Main events scheduled for Friday, March 11

Main events scheduled in Japan for Friday, March 11:

-- 11th anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis at Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

-- Japan, U.S. to hold senior foreign and defense officials' talks in Tokyo.

-- Average household spending data for January to be released by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications at 8:30 a.m.

-- Tokyo High Court to hand down ruling at 2 p.m. on damages suit filed by Saburo Kita against state over forced sterilization surgery under a now-defunct eugenics protection law.

-- Award ceremony for Japan Academy Film Prize to be held in Tokyo.

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