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Monday

  • Cabinet Office to release preliminary gross domestic product data for April-June quarter. Economists project a third consecutive quarterly contraction and the sharpest annualized decline on record.

Tuesday

  • Sapporo District Court to hand down ruling on Takahiro Tsujimoto for a spray-can-linked building explosion in 2018 that injured 44 people.

Wednesday

  • Finance Ministry to release customs-cleared trade statistics for July.
  • Cabinet Office to release machinery orders data for June.

Thursday

  • Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi to start six-day trip to Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, with travel restrictions expected to be on agenda.
  • East Japan Railway to launch seven-month campaign to halve fares for for shinkansen and limited express train tickets booked online.
  • British Women’s Open to be held in Scotland’s Royal Troon Golf Club through Sunday, with Hinako Shibuno set to defend her title.

Friday

  • Japan Tourism Agency to release data on foreign visits in July.
  • Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry to release nationwide consumer price index for July.

Sunday

  • Shinzo Abe to become Japan’s longest-serving prime minister to serve uninterrupted in office, matching Eisaku Sato at 2,798 days. Sato, Abe’s great uncle, was prime minister from 1964 to 1972.

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