Thursday, May 17, 2012

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule April 23-May 6


April 23, 2012 (MON)

AM

09:22 Office
09:29 Appointment order for Ms. Komiyama , Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare, to Minister of State for Measures for Declining Birthrate; Mr. Fujimura, Chief Cabinet Secretary, also attends
09:34 Mr. Fujimura leaves
09:38 Ms. Komiyama leaves
09:51 Mr. Okada, Deputy Prime Minister
09:57 Mr. Okada leaves
11:01 Mr. Naoki Igawa, President of Japan Junior Chamber, Inc.; Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM, also attends
11:33 Mr. Ryoichi Horie, Ambassador to Sudan; and Mr. Seiichi Otsuka, Ambassador to Lebanon
11:51 Both leave

PM
12:41 TBS, Akasaka
12:58 Recording of a news program
01:50 Office
02:14 Mr. Honda, Special Advisor to PM
02:18 Mr. Honda leaves
04:26 Mr. Furukawa, Minister of State for National Policy
05:07 Mr. Furukawa leaves
05:58 Farewell ceremony of Etsuya Washio, former chairman of Japanese Trade Union Confederation
06:37 Residence

April 24, 2012 (TUE)

AM

09:02 Office
09:12 Ministerial Meeting
09:25 Meeting ends
10:26 Imperial Palace; Spring Decoration Ceremony
11:23 Office

PM
01:51 Yoshinobu Onuki and Yuki Furuta, new and old Supreme Court Judges
02:26 The Upper House First Diet Member’s Building
02:29 Dentist in the Diet Member’s Building
02:54 Office
03:57 Mr. Taketoshi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
04:09 Mr. Taketoshi leaves
05:00 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
05:23 Mr. Yasuchika Hasegawa, President of Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives)
05:43 Mr. Hasegawa leaves
06:54 Residence
06:55 Mr. Hirata, Chairperson of the Upper House; Mr. Otsuji, Vice-Chairperson of the Upper House; and Mr. Mizuoka, Special Advisor to PM
09:05 Mr. Hirata and Mr. Otsuji leave
09:07 Mr. Mizuoka leaves

April 25, 2012 (WED)

AM

09:33 Office
11:01 Mr. Kitamura, Head of Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office; and Mr. Mukuki, Director of the Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center
11:09 Mr. Mukuki leaves
11:19 Mr. Kitamura leaves

PM
02:24 Mr. Muneo Suzuki, Former Lower House Member, Leader of New Party Daichi; Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM, also attends
03:06 The Japan Prize Presentation Ceremony at National Theater
04:27 Office
04:30 Mr. Nishimiya, Foreign Ministry councilor in charge of economics
05:01 Mr. Gurria, Secretary-General of OECD
05:20 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
05:45 Mr. Hajime Ishii, DPJ Upper House Member
06:23 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; and Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM
07:13 Residence

April 26, 2012 (THU)

AM

09:12 Office
09:14 Mr. Hiromasa Yonekura, Chairman of Keidanren
09:47 Government-RENGO Summit Meeting
10:30 Mr. Nakagawa, Minister for Civil Service Reform
10:48 Mr. Nakagawa leaves

PM
12:53 Parliament
01:02 The Lower House Plenary Session
01:16 Office
02:30 Mr. Matsubara, Minister for the Abduction Issue
02:47 Mr. Kanazawa, Administrative Vice Minister of Defense
02:58 Mr. Kanazawa leaves
04:01 Mr. Okada, Deputy Prime Minister
04:30 Courtesy Call from the President of the China-Japan Friendship Association Tang Jiaxuan; Mr. Saito and Mr. Nagahama also attend
05:05 Mr. Kitamura, Head of Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office; Mr. Kinomura, Director of Defense Intelligence Headquarters; and Mr. Ishizuka, Deputy Director General of Cabinet Office
05:14 Mr. Kinomura and Mr. Ishizuka leave
05:30 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:45 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
06:43 Courtesy Call from the Economic Ministers of ASEAN Countries
07:00 ANA Intercontinental Hotel Tokyo. Dinner with members of the Upper House Budget Committee, Mr. Hajime Ishii, Yoshihiro Kawakami, Norio Takeuchi, Hisashi Tokunaga, and Emiko Uematsu; Mr. Mizuoka, Special Advisor to PM, also attends
09:16 Residence

April 27, 2012 (FRI)

AM

08:52 Office
09:02 Ministerial meeting
09:27 Mr. Fujimura, Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Gemba, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Ihara, Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Mr. Tanaka, Minister of Defense; and Mr. Kanazawa, Administrative Vice Minister of Defense; Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM
09:42 Everyone leaves
09:46 Mr. Gemba, Minister of Foreign Affairs
10:02 Mr. Gemba leaves
10:54 Mr. Yamaguchi, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Bessho, Foreign Ministry councilor in charge of political affairs; and Mr. Ihara, Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM
11:24 Mr. Shintaro Ishihara, Governor of Tokyo; Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM
11:58 Both leave

PM
01:15 Mr. Yasuo Ichikawa, the DPJ Upper House Secretary General
01:20 Mr. Ichikawa leaves
02:48 Mr. Honda, Special Advisor to PM
03:46 Constitution memorial hall
04:22 The Ceremony of Awarding the MIDORI Prize
05:02 MIDORI Prize Reception
05:35 Office
05:37 Mr. Koichi Kato, DPJ member; Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
05:48 Courtesy Call from Honorable Chairman of the Korea-Japan Cooperation Committee, Mr. Nam Duck-woo; Taro Aso, Former Prime Minister
06:17 Local Sovereignty Strategy Council
07:28 Meeting adjourned
07:45 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
08:10 Residence

April 28, 2012 (SAT)

AM


10:25 Yoyogi Park, Tokyo; May Day Central Rally; Purchase some vegetable in the Tohoku Support Booth
11:16 Made remarks for the gathering
11:55 Residence

PM
01:53 Mr. Sengoku, Deputy Chief of DPJ Policy Research Council
03:00 Mr. Yamaguchi, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM; Mr. Bessho, Foreign Ministry councilor in charge of political affairs; Mr. Okada, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Mr. Ihara, Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry for Foreign Affairs; and Mr. Yagi, Director-General of Economic Affairs Bureau
03:47 Mr. Bessho, Mr. Okada, Mr. Ihara, and Mr. Yagi leaves
04:01 Mr. Yamaguchi and Mr. Saito leaves
04:06 Mr. Nagashima leaves

April 29, 2012 (SUN)

AM

Residence

PM
02:50 Haneda Airport
02:53 Press interview
03:20 Leave Haneda Airport for Washington, DC

April 29, 2012 (SUN, Local Time)

PM

Arrive at St. Andrews AFB
Meeting with the Americans who helped Japan for Tohoku disaster relief at the Japanese Ambassador Residence.
Stay in the Blair House

April 30, 2012 (MON, Local Time)

AM

Give flower tribute at the Arlington National Cemetery.
Japan-U.S. Summit at the White House.

PM
Lunch party hosted by President Obama at the White House; Joint Press Conference.
Courtesy call from Mr. Charles Bolden and Mr. Koichi Wakata of NASA at the Blair House.
Reception and dinner party hosted by Secretary Clinton at the National Geographic Association.
Press meeting at the Hotel Willard Continental
Stay in the Blair House

May 1, 2012 (TUE, local time)

AM

Breakfast with American business people.
Leave St. Andrews AFB for Tokyo.

May 2, 2012 (WED)

PM

Arrive at Haneda Airport
01:10 Imperial Palace; Report of return
01:27 Office
01:40 Mr. Furukawa, Minister of State for National Policy
02:01 Mr. Fujimura leaves
03:58 Mr. Okada, Deputy Prime Minister
04:23 Mr. Okada leaves
04:24 Mr. Kitamura, Head of Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office
04:30 Mr. Yonemura, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management; and Mr. Mukuki, Director of the Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center, joins
04:50 Everyone leaves
04:51 Mr. Bessho, Foreign Ministry councilor in charge of political affairs; and Mr. Sugiyama, Director-General of Asia and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
05:21 Both leave
05:53 Mr. Takasu, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations
06:04 Mr. Takasu leaves
06:13 Residence

May 3, 2012 (THU)

AM

Residence

PM
Residence

May 4, 2012 (FRI)

AM
Residence

PM
11:54 Capitol Hotel Tokyu,
Lunch with Mr. Koga, President of Rengo; and Mr. Masuda, former Minister of Internal Affairs
01:04 Residence

May 5, 2012 (SAT)

AM

Residence

PM
Residence

May 6, 2012 (SUN)

AM

Residence

PM
Residence

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