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April 2024

Japan, April is the beginning of  the fiscal year. There are entrance and initiation ceremonies, and students entering elementary school carry a bag called a randoseru to school. From the end of April, “the Golden Week” holiday period begins. It includes, Showa-no-hi on Apr. 29 (Mon./hol.), which was originally a national holiday to celebrate the birthday of Emperor Showa. Today, this day is considered a day to reflect on the turbulent times of the Showa period. Many people travel during Golden Week. Make plans early!


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