JAPAN DAYBOOK: Sony, Toshiba, NEC, Orix, Hamamatsu

Earnings reports today come from NEC, Orix, Hino, NTT Data and more. Toshiba joins bid for Swiss smart-meter maker that may cost 200b yen, the Nikkei reported. Tokyo Electric Power will request government support for nuclear disaster compensation, Kyodo News said.

WHAT TO WATCH *Sekisui House (1928 JP) expects biggest housing boom in 15 yrs

following quake, chairman tells Bloomberg News *Toshiba (6502 JP) joins bidding for Swiss smart-meter maker

Landis+Gyr, Nikkei says; possible 200b yen transaction *Tepco (9501 JP) will seek government support today for nuclear

disaster compensation, Kyodo says; government may acquire

stake, Yomiuri reports *Sony (6758 JP) confirms theft of data on 24.6 million Sony

Online Entertainment users, Kyodo says

ECONOMY *No reports

GOVERNMENT *Morning cabinet meeting followed by minister briefings *Chief Cabinet Secretary Edano regular briefings; after cabinet

meeting and 4pm

GOVERNMENT BONDS *12:35pm Auction result of treasury discount bills *12:45pm Auction result of enhanced-liquidity *Nuclear Safety Commission former Chairman Shojiro Matsuura

press conference at Japan National Press Club 3pm

CORPORATE *11am Auto sales by model for April

EARNINGS *Hino Motors (7205 JP) FY 11am: Co. April 27 forecast 10b yen

net loss *Daito Trust Construction Co (1878 JP): Co. April 19 forecast

44.2b yen net income *Denki Kagaku Kogyo KK (4061 JP) FY 11am *Toray Industries (3402 JP) FY net est. 54.2b yen 1pm *Mitsubishi Corp. (8058 JP) FY net est. 435b yen 1pm *Hoya Corp (7741 JP) FY net est. 58.3b yen 1:30pm *Toppan Printing Co (7911 JP) FY net est. 15.3b yen 2pm *Rohm Co (6963 JP) FY net est. 13.6b yen 2pm *Daiwa House Industry (1925 JP) FY net est. 29.8b yen 2pm *Keisei Electric Railway (9009 JP) FY 2pm *Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma (4508 JP) FY net est. 39.1b yen 2pm *Minebea (6479 JP) FY net est. 13.1b yen 3pm *Sysmex (6869 JP) FY net est. 11.4b yen 3pm *Suzuki Motor (7269 JP) FY net est. 46b yen 3pm *Alfresa Holdings (2784 JP) FY 3pm: Co. April 27 forecast net

6.6b yen *NEC (6701 JP) FY net loss est. -20.5b yen 3pm *Furukawa Electric (5801 JP) FY net est. 13.7b yen 3pm *Santen Pharmaceutical (4536 JP) FY 3pm *Shimadzu (7701 JP) FY net est. 7.85b yen 3pm *NTT Data (9613 JP) FY net est. 37.8b yen 3pm *ORIX (8591 JP) FY net est. 70.4b yen 3:30pm *Namco Bandai Holdings (7832 JP)FY net est. 3.72b yen 3:30pm *Nabtesco (6268 JP) FY 4pm *Hitachi Chemical (4217 JP) FY net est. 26.3b yen 4pm *USS Co (4732 JP) FY 4:40pm *Fuji Heavy Industries (7270 JP) FY net est. 59.7b yen *Tokyo Tatemono (8804 JP) Q1 2011 *Sumitomo Rubber Industries (5110 JP) Q1 2011 *Ranbaxy Laboratories (RBXY IN) Q1 2011 net est. 1.82b rupees

OTHER *Fukushima nuclear disaster headquarters daily briefing 5pm *Tokyo Commodity Exchange regular press conference 2pm *Government wheat tender invitation 4pm, result 6pm