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Reference | The Week Ahead Oct 12, 2020

The week ahead for Oct. 12-18

Monday Bank of Japan to release preliminary corporate goods price index for September. Cabinet Office to release machinery orders data for August. In focus is whether Japan's core private-sector machinery orders will remain positive after the leading indicator of capital spending rose 6.3 percent in July ...

Reference Oct 4, 2020

The week ahead for Oct. 5-11

Highlights of Japan-related events for Oct. 5-11: Monday Winner of 2020 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine to be announced. Tuesday Winner of 2020 Nobel Prize in physics to be announced. Foreign ministers of Japan, the United States, Australia and India to meet in Tokyo. The ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Sep 29, 2020

The week ahead for Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

Monday Tokyo Disneyland's new area with attractions featuring the "Beauty and the Beast" movie to open. The area will open after a nearly five-month delay due to the pandemic. It houses a facility based on the 2014 animated superhero film "Big Hero 6." Wednesday The Tachikawa branch ...

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 ...