• Kyodo



  • Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to release results of annual survey on land prices across Japan. Focus is on how stagnant economic activity following the coronavirus pandemic had affected residential and commercial land prices as of Jan. 1.
  • Cabinet Office to release monthly economic report for March.
  • Japan Department Stores Association to release sales data for February. Sales likely continued to slide, but at a slower pace. Their sharp declines due to the pandemic, which began affecting the data in the same month a year before, now fall out of the year-on-year comparison.
  • KDDI to launch lower-priced wireless service plan under its povo brand.
  • Tokyo High Court to hand down ruling on appeal by man accused of killing 9-year-old Vietnamese girl in Chiba Prefecture in 2017.


  • Bank of Japan to release minutes for Jan. 20-21 policy meeting. At the meeting, the central bank cut its economic outlook for the fiscal year ending this month while maintaining its ultraloose monetary policy. It also discussed side effects of its massive asset purchase program as it was reviewing the prolonged stimulus measure.


  • Operator of Tokyo Stock Exchange to compile final report on large-scale system failure that occurred in October. A panel of the bourse has been discussing measures to prevent recurrences with market participants.
  • Official campaigning to start for Fukuoka gubernatorial election.
  • Tokyo Olympic torch relay to start in Fukushima Prefecture.
  • Japanese men’s soccer team to take on South Korea in friendly match at Yokohama’s Nissan Stadium.


  • NTT Docomo Inc. to launch lower-priced wireless service plan under its ahamo brand.
  • Central and Pacific leagues kick off the 2021 Nippon Professional Baseball season.
  • Japanese men’s U-24 soccer team to face Argentina in friendly match at Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium.

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