Reference | The Week Ahead

The week ahead for July 22 to July 28

Kyodo

Monday

  • Government to hold the first meeting to certify people who underwent forced sterilization under now-defunct 1948 eugenics law. Certified surviving victims will be eligible for ¥3.2 million ($29,700) in state redress in accordance with law enacted in April to compensate the victims.

Tuesday

  • The National Governors’ Association to hold two-day meeting in Toyama Prefecture.
  • The Cabinet Office to release monthly economic report for July.
  • The World Trade Organization to hold two-day general council meeting in Geneva. Japan to send senior government official to the meeting to stress legitimacy of controls placed on exports to South Korea of materials used in high-tech device production.

Wednesday

  • Tokyo to mark one year before opening of 2020 Olympics. The organizing committee plans to feature Japan’s recovery from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disasters that devastated the northeastern region. The construction of the main stadium for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is nearing completion.
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government to conduct traffic regulation test ahead of Olympic and Paralympic Games to study whether the measure would help to ease traffic congestion.

Thursday

  • Nissan Motor Co. to release earnings results for April-June quarter at its headquarters in Yokohama, with focus on the impact of sales slump in North America and Europe as well as a detailed plan on personnel reduction.
  • Japan to start accepting online applications for visa renewals.

Friday

  • NTT Docomo Inc. to release earnings results for April-June period in Tokyo.
  • Survivors and relatives of victims to mark three years since fatal stabbing at care home for mentally disabled in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Saturday

  • Sumida River Fireworks Festival to be held in Tokyo.

Sunday

  • No major events.