Reference | The Week Ahead Aug 18, 2019

The week ahead for Aug. 19 to Aug. 25

Monday Finance Ministry to release customs-cleared trade statistics for July. Tokyo government to conduct test through Aug. 30 to ease traffic during 2020 Olympics by changing delivery time of items shipped from capital's port to metropolitan areas. Tuesday Foreign Minister Taro Kono to arrive in ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Aug 11, 2019

The week ahead for Aug. 12 to Aug. 18

Monday Mountain Day. Foreign Minister Taro Kono to pay round of visits to Eastern Europe through Aug. 18. National basketball team to face New Zealand in opening of International Basketball Games 2019 in Chiba. NBA player Rui Hachimura will play in Japan for first ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jul 21, 2019

The week ahead for July 22 to July 28

Monday Government to hold the first meeting to certify people who underwent forced sterilization under now-defunct 1948 eugenics law. Certified surviving victims will be eligible for ¥3.2 million ($29,700) in state redress in accordance with law enacted in April to compensate the victims. Tuesday The ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jul 14, 2019

The week ahead for July 15 to July 21

Monday Marine Day, a national holiday. Tuesday Mizuho Financial Group Inc. to complete system integration work for its banking units. Wednesday Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of Seven industrialized nations to hold a two-day meeting in Chantilly, France. Global economic risks posed ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jul 7, 2019

The week ahead for July 8 to July 14

Monday Cabinet Office to release machinery orders data for May. April data showed an increase for three months running in the orders, seen as a leading indicator of capital expenditure. Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for May amid shrinking exports ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jun 30, 2019

The week ahead for July 1 to July 7

Monday Bank of Japan to release June tankan survey. The previous quarterly survey showed business sentiment among large manufacturers worsened in March compared with three months earlier in the biggest point loss since December 2012. Economists forecast business sentiment among large manufacturers will deteriorate ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jun 16, 2019

The week ahead for June 17 to June 23

Monday Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya to visit Akita Prefecture amid local anger at errors in a geographical survey which his ministry used to select it as a potential host for Aegis Ashore missile defense system. Tuesday Pierre Taki, actor and member of Japanese techno-pop duo ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jun 9, 2019

The week ahead for June 10 to June 16

Monday House of Councilors' audit committee to hold concluding debate on the state's financial statement for fiscal 2017, attended by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Cabinet members. Opposition parties are expected to take up the consumption tax hike slated for October and Japan-U.S. trade ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jun 2, 2019

The week ahead for June 3 to June 9

Monday Finance Ministry to release statistics showing corporate financial results by industry for January-March period. Capital expenditure data will be closely monitored by economists for influence on the revised gross domestic product for the January-March quarter due out June 10. Preliminary data showed that ...

Reference | The Week Ahead May 26, 2019

The week ahead for May 27 to June 2

Monday U.S. President Donald Trump to become first foreign leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito since enthronement on May 1. Trump is then to hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss security and trade issues before attending banquet at Imperial Palace. Tuesday Trump ...

Reference | The Week Ahead May 19, 2019

The week ahead for May 20 to May 26

Monday Cabinet Office to release preliminary data for January-March gross domestic product. The focus is on whether Japan's economy shrank in the quarter amid a slowdown in the Chinese economy and a trade dispute between the United States and China. A weak result may ...

Reference | The Week Ahead May 13, 2019

The week ahead for May 14 to May 19

Tuesday Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for March and fiscal 2018. Cabinet Office to release monthly "economy watchers" survey for April. Nissan Motor Co. to release earnings report for fiscal 2018. Still reeling from the arrest of former Chairman Carlos ...