Reference | The Week Ahead

The week ahead for Sept. 9 to Sept. 15

Kyodo

Monday

  • Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for July.
  • Cabinet Office to release first revision of gross domestic product data for April-June quarter.
  • Cabinet Office to release monthly “economy watchers” survey for August.

Tuesday

  • Japanese men’s soccer team play their Group F game against Myanmar in the second round of Asian qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Doha.
  • The Blue Samurai, who were eliminated in the round of 16 at last year’s tournament in Russia, will aim to win a World Cup berth for the seventh consecutive time.
  • Kosovo President Hashim Thaci to start five-day visit to Japan.

Wednesday

  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to reshuffle Cabinet and leadership team of Liberal Democratic Party.
  • The Naha branch of the Fukuoka High Court to rule on appeals by state and residents near U.S. Kadena Air Base in Okinawa against lower court decision that awarded about ¥30.2 billion to the residents over military installation noise.
  • Crown Princess Kiko, wife of Crown Prince Akishino and mother of Prince Hisahito, to turn 53.
  • H2-B rocket carrying cargo vessel to International Space Station to be launched from Tanegashima Space Center.

Thursday

  • Cabinet Office to release machinery orders data for July.
  • Tokyo Game Show to be held in Chiba Prefecture through Sept. 15.
  • Hotel Okura Co. to open new main building of its flagship hotel in Tokyo, four years after demolishing old building, which had been much admired by architecture fans.

Friday

  • Supreme Court to rule on appeal by fishermen at Isahaya Bay in Nagasaki Prefecture on high court decision that backed central government’s claim that floodgates of dike should remain closed.

Saturday

  • Japan Olympic Museum to open in Tokyo.

Sunday

  • Princess Kako, daughter of Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, to leave Japan on official visit to Austria and Hungary.

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