Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule February 20-26

February 20, 2012 (MON)

AM

09:31 Office of PM
09:52 Mr. Tatsuo Hirano, Minister for Reconstruction in the Response to the East Japan Earthquake
11:58 The Frontier Subcommittee of the Council on National Strategy and Policy – Frontier of Wisdom Panel at Joint central government building No.4, Kasumigaseki, Tokyo

PM
12:14 Office of PM
04:02 Meeting with Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Andrius Kubilius; Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, also joined
04:29 See off Prime Minister Kubilius
04:32 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
05:02 "Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize" Committee
05:15 Mr. Okada, Deputy Prime Minister; Mr. Komiyama, Minister of Health, Labor, and Welfare; Mr. Terada, Special Adviser to PM; and Mr. Asonuma, Administrative Vice Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare
06:06 Mr. Yonemura, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management; Mr. Kitamura, Head of Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office
07:05 Dinner with all five Special Advisers to PM, at “Ichinoya”, a grilled eel place in NIshiazabu, Tokyo
09:11 Residence of PM

February 21, 2012 (TUE)

AM

07:58 Parliament
08:05 Ministerial Meeting on Response to Heavy Snow
08:29 Ministerial Meeting
08:47 Office of PM
09:00 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; and Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
10:09 Both leave
10:31 Mr. Masayuki Naoshima, former Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry
10:55 Mr. Naoshima leaves
11:47 Mr. Taketoshi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
11:57 Mr. Taketoshi leaves

PM
12:48 Parliament
12:53 Mr. Azumi, Minister of Finance
01:02 The Lower House Plenary Session
04:00 Office of PM
05:03 The Prime Minister Meets with Prime Minister Ali of Mozambique; Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; and Mr. Yanagisawa, Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
05:29 See off Prime Minister Ali
05:40 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
06:37 Residence of PM

February 22, 2012 (WED)

AM

07:15 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; and Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
08:47 Both leave
08:50 Parliament
08:59 The Lower House Budget Committee

PM
12:04 Office of PM
12:54 Parliament
12:59 The Lower House Budget Committee
05:35 Office of PM
05:37 Mr. Nobuaki Koga, President of Japanese Trade Union Confederation; and Mr Guy RYDER, Executive Director of International Labour Organization
06:16 Radio recording for the government public relations
06:36 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
07:06 Dinner with Mr. Hata, DPJ Upper House Parliamentary Affairs Chief and others, at “Torishige”, Roppongi, Tokyo; Mr. Mizuoka, Special Adviser to PM also joins
09:08 Residence of PM

February 23, 2012 (THU)

AM

Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; and Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
07:55 Both leave
08:51 Parliament
09:00 The Lower House Budget Committee

PM
12:32 The Lower House Plenary Session
12:54 Mr. Azumi, Ministry of Finance
12:59 The Lower House Budget Committee
05:35 Office of PM
05:43 Mr. Tanaka, Minister of Defense; Mr. Fujimura, Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Taketoshi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM; Mr. Inouye, Director General for Okinawa Affairs, Cabinet Office; Mr. Ihara, Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Mr. Yamauchi, Director General of the Bureau of Local Cooperation, Ministry of Defense
05:47 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, joins
06:02 Mr. Tanaka leaves
06:22 Everyone leaves
06:45 Mr. Fabius, former Prime Minister of France; Mr. Nagahama, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, attends
07:03 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
07:29 Residence of PM

February 24, 2012 (FRI)

AM

07:30 Mr. Nagahama, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; and Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
08:12 Both Leave
09:01 Parliament
09:06 Ministerial Meeting on Okinawa
09:25 Ministerial meeting
09:35 Mr. Azumi, Minister of Finance
10:01 The Upper House Plenary Session
11:53 Office of PM

PM
01:03 Mr. Gemba, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Sasae, Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs; and Mr. Sugiyama, Director-General of Asia and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
01:35 Mr. Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry; Mr. Hosono, Minister of State for the Nuclear Power Policy and Administration; Mr. Takahara, Director-General, Agency for Natural resources and Energy; and Mr. Fukano, Director-General of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency
02:03 Everyone leaves
03:06 Press group interview
03:38 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Taketoshi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM; Mr. Inouye, Director General for Okinawa Affairs, Cabinet Office; and Mr. Ihara, Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
04:19 Three DPJ/Government Executive Meeting
04:54 The meeting adjourned
05:16 The Prime Minister Receives a Courtesy Call from International Abilympic Gold Medalists; Mr. Tsuda, a ministerial aid for the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare
05:49 Mr. Yuhei Sato, Governor of Fukushima Prefecture; Mr. Tatsuo Hirano, Minister for Reconstruction in the Response to the East Japan Earthquake; and Mr. Honda, Special Advisor to PM
06:23 Mr. Fujimura, Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Azumi, Minister of Finance
06:47 Mr. Kitamura, Head of Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office; Mr. Kinomura, Director of Deffense Intelligence Headquarters; and Mr. Nishi, Director-General of the Bureau of Defense Policy, Ministry of Defense
07:11 Mr. Ishii, Chair of the Upper House Budget Committee
07:30 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
07:38 Residence of PM

February 25, 2012 (SAT)

AM

11:50 Lunch with Mr. Fujimura, Chief Cabinet Secretary at a Japanese restaurant “Yamazato” in Hotel Okura, Toranomon, Tokyo

PM
12:53 Residence of PM
01:55 The Prime Minister Receives a Courtesy Call from a High School Student Orphaned by the Tsunami and the Japan Women's Tohoku Youth Football Team; Mr. Fujimura, Chief Cabinet Secretary
02:16 All leave

February 26, 2012 (SUN)

AM

08:55 Haneda Airport
09:08 Leave Haneda on ASDF U4 Multi-Purpose support plane; Mr. Taketoshi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM; and Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM
11:51 Arrive at Naha Airport, Okinawa

PM
12:20 Tour the Naha Airport runway expansion site and new cargo terminal building
01:20 Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. Floral tribute at the National Cemetery of the War Dead, observe the Cornerstone of Peace.
01:54 The Himeyuri Monument, floral tribute.
02:03 Himeyuri Peace Memorial Museum
02:47 Tomigusuku City, old Imperial Navy Command Bunker
03:46 Urasoe City, JICA Okinawa, Okinawa International Center. Observe the statue of late Ichiro Suetsugu, President of National Security Issues Research Institute
04:36 Naha City, Okinawa Harbor View Hotel Crown Plaza
05:00 Press interview
06:51 Okinawa Daiichi Hotel, dinner with Mr. Nakaima, Governor of Okinawa
08:49 Okinawa Harbor View Hotel Crown Plaza
09:05 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Taketoshi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM;
10:05 Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM, joins
10:40 Mr. Taketoshi leaves
11:10 All leave, stay in the hotel.

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