Reference | The Week Ahead Sep 20, 2020

The week ahead for Sept. 21-27

Monday Respect for the Aged Day, national holiday. Tuesday Autumnal Equinox Day, national holiday. Trade ministers from the Group of 20 major economies to meet online. In the meeting, chaired by Saudi Arabia, the ministers are expected to discuss how to resume economic activities while ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Sep 14, 2020

The week ahead for Sept. 14 to Sept. 20

Monday Liberal Democratic Party to hold presidential election. Three contenders — Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba and former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida — are vying for the top post of the ruling party. The winner will replace Shinzo Abe and ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Sep 6, 2020

The week ahead for Sept. 7 to Sept. 13

Monday Cabinet Office to release preliminary composite indexes of economic indicators for July. Tuesday Official campaigning to start in ruling Liberal Democratic Party's presidential race. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba will contest for leadership ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Aug 30, 2020

The week ahead for Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Monday Cabinet Office to release survey on consumer trends for August. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to release preliminary industrial production index for July. Hiroshima High Court to rule on appeal by state-paid secretary to Diet member Anri Kawai in connection with alleged ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Aug 23, 2020

The week ahead for Aug. 24-30

Monday Shinzo Abe to become Japan's longest-serving prime minister, overtaking great uncle Eisaku Sato, whose record stood at 2,798 uninterrupted days in office. Tokyo to mark a year before opening postponed 2020 Paralympics. Tuesday Tokyo District Court to begin trial of former Justice Minister Katsuyuki ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Aug 16, 2020

The week ahead for Aug. 17-23

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 ...

National | The Week Ahead Aug 9, 2020

The week ahead for Aug. 10-16

Monday Mountain Day national holiday. 32 high schools selected for canceled spring baseball championships to play at Koshien Stadium intermittently through Aug. 17. Tuesday Cabinet Office to release "economy watchers" survey for July. Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for June. Tokyo ...

National | The Week Ahead Aug 2, 2020

The week ahead for Aug. 3-9

Monday Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new motor vehicle sales data for July. In the previous month, sales dropped as much as 26 percent. Focus is on how long the negative fallout from the coronavirus pandemic will last. Japan Airlines Co. and Mitsubishi ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jul 26, 2020

The Week ahead for July 27-Aug. 2

Monday BOJ to release summary of opinions from July 14-15 policy meeting. Mito District Court to hold first hearing in road rage trial of Fumio Miyazaki. Tuesday Nissan to release earnings for April-June quarter. Wednesday ANA Holdings to release its earnings report for April-June quarter. Thursday No ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jul 19, 2020

The week ahead for July 20-26

Monday Finance Ministry to release customs-cleared trade statistics for June, first half. Bank of Japan to release minutes of June 15-16 Policy Board meeting. Seven convenience store chains to release sales data for June. Universal Studios Japan to fully reopen after monthlong partial reopening ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jul 12, 2020

The week ahead for July 13-19

Tuesday Bank of Japan to hold two-day monetary policy meeting. Wednesday House of Representatives Budget Committee session to be held while the Diet is in recess. Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda to hold news conference. The BOJ will release its Outlook for Economic Activity ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jul 5, 2020

The week ahead for July 6-12

Monday Keidanren Chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi to hold news conference. Memorial ceremonies to be held for deadly 2018 rain disaster that killed over 200 in western Japan. Tuesday Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry to release average household spending data for May. Cabinet Office to release preliminary ...