TOKYO – Highlights of Japan-related events for Nov. 9-15:
Nov. 9 (Mon)
— Cabinet Office to release preliminary composite indexes of economic indicators for September.
— Bank of Japan to release summary of opinions from Oct. 28-29 Policy Board meeting.
— SoftBank Group Corp. to release earnings for 1st half through September.
In the quarter ended in June, SoftBank Group posted 1.26 trillion yen ($12 billion) in net profit, up 11.9 percent from the same quarter last year, as it sold assets to strengthen its financial standing.
Nov. 10 (Tue)
— Cabinet Office to release monthly “economy watchers” survey for October.
— Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for September.
— Microsoft Corp.’s new Xbox console to be released.
— Postponed Tokyo Olympics’ ticket refund process to begin.
Ticket holders unable to attend next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics will be able to apply for refunds until Nov. 30. For the Paralympics, ticket refund applications will be accepted from Dec. 1 to 21.
Nov. 11 (Wed)
— No major events.
Nov. 12 (Thurs)
— Cabinet Office to release machinery orders for September.
— Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 5 game console to be released in Japan.
— Nissan Motor Co. to release earnings for 1st half through September.
Nissan, among other major automakers, reported losses in the April-June period due to the novel coronavirus after seeing its first full-year red ink in 11 years for the previous business year ended in March.
Nov. 13 (Fri)
— NTT Docomo Inc., KDDI Corp., SoftBank Corp. to release iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini smartphone models.
— Men’s World Cup table tennis competition to be held in Weihai, China, through Nov. 15.
Nov. 14 (Sat)
— No major events.
Nov. 15 (Sun)
— NASA to launch SpaceX craft with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, three other astronauts aboard.
The U.S. space agency will launch a spacecraft developed by private company SpaceX, officially known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp. and founded by billionaire Tesla Inc. co-founder Elon Musk.
— Tochigi gubernatorial election to be held.