• Major mobile carriers to start selling iPhone SE, Apple’s latest model. The smarphone’s debut by was delayed on April 27 to prevent coronavirus infections during Golden Week.
  • House of Representatives and House of Councilors budget committees to hold talks on state of emergency extension.
  • Bank of Japan to release minutes of April 27 Policy Board meeting.


  • Toyota, Honda to release 2019 earnings through March 31. Focus will be on the automakers’ projections for business 2020 through March 2021.
  • Cabinet Office to release preliminary indexes for economic indicators for March.


  • Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for March.
  • Cabinet Office to release “economy watchers” survey for April.
  • Sony, Fujifilm Holdings to release earnings for 2019.


  • Government medical panel to make a fresh assessment of virus situation in various areas and discuss whether to lift the state of emergency ahead of schedule.
  • Kajima to release earnings for 2019.


  • Peak day for earnings announcements, with Tokyo Electric, Japan Post Insurance, Japan Post Bank and NTT among more than 400 companies scheduled to release full results for 2019.
  • 48th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japanese sovereignty from U.S.
  • Osaka to decide whether to withdraw its requests for business closures and nonessential outings based on prefecture’s own coronavirus criteria.


  • No major events.


  • No major events.

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