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 ...

National Nov 24, 2019

The week ahead for Nov. 25 to Dec. 1

Monday Pope Francis to meet Emperor Naruhito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. The 82-year-old, elected Roman Catholic pontiff in 2013, will travel to Tokyo after visiting Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Four-day visit will be the first to Japan by a pontiff in 38 ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Nov 17, 2019

The week ahead for Nov. 18 to Nov. 24

Monday Grand banquet called Daikyo no Gi to be held at Imperial Palace. Tuesday One year since arrests of former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn and director Greg Kelly. A Tokyo court plans to hold the first hearing in trial for Ghosn, who faces ...

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 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 ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Sep 15, 2019

The week ahead for Sept. 16 to Sept. 22

Monday Emperor Naruhito to visit Niigata Prefecture. Tuesday Tokyo District Court to hand down ruling on Yuri Funato, mother of the 5-year-old girl who died last year after allegedly being mistreated at home. Prosecutors are seeking an 11-year prison term for the mother, who has ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Sep 8, 2019

The week ahead for Sept. 9 to Sept. 15

Monday Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for July. Cabinet Office to release first revision of gross domestic product data for April-June quarter. Cabinet Office to release monthly "economy watchers" survey for August. Tuesday Japanese men's soccer team play their Group F ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Sep 1, 2019

The week ahead for Sept. 2 to Sept. 8

Monday Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new vehicle sales figures for August. Finance Ministry to release statistics showing corporate financial results by industry for fiscal 2018, April-June quarter. Tuesday The Northern Committee meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission to be held ...