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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 ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Feb 24, 2019

The week ahead for Feb. 25 to March 3

Monday and Tuesday No major events. Wednesday Tokyo District Court to rule on case concerning death of Hitotsubashi University law student who was outed as gay. Thursday Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to release preliminary industrial production index for January. Friday Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry to ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Feb 17, 2019

The week ahead for Feb. 18 to Feb. 24

Monday Meeting to be held of state panel tasked with settling dispute between central and Okinawa governments over relocation plan for key U.S. air base within Okinawa Prefecture. Cabinet Office to release machinery orders for December. Tuesday Otsu District Court to hand down ruling in ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Feb 4, 2019

The week ahead for Feb. 4 to Feb. 10

Monday Sapporo Snow Festival to open for eight-day run through Feb. 11. German Chancellor Angela Merkel to make two-day visit to Japan to hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Panasonic to announce earnings for April-December period. House of Representatives Budget Committee to hold ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jan 27, 2019

The week ahead for Jan. 28 to Feb. 3

Monday 150-day ordinary Diet session to convene. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will deliver policy speech ahead of key events later this year, including the Group of 20 summit in June in Osaka, an Upper House election in July and a consumption tax hike in ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jan 20, 2019

The week ahead for Jan. 21 to Jan. 27

Monday Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to leave for four-day trip to Russia, Switzerland. Japan Franchise Association to release convenience store sales for December, whole of 2018. Japan national soccer team to play Saudi Arabia in the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup in Sharjah, United ...