Holidays and Closures

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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 2021, the Embassy or Consulate will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2021
Date Day Holiday Country
January 1 Friday New Year’s Day U.S. and Japan
January 11 Monday Adult's Day Japan
January 18 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday U.S.
February 11 Thursday National Foundation Day Japan
February 15 Monday Washington’s Birthday U.S.
April 29, May 3-5 Thurs, Mon-Weds Golden Week Holidays Japan
May 31 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
July 4, 5 Sunday (Observed on Mon, July 5) Independence Day U.S.
July 22 Thursday Marine Day Japan
July 23 Friday Sports Day Japan
September 6 Monday Labor Day U.S.
September 20 Monday Respect for the Aged Day Japan
October 11 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 11 Thursday Veterans Day U.S.
November 23 Tuesday Labor Thanksgiving Day Japan
November 25 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 24, 25 Saturday (Observed on Fri, Dec. 24) Christmas Day U.S.
December 31, January 1 Saturday (Observed on Fri, December 31) New Year's Day 2022 U.S. and Japan