Reference | The Week Ahead May 5, 2019

The week ahead for May 6 to May 12

Monday Substitute holiday for Children's Day. Classic car parade "The Ginza Run" to be held in central district of Tokyo. Tuesday New town offices of Okuma, hit by 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, to start operation. Automaker industry body to release Japan's new car sales in ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Apr 28, 2019

The week ahead for April 29 to May 5

Monday Showa Day, a national holiday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to return from eight-day trip to France, Italy, Slovakia, Belgium, United States and Canada. National judo championship to be held at Nippon Budokan. Tuesday Emperor Akihito to become first Japanese monarch to abdicate in over ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Apr 14, 2019

The week ahead April 15 to April 21

Monday Japan and the United States to start the first round of new bilateral trade talks in Washington. They are scheduled to run through Tuesday. Officials will discuss the scope of negotiations, with Washington hoping for a pact that will cover a range of ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Apr 8, 2019

The week ahead for April 8 to April 14

Monday Nissan to hold extraordinary shareholders meeting to dismiss former chairman Carlos Ghosn and former director Greg Kelly, close aide of Ghosn, from its board and pick Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard as director. Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 31, 2019

The week ahead for April 1 to April 7

Monday Government to announce name of next era for use from May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito takes the throne following his father Emperor Akihito's abdication on April 30 after 30 years of reign. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga to unveil the new gengō ...

National | The Week Ahead Mar 25, 2019

The week ahead for March 25 to March 31

Monday Over 50 regional banks to start introducing the J-Coin cashless payment system developed by Mizuho Financial Group. Transactions will be processed through a smartphone app using Quick Response two-dimensional barcode. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to visit Kyoto and Nara prefectures through March ...

The week ahead for March 18 to March 24

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 17, 2019

The week ahead for March 18 to March 24

Monday Finance Ministry to release preliminary customs-cleared trade statistics for February. Japan logged trade deficit of ¥1.42 trillion ($12.7 billion) in January, the widest margin of red ink in nearly five years amid steep fall in exports to China. Focus is on to what ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 10, 2019

The week ahead for March 11 to March 17

Monday Eighth anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake and nuclear crisis at Fukushima No. 1 power plant. The quake-tsunami disaster left more than 15,000 dead and recovery efforts continue. More than 50,000 people still live as evacuees nationwide. Memorial ceremony for victims of Great ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 3, 2019

The week ahead for March 4 to March 10

Monday New lawyers representing former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has been detained in Japan for more than 100 days for alleged financial misconduct, will hold a news conference. The new defense team, formed in early February, includes Junichiro Hironaka, who is ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Feb 24, 2019

The week ahead for Feb. 25 to March 3

Monday and Tuesday No major events. Wednesday Tokyo District Court to rule on case concerning death of Hitotsubashi University law student who was outed as gay. Thursday Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to release preliminary industrial production index for January. Friday Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry to ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Feb 17, 2019

The week ahead for Feb. 18 to Feb. 24

Monday Meeting to be held of state panel tasked with settling dispute between central and Okinawa governments over relocation plan for key U.S. air base within Okinawa Prefecture. Cabinet Office to release machinery orders for December. Tuesday Otsu District Court to hand down ruling in ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Feb 4, 2019

The week ahead for Feb. 4 to Feb. 10

Monday Sapporo Snow Festival to open for eight-day run through Feb. 11. German Chancellor Angela Merkel to make two-day visit to Japan to hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Panasonic to announce earnings for April-December period. House of Representatives Budget Committee to hold ...