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 ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Dec 22, 2019

The week ahead for Dec. 23 to Dec. 29

Monday Former Emperor Akihito to turn 86. The former emperor will mark his first birthday since he abdicated on April 30. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Emperor Naruhito, the following day. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to leave for three-day China visit. Abe ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Dec 15, 2019

The week ahead for Dec. 16 to Dec. 22

Monday Senior trade officials from Japan and South Korea to hold talks in Tokyo on an export controls dispute. South Korea is expected to ask Japan to reverse its decision in July to tighten regulations on exports of certain materials necessary to manufacture semiconductors ...

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 10, 2019

The week ahead for Nov. 11 to Nov. 17

Monday Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance-of-payments statistics for first half of fiscal 2019 and for September. Analysts forecast surplus in current-account balance for 63rd straight month, but the focus is on whether the ongoing U.S.-China tariff war may affect the margin of surplus. ...