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Monday

  • Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for January.
  • Cabinet Office to release monthly “economy watchers” survey for February.

Tuesday

  • Cabinet Office to release revised gross domestic product data for October-December quarter of 2020. Preliminary data showed Japan’s economy grew an annualized real 12.7%, owing partly to the government’s Go to Travel program to promote domestic travels and regional economies. The program has been suspended since late December in response to the resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to release average household spending data for January.
  • The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to release new outlook for global economic growth. The focus is on how the rollout of coronavirus inoculation programs in many countries and territories may affect the Paris-based OECD’s views on outlooks for the world economy hit hard by the pandemic.

Wednesday

  • International Olympic Committee to hold general assembly. The Olympic committee is expected to approve incumbent Thomas Bach’s new term as president during the online assembly to run through Friday. John Coates, vice president and coordination commission chair, will report the latest status of preparations for the Tokyo Games.

Thursday

  • 10th anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis at Tepco’s Fukushima No. 1 power plant. More than 15,000 people were killed in the 2011 disaster and over 2,000 remain missing, while about 41,000 evacuees still live away from home as recovery efforts continue.
  • Memorial ceremonies for victims of Great East Japan Earthquake to be held across the nation, including in cities of the hardest-hit areas such as Sendai, Fukushima and Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako to attend government-sponsored memorial service in Tokyo.

Friday

  • Saga District Court to hand down rulings on two lawsuits by local residents who demanded Kyushu Electric Power halt operations of Nos. 3 and 4 reactors of Genkai nuclear plant in Saga Prefecture and that the state scrap approval for the utility to run reactors. The Fukuoka High Court and the Saga District Court previously rejected an injunction request by local residents on the restart of the two reactors. The Nos. 1 and 2 reactors will be decommissioned.

Saturday

  • West Japan Railway Co., Hankyu Corp. and Hanshin Electric Railway Co. to bring forward departure times of last trains.
  • World Boxing Association light flyweight title holder Hiroto Kyoguchi of Japan to face Mexican challenger Axel Aragon Vega at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Sunday

  • Defense Ministry to hold first competitive cybersecurity talent search.

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