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Reference | The Week Ahead Sep 20, 2020

The week ahead for Sept. 21-27

Monday Respect for the Aged Day, national holiday. Tuesday Autumnal Equinox Day, national holiday. Trade ministers from the Group of 20 major economies to meet online. In the meeting, chaired by Saudi Arabia, the ministers are expected to discuss how to resume economic activities while ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Sep 14, 2020

The week ahead for Sept. 14 to Sept. 20

Monday Liberal Democratic Party to hold presidential election. Three contenders — Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba and former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida — are vying for the top post of the ruling party. The winner will replace Shinzo Abe and ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Sep 6, 2020

The week ahead for Sept. 7 to Sept. 13

Monday Cabinet Office to release preliminary composite indexes of economic indicators for July. Tuesday Official campaigning to start in ruling Liberal Democratic Party's presidential race. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba will contest for leadership ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Aug 30, 2020

The week ahead for Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Monday Cabinet Office to release survey on consumer trends for August. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to release preliminary industrial production index for July. Hiroshima High Court to rule on appeal by state-paid secretary to Diet member Anri Kawai in connection with alleged ...

Reference | The Week Ahead Aug 23, 2020

The week ahead for Aug. 24-30

Monday Shinzo Abe to become Japan's longest-serving prime minister, overtaking great uncle Eisaku Sato, whose record stood at 2,798 uninterrupted days in office. Tokyo to mark a year before opening postponed 2020 Paralympics. Tuesday Tokyo District Court to begin trial of former Justice Minister Katsuyuki ...