JAPAN DAYBOOK: Retail Sales, Sharp, Toyota, JVC, JR East

March retail figures, aluminum shipments, and earnings forecasts from utilities and rail operators will shed light on the impact of the March 11 earthquake and nuclear crisis.

WHAT TO WATCH *Retail sales figures for March at 8:50am may show impact of earthquake; survey -6.1% Y/Y, prior +0.1% *Sharp (6753 JP) earnings 3pm; last FY net est. 26.6b yen, this FY net est. 13.8b yen *Toyota (7203) recalls 51,000 2011 Tundra pickups for drive shaft flaw *JVC Kenwood (6632 JP) to merge with units, announcement today, Nikkei says; reports earnings at 1pm *Kyushu Electric (9508 JP), Kansai Electric (9503 JP) may provide nuclear, alternative energy plans with earnings reports *East Japan Railway (9020 JP) reports earnings; forecast may show quake impact; operates bullet trains in quake region *Aluminum shipment data for March at 3:10pm may show impact of March 11 earthquake *Treasury discount bill auction result 12:35pm *FED policy announcement 1:30am Japan time April 28; Bernanke speaks 3:15am Japan time April 28 *Boeing earnings conference call 11:30pm Japan time; possible comments on 787, 747-8 schedule

ECONOMY *08:50am Retail trade March; survey -6.1% Y/Y, prior +0.1% *08:50am Large retailers’ sales March; survey -4.7%, prior +0.5% *10:00am Small business confidence April; prior 49.5

GOVERNMENT *Tax panel meets, Prime Minister Kan attends, Nikkei says *Chief Cabinet Secretary Edano morning, afternoon briefings

CORPORATE *JX Holdings (5020 JP) energy unit briefing on next month processing plans 2:30pm *Renesas (6723 JP) media tour of plant in earthquake-hit Ibaraki prefecture 1-2:30pm *Shareholder meetings at 23 companies including Sumco (3436 JP), Tokyo Dome (9681 JP)

EARNINGS (Times may change) *Daihatsu Motor (7262 JP) 11am *Shiseido (4911 JP) 1:30pm *Kobe Steel (5406 JP) 1:30pm *Komatsu (6301 JP) 2pm *Mitsubishi Motors (7211 JP) 2:45pm *East Japan Rail (9020 JP) 3pm *Sharp (6753 JP) 3pm *Kansai Electric Power (9503 JP) 3pm *Nippon Electric Glass (5214 JP) 3pm *Advantest (6857 JP) 3pm *TDK (6762 JP) 3pm *Ricoh (7752 JP) 3pm *Omron (6645 JP) 3pm *McDonalds Holdings Japan (2702 JP) 3:30pm *Fanuc (6954 JP) *Showa Denko (4004 JP) *Kyowa Hakko Kirin (4151 JP)

OTHER *3:10pm Aluminum shipments for March; association chairman briefing; possible annual demand forecast *6:00pm Feed grain tender result

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