TOKYO – Highlights of Japan-related events for Sept. 9-15:
Sept. 9 (MON)
— Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for July.
— Cabinet Office to release first revision of gross domestic product data for April-June quarter.
Preliminary data showed that Japan’s economy grew an annualized real 1.8 percent for the third consecutive quarterly gain but its pace slowed from the previous period amid sluggish exports.
— Cabinet Office to release monthly “economy watchers” survey for August.
Sept. 10 (TUE)
— Japanese men’s soccer team play their Group F game against Myanmar in the second round of Asian qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Doha.
The Blue Samurai, who were eliminated in the round of 16 at last year’s tournament in Russia, will aim to win a World Cup berth for the seventh consecutive time.
— Kosovo President Hashim Thaci to start five-day visit to Japan.
Sept. 11 (WED)
— Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to reshuffle Cabinet and leadership team of Liberal Democratic Party.
Abe is expected to keep heavyweights who have supported him, including Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, who doubles as finance minister.
— The Naha branch of the Fukuoka High Court to rule on appeals by state and residents near the U.S. Kadena Air Base in Okinawa against lower court decision that awarded about 30.2 billion yen ($282 million) to the residents over military installation noise.
— Crown Princess Kiko, wife of Crown Prince Fumihito and mother of Prince Hisahito, to turn 53.
— H2-B rocket carrying cargo vessel to International Space Station to be launched from Tanegashima Space Center.
Sept. 12 (THURS)
— Cabinet Office to release machinery orders data for July.
— Tokyo Game Show to be held in Chiba Prefecture through Sept. 15.
— Hotel Okura Co. to open new main building of its flagship hotel in Tokyo, four years after demolishing old building, admired by architecture fans.
The hotel has upgraded its facilities ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but has also reused many decorations and designs from the old building.
Sept. 13 (FRI)
— Supreme Court to rule on appeal by fishermen at Isahaya Bay in Nagasaki Prefecture on high court decision that backed central government’s claim that floodgates of dike should remain closed.
The fishermen say that shutting of the gates for a state-authorized land reclamation project has damaged their livelihoods.
Sept. 14 (SAT)
— Japan Olympic Museum to open in Tokyo.
Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics next summer, the museum located near the main Olympic stadium will show exhibitions and videos on the history and significance of the games.
Sept. 15 (SUN)
— Princess Kako, daughter of Crown Prince Fumihito, to leave Japan on official visit to Austria, Hungary.