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Japan Calendar, Dec. 19-23

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.

Dec. 19

Economic Events: 10:30 Monthly labor survey for Oct., final report. 14:00 Crude steel production for Nov. 14:30 Department store sales for Nov.

Other Events: NA Osaka Mayor-elect Toru Hashimoto assumes office. NA Japan Material Co. shares begin trading on Tokyo Stock

Exchange’s Second Section and Nagoya Stock Exchange’s

Second Section. 10:20 Auction notice of Treasury Discount Bills. 11:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura gives regular

press conference. 11:00 Tokyo Electric Power Co. gives press conference on

Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear disaster. 12:35 Auction result of Treasury Discount Bills. 14:00 KDDI Corp. unveils new mobile phone models. 15:30 Hiromasa Yonekura, chairman of Keidanren and also

chairman of Sumitomo Chemical Co., gives regular press

conference. 16:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura gives regular

press conference. 16:30 Fukushima nuclear disaster countermeasure headquarters

holds press conference on Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s

Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant.

Dec. 20

Economic Events: 13:30 All industry activity index for Oct. 14:00 Diffusion index for Oct., revised. 16:00 Convenience store sales for Nov.

Other Events: NA Qol Co. shares begin trading on Tokyo Stock Exchange’s

Second Section. NA Nitta Gelatin Inc. shares begin trading on Tokyo Stock

Exchange’s Second Section. NA Chiome Bioscience Inc. shares begin trading on Tokyo

Stock Exchange’s Mothers market. NA Finance Minister Jun Azumi, Economy Minister Motohisa

Furukawa and Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura

give press conferences, following a Cabinet meeting. 10:30 Auction notice for enhanced-liquidity. 11:00 Tokyo Electric Power Co. gives press conference on

Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear disaster. 12:45 Result of auction for enhanced-liquidity. 13:30 Yasuchika Hasegawa, chairman of Japan Association of

Corporate Executives and also president of Takeda

Pharmaceutical Co., gives regular press conference. 14:00 Japan Independent Directors Network holds seminar on

Olympus scandal. 14:00 Bank of Japan begins two-day monetary policy meeting. 16:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura gives regular

press conference. 18:00 Tokyo Electric Power Co. gives press conference on

Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear disaster.

Dec. 21

Economic Releases: 08:50 Trade statistics, Nov. 08:50 Flow of funds accounts of July-September period. 14:00 Domestic shipments of consumer electronic equipment

for Nov.

Other Events: NA Starflyer Inc. shares begin trading on Tokyo Stock

Exchange’s Second Section. 09:00 Bank of Japan begins second day of two-day monetary

policy meeting, followed by news conference by

Governor Masaaki Shirakawa at 15:30. 11:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura gives regular

press conference. 11:00 Tokyo Electric Power Co. gives press conference on

Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear disaster. 16:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura gives regular

press conference. 18:00 Tokyo Electric Power Co. gives press conference on

Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear disaster.

Dec. 22

Economic Events: 08:50 International transactions in securities for last week. 14:00 Personal computer shipments for Nov. 14:00 Supermarket sales for Nov. 15:00 Machine tool orders for Nov., final report.

Other Events: NA Misawa & Co. shares begin trading on Tokyo Stock

Exchange’s Mothers market. NA Aisei Pharmacy Co. shares begin trading on Osaka

Securities Exchange’s Jasdaq market. 10:00 Bank of Japan accounts as of Dec. 20. 10:30 Auction notice of 2-year Japanese government bonds. 11:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura gives regular

press conference. 11:00 Tokyo Electric Power Co. gives press conference on

Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear disaster. 12:45 Auction result of 2-year Japanese government bonds. 13:30 Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa gives speech

at Keidanren meeting in Tokyo. 14:00 Bank of Japan’s monthly report of recent economic and

financial developments for Dec. (summary) 16:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura gives regular

press conference. 16:30 Fukushima nuclear disaster countermeasure headquarters

holds press conference on Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s

Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant.

Dec. 23

Holiday: Emperor’s Birthday

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