Reference | The Week Ahead

The week ahead for Sept. 9 to Sept. 15



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Japan Olympic Museum to open in Tokyo.


  • 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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