Thursday, April 12, 2012

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule March 19-25

March 19, 2012 (MON)

AM

08:51 Office of PM
09:03 Mr. Maehara, chairperson of DPJ Policy Research Council
09:36 Mr. Tatsuo Hirano, Minister for Reconstruction in the Response to the East Japan Earthquake
09:54 Mr. Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry; Mr. Adachi, Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry; Mr. Takahara, Director-General, Agency for Natural resources and Energy; Mr. Fukano, Director-General of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency; Mr. Sengoku, DPJ Deputy Chair of Politicy Research Council
10:42 Mr. Adachi, Mr. Takahara, and Mr. Fukano leave
10:43 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, joins 11:03 Mr. Edano, Mr. Saito, Mr. Sengoku, leave
11:11 Mr. Yonemura, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management; and Mr. Kitamura, Head of Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office
11:32 Both leave

PM
01:01 The Frontier Subcommittee of the Council on National Strategy and Policy – Frontier of Happiness Panel
01:19 Office of PM
03:23 Mr. Sonoda, Parliamentary Secretary of Cabinet Office; and Mr. Shimizu, Councillor of Cabinet Office
04:01 Video Message Recording for Japan Professional Boxing Association
04:30 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
05:01 Reconstruction Promotion Committee
05:32 Meeting with Prime Minister of Timor-Leste Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao
06:00 Signing ceremony
06:03 Saw off Prime Minister Gusmao
06:07 Employment Strategy Dialogue
06:31 Mr. Okada, Deputy Prime Minister
06:58 Residence of PM

March 20, 2012 (TUE)

AM

09:33 Imperial Palace, ceremony for spring equinox
10:36 Office of PM

PM
01:30 Courtesy call from Governor Yuzaki of Hiroshima Prefecture and others
01:58 Press interviews
01:59 Interview ends
02:29 Conversation with Ms. Sawako Agawa, Writer
03:37 Meeting ends
03:38 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM; Mr. Bessho, Foreign Ministry councilor in charge of political affairs; and Mr. Fukano, Director-General of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency
04:56 Meeting with Mr. Morihiro Hosokawa, former Prime Minsiter, and Mr. Akira Miyawaki, Professor Emeritus of Yokohama National School; Mr. Nagahama, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, also attends
05:45 Residence of PM

March 21, 2012 (WED)

AM

06:45 Mr. Nagahama, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; and Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
07:25 Both leave
07:51 Office of PM
08:01 Ministerial meeting
08:56 Imperial Palace, Welcome ceremony for Amir of Kuwaiti Sheikh Al-Sabah
09:54 Parliament
10:00 The Upper House Plenary Session

PM
12:33 Office of PM
02:56 Mr. Tatsuo Hirano, Minister for Reconstruction in the Response to the East Japan Earthquake
03:01 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, joins
03:33 Both leave
04:30 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
05:17 Ministerial Council on Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues
05:33 Mr. Taketoshi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
05:48 Residence of PM
06:39 Banquet at the Imperial Palace for Amir of Kuwaiti Sheikh Al-Sabah
09:07 Residence of PM

March 22, 2012 (THU)

AM

09:33 Office of PM
09:55 Mr. Taketoshi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
10:00 Mr. Taketoshi leaves

PM
01:55 Mr. Kanazawa, Administrative Vice Minister of Defense
02:30 Conversation with participants of DPJ student internship program; Mr. Keisuke Tsumura, Director-General of Youth Agency, also attends
02:40 Mr. Sasae, Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
03:03 Three DPJ/Government Executive Meeting
03:38 Mr. Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry; Mr. Adachi, Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry
04:05 Mr. Okada, Deputy Prime Minister
04:45 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
05:31 Welcome Amir of Kuwaiti Sheikh Al-Sabah, at the residence of PM; Photo shooting
05:34 Summit meeting with Sheikh Al-Sabah; Mr. Edano also attends
06:14 Signing ceremony
06:23 Dinner ceremony hosted by Prime Minister
07:25 Saw off Sheikh Al-Sabaha
07:29 Residence of PM

March 23, 2012 (FRI)

AM

06:33 Mr. Nagahama, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretar; and Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
07:47 Mr. Nagahama leaves
07:53 Mr. Tezuka leaves
07:55 Parliament
08:10 Ministerial meeting
08:53 Mr. Nakatsuka, Senior Vice Minister of Cabinet Office / Senior Vice Minister for Reconstruction
08:56 Mr. Azumi, Minister of Finance
09:00 The Upper House Budget Committee

PM
12:28 The Upper House Plenary Session
01:00 The Upper House Budget Committee
05:42 Office of PM
05:51 Joint Meeting of the Headquarters for Administrative Reform Implementation and the Headquarters to Promote Civil Service Reform
06:16 Mr. Kitamura, Head of Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office; and Mr. Nishi, Director-General of the Bureau of Defense Policy, Ministry of Defense; Mr. Kinomura, Chief of Defense In
06:30 Mr. Nishi and Mr. Kinomura leaves
06:42 Mr. Kitamura leaves
06:43 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
07:38 Residence of PM

March 24, 2012 (SAT)

AM

Spent the morning at residence of PM

PM
03:59 The First Gathering with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Hosted by Japan Akademeia, at Hotel the Prince Park Tower Tokyo, Shibakoen, Tokyo
05:52 Haircut at Ginza Matsunaga at Yaesu, Tokyo
06:58 Residence of PM

March 25, 2012 (SUN)
AM
11:11 Office of PM
11:31 Meeting with Prime Minister Harper of Canada
11:53 Luncheon hosted by Prime Minister Noda

PM
01:17 Joint Press Statement
01:25 See off Prime Minister Harper at the PM residence entrance
02:00 Exchange opinions with members of the Frontier Subcommittee of the Council on National Strategy and Policy
03:29 The meeting adjourned
03:47 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Fukano, Director-General of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency; Mr. Bessho, Foreign Ministry councilor in charge of political affairs
04:17 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
04:31 Recording of video message for the Korean media on the Nuclear Summit
04:36 Residence of PM
06:24 Dinner with Mr. Fujii, DPJ Head of Tax Research Commission; and Mr. Kaname Tajima, DPJ Lower House member, at the Japanese restaurant “Suiren” in the Capitol Hotel Tokyu
09:17 Residence of PM

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