Main events scheduled for Jan. 16-22

Main events scheduled in Japan for Jan. 16-22:

Jan. 16 (Mon)

-- Japan and India to conduct first joint fighter jet drill through Jan. 26.

Jan. 17 (Tues)

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

Jan. 18 (Wed)

-- Machinery orders for November to be released by Cabinet Office.

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

-- Numbers of foreign visitors arriving in Japan in December, whole of 2022 to be released by Japan National Tourism Organization.

-- Ruling to be handed down by Nara District Court on House of Representatives lawmaker belonging to Japan Innovation Party over violation of public offices election law in October 2021 vote.

-- Ruling to be handed down by Tokyo High Court over case involving 3 ex-TEPCO executives who were acquitted of failing to prevent Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Jan. 19 (Thurs)

-- Customs-cleared trade statistics for December, whole of 2022 to be released by Finance Ministry.

-- Campaigning to start for gubernatorial election in Aichi Prefecture.

-- Akutagawa, Naoki literary award recipients to be selected.

Jan. 20 (Fri)

-- National consumer price indexes for December, whole of 2022 to be released by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

Jan. 21 (Sat)

-- No major events.

Jan. 22 (Sun)

-- Gubernatorial election to be held in Yamanashi Prefecture.

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