One of the markets caught up in global trade fears that continues to perplex investors is Japan. Profit margins at nonfinancial firms hit a record 7. We also see room for further improvement given the broad increase in shareholder returns and still-high cash levels on balance sheets that are starting to get paid out. ROE figures for a similar U.
Inthe Emperor is expected to abdicate on April 30, followed by the ascension to the throne of the new Emperor on May 1 and the enthronement ceremony on October As a result, May 1 and October 22 are also expected to become national holidays. Furthermore, April 30 and May 2 will then also become national holidays because the two days are surrounded by national holidays, which by law also turns them into national holidays.
The following are Japanese national holidays and some of the most important other annual nationwide events. In addition, there are countless local annual festivals. Shopsrestaurants and tourist attractions in Japan are generally open on national holidays, except on New Year.
If a national holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is also turned into a holiday. Likewise, a day sandwiched between two national holidays is turned into a holiday.
Please consult our event calendar for exact dates. January 1 national holiday New Year shogatsu: This is the most important holiday in Japan. While only January 1 is designated as a national holiday, many businesses remain closed through January 3. More information is available on the New Year page.
Second Monday of January national holiday Coming of Age seijin no hi: The coming of age of 20 year old men and women is celebrated on this national holiday.
February 3 Beginning of spring setsubun: Setsubun is not a national holiday, but celebrated at shrines and temples nationwide. More information is available on the Setsubun page.
February 11 national holiday National Foundation Day kenkoku kinenbi: According to the earliest Japanese history records, on this day in the year BC the first Japanese emperor was crowned. February 14 Valentine's Day: In Japan, women give chocolates to men on Valentine's Day.
It is not a national holiday. More information is available on the Valentine's Day page. March 3 Doll's Festival hina matsuri: On this day, families with girls wish their daughters a successful and happy life. Dolls are displayed in the house together with peach blossoms. March 14 White Day: The opposite of Valentine's Day: Men give cakes or chocolates to women.
More information is available on the White Day page.Last week, we saw and loved Japan: The Strange Country — a wonderful student project presenting Japan’s numbers and figures in a brilliant infographic animation. In the past few days, the film got a decent amount of press.
But today, something strange happened: The English version of the animation was taken down, leaving only the Japanese one.
Portfolio website of Japanese designer Kenichi Tanaka. Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, Photography, and Illustration. An interesting video to ask your students about. Is it correct? Is it racist / xenophobic?
What do they think are the errors? Japan has more than 3, McDonald’s restaurants, the largest number in any country outside the U.S.  Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s film The Hidden Fortress was . Oct 31, · Ginger Pork, called in japanese Buta-niku no shoga-yaki is a very popular easy-to-cook dish offering the nice flavor of pork coated with ginger and soy sauce.
To observe strange customs, to admire people in traditional outfits, to gasp at breathtaking sights or to try to understand why the hell people do what they do. But some strange .