July 16th, 2008

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Happy Monday System?!

I'm arriving in Tokyo on July 21st, apparently a national holiday in Japan.

Marine Day

海の日
(Umi no hi)
Third Monday of July

This national holiday was established in 1995 (and first held in 1996) as a day of gratitude for the blessings of the oceans and for hoping for the prosperity of the maritime nation that is Japan. Originally held on July 20, in 2003 it was changed to the third Monday of July in accordance with the Happy Monday System.