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 2023, the Embassy or Consulate will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2023
Date Day Holiday Country
January 1 Sunday (to be observed on Monday, January 2, 2023 New Year’s Day U.S. and Japan
January 9 Monday Adult’s Day Japan
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday U.S.
February 20 Monday Washington’s Birthday U.S.
February 23 Thursday Emperor's Birthday Japan
March 21 Tuesday Vernal Equinox Day Japan
May 3-5 Wednesday-Friday Golden Week Holidays Japan
May 29 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 19 Monday Juneteenth Independence Day U.S.
July 4 Tuesday Independence Day U.S.
July 17 Monday Marine Day Japan
August 11 Mountain Day Friday Japan
September 4 Labor Day Monday U.S.
September 18 Respect for the Aged Day Monday Japan
October 9 Columbus Day/Sports Day Monday U.S. and Japan
November 3 Culture Day Friday Japan
November 10 Veterans Day Friday U.S.
November 23 Labor Thanksgiving Day/Thanksgiving Day Thursday U.S. and Japan
December 25 Christmas Day Monday U.S.