On April 29th and May 3rd thru 6th are assigned as national and public holidays in Japan due to “Golden Week”. Also, the Emperor Akihito abdicates on April 30th and the new Emperor Naruhito ascends the throne on May 1st, April 30th to May 2nd are also designated as a national holiday in 2019 and many official ceremonies for these historical events are planned. This special arrangement made by the government results in a 10-day national holiday beginning Saturday, April 27th to Monday, May 6th. The OEs and Custom Offices in Japan will not be closed during this period, we do not expect any negative impact on inbound and outbound operations for EMS items and parcels.

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