the country during leisure activities Monday, a public holiday, according to a Kyodo News tally collected Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 10, 2019
Stations, airports, expressways congested as travelers leave for summer vacations
With thousands of people heading off for their summer vacations on Saturday, many places, such as railway stations, expressways and airports, were crowded with travelers.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Aug 3, 2019
Hell on a holiday
"How have you been able to keep your children entertained over the school holidays?"
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 31, 2019
O-Bon holiday could last nine days for some Japanese workers, but not everyone is happy about it
For many in Japan, this year's Bon holiday period in mid-August may be expanded to nine consecutive days, but not everyone is excited about the idea of a long break due to fears that their work will keep piling up.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
May 11, 2019
Reiwa whiskers
"What did you do during your break?"
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
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 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
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.

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