Main events scheduled for Feb. 13-19

Main events scheduled in Japan for Feb. 13-19:

Feb. 13 (Mon)

-- Tokyo District Court to hand down ruling on SMBC Nikko Securities Inc., former executive indicted for violating the financial instruments and exchange law in market manipulation scandal.

Feb. 14 (Tues)

-- Preliminary gross domestic product data for October-December period to be released by Cabinet Office.

Feb. 15 (Wed)

-- Number of foreign visitors to Japan in January to be released by Japan National Tourism Organization.

Feb. 16 (Thurs)

-- Customs-cleared trade statistics for January to be released by Finance Ministry.

-- Machinery orders for December, whole of 2022 to be released by Cabinet Office.

-- Keidanren chief to hold press conference in Hiroshima.

-- Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marine Corps to start joint drill simulating defense of remote islands.

Feb. 17 (Fri)

-- Tokyo District Court to hold first hearing for former ADK Holdings Inc. President Shinichi Ueno over Olympics bribery.

Feb. 18 (Sat)

-- No major events.

Feb. 19 (Sun)

-- Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan to hold convention in Tokyo.

-- Last day of display of giant panda Xiang Xiang at Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens before she is sent to China.

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