• Kyodo



  • First working day of 2020 for most companies and government offices.
  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Grand Shrines of Ise in Mie Prefecture, hold news conference.
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange to hold first trading session of year after benchmark Nikkei average saw its highest year-end close since 1990, on Dec. 30.
  • Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release data on new vehicle sales in December, total for 2019.


  • Three major business lobbies to hold joint New Year’s party in Tokyo. Abe scheduled to address members of Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai). Leaders of the three groups to hold a joint news conference focusing on their economic outlooks in light of U.S.-China trade war, October consumption tax hike.
  • International Consumer Electronics Show opens in Las Vegas until Jan. 10. World’s largest tech trade show to feature latest technologies and products for ultrafast 5G mobile networks and artificial intelligence, with giants including Sony and Toyota to participate.


  • Cabinet Office to release Consumer Confidence Survey for December.
  • Yokohama District Court to hold first hearing on 2016 Sagamihara care home massacre in Kanagawa Prefecture. Former care home employee Satoshi Uematsu stands accused of fatally stabbing and slashing 19 residents and injuring dozens more by knife. The suspect has reportedly said he will admit to charges of murder and attempted murder.


  • Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release sales figures for new motor vehicles on a model basis for December and the whole of 2019.


  • Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to release household spending data for November.
  • Cabinet Office to release the preliminary composite indices for economic indicators for November.


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