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Reference | The Week Ahead Apr 21, 2019

The week ahead for April 22 to April 28

Monday Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to leave for eight-day trip to France, Italy, Belgium, Slovakia, the United States and Canada. U.S. President Donald Trump to welcome Abe in Washington from Friday to Saturday, during which they will discuss key issues including bilateral trade and ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Apr 14, 2019

The week ahead April 15 to April 21

Monday Japan and the United States to start the first round of new bilateral trade talks in Washington. They are scheduled to run through Tuesday. Officials will discuss the scope of negotiations, with Washington hoping for a pact that will cover a range of ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Apr 8, 2019

The week ahead for April 8 to April 14

Monday Nissan to hold extraordinary shareholders meeting to dismiss former chairman Carlos Ghosn and former director Greg Kelly, close aide of Ghosn, from its board and pick Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard as director. Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 31, 2019

The week ahead for April 1 to April 7

Monday Government to announce name of next era for use from May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito takes the throne following his father Emperor Akihito's abdication on April 30 after 30 years of reign. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga to unveil the new gengō ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 25, 2019

The week ahead for March 25 to March 31

Monday Over 50 regional banks to start introducing the J-Coin cashless payment system developed by Mizuho Financial Group. Transactions will be processed through a smartphone app using Quick Response two-dimensional barcode. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to visit Kyoto and Nara prefectures through March ...

The week ahead for March 18 to March 24

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 17, 2019

The week ahead for March 18 to March 24

Monday Finance Ministry to release preliminary customs-cleared trade statistics for February. Japan logged trade deficit of ¥1.42 trillion ($12.7 billion) in January, the widest margin of red ink in nearly five years amid steep fall in exports to China. Focus is on to what ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 10, 2019

The week ahead for March 11 to March 17

Monday Eighth anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake and nuclear crisis at Fukushima No. 1 power plant. The quake-tsunami disaster left more than 15,000 dead and recovery efforts continue. More than 50,000 people still live as evacuees nationwide. Memorial ceremony for victims of Great ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 3, 2019

The week ahead for March 4 to March 10

Monday New lawyers representing former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has been detained in Japan for more than 100 days for alleged financial misconduct, will hold a news conference. The new defense team, formed in early February, includes Junichiro Hironaka, who is ...