Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for Jan. 18-24

Highlights of Japan-related events for Jan. 18-24: Jan. 18 (Mon) — Japan’s parliament to convene for 150-day regular session. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will deliver policy speech, in which he is expected to stress his determination to contain the coronavirus pandemic. During the session, the government plans to submit bills including to revise the special law on the virus to better respond to the crisis as well as legislation to establish a new digital agency. Jan. 19 (Tues) — Tokyo High Court to hear 1st appeal by Yuichiro Kurihara convicted over fatally abusing his 10-year-old daughter…

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