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June has no national holiday in Japan. If there were to be a national holiday, do you have any suggestions what it should be for?

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No more public holiday is necessary. In fact, Japan has already many holidays and transferred day-off (when a holiday hits either day of weekend, the next Monday becomes an extra holiday). A holiday forms crowds and queues in many parts of public spaces and events. A holiday makes people in service industries get busier, rest less.

Instead, please ensure paid-leave for all working individuals, and disperse and "individuate" holidays to avoid big crowds and inconveniences.

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The summer (June) solstice?

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National stay home and be with your family day. With law that all employees must have the day off. Every thing can close for one day so people can rest.

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The “I’m sick of this weather, please let me stay home” day. June = 90 - 100% humid plus rain = worst weather of all time.

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Summer solstice, estival solstice or midsummer.

June 20 or 21.

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National No-Cars-Driving-Around-The-Neighborhood-With-Loudspeakers-Blaring Day.

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Yes mine would be a reminder holiday that LIFE & FAMILY MATTERS to all in Japan.

I would call this Holliday "過労死による死亡の防止" and and requires all japanese companies to abide and give holiday time!

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29th and 30th June. 'Review and Plan' Holidays.

Discussion of how the 6 months passed by and the plan of another 6 months. With anyone you're comfortable with.

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National useless government employee day.

Everyone has the day off except government workers, that way we can go get stuff done without having to take a day off work unpaid.

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nanda:

The summer (June) solstice?

That sounds like a good idea. Whatever it is, I wished they'd set up a substitute holiday on the preceeding Friday if it falls on Saturday. Absolute waste. I have no idea who it benefits, except perhaps some schoolkids?

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That sounds like a good idea. Whatever it is, I wished they'd set up a substitute holiday on the preceeding Friday if it falls on Saturday. Absolute waste. I have no idea who it benefits, except perhaps some schoolkids?

Nah, it's because of how companies figure out their days off. They give 2 days a week off, which comes out to 104 days a year, but seeing as how not all months have an exact number of Saturdays and Sundays, people end of having to work on weekends.

Japan needs to make an official 5 day work week, as in Monday through Friday, then if a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday would be a day off, just like what happens when a holiday falls on a Sunday and the following Monday is off!

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it should be International Day, and on that day everyone here should be encouraged to acknowledge and celebrate the cultural gifts from abroad that has made Japan so great, as well as enjoy the continuing rich cultural heritage that Japan shares with the world.

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There is no national holiday in Japan so what is the point of the question ?

It is "public sector holiday".

https://www.generalunion.org/laws-and-rights/2200-when-is-a-national-holiday-not-a-national-holiday

Just add 15 paid holidays to every workers with these routed to be used during public sector holidays if the company need it or another time if the company need people to work. And make New Year period (from December 31th to January 3th) as a real national holidays with company needing people to work having to compensate them for that (compensatory paid holidays, 25% salary increase, ... ). And obviously enforce it : cut the limit of validity of paid holidays, have some kind of system to make companies willing to have their staff use their paid holidays regularly (increase over time of no-use, economical penalties channeled to health/pension/unemployment service, ...).

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携帯電話がない日

Keitaidenwa ga nai hi

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OK, you Celts, we got an opportunity to introduce the SOLSTICE to people who celebrate a Lunar calendar. First, we build a miniature Stonehenge around Shibuya Crossing (foam, OK?). Then, at a time set perhaps by a strong Jinja, whatever traditions, rites, practices, behaviors, safe and mostly legal, which will mark the joy of the 'longest day', will be born. 'Clothes-optional' may be a hard sell, but a little beer to fuel the red-faced, pasty white bodied celebrants and their equally bemused fundoshi clad slightly more healthy colored brethren in songs of brotherhood, love, and more beer...YES! SOLSTICE! DANCE EVERYONE DANCE! Just a thought...

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Oops, apologies. Thought I was the smart one and no one had already suggested the Solstice. The life of a Bear of Little Brain.. [sigh]. Somehow skipped over :

nandakandamandaJune 5 08:19 am JST

The summer (June) solstice?

pfaulkneJune 5 10:54 am JST

Summer solstice, estival solstice or midsummer.

June 20 or 21.

In Life, like science, prior attribution is a good thing...

SOLSTICE! SOLSTICE! SOLSTICE!

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National Ice Cream Day made from beer.

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There is no holiday in December either, so, seeing as how the spring and summer solstice are holidays, just make the summer and winter one's holiday's too, and all the bases are covered!

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I think having a national cake appreciation day would be an exceedingly good idea!

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This year there are no holidays in October and December either as Sports Day was moved from Oct to July for the all important 2020 Bubble Olympics. Next year June and December won’t have holidays. JT’s question should be: What Two holidays should be made?

June: The day Every Company was required to give two weeks vacation to employees and not count Shogatsu and Golden Week Day.

December: The day elementary, junior high, and high school class size was limited to 15, teachers weren’t required to work 80 hours a week, and could teach to the student, and students weren’t bullied Day.

9.

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A “Tax-paying” Resident Foreign Workers Day” !

Japan as a ‘aging and diminishing childbirth’ nation is ‘helpless’ without them.

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Ibaraki Prefecture could take the initiative to hold the First Annual “GoToEat with Foreigners” Day, (perhaps at the Itako Health Center), to make up for their May 20 inciting & discriminatory memos and actions directed against ‘tax-paying, resident foreign workers’.

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How about "Love of Concrete Day"?

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There is no holiday in December either, so, seeing as how the spring and summer solstice are holidays, just make the summer and winter one's holiday's too, and all the bases are covered!

Umm...there's also Christmas in December. It's the longest national holiday period (3 days) of the year in my European country.

In addition, there's St. John's Day on June 24 (which is basically the favourite holiday of the year for most people in my country).

Although that's also a Christian holiday in essence, it has kind of lost all of its relation to Christianity. So now it's just a day for doing BBQ outside in the evening with one's family and friends, and celebrating the longest days of the entire year.

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So now it's just a day for doing BBQ outside in the evening with one's family and friends, and celebrating the longest days of the entire year.

Actually, to be precise, the BBQ and huge bonfire evening is on June 23, which is basically called the St. John's Day Eve, and is also a national holiday (though "officially" due to one specific historical event, instead).

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June 26th. Because it's my birthday. I certainly wouldn't mind.

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How about an “LGBTQ+ Day”, amirite?

Disclaimer: With respect to those making realistic and ‘personal’ holiday suggestions, the absence of the above ‘equal yet marginalized‘ suggestion, so far, could indicate a possible lack of “true diversity”, some suspected intolerance, the ‘oft-accused’ bigotry, and the all-too-frequent misogyny. So therefore, it’s best to call it out First, ...amirite?

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Hug a Tetrapod Day

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Relaxation.

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Vaccination Day.

If it ever starts.

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How about an LGBTQ day + Day

Well, that doesn't necessity have to be in June. Unless June is somehow the rainbow month or something.

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"National Vaccine Preparedness Month"

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How about "No My Work Day"?

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I'd suggest we adopt the US celebration traditionally carried out on March 14th.

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