Highlights of Japan-related events for June 29-July 5:
June 29 (Mon)
— 30th anniversary of marriage between Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko.
— Nissan Motor Co. to hold regular shareholders’ meeting.
June 30 (Tues)
— Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to release unemployment rate for May.
— Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to release ratio of job offers to job seekers for May.
— Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to release preliminary industrial production index for May.
— Japan Tourism Agency to release statistical survey on lodging and travel for May.
— Tokyo District Court to hand down ruling in case filed by Tokyo resident seeking damages for forced sterilization under now-defunct eugenics law.
July 1 (Wed)
— Bank of Japan to release June Tankan survey.
The key index in the quarterly survey, measuring confidence among large manufacturers, is expected to fall 26 points to minus 34 amid concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Dai-ichi Life Research Institute economist. The March survey showed business sentiment fell into negative territory for the first time in seven years.
— Cabinet Office to release survey on consumer trends for June.
— Japan Automobiles Dealers Association to release domestic auto sales for June.
— Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea to reopen after closing for 4 months due to coronavirus pandemic.
The move comes less than two weeks after Japan lifted business and travel restrictions that had been imposed to curb the spread of the virus.
— Japan’s first local city ordinance specifying criminal penalties over hate speech comes into force in Kawasaki.
— Plastic bag fees become mandatory at all supermarkets and retail stores across Japan.
With the measure, the government intends to promote the use of eco-friendly bags and reduce plastic waste.
— National Tax Agency to release annual survey of roadside land prices across Japan.
July 2 (Thurs)
— Amended law on punishment for dangerous driving to take effect.
July 3 (Fri)
— No major events.
July 4 (Sat)
— No major events.
July 5 (Sun)
— Tokyo’s gubernatorial election day.
Tokyoites will decide whether to keep incumbent Gov. Yuriko Koike for a second term, or vote for one of the 21 other candidates to represent the capital’s 14 million residents for the next four years.