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Reference | The Week Ahead Jan 5, 2020

The week ahead for Jan. 6 to Jan. 12

Monday First working day of 2020 for most companies and government offices. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Grand Shrines of Ise in Mie Prefecture, hold news conference. Tokyo Stock Exchange to hold first trading session of year after benchmark Nikkei average saw its ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Dec 29, 2019

The week ahead for Dec. 30 to Jan. 5

Monday Tokyo Stock Exchange to conduct year's last trading session. The Nikkei average has added 19.1 percent since the start of 2019 and closed at 23,837.72 points on Friday, trading at its highest level in about 14 months. Annual Japan Record Awards to be ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Dec 22, 2019

The week ahead for Dec. 23 to Dec. 29

Monday Former Emperor Akihito to turn 86. The former emperor will mark his first birthday since he abdicated on April 30. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Emperor Naruhito, the following day. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to leave for three-day China visit. Abe ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Dec 15, 2019

The week ahead for Dec. 16 to Dec. 22

Monday Senior trade officials from Japan and South Korea to hold talks in Tokyo on an export controls dispute. South Korea is expected to ask Japan to reverse its decision in July to tighten regulations on exports of certain materials necessary to manufacture semiconductors ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Dec 8, 2019

The week ahead for Dec. 9 to Dec. 15

Monday Extraordinary Diet session ends. Empress Masako to turn 56. Cabinet Office to release revised gross domestic product data for July-September period. Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for October. Cabinet Office to release results of monthly "economy watchers" survey for ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Dec 1, 2019

The week ahead for Dec. 2 to Dec. 8

Monday Japan's top buzzwords of 2019 to be announced. Finance Ministry to release statistics on corporate financial results by industry for July-September period. Trends in capital investment among companies will be closely monitored by economists. In the April-June quarter, capital spending by manufacturers fell ...