Main events scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 30

©Kyodo News

Main events scheduled in Japan for Wednesday, Sept. 30:

-- Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to release preliminary industrial production index for August at 8:50 a.m.

-- Tachikawa branch of Tokyo District Court to hold first hearing in trial of Takahiro Shiraishi, indicted for murdering, dismembering and storing bodies of eight women and a man in his apartment in 2017.

-- Sendai High Court to hand down ruling in appeal trial on damages suit filed by around 3,650 survivor plaintiffs over 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis.