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Jiji Press News on the Web is an Internet-based English service that keeps you abreast of developments in Japan across a range of specialized fields.

The package provides news about important policy decisions in Japan and up-to-the-minute information on Japan's economic and corporate activities, backed up by analysis from experts and comment from knowledgeable business leaders and policymakers. It also covers disasters and accidents as well as the latest developments in culture and entertainment. Major economic statistics are also available, along with financial market information and charts.

About 50 daily news items are classified by genre and you can search news content by keyword for easy access to the information you need. News flashes bring you the latest stories as they break. You can search news content by keyword. Jiji Press News on the Web also carries international news stories delivered by French news agency AFP.

In an era of rapid change, this is an essential tool for Japan watchers around the world.

The service is available at affordable prices, with a one-month free trial provided upon request. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested.

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Jiji Press News on the Web is available every day, but on a reduced scale on weekends, Japanese national holidays, and our year-end and New Year holidays. Past news stories are available every day through the keyword search.

Year-end and New Year holidays run from around Dec. 29 through Jan. 3. Japanese national holidays are on the following days. Jiji Press News on the Web sometimes provides a special news service on holidays covering major scheduled events or breaking news.


Jan. 1New Year's Day
2nd Monday of JanuaryComing of the Age Day
Feb. 11National Foundation Day
Around March 20Vernal Equinox Day
April 29Showa Day, or Birthday of Late Emperor Hirohito
May 3Constitution Memorial Day
May 4Greenery Day
May 5Children's Day
3rd Monday of JulyMarine Day
Aug. 11Mountain Day
3rd Monday of SeptemberRespect for the Aged Day
Around Sept. 23Autumnal Equinox Day
2nd Monday of OctoberSports Day
Nov. 3Culture Day
Nov. 23Labor Thanksgiving Day
Dec. 23Emperor Akihito's Birthday

Note: If these holidays fall on Sunday, the following Monday will be a substitute holiday.


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