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Japanese National Holidays

The Japan Patent Office and our office will be closed due to Japanese national holidays as shown below. All deadlines falling on this period will be automatically extended to the following business day.


  2017
・ October 9, 2017Health & Sports Day
・ November 3, 2017Culture Day
・ November 23, 2017Labor Thanksgiving Day
・ December 23, 2017Emperor’s Birthday
・ December 29, 2017Year-end Holiday
・ December 30, 2017Year-end Holiday
・ December 31, 2017Year-end Holiday

  2018
・ January 1, 2018New Year Holiday
・ January 2, 2018New Year Holiday
・ January 3, 2018New Year Holiday
・ January 8, 2018Coming-of-Age Day
・ February 11, 2018National Foundation Day
・ February 12, 2018Substitute Holiday
・ March 21, 2018Vernal Equinox Day
・ April 29, 2018Showa Day
・ April 30, 2018Substitute Holiday
・ May 3, 2018Constitution Day
・ May 4, 2018Greenery Day
・ May 5, 2018Children’s Day
・ July 16, 2018Marine Day
・ August 11, 2018Mountain Day
・ September 17, 2018Respect-for-the-Aged Day
・ September 23, 2018Autumnal Equinox Day
・ September 24, 2018Substitute Holiday
・ October 8, 2018Health & Sports Day
・ November 3, 2018Culture Day
・ November 23, 2018Labor Thanksgiving Day
・ December 23, 2018Emperor’s Birthday
・ December 24, 2018Substitute Holiday
・ December 29, 2018Year-end Holiday
・ December 30, 2018Year-end Holiday
・ December 31, 2018Year-end Holiday