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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 ...