Reference | The Week Ahead

The week ahead for Sept. 2 to Sept. 8

Kyodo

Monday

  • Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new vehicle sales figures for August.
  • Finance Ministry to release statistics showing corporate financial results by industry for fiscal 2018, April-June quarter.

Tuesday

  • The Northern Committee meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission to be held through Friday in the United States. Japan is set to propose an increase in national quotas of bluefin tuna again after failing to gain approval at last year’s meeting.

Wednesday

  • Three-day Eastern Economic Forum to start in Vladivostok, Russia. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks on the sidelines of the gathering, according to the Russian presidential office, with peace treaty negotiations and the issue of disputed islands off Hokkaido likely on agenda.
  • Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture to mark first anniversary of shutdown caused by flooding following a typhoon, as well as the 25th anniversary of opening.
  • Farewell ceremony for Johnny Kitagawa, the founder of Japan’s influential talent agency Johnny & Associates Inc. who died on July 9, to be held at Tokyo Dome.

Thursday

  • Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new motor vehicle sales data by model for August.

Friday

  • Cabinet Office to release preliminary composite indexes of economic indicators for July.
  • Prince Hisahito, Emperor Naruhito’s nephew who is second in line to the imperial throne, to turn 13.
  • Japan to mark first anniversary of Hokkaido earthquake. The magnitude 6.7 temblor claimed the lives of 41 people and forced thousands of others to stay in shelters while triggering a blackout in a wide area of the prefecture.
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to release household spending data for July.
  • Japan to play South Africa in a warm-up match for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Saturday

  • Emperor Naruhito to begin two-day visit to Akita Prefecture.

Sunday

  • Iwate gubernatorial election to be held. Incumbent Takuya Tasso, backed by four opposition parties, and newcomer Atsushi Oikawa, a former local assemblyman supported by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, will face off in the contest.
  • Start of Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, to be held through Sept. 22.