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 ...

Reference | The Week Ahead May 5, 2019

The week ahead for May 6 to May 12

Monday Substitute holiday for Children's Day. Classic car parade "The Ginza Run" to be held in central district of Tokyo. Tuesday New town offices of Okuma, hit by 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, to start operation. Automaker industry body to release Japan's new car sales in ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Apr 28, 2019

The week ahead for April 29 to May 5

Monday Showa Day, a national holiday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to return from eight-day trip to France, Italy, Slovakia, Belgium, United States and Canada. National judo championship to be held at Nippon Budokan. Tuesday Emperor Akihito to become first Japanese monarch to abdicate in over ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Apr 21, 2019

The week ahead for April 22 to April 28

Monday Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to leave for eight-day trip to France, Italy, Belgium, Slovakia, the United States and Canada. U.S. President Donald Trump to welcome Abe in Washington from Friday to Saturday, during which they will discuss key issues including bilateral trade and ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Apr 14, 2019

The week ahead April 15 to April 21

Monday Japan and the United States to start the first round of new bilateral trade talks in Washington. They are scheduled to run through Tuesday. Officials will discuss the scope of negotiations, with Washington hoping for a pact that will cover a range of ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Apr 8, 2019

The week ahead for April 8 to April 14

Monday Nissan to hold extraordinary shareholders meeting to dismiss former chairman Carlos Ghosn and former director Greg Kelly, close aide of Ghosn, from its board and pick Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard as director. Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for ...