Thursday, January 12, 2012

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule January 4-7, 2012

January 4, 2012

AM

08:48 The office of PM
08:50 Mr. Fujimura, Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Nagahama, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
09:19 Mr. Saito leaves
09:30 Mr. Tezuka leaves
09:35 Mr. Fujimura and Mr. Nagahama leave
10:00 The New Year’s press conference
10:23 Mr. Honda, Special Advisor to PM
11:02 JR Tokyo Station
11:10 Depart from Tokyo Station on Nozomi Shinkansen #29, Mr. Nagahama and Mr. Tezuka accompany

PM
12:51 JR Nagoya Station
12:55 Kintetsu (Kinki Rail) Nagoya Station Guest Room. Meeting with Mr. Hideaki Omura, Governor of Aichi Prefecture, and Mr. Takashi Kawamura, Mayor of Nagoya.
01:10 Depart from Nagoya Station on an express train
02:32 Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station, greeted by Mr. Eikei Suzuki, Governor of Mie Prefecture; Kenichi Suzuki, Mayor of Ise City, Mie Prefecture; and Mr. Hirokazu Shiba, Representative of DPJ Mie Chapter
02:39 The Grand Shrine of Ise, Ise city, outer shrine, offer prayer with Mr. Azumi, Minister of Finance, Mr. Nakagawa, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Mr. Ichikawa, Minister of Defense, Ms. Renho, Minister of State for Government Revitalization, and others.
03:11 Offer prayers in the inner shrine
03:44 Dedicated Kagura (Shinto music and dance) at Kaguraden (hall of special prayers)
04:20 Flower presentation from local boy and girl scouts, photo shooting
04:22 Press interview
04:49 Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station, meeting with Mr. Fumihiro Hashikawa, a first alumni of the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management
05:14 Depart from Ujiyamada Station on an express train in the guest room
06:40 Kintetsu Nagoya Station
06:42 JR Nagoya Station Guest Room, Meeting with Mr. Takayuki Kasai, Chairman of JR Tokai (Central) and others
07:06 Depart from Nagoya Station on Nozomi Shinkansen #252
08:51 JR. Tokyo Station
09:08 The Residence of PM

January 5, 2012

AM

09:33 The office of PM
09:37 Mr. Gemba, Minister of Foreign Affairs
10:03 Mr. Yonemura, new Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management (Replaces Mr. Itoh); Mr. Kitamura, new Head of Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office (Replaces Mr. Uematsu)
10:14 Mr. Yonemura and Mr. Kitamura leave

PM
02:05 Hotel New Otani, Kioi-cho Tokyo, made remarks at the New Year celebration party co-hosted by Keidanren, Japan Association of Corporate Executives, and Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
02:45 The office of PM
03:51 Hotel Lungwood, Higashi-Nippori, Tokyo, gave greeting remarks at the New Year assembly of Rengo (Japan Trade Union Confederation)
05:10 The office of PM
05:45 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
06:42 The residence of PM

January 6, 2012

AM

09:12 The office of PM
09:21 National Security Council meeting
09:42 The meeting of the Headquarters of the Government and Ruling Parties for Social Security Reform
10:01 Ministerial meeting
10:47 Three DPJ/Government Executive Meeting
11:30 Mr. Maehara, chairperson of DPJ Policy Research Council

PM
12:08 Administrative Vice-ministerial meeting
01:55 Mr. Tatsuo Hirano, Minister for Reconstruction in the Response to the East Japan Earthquake; Mr. Minehisa, Secretary General of the Secretariat of the Reconstruction Headquarters; Mr. Sugawara, Director-General of Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
02:54 Mr. Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry
03:03 Mr. Yonemura, new Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management; Mr. Kitamura, new Head of Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office
03:28 Mr. Moriguchi, new Administrative Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Mr. Shimizu, former Administrative Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
03:40 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
04:07 Video message recording for Thialand’s Prince Mahidol Award
04:28 Mr. Sasae, Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
05:10 Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, give greeting remarks at the new year’s party co-hosted by Jiji Press, Research Institute of Japan, and others
05:44 The office of PM
06:27 The residence of PM

January 7, 2012

AM

10:54 Ministry of Defense, Ichigaya, Tokyo
11:02 Guidon presentation ceremony for the GSDF that participates in PKO activities in South Sudan
11:55 The Capitol Hotel Tokyu, Tokyo, Japanese restaurant “Suiren”, lunch with Mr. Jiro Ushio, Chairman of Ushio Inc.; Mr. Hiroya Masuda, former Minister of Internal Affairs and Communication, Mr. Takeshi Sasaki, Professor at Gakushuin University.

PM
12:58 The residence of PM

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