What's Next: July 9, 2016

A man looks at posters of candidates for the coming upper house election in Tokyo, Japan, on July 7, 2016.
A man looks at posters of candidates for the coming upper house election in Tokyo, Japan, on July 7, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

Japan Upper House election tomorrow

Japan is heading for an Upper House election tomorrow, where half the House seats will be contested. Investors are watching whether the ruling Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito coalition will win a two-thirds majority, allowing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to push forward either his economic policies or a revision of the nation's pacifist Constitution.

Health and wellness exhibition

Health & You Exhibition, the annual health and wellness event jointly organised by The Straits Times Mind & Body and Lianhe Zaobao, is back for the 12th year. The two-day exhibition, which starts today, will have seminars on health topics ranging from heart health to weight loss, as well as a wide range of health and wellness products and services. Admission to the event at Suntec Singapore is free. For details, visit http://creative.asiaone.com/healthandyou/

Lim Hng Kiang in China for G-20 meet

Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang is attending a two-day Group of 20 (G-20) trade ministers meeting in Shanghai, China, starting today.

The ministers will discuss ways to promote global trade to spur economic growth and job creation. The focus will be on strengthening the multilateral trading system, enhancing G-20 investment policy cooperation, and reducing protectionism.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 09, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe