Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 21, 2021

The week ahead for March 22-28

Tuesday Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to release results of annual survey on land prices across Japan. Focus is on how stagnant economic activity following the coronavirus pandemic had affected residential and commercial land prices as of Jan. 1. Cabinet Office to ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 14, 2021

The week ahead for March 15-21

Monday Cabinet Office to release machinery orders data for January. Tuesday Japan, United States to hold "two-plus-two" foreign and defense ministerial meeting in Tokyo. The two allies are expected to discuss issues related to China including its new maritime security law that allows its coast guard ships ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 7, 2021

The week ahead for March 8-14

Monday Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for January. Cabinet Office to release monthly "economy watchers" survey for February. Tuesday Cabinet Office to release revised gross domestic product data for October-December quarter of 2020. Preliminary data showed Japan's economy grew an annualized ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Feb 28, 2021

The week ahead for March 1-7

Monday Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new motor vehicle sales for February. Bank of Japan to start new system to assist regional banks and other lenders over realignment plans. The central bank will apply additional interest rate on current accounts held at the ...

Reference Feb 21, 2021

The week ahead for Feb. 22-28

Monday House of Representatives Budget Committee to hold intensive deliberation session. Takeshima Day ceremony to be held in Shimane Prefecture. 10th anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the city of Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island in 2011, killing 185 people, including 28 Japanese ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Feb 14, 2021

The week ahead for Feb. 15-21

Monday Cabinet Office to release first preliminary estimates of gross domestic product data for October-December, whole of 2020. Japan's GDP in the final three months of 2020 increased greatly compared with July through September, but the annual growth is expected to be negative for the ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Feb 7, 2021

The week ahead for Feb. 8-14

Monday Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for December, whole of 2020. Cabinet Office to release results of monthly "economy watchers" survey for January. With consumer spending plunging under the state of emergency declaration that started in January, the survey of ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jan 31, 2021

The week ahead for Feb. 1-7

Monday Japan Automobile Dealers Association, Japan Mini Vehicles Association to release data on new motor vehicle sales in Japan for January. In the past three months, domestic auto sales have risen from the previous year. The focus is on whether they can sustain the ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jan 24, 2021

The week ahead for Jan. 25-31

Monday World Economic Forum to hold Davos Agenda 2021 meeting online to discuss a variety of economic issues including pandemic response, until Friday. Tuesday Bank of Japan to release minutes of Dec. 17-18 monetary policy meeting. At the two-day policy-setting meeting in mid-December, the central ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jan 17, 2021

The week ahead for Jan. 18-24

Monday Diet to convene for 150-day regular session. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will deliver policy speech, in which he is expected to stress his determination to contain the coronavirus pandemic. During the session, the government plans to submit bills, including to revise the special ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jan 10, 2021

The week ahead for Jan. 11-17

Monday Coming of Age Day. Municipalities typically hold ceremonies for new adults, with young women wearing lavish kimono, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced some Coming of Age ceremonies in the Tokyo metropolitan area to be canceled or postponed. Tuesday Cabinet Office to release results ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jan 3, 2021

The week ahead for Jan. 4-10

Monday Most companies, government offices to have first working day of 2021. Tokyo Stock Exchange to have first trading session of 2021. The benchmark Nikkei ended 2020 at its highest year-end close since 1989 despite the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Analysts expect ...