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Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for April 13-19

  • April 12, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 2:58 p.m.
  • English Press

TOKYO – Highlights of Japan-related events for April 13-19:


April 13 (Mon)


— 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 would delay its nine-month earnings announcement by two months after discovering an alleged accounting fraud by a former employee. Its shareholders in March approved a bailout plan including a capital injection of 50.4 billion yen ($465 million) from Japanese private fund Ichigo Asset Management Ltd. to turn around its business hurt by slumping demand for smartphone.


April 14 (Tues)

— Official campaign for House of Representatives by-election in Shizuoka Prefecture to start.

— Leaders of Japan, China, South Korea and Association of Southeast Asian Nations to hold teleconference to discuss countermeasures against coronavirus.


April 15 (Wed)

— G-20 finance chiefs to hold teleconference.

They will discuss their response to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic as the specter of recession rises on the world economy.

— Japan Tourism Agency to release data on number of foreigners visiting Japan in March.

The number of inbound tourists plunged 58 percent in February due to travel restrictions in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak.

— The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in central Japan to open after closure in winter season.

A sightseeing route features tall snow walls that run through the Tateyama mountain range.


April 16 (Thurs)

— 4th anniversary of deadly Kumamoto earthquake in southwestern Japan.

The main quake of magnitude 7.3 followed a foreshock two days earlier in the town of Mashiki, both registering the maximum 7 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale. Over 270 died including those from nearby Oita Prefecture and 200,000 houses were destroyed or damaged.


April 17 (Fri)

— Kobe District Court to hand down ruling on Shinya Takashima and his wife Hiromi, charged with neglect, after leaving their four small children at home to go to a pachinko parlor in November 2019.

Prosecutors are demanding two years in prison for both. Their three-month-old boy died in November, but the cause of his death could not be determined. The defense team sought a suspended term as the accused showed remorse.


April 18 (Sat)

— No major events.


April 19 (Sun)

— No major events.

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