National | The Week Ahead Aug 2, 2020

The week ahead for Aug. 3-9

Monday Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new motor vehicle sales data for July. In the previous month, sales dropped as much as 26 percent. Focus is on how long the negative fallout from the coronavirus pandemic will last. Japan Airlines Co. and Mitsubishi ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jul 26, 2020

The Week ahead for July 27-Aug. 2

Monday BOJ to release summary of opinions from July 14-15 policy meeting. Mito District Court to hold first hearing in road rage trial of Fumio Miyazaki. Tuesday Nissan to release earnings for April-June quarter. Wednesday ANA Holdings to release its earnings report for April-June quarter. Thursday No ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jul 19, 2020

The week ahead for July 20-26

Monday Finance Ministry to release customs-cleared trade statistics for June, first half. Bank of Japan to release minutes of June 15-16 Policy Board meeting. Seven convenience store chains to release sales data for June. Universal Studios Japan to fully reopen after monthlong partial reopening ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Jul 12, 2020

The week ahead for July 13-19

Tuesday Bank of Japan to hold two-day monetary policy meeting. Wednesday House of Representatives Budget Committee session to be held while the Diet is in recess. Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda to hold news conference. The BOJ will release its Outlook for Economic Activity ...

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 ...