Main events scheduled for May

© Kyodo News

Main events scheduled in Japan for May:

May 1 (Sun)

-- Japan to raise dental fees by 8 percent as palladium prices surge on Ukraine war.

-- 3rd enthronement anniversary of Japanese Emperor Naruhito.

May 2 (Mon)

-- Survey on consumer trends for April to be released by Cabinet Office.

-- New-vehicle sales figures for April to be released by Japan Automobile Dealers Association.

May 3 (Tue)

-- Constitution Day, national holiday.

-- Akasaka Palace to open for public during night time for 3 days.

May 4 (Wed)

-- Greenery Day, national holiday.

May 5 (Thu)

-- Children's Day, national holiday.

May 6 (Fri)

-- Two-day festival featuring movies about same-sex marriages starts in Tokyo.

May 7 (Sat)

-- No major events.

May 8 (Sun)

-- No major events.

May 9 (Mon)

-- Bank of Japan to release minutes of March 17-18 Policy Board meeting.

May 10 (Tue)

-- New motor vehicle sales data by model for April to be released by Japan Automobile Dealers Association.

May 11 (Wed)

-- Preliminary composite indexes of economic indicators for March to be released by Cabinet Office.

-- 30th anniversary of Japan getting visa-free access to Russian-controlled, Japan-claimed islands off Hokkaido.

May 12 (Thu)

-- World leaders to hold 2nd online summit over coronavirus measures.

-- Official campaign to start for Niigata gubernatorial election.

-- Japan to freeze assets of two major Russian banks of Sberbank and Alfa Bank.

-- Monthly "economy watchers" survey for April to be released by Cabinet Office.

-- Preliminary balance of payments statistics for March, FY 2021 to be released by Finance Ministry.

-- Toyota Motor Corp. to start receiving applications for subscription of new electric car bZ4X.

May 13 (Fri)

-- No major events.

May 14 (Sat)

-- No major events.

May 15 (Sun)

-- 50th anniversary of Okinawa's reversion to Japanese sovereignty from U.S. occupation.

May 16 (Mon)

-- Tokyo District Court to hand down ruling over damages suit by restaurant operator against metropolitan gov't order to shorten business hours amid pandemic.

May 17 (Tue)

-- No major events.

May 18 (Wed)

-- Preliminary data for January-March gross domestic product to be released by Cabinet Office.

May 19 (Thu)

-- Machinery orders data for March to be released by Cabinet Office.

-- Preliminary customs-cleared trade statistics for April to be released by Finance Ministry.

May 20 (Fri)

-- Nationwide consumer price index for April to be released by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

-- Marriott International Inc. to open Westin in Yokohama.

May 21 (Sat)

-- No major events.

May 22 (Sun)

-- 10th anniversary of opening of Tokyo Skytree.

May 23 (Mon)

-- No major events.

May 24 (Tue)

-- No major events.

May 25 (Wed)

-- No major events.

May 26 (Thu)

-- Tokyo District Court to hand down ruling over bribery case involving ex-farm minister Yoshikawa.

May 27 (Fri)

-- No major events.

May 28 (Sat)

-- No major events.

May 29 (Sun)

-- Niigata gubernatorial election to be held.

May 30 (Mon)

-- Nagasaki District court to hand down ruling over 2007 alleged sexual assault against female reporter by now-deceased Nagasaki city official.

May 31 (Tue)

-- Unemployment rates for April to be released by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

-- Ratio of job offers to job seekers for April to be released by Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

-- Preliminary industrial production index for April to be released by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

-- Survey on consumer trends for May to be released by Cabinet Office.