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Start Date (Friday) End Date (Friday) XRTCO XRTDV Events & Comments
FY 2017      
30-Sep-2016 7-Oct-2016 SAO
Jibben
SAO
Jibben
3-4 Oct. The future planning of solar physics in Japan (Domestic Meeting: J)
7-Oct-2016 14-Oct-2016 J-side
Matsumoto
J-side
Matsumoto
9-13 Oct IAU Symposium Fine Structure and Dynamics of the Solar Atmosphere
10-Oct Columbus Day (US)
10 Oct Health-Sports Day (J)
14-Oct-2016 21-Oct-2016 J-side
Kaneda
J-side
Kaneda
 
21-Oct-2016 28-Oct-2016 J-side
Ishikawa
J-side
Ishikawa
 
28-Oct-2016 4-Nov-2016 J-side
SED
J-side
Shimojo
31-Oct Halloween (US)
3 Nov Culture Day(J)
4-Nov-2016 11-Nov-2016 MSFC
McKenzie
MSFC
McKenzie
6-Nov Daylight Savings time ends US
11 Nov Veterans Day (US)
11-Nov-2016 18-Nov-2016 MSU
Yoshimura
MSU
Yoshimura
 
18-Nov-2016 25-Nov-2016 J-side
SED
J-side
Sakao
24-Nov Thanksgiving (US)
23 Nov Labor Thanksgiving Day (J)
Focused Mode begins November 22
25-Nov-2016 2-Dec-2016 J-side
Ishikawa
J-side
Ishikawa
 
2-Dec-2016 9-Dec-2016 SAO
Testa
SAO
Testa
5-8 Dec Solar and Stellar Big Data Workshop
ALMA coordination
Focused Mode ends for Alma Coordination Dec 6
9-Dec-2016 16-Dec-2016 SAO
Savcheva
SAO
Savcheva
12-16 Dec AGU Meeting
ALMA coordination
16-Dec-2016 23-Dec-2016 MSU
Yoshimura
MSU
Yoshimura
ALMA coordination
23-Dec-2016 30-Dec-2016 J-side
Ishibashi
J-side
Ishibashi
Christmas
23 Dec Emperor Akihito's Birthday (J)
Holiday uploads: 27 Dec - 2 days, 29 Dec - 7 days
30-Dec-2016 6-Jan-2017 SAO
Reeves
SAO
Reeves
New Years
3-7 Jan AAS Meeting
Holiday uploads: 5 Jan - 5 days
6-Jan-2017 13-Jan-2017 J-side
Matsumoto
J-side
Matsumoto
9-Jan Coming Of Age Day (J)
13-Jan-2017 20-Jan-2017 J-side
SED
J-side
Shimojo
16-Jan MLK Day (US)
20-Jan-2017 27-Jan-2017 SAO
Testa
SAO
Testa
 
27-Jan-2017 3-Feb-2017 MSFC
McKenzie
MSFC
McKenzie
 
3-Feb-2017 10-Feb-2017 J-side
Matsumoto
J-side
Matsumoto
 
10-Feb-2017 17-Feb-2017 SAO
Jibben
SAO
Jibben
11 Feb National Foundation Day (J)
Candidate of the annual meeting of Japan Solar Physics Community (J)
Focused Mode ends Feb 14 
  Focused Mode week
17-Feb-2017 24-Feb-2017 J-side
SED
J-side
Minoshima
20-Feb Presidents Day (US)
Potential Candidate of the annual meeting of Japan Solar Physics Community (J)  
  Transition Week
24-Feb-2017 3-Mar-2017 SAO
Reeves
SAO
Reeves
Candidate of the annual meeting of Japan Solar Physics Community (J)     Focused Mode week, schedule TBD
3-Mar-2017 10-Mar-2017 J-side
Masuda
J-side
Masuda
 
10-Mar-2017 17-Mar-2017 SAO
Reeves training Prchlik
SAO
Reeves training Prchlik
12-March Daylight Savings Time Starts (US)
14-17 Mar The annual meeting of Astronomical Society of Japan (J)
17-Mar-2017 24-Mar-2017 SAO
Reeves training Prchlik
SAO
Reeves training Prchlik
20 Mar Vernal Equinox Day (J)
14-17 Mar The annual meeting of Astronomical Society of Japan (J)
24-Mar-2017 31-Mar-2017 J-side
Nishida
J-side
Nishida
 
31-Mar-2017 7-Apr-2017 SAO
Jibben
SAO
Jibben
April 3-6 Solar Orbiter Meeting
7-Apr-2017 14-Apr-2017 SAO
Prchlik
SAO
Prchlik
 
14-Apr-2017 21-Apr-2017 J-side
Nishida
J-side
Nishida
 
21-Apr-2017 28-Apr-2017 SAO
Reeves/Farid
SAO
Reeves/Farid
 
28-Apr-2017 5-May-2017 MSFC
McKenzie
MSFC
McKenzie
29 Apr - 5 May Golden Week (Holiday Week:J)
5-May-2017 12-May-2017 MSU
Takeda
MSU
Zhu
29 Apr - 5 May Golden Week (Holiday Week:J)
12-May-2017 19-May-2017 J-side
Sakao
J-side
Sakao
 
19-May-2017 26-May-2017 SAO
Prchlik
SAO
Prchlik
Focused Mode period begins May 23
26-May-2017 2-Jun-2017 J-side
 Ishikawa
 J-side
 Ishikawa
29-May Memorial Day (US)
30 May - 2 June Hinode 11/IRIS 8
2-Jun-2017 9-Jun-2017 J-side 
 Shimojo
J-side 
 Shimojo
 
9-Jun-2017 16-Jun-2017 MSU
Yoshimura
MSU
Zhu
12-Jun SAO REU program begins (TBC)
Normal Mode June 13-19
16-Jun-2017 23-Jun-2017 J-side
Sakao
 J-side
 Sakao
Normal Mode June 13-19
23-Jun-2017 30-Jun-2017 SAO
Farid
SAO
Farid
26-30 Jun 8th Coronal Loops Workshop
30-Jun-2017 7-Jul-2017 J-side  
Shimojo
J-side 
 Shimojo
 
7-Jul-2017 14-Jul-2017 SAO
Reeves
SAO
Reeves
Normal Mode July 11-17
14-Jul-2017 21-Jul-2017 J-side
 Narukage
J-side
Narukage
17-21 Jul IAU 335: Space Weather
17 Jul Marine Day (J)
Normal Mode July 11-17
21-Jul-2017 28-Jul-2017 MSU
Takeda
MSU
Zhu
 
28-Jul-2017 4-Aug-2017  J-side
Sakao
J-side
Sakao
 
4-Aug-2017 11-Aug-2017 J-side 
 Shimojo
J-side  
Shimojo
Focused Mode period ends Aug 8
11-Aug-2017 18-Aug-2017 SAO
Prchlik
SAO
Prchlik
11 Aug Mountain Day (J)
13-16 Aug "OBON" (Holiday Week:J)
18-Aug-2017 25-Aug-2017 J-side
Ishikawa
 J-side
Ishikawa
21 Aug Solar Eclipse across the US
21-25 AAS/SPD
25-Aug-2017 1-Sep-2017 J-side
 Kaneda
J-side
Kaneda
 
1-Sep-2017 8-Sep-2017 J-side
Masuda
J-side
Masuda
4-Sep Labor Day (US)
8-Sep-2017 15-Sep-2017 SAO
Jibben
SAO
Jibben
Potential Candidate of the annual meeting of Astronomical Society of Japan (J)
15-Sep-2017 22-Sep-2017 MSFC
McKenzie
MSFC
McKenzie
Potential Candidate of the annual meeting of Astronomical Society of Japan (J)
22-Sep-2017 29-Sep-2017 SAO
Farid
SAO
Farid
18 Sep Respect for the Aged Day (J)
         
What is "Golden Week"?
In the last week of April and 1st week May, there are four national holidays in Japan (29 Apr: SHOWA day [Former Emperor's Birthday], 3 May:Constitution Memorial Day, 4 May: Greenery Day, and 5 May: Children's Day). Most japanese take a vacation included the national holidays and Sat/Sunday. Hence, we call this week "Golden Week".
What is "OBON"?
This ‘OBON’, as well as being a religious event to commemorate the souls of ancestors, has the air of a national holiday, with many people traveling around the country and, for those not aware of Buddhist practices, the Obon around August 15th is just a summer vacation, though most people throughout the country maintain the tradition of visting family graves.
Though it depends on the company, most close for three to five days on and around August 15th, the middle of the Bon festival, taking this Bon festival holiday as their summer holidays.