Main events scheduled in Japan for April 18-24:
April 18 (Mon)
-- Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to hold talks with Swiss President and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis in Tokyo.
-- Osaka High Court to hand down ruling on appeal made by former education institution chief and his wife who were found guilty of illegally receiving public subsidies for their school businesses.
-- Health ministry panel to discuss whether to approve Novavax coronavirus vaccine.
April 19 (Tues)
-- Japan's import ban on 38 goods from Russia as part of its additional sanctions over Ukraine to take effect.
April 20 (Wed)
-- Customs-cleared trade statistics for March, fiscal 2021 to be released by Finance Ministry.
April 21 (Thurs)
-- Yasukuni shrine's 3-day spring festival to begin.
April 22 (Fri)
-- Nationwide consumer price index for March, fiscal 2021 to be released by internal affairs ministry.
-- X Games, an extreme sports event for world-class athletes, to be held for 1st time in Japan at Zozo Marine Stadium, Chiba Prefecture, for 3 days.
April 23 (Sat)
-- 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit to be held in Kumamoto Prefecture.
April 24 (Sun)
-- House of Councillors by-election to be held in Ishikawa Prefecture.