National | The Week Ahead Apr 5, 2020

The week ahead for April 6 to 12

Monday Cabinet Office to release survey on consumer trends for March. Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new motor vehicle sales data by brand for March. Chairman of Japan Business Federation to hold news conference. Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry to hear opinions from ...

National Mar 29, 2020

Week ahead for March 30 to April 5

Monday Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee to hold board meeting. A woman who served 10 years in prison over the 1979 murder of former brother-in-law in Kagoshima Prefecture to request retrial for fourth time. Lower and high court decisions in favor of a ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 16, 2020

The week ahead for March 18 to March 22

Wednesday Finance Ministry to release preliminary customs-cleared trade statistics for February. Japan posted a trade deficit for three straight months through January due to the global economic slowdown. The February result could show a further slowing of exports amid the new coronavirus outbreak. Japan ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 1, 2020

The week ahead for March 2 to March 8

Monday Upper House Budget Committee to start question-and-answer sessions over budget draft for fiscal 2020. Opposition parties are expected to grill Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the government's initial handling of the new coronavirus outbreak that has been expanding in Japan. Finance Ministry to ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Feb 23, 2020

The week ahead for Feb. 24 to March 1

Monday IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi to arrive for visit through Friday. Will hold meetings with Japanese officials and inspect crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Japan Sumo Association to release latest rikishi rankings for Spring Grand Sumo Tournament starting March 8. Tuesday Agriculture, Forestry ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Feb 16, 2020

The week ahead for Feb. 17 to Feb. 23

Monday Cabinet Office to release preliminary gross domestic product data for October-December. Otsu District Court to hand down ruling over fatal accident in which car rammed into toddlers and killed two of them in Shiga Prefecture in May. Prosecutors to demand punishment for Satoshi ...

Reference Feb 10, 2020

The week ahead for Feb. 10 to Feb. 16

Monday Cabinet Office to release results of monthly "economy watchers" survey for January. Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for December, whole of 2019. Tuesday National Foundation Day. Wednesday SoftBank Group Corp. to announce April-December financial results. Labor unions at major manufacturers to ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jan 26, 2020

The week ahead for Jan. 27 to Feb. 2

Monday House of Representatives Budget Committee to hold question-and-answer sessions for two days on supplementary budget draft for fiscal 2019. Tuesday Business lobby Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) to hold two-day management-labor forum in Tokyo, effectively starting the annual spring wage talks. Representatives of the Japanese ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jan 19, 2020

The week ahead for Jan. 20 to Jan. 26

Monday Diet to convene for 150-day regular session. BOJ to hold two-day monetary policy meeting. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to begin three-day visit to Japan. Australian Open to start in Melbourne. From Japan, defending champion Naomi Osaka will be the women's third seed. Tuesday ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jan 12, 2020

The week ahead for Jan. 13 to Jan. 19

Monday Coming of Age Day national holiday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit United Arab Emirates. Abe is calling for efforts to stabilize region amid simmering tensions between Iran and United States. Five-day tour began Saturday in Saudi Arabia and will also take him ...

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 ...