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Public Holidays in Japan

People call for more holidays

People want more public holidays but are divided over whether to cut short the week-long May Day break, according to the initial findings of a national public survey.

Friday, 16 November, 2007, 12:00am

Newspapers want to keep 'golden week'

A proposed plan to scrap the week-long break during the May Day holiday in exchange for more traditional festivals has run into stiff opposition as the public consultation on holiday reforms ends today.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Newspapers want to keep 'golden week'

A proposed plan to scrap the week-long break during the May Day holiday in exchange for more traditional festivals has run into stiff opposition as the public consultation on holiday reforms ends today.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Workers split on festival changes

Workers were divided yesterday over plans to replace the week-long May Day holiday with separate, traditional festivals. Some said the changes would mean greater work flexibility, but others insisted there would be fewer chances to return home.

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Tourist industry defends holidays

Beijing criticised over golden week proposal

Reports of plans to scrap the 'golden week' holidays have prompted opposition that has not been confined to the tourism sector.

10 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

'Golden weeks' may be scrapped by 2009

The mainland might scrap its chaotic 'golden week' holiday system in 2009 and introduce traditional public holidays or compulsory paid leave as compensation, according to a leading tourism academic.

28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Lost lustre

Should the national 'golden week' holidays be scrapped, after criticism that they create unmanageable peak seasons - despite the fact that mainland arrivals rose by 30 per cent during the Labour Day holiday? Write to us.

10 May 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing considers scrapping chaotic 'golden weeks'

The central government is reviewing the national 'golden week' holidays, and may scrap some of them, the mainland's tourism watchdog said yesterday.

The week-long holidays were introduced in October 1999 to boost consumer spending amid a sluggish mainland economy.

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

Rethink needed on 'golden weeks'

Yet again the 'golden week' holiday circus across the mainland is ending amid calls for the concept to be scrapped. This time the central government should heed the message. Nearly a decade after the three week-long national holidays - celebrating Lunar New Year, Labour Day and National Day - were created in 1999, the rationale behind them is ever harder to sustain.

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

Extra vigilance urged as holiday security net extends to cyberspace

Heightened security for the week-long National Day holiday will be accompanied by added vigilance against computer hackers.

1 Oct 2002 - 12:00am