Main events scheduled for March

©Kyodo News

Main events scheduled in Japan for March:

March 1 (Mon)

-- Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new motor vehicle sales for February.

-- Bank of Japan to start new system to assist regional banks and other lenders in promoting realignment and boosting earnings.

March 2 (Tues)

-- Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to release unemployment rate for January.

-- Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to release ratio of job offers to job seekers for January.

March 3 (Wed)

-- No major events.

March 4 (Thurs)

-- Cabinet Office to release survey on consumer trends for February.

-- Japan Automobile Dealers Association to release new motor vehicle sales data by brand for February.

-- Official campaigning to start for Chiba gubernatorial election.

-- Tokyo High Court to hand down ruling on appeal by man found guilty of fatally abusing his 10-year-old daughter in Chiba Prefecture in 2019.

March 5 (Fri)

-- No major events.

March 6 (Sat)

-- No major events.

March 7 (Sun)

-- U.N. Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice to be held in Kyoto for 5-day run.

March 8 (Mon)

-- Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of payments statistics for January.

-- Cabinet Office to release monthly "economy watchers" survey for February.

March 9 (Tues)

-- Cabinet Office to release revised data of gross domestic product for October-December quarter of 2020.

-- Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to release average household spending data for January.

March 10 (Wed)

-- No major events.

March 11 (Thurs)

-- 10th anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis at Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

-- Memorial ceremonies for victims of Great East Japan Earthquake to be held in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, and Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture.

March 12 (Fri)

-- No major events.

March 13 (Sat)

-- West Japan Railway Co., Hankyu Corp. and Hanshin Electric Railway Co. to bring forward departure times of last trains.

March 14 (Sun)

-- Defense Ministry to hold 1st competitive cybersecurity talent search.

March 15 (Mon)

-- Cabinet Office to release machinery orders data for January.

March 16 (Tues)

-- No major events.

March 17 (Wed)

-- Finance Ministry to release preliminary customs-cleared trade statistics for February.

-- Japan Tourism Agency to release data on number of foreigners visiting Japan in February.

March 18 (Thurs)

-- Bank of Japan to hold monetary policy meeting through March 19.

March 19 (Fri)

-- Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to release national consumer price index for February.

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

March 20 (Sat)

-- Spring Equinox Day national holiday.

-- Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea to increase ticket prices for peak periods.

March 21 (Sun)

-- Chiba gubernatorial election to be held.

March 22 (Mon)

-- No major events.

March 23 (Tues)

-- Tokyo High Court to hand down ruling on appeal by man accused of murdering Vietnamese school girl in Chiba Prefecture in 2017.

March 24 (Wed)

-- Bank of Japan to release minutes for Jan. 20-21 policy meeting.

March 25 (Thurs)

-- No major events.

March 26 (Fri)

-- Central and Pacific leagues to start 2021 professional baseball season.

March 27 (Sat)

-- No major events.

March 28 (Sun)

-- No major events.

March 29 (Mon)

-- 5th anniversary for enforcement of security legislation that allows Self-Defense Forces to engage in limited forms of collective self-defense.

March 30 (Tues)

-- Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to release unemployment rate for February.

-- Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to release ratio of job offers to job seekers for February.

March 31 (Wed)

-- Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry to release preliminary industrial production index for February.