Implementation time frame: April 29 and May 3-5.
Visas/permits affected: All visas and certificates of eligibility.
Who is affected: Applicants seeking services from government offices in Japan.
Impact on processing times: All in-country immigration processing and other government services will be suspended.
Business impact: The annual holidays will cause minor delays to business schedules.
Next steps: Applicants should submit time-sensitive applications before the holidays, including applications for certificates of eligibility, changes of status, renewals, and any immigration-related notifications.