Govt Sets Measures to Support Daily Lives during 10-Day Holiday

Politics

Tokyo, Feb. 26 (Jiji Press)--The government said Tuesday that it has drawn up measures to minimize the adverse effects of a special 10-day holiday period in Japan this spring on people's daily lives.

The move comes as child care facilities, hospitals, banks and other businesses are expected to be closed during the extended Golden Week.

This year, the spring holiday period, including a Saturday, will run from April 27 through May 6, with May 1 designated as a one-off national holiday to mark Crown Prince Naruhito's accession to the throne.

The government plans to call for introducing additional subsidies for child care facilities to offer extra holiday services and requesting prefectural governments to inform the public about hospital and clinics to be open.

Municipal authorities will be asked to provide information on garbage collection schedules, power, gas and water suppliers will be urged to secure stable services, and banks will be requested to beef up manpower on weekdays before and after the holiday period.

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