Holidays and Closures

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Overview

The U.S. Embassy or Consulate observes both U.S. and Japanese holidays and will be closed on those dates. The call center observes U.S. and Japanese holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

Embassy and Consulate Dates of Closure

During the year 2014, the Embassy or Consulate will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2014
DateDayHolidayCountry
January 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day U.S. and Japan
January 20 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day U.S.
February 11 Tuesday National Foundation Day Japan
February 17 Monday Washington’s Birthday U.S.
March 21 Friday Vernal Equinox Day Japan
April 29, May 5, May 6 Tuesday, Monday , Tuesday Golden Week Holidays Japan
May 26 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
July 4 Friday Independence Day U.S.
July 21 Monday Marine Day Japan
September 1 Monday Labor Day U.S.
September 15 Monday Respect for the Aged Day Japan
September 23 Tuesday Autumn Equinox Day Japan
October 13 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 11 Tuesday Veterans Day U.S.
November 23 Sunday (Observed on Monday, Nov. 24 Labor Thanksgiving Day U.S.
November 27 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 23 Tuesday Emperor’s Birthday Japan
December 25 Thursday Christmas U.S.

During the year 2015, the Embassy or Consulate will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2015
DateDayHolidayCountry
January 1 Thursday New Year’s Day U.S. and Japan
January 19 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day U.S.
February 11 Wednesday National Foundation Day Japan
February 16 Monday Washington’s Birthday U.S.
May 4, May 5, May 6 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Golden Week Holidays Japan
May 25 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
July 3 Friday Independence Day U.S.
July 20 Monday Marine Day Japan
Septemer 7 Monday Labor Day U.S.
September 21 Monday Respect for the Aged Day Japan
September 22 Tuesday Declared Official Holiday Japan
September 23 Wednesday Autumn Equinox Day Japan
October 12 Monday Columbus Day/Sports Day U.S. and Japan
November 11 Wednesday Veterans Day U.S.
November 23 Monday Labor Thanksgiving Day U.S.
November 26 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 23 Wednesday Emperor’s Birthday Japan
December 25 Friday Christmas U.S.