Reference | The Week Ahead Jul 5, 2020

The week ahead for July 6-12

Monday Keidanren Chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi to hold news conference. Memorial ceremonies to be held for deadly 2018 rain disaster that killed over 200 in western Japan. Tuesday Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry to release average household spending data for May. Cabinet Office to release preliminary ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jun 28, 2020

The week ahead for June 29-July 5

Monday Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko to mark 30th wedding anniversary. Nissan Motor to hold regular shareholders' meeting. Tuesday Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry to release unemployment rate for May. Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry to release ratio of job offers to job ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jun 21, 2020

The week ahead for June 22-28

Monday No major events. Tuesday Okinawa to mark 75th anniversary of end of Battle of Okinawa. A memorial service will be held at the Peace Memorial Park in Itoman to mark the major World War II battle that claimed the lives of more than 200,000 ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jun 14, 2020

The week ahead for June 15-21

Monday Bank of Japan to hold two-day meeting of decision-making Policy Board. The central bank is widely expected to maintain its ultraeasy monetary policy to support the country's coronavirus-hit economy. Tuesday Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda to hold press conference Renown Inc. to be ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jun 7, 2020

The week ahead for June 8-14

Monday Cabinet Office to release first revision of gross domestic product data for January-March. The preliminary data, released May 17, showed that Japan's GDP shrank an annualized real 3.4 percent in the first three months of this year, a significant contraction for the second ...

Reference | The Week Ahead May 31, 2020

The week ahead for June 1-7

Monday Finance Ministry to release statistics showing corporate financial results by industry for January-March period. Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new motor vehicle sales data for May. Domestic sales have been in decline since the consumption tax was raised from 8 percent to ...

Reference | The Week Ahead May 24, 2020

The week ahead for May 25-31

Monday Medical panel to assess coronavirus infections in Tokyo and four other prefectures to guide government's decision on whether to lift state of emergency. Keidanren chief Hiroaki Nakanishi to hold news conference. Season's first auction of premium Yubari melons to be held in Sapporo. Tuesday ...

Reference | The Week Ahead May 17, 2020

The week ahead for May 18-24

Monday Cabinet Office to release preliminary gross domestic product for January-March. Panasonic, SoftBank and other large companies to release earnings for 2019. Japan to launch first space unit within Air Self-Defense Force. The Space Domain Mission Unit will track space debris and meteorites that ...

Reference | The Week Ahead May 10, 2020

The week ahead for May 11-17

Monday Major mobile carriers to start selling iPhone SE, Apple's latest model. The smarphone's debut by was delayed on April 27 to prevent coronavirus infections during Golden Week. House of Representatives and House of Councilors budget committees to hold talks on state of emergency ...

National May 3, 2020

Week ahead for May 4-10

Monday Greenery Day, national holiday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to make final decision on extending nationwide state of emergency and hold news conference. He is expected to announce an extension of about a month, based on the recommendation of a government panel. Tuesday Children's Day, ...

National Apr 26, 2020

The week ahead for April 27-May 3

Monday Reworked supplementary budget to be submitted to Diet. Enlarged to ¥25.7 trillion from ¥16.8 trillion to finance a cash handout of ¥100,000 per person, including foreign residents, the budget is part of the government's ¥117.1 trillion ($1.1 trillion) economic rescue plan for the pandemic. Bank ...

National | The Week Ahead Apr 19, 2020

The week ahead for April 20-26

Monday Finance Ministry to release preliminary customs-cleared trade statistics for March, fiscal 2019. March data to be released as global trade is disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. In February, Japan posted a surplus of ¥1.11 trillion, the first in four months, as imports from ...