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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.


  2018
・ December 23, 2018Emperor’s Birthday
・ December 24, 2018Substitute Holiday
・ December 29, 2018Year-end Holiday
・ December 30, 2018Year-end Holiday
・ December 31, 2018Year-end Holiday

  2019
・ January 1, 2019New Year Holiday
・ January 2, 2019New Year Holiday
・ January 3, 2019New Year Holiday
・ January 14, 2019Coming-of-Age Day
・ February 11, 2019National Foundation Day
・ March 21, 2019Vernal Equinox Day
・ April 29, 2019Showa Day
・ April 30, 2019Holiday
・ May 1, 2019Accession of New Emperor
・ May 2, 2019Holiday
・ May 3, 2019Constitution Day
・ May 4, 2019Greenery Day
・ May 5, 2019Children’s Day
・ May 6, 2019Substitute Holiday
・ July 15, 2019Marine Day
・ August 11, 2019Mountain Day
・ August 12, 2019Substitute Holiday
・ September 16, 2019Respect-for-the-Aged Day
・ September 23, 2019Autumnal Equinox Day
・ October 14, 2019Health & Sports Day
・ October 22, 2019Enthronement Ceremony
・ November 3, 2019Culture Day
・ November 4, 2019Substitute Holiday
・ November 23, 2019Labor Thanksgiving Day
・ December 29, 2019Year-end Holiday
・ December 30, 2019Year-end Holiday
・ December 31, 2019Year-end Holiday