Reference | The Week Ahead

The week ahead for June 17 to June 23

Kyodo

Monday

  • Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya to visit Akita Prefecture amid local anger at errors in a geographical survey which his ministry used to select it as a potential host for Aegis Ashore missile defense system.

Tuesday

  • Pierre Taki, actor and member of Japanese techno-pop duo Denki Groove, to be sentenced at a Tokyo District Court for cocaine use.
  • First anniversary of magnitude 6.1 quake that hit northern Osaka Prefecture, killing six and injuring more than 400.

Wednesday

  • Prime Minister Abe, opposition party leaders to hold one-on-one parliamentary debates. Expected topics include Abe’s Iran visit last week and a Financial Services Agency report criticized for estimating that a retired couple would have a shortfall of ¥20 million ($184,000) under Japan’s public pension system if they live to be 95 years old.

Thursday

  • BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda to hold a news conference where he is expected to give analysis on the U.S.-China trade war’s effect on the global and domestic economy.

Friday

  • Mitsubishi Motors Corp., partner in three-way alliance with Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA, to hold an ordinary general meeting of shareholders.

Saturday

No major events.

Sunday

  • Okinawa to mark 74th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa.

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