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Japan Calendar, Dec. 27-Jan. 7

The following is a calendar of expected financial events in Japan. Other calendars can be found at: {ECO JN <GO>} for economic indicators, {ACDR <GO>} for earnings, and {CACT <GO>} for corporate actions. Times may change.

December 27

Economic Releases: 08:50 Corporate services price index for November. 08:50 Trade statistics. 11:00 Electricity demand in November, final report. 13:00 Vehicle production, November. 14:00 Housing starts for November. 14:00 Value of construction orders for November.

Other Events: 08:50 Minutes of Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting held

on Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and Nov. 5. 11:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku gives a

regular press conference. 16:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku gives a

regular press conference. 16:30 Bank of Japan releases schedule for 2011 statistical

data and publications.

December 28

Economic Releases: 08:30 Jobless rate for November. 08:30 Job-to-applicant ratio for November. 08:30 Household spending for November. 08:30 Consumer price index. 08:50 Industrial production for November. 08:50 Current survey of commerce for November. 10:30 Monthly labor survey for November, preliminary.

Other Events: NA Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda and Chief Cabinet

Secretary Yoshito Sengoku give press conference

following a Cabinet meeting. 16:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku gives a

regular press conference.

December 29

Economic Releases: 08:50 Input-output price index of the manufacturing industry

by sector, November.

December 30

Economic Releases: 08:50 Commitment lines extended by Japanese banks, November. 08:50 Average contracted interest rates on loans and

discounts for November.

Other Events: 11:00 Payment and settlement statistics for November, Bank

of Japan. 15:00 Tokyo Stock Exchange holds a ceremony to mark the end

of trading for the year. 19:00 Foreign exchange intervention operations, December,

Ministry of Finance. 19:30 Sources of changes in current account balances at the

Bank of Japan and market operations, preliminary

figures for December.

December 31

Holiday: New Year’s Eve

January 1

Holiday: New Year

January 2

Holiday: New Year’s Holiday

January 3

Holiday: New Year’s Holiday

January 4

Economic Releases: 08:50 Deposits, vault cash, and loans and discounts

outstanding by prefecture for November.

Other Events: NA Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda and Chief Cabinet

Secretary Yoshito Sengoku give press conference

following a Cabinet meeting. 08:45 Tokyo Stock Exchange holds a ceremony to mark the

start of trading for 2011. 09:45 Prime Minister Naoto Kan gives New Year’s speech. 11:00 Japanese Bankers Association holds New Year’s party. 11:45 Trust Companies Association of Japan holds New Year’s

party. 13:00 Sources of changes in current account balances and

market operations for December. 16:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku gives a

regular press conference.

January 5

Economic Releases: 08:50 Monetary base for December. 10:00 Digital camera shipment volume for November. 14:00 Unit sales of new vehicles for December. 14:00 Unit sales of light vehicles for December.

Other Events: 10:00 Bank of Japan accounts as of Dec. 31. 11:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku gives a

regular press conference. 14:00 Nippon Keidanren, Japan Association of Corporate

Executives and Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

hold New Year’s party, followed by a press conference

at 15:10. 16:00 Four Japanese automotive associations hold New Year’s

party. 16:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku gives a

regular press conference.

January 6

Economic Releases: 11:00 Office vacancy rate. 13:30 Oil statistics.

Other Events: 08:50 Sources of changes in current account balances,

projections for January. 11:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku gives a

regular press conference. 16:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku gives a

regular press conference.

January 7

Other Events: NA Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda and Chief Cabinet

Secretary Yoshito Sengoku give press conference

following a Cabinet meeting. 12:00 Telecommunications Carriers Association holds New

Year’s party. 16:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku gives a

regular press conference.

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