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Schedule of major political events

Schedule of major political events

2019

Sept. 20 – Nov. 2

Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 to be held.

Late September

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit the U.S. to attend the UN General Assembly.

Oct. 1

Consumption tax rate to be raised to 10%.

Oct. 4?

Extraordinary session of the Diet to be convened.

Oct. 22

Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor at the Seiden State Hall (Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi) to be held.

Oct. 27

By-election for the House of Councilors Saitama constituency to be held.

Early November

Summit meeting related to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to be held in Thailand.

Mid-November

Summit meeting related to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) to be held in Chile.

December

Prime Minister Abe to visit India.

Late December

Trilateral summit among Japan, China and South Korea to be held in China.

2020

January

Ordinary session of the Diet to be convened.

July 24 – Sept. 6

Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held.

July 30

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s term to expire.

2021

Sept. 30

Prime Minister Abe’s term for president of the Liberal Democratic Party to expire.

Oct. 21

House of Representatives members’ term to expire.

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