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 ...

National | The Week Ahead Apr 12, 2020

The week ahead for April 13 to 19

Monday Naha District Court to hand down ruling in case filed by citizens to halt landfill work to build replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. Japan Display Inc. to announce earnings for April-December period. The display maker said in February it ...

National | The Week Ahead Apr 5, 2020

The week ahead for April 6 to 12

Monday Cabinet Office to release survey on consumer trends for March. Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new motor vehicle sales data by brand for March. Chairman of Japan Business Federation to hold news conference. Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry to hear opinions from ...

National Mar 29, 2020

Week ahead for March 30 to April 5

Monday Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee to hold board meeting. A woman who served 10 years in prison over the 1979 murder of former brother-in-law in Kagoshima Prefecture to request retrial for fourth time. Lower and high court decisions in favor of a ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 16, 2020

The week ahead for March 18 to March 22

Wednesday Finance Ministry to release preliminary customs-cleared trade statistics for February. Japan posted a trade deficit for three straight months through January due to the global economic slowdown. The February result could show a further slowing of exports amid the new coronavirus outbreak. Japan ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 1, 2020

The week ahead for March 2 to March 8

Monday Upper House Budget Committee to start question-and-answer sessions over budget draft for fiscal 2020. Opposition parties are expected to grill Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the government's initial handling of the new coronavirus outbreak that has been expanding in Japan. Finance Ministry to ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Feb 23, 2020

The week ahead for Feb. 24 to March 1

Monday IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi to arrive for visit through Friday. Will hold meetings with Japanese officials and inspect crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Japan Sumo Association to release latest rikishi rankings for Spring Grand Sumo Tournament starting March 8. Tuesday Agriculture, Forestry ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Feb 16, 2020

The week ahead for Feb. 17 to Feb. 23

Monday Cabinet Office to release preliminary gross domestic product data for October-December. Otsu District Court to hand down ruling over fatal accident in which car rammed into toddlers and killed two of them in Shiga Prefecture in May. Prosecutors to demand punishment for Satoshi ...