Reference | The Week Ahead

The week ahead for June 1-7

Kyodo

Monday

  • Finance Ministry to release statistics showing corporate financial results by industry for January-March period.
  • Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new motor vehicle sales data for May. Domestic sales have been in decline since the consumption tax was raised from 8 percent to 10 percent in October. The outbreak of the new coronavirus has also disrupted some domestic production at Japanese automakers due to difficulties in procuring parts from China.
  • Law aimed at stopping harassment in workplace to enter into force. The government prepared legislation to prevent workplace harassment after some record-high 82,000 consultations were made at labor departments nationwide in fiscal 2018, more than double the figure from 2009.
  • Companies to start job interviews with students graduating in 2021. Many companies have opted to conduct virtual job interviews and exams with university students in a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and cut transportation costs, but may face difficulties in making judgments without meeting prospective employees in person.
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. to acquire regional jet business of Canada’s Bombardier Inc.
  • JXTG Holdings Inc. to change its name to Eneos Holdings Inc.

Tuesday

  • Japan Business Federation known as Keidanren to hold general meeting, Chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi to speak at news conference.
  • Kanazawa branch of Nagoya High Court to hand down ruling in appeal trial of man handed life imprisonment at lower court for murder-robbery of his grandfather in November 2018. The defense team of Shota Kitajima is demanding 15 years in prison instead, claiming his gambling addiction had more influence on him than the initial ruling judged. Prosecutors are asking to dismiss the appeal.
  • Nippon Professional Baseball teams to resume training games without spectators.

Wednesday

  • No major events.

Thursday

  • Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new motor vehicle sales figures on car-model basis for May.

Friday

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

Saturday

  • Tokyo Metro Co. to open Toranomon Hills Station between Kasumigaseki and Kamiyacho stations on Hibiya Line. Named after a nearby landmark, a 52-story skyscraper that opened in 2014, the station was originally scheduled to open ahead of the now-postponed Olympics and Paralympics.

Sunday

  • Yasuda Kinen to be held at Tokyo Racecourse.
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