Main events scheduled for Wednesday, March 16

© Kyodo News

Main events scheduled in Japan for Wednesday, March 16:

-- Many major Japanese companies to reply to labor union requests in annual "shunto" spring wage negotiations.

-- Preliminary customs-cleared trade statistics for February to be released at 8:50 a.m. by Finance Ministry.

-- Kanazawa branch of the Nagoya High Court to rule at 1:15 p.m. on request by residents near Komatsu air base in Ishikawa Prefecture for injunction to halt some flights of Self-Defense Forces and U.S. military aircraft.

-- Number of foreign visitors arriving in Japan in February to be released at 4:15 p.m. by Japan Tourism Agency.