Reference | The Week Ahead Nov 10, 2019

The week ahead for Nov. 11 to Nov. 17

Monday Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance-of-payments statistics for first half of fiscal 2019 and for September. Analysts forecast surplus in current-account balance for 63rd straight month, but the focus is on whether the ongoing U.S.-China tariff war may affect the margin of surplus. ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Nov 3, 2019

The week ahead for Nov. 4 to Nov. 10

Monday Parliamentary chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies to meet in Tokyo. House of Councilors President Akiko Santo will chair the event, which will be held in Japan for the first time. South Korean National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang, who urged the ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Oct 27, 2019

The week ahead for Oct. 28 to Nov. 3

Monday Tokyo International Film Festival to be held through Nov. 5. Wednesday Bank of Japan to hold two-day monetary policy meeting. Attention growing on whether BOJ will follow U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank in further easing its monetary grip amid uncertainty over global ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Oct 21, 2019

The week ahead for Oct. 22. to Oct. 27

Monday Finance Ministry to release preliminary customs-cleared trade data for September. Some economists expect three straight months of deficit due to U.S.-China trade war. Japan Franchise Association to release convenience store sales for September. Tuesday Sokuirei Seiden no Gi ceremony proclaiming accession of Emperor Naruhito ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Oct 13, 2019

The week ahead for Oct. 14 to Oct. 20

Monday Sports Day national holiday. Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki to leave for U.S. through Sunday. He will convey to U.S. government officials and lawmakers Okinawa's opposition to the planned relocation of a U.S. military base within the prefecture. Tuesday House of Councilors' budget committee to ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Oct 6, 2019

The week ahead for Oct. 7 to Oct. 13

Monday Cabinet Office to release preliminary indexes of business conditions for August. Leaders of political parties to have question-and-answer sessions in both houses of the Diet through Wednesday. Prosecutors to make closing arguments at trial of man charged with abuse leading to the death ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Sep 29, 2019

The week ahead for Sept. 30 to Oct. 6

Monday Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to release preliminary industrial production index for August. Seven & I Holdings Co. to end mobile pay service after hacking attack. Tuesday Consumption tax to be raised to 10 percent from 8 percent. The tax hike is intended ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Sep 22, 2019

The week ahead for Sept. 23 to Sept. 29

Monday Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to make a six-day trip to the United States and Belgium. Abe will attend the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York and then a forum on Asia-EU relations in Brussels. Autumnal Equinox Day, national holiday. Tuesday Abe to ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Sep 15, 2019

The week ahead for Sept. 16 to Sept. 22

Monday Emperor Naruhito to visit Niigata Prefecture. Tuesday Tokyo District Court to hand down ruling on Yuri Funato, mother of the 5-year-old girl who died last year after allegedly being mistreated at home. Prosecutors are seeking an 11-year prison term for the mother, who has ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Sep 8, 2019

The week ahead for Sept. 9 to Sept. 15

Monday Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for July. Cabinet Office to release first revision of gross domestic product data for April-June quarter. Cabinet Office to release monthly "economy watchers" survey for August. Tuesday Japanese men's soccer team play their Group F ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Sep 1, 2019

The week ahead for Sept. 2 to Sept. 8

Monday Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new vehicle sales figures for August. Finance Ministry to release statistics showing corporate financial results by industry for fiscal 2018, April-June quarter. Tuesday The Northern Committee meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission to be held ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Aug 18, 2019

The week ahead for Aug. 19 to Aug. 25

Monday Finance Ministry to release customs-cleared trade statistics for July. Tokyo government to conduct test through Aug. 30 to ease traffic during 2020 Olympics by changing delivery time of items shipped from capital's port to metropolitan areas. Tuesday Foreign Minister Taro Kono to arrive in ...