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Reference | The Week Ahead Jan 3, 2021

The week ahead for Jan. 4-10

Monday Most companies, government offices to have first working day of 2021. Tokyo Stock Exchange to have first trading session of 2021. The benchmark Nikkei ended 2020 at its highest year-end close since 1989 despite the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Analysts expect ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Dec 27, 2020

The week ahead for Dec. 28-Jan. 3

Monday Most Japanese companies, government offices to have final working day of year. Temporary halt on government's Go To Travel domestic tourism subsidies to be in place through Jan. 11. The measure aimed at curbing the further spread of the novel coronavirus by not ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Dec 20, 2020

The week ahead for Dec. 21-27

Monday Cabinet to approve drafts of initial budget for fiscal 2021. The initial budget for the year starting in April will total around ¥106.61 trillion, a record high for the ninth straight year, as the Cabinet plans to add ¥5 trillion to reserve funds ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Dec 13, 2020

The week ahead for Dec. 14-20

Monday Bank of Japan to release December tankan business sentiment survey. Economists estimate the diffusion index showing confidence among major manufacturers will improve for a second straight quarter to minus 14, after falling to an 11-year low of minus 34 in the June survey due ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Dec 6, 2020

The week ahead for Dec. 7-13

Monday Cabinet Office to release preliminary composite indexes of economic indicators for October. The International Olympic Committee to hold online governing board meeting through Dec. 11. Tuesday Cabinet Office to release revised gross domestic product data for July-September quarter. Japan's economy expanded an annualized real ...

Reference Nov 29, 2020

The week ahead for Nov. 30-Dec.6

Monday Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to release preliminary industrial production index for October. In September, industrial output rose 4% from the previous month for the fourth straight month of increase due to the auto sector's continued recovery from the novel coronavirus pandemic. Japan and ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Nov 22, 2020

The week ahead for Nov. 23-29

Monday Labor Thanksgiving Day. Tuesday Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to make two-day visit to Japan. Wang will hold talks with his counterpart, Toshimitsu Motegi, to discuss the restart of business travel and major political issues, including tensions surrounding the Senkaku Islands, claimed by China. ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Nov 15, 2020

The week ahead for Nov. 16-22

Monday NASA to launch SpaceX spacecraft with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi and three other astronauts aboard. The U.S. space agency will launch the spacecraft developed by SpaceX, founded by billionaire Tesla Inc. co-founder Elon Musk. The launch was pushed back one day due to ...