Kotaku: This week in Japan is "Golden Week", a consecutive string of national holidays. While companies and the stock markets are closed, the entire country is on vacation. Everyone, it seems, except Sony.
Popular Golden Week destinations traditionally include Hawaii, Okinawa or Guam, or at hotspots across the country. This year, with the Japanese economy in the toilet and the country still dealing with the earthquake, more people seem to be either traveling close to home or staying there, enjoying a break from the hustle and bustle of work.