Listed below are the National Holidays in Japan. On these days not only the University but most government and municipal offices and banks are also closed.
|January||1||New Year's Day||Celebrate the New Year|
|2nd Monday||Coming-of-Age Day||To honor those who reached the age of 20|
|February||11||National Foundation Day||To pray for the development of the country|
|March||Around 20||Vernal Equinox Day||Day for thanking the nature|
|April||29||Showa Day||Birthday of the Shōwa Emperor|
|May||3||Constitution Day||Day Japan's new Constitution was founded|
|4||Green Day||To think about the nature around us|
|5||Children's Day||To wish happiness for our children|
|July||20||Sea Day||To thank the sea|
|August||11||Mountain Day||To thank the mountain|
|September||15||Senior Citizen’s Day||To think about and respect our elderly|
|Around 23||Autumnal Equinox Day||To think and pray about our ancestors|
|October||2nd Monday||Health-Sports Day||To encourage the nation to enjoy sports|
|November||3||Culture Day||To celebrate the development of culture|
|23||Labor Thanksgiving Day||To recognize and thank the nation's labor force|
- When a holiday falls on a Sunday the following Monday will be a holiday.
- May 4th will also be a holiday because of the law concerning National Holidays.
- Normally in Japan, banks, post offices, and companies are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays but department stores and shops are open.
- In addition to the holidays listed above, many companies and stores are closed during “Obon” in the middle of August.
- Many banks, companies, and stores will also be closed at the beginning and end of the year, especially January 1st to 3rd.