Reference | The Week Ahead

The week ahead for Feb. 17 to Feb. 23



  • Cabinet Office to release preliminary gross domestic product data for October-December.
  • Otsu District Court to hand down ruling over fatal accident in which car rammed into toddlers and killed two of them in Shiga Prefecture in May.
  • Prosecutors to demand punishment for Satoshi Uematsu, charged with murdering 19 residents and injuring 26 others at a care home for the mentally disabled in 2016, during a hearing at the Yokohama District Court.


  • Nissan Motor Co. to hold extraordinary shareholders meeting to gain approval for the new management headed by President Makoto Uchida.
  • Results of second phase of Tokyo Paralympics ticket lottery for Japan residents to be announced.


  • Finance Ministry to release customs-cleared trade statistics for January.
  • Cabinet Office to release machinery orders for December.
  • Japan Tourism Agency to release estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan in January.
  • Osaka District Court to hand down ruling on Yasunori Kagoike and his wife, Junko, over fraud involving public subsidies for their schools.


  • No major events.


  • Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry to release nationwide consumer price index for January.
  • Chiba District Court to hold first hearing in trial of Yuichiro Kurihara on abuse of 10-year-old daughter resulting in her death in January 2019.


  • Takeshima Day ceremony to be held in Shimane Prefecture.


  • Emperor Naruhito’s 60th birthday.
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