Main events scheduled for October

© Kyodo News

Main events scheduled in Japan for October:

Oct. 1 (Fri)

-- Bank of Japan to release quarterly Tankan survey.

-- Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to release ratio of job offers to job seekers for August.

-- Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to release unemployment rate for August.

-- Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release auto sales for September.

-- Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to amend aviation law to allow flying drones under certain conditions without government permission.

-- Japan Federation of Bar Associations to set up hot line for individuals facing discrimination as a result of not getting vaccinated for COVID-19.

Oct. 2 (Sat)

-- No major events.

Oct. 3 (Sun)

-- No major events.

Oct. 4 (Mon)

-- Diet to elect new prime minister, new Cabinet to be launched.

Oct. 5 (Tues)

-- No major events.

Oct. 6 (Wed)

-- Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release auto sales by model for September.

-- Tokyo District Court to hand down ruling on former representative of Akita Foods Co. who is suspected of handing 5 million yen in bribes to former farm minister Takamori Yoshikawa.

Oct. 7 (Thurs)

-- No major events.

Oct. 8 (Fri)

-- Cabinet Office to release "economy watchers" survey for September.

-- Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments data for August.

Oct. 9 (Sat)

-- No major events.

Oct. 10 (Sun)

-- No major events.

Oct. 11 (Mon)

-- No major events.

Oct. 12 (Tues)

-- No major events.

Oct. 13 (Wed)

-- Cabinet Office to release machinery orders data for August.

Oct. 14 (Thurs)

-- No major events.

Oct. 15 (Fri)

-- No major events.

Oct. 16 (Sat)

-- No major events.

Oct. 17 (Sun)

-- No major events.

Oct. 18 (Mon)

-- No major events.

Oct. 19 (Tues)

-- No major events.

Oct. 20 (Wed)

-- Finance Ministry to release preliminary customs-cleared trade data for September.

-- Former Empress Michiko to turn 87.

Oct. 21 (Thurs)

-- House of Representatives members' term to expire.

-- Nagano District Court to hold first hearing for two officials of charter bus company over crash in Nagano that killed 15 people in 2016.

Oct. 22 (Fri)

-- Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to release nationwide consumer price index for September.

Oct. 23 (Sat)

-- Princess Mako, niece of Emperor Naruhito, to turn 30.

Oct. 24 (Sun)

-- House of Councillors by-elections to be held in Shizuoka and Yamaguchi prefectures.

Oct. 25 (Mon)

-- Japan to launch H-2A rocket carrying successor satellite to Michibiki No. 1, first quasi-zenith global positioning system satellite, from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture.

Oct. 26 (Tues)

-- No major events.

Oct. 27 (Wed)

-- Bank of Japan to hold two-day monetary policy meeting.

Oct. 28 (Thurs)

-- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to hold press conference.

Oct. 29 (Fri)

-- Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to release ratio of job offers to job seekers for September.

-- Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to release unemployment rate for September.

-- Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to release preliminary industrial production index for September.

Oct. 30 (Sat)

-- Tokyo International Film Festival to open, run through Nov. 8.

Oct. 31 (Sun)

-- No major events.