Reference | The Week Ahead

The week ahead for Sept. 30 to Oct. 6

Kyodo

Monday

  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to release preliminary industrial production index for August.
  • Seven & I Holdings Co. to end mobile pay service after hacking attack.

Tuesday

  • Consumption tax to be raised to 10 percent from 8 percent. The tax hike is intended to secure a stable source of revenue for Japan’s ballooning social security costs amid the rapidly graying population and a declining birthrate.
  • First hearing in trial for Yudai Funato, who is charged with negligence resulting in the death of his 5-year-old stepdaughter Yua’s, to be held at the Tokyo District Court. The court sentenced Yua’s mother Yuri to an eight-year prison term on Sept. 17.
  • Free preschool education program to be introduced.
  • Bank of Japan to release quarterly tankan survey.
  • Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to release ratio of jobs offers to job seekers for August.
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to release unemployment rate for August.
  • Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release auto sales for September.

Wednesday

  • Cabinet Office to release survey on consumer trends for September.
  • Results of first 2020 Tokyo Paralympic ticket lottery to be announced.

Thursday

  • Hayabusa2 space probe to release Minerva-II explorer onto asteroid Ryugu to measure density distribution inside the asteroid. Two other explorer robots landed on the asteroid in September 2018 and took photographs of its surface.

Friday

  • Extraordinary Diet session to be convened. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will deliver a policy speech and ruling and opposition parties will engage in parliamentary debate for the first time since the Upper House election in July. The session is to end in December.
  • Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release auto sales by model for September.

Saturday

  • Japan to play Samoa at City of Toyota Stadium as the pool stage of the Rugby World Cup continues.

Sunday

  • World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Fuji to be held at Fuji Speedway in Shizuoka Prefecture.