Thursday, May 17, 2012

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule April 16-22


April 16, 2012 (MON)

AM 

09:32 Office of PM
10:12 Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM
10:56 Mr. Edano, Minister of Economic, Trade, and Industry
11:15 Mr. Edano leaves

PM
12:50 Parliament
01:00 The Upper House Plenary Session
01:12 Office of PM
03:00 Mr. Hiroshi Inoue, President of the National Association of Commercial Broadcasters in Japan
03:06 Mr. Inoue leaves
04:47 Mr. Gemba, Minister of Foreign Affairs
04:51 Mr. Fujimura, Chief Cabinet Secretary, joins
05:14 Mr. Fujimura leaves
05:25 Mr. Gemba leaves
05:55Appointment of Mr. Nakagawa to Minister for Civil Service Reform
06:12 The Forum for Consultations between the National and Regional Governments
06:21 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
06:57 Dinner with Ambassador Roos of the United States; Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
08:37 Residence of PM

April 17, 2012 (TUE)

AM

08:16 Parliament
08:25 Ministerial Meeting on the Advancement of Disaster Waste Management
08:55 Ministerial meeting
09:04 Mr. Furukawa, Minister of State for National Policy
09:12 Office of PM
09:15 Mr. Goto, Senior Vice Minister of Cabinet Office
09:55 Mr. Azumi, Minister of Finance; Mr. Katsu, Administrative Vice-Minister of Finance; Mr. Nakao, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs; and Mr. Kinoshita, Director-General of the International Bureau, Ministry of Finance
10:34 Everyone leaves

PM
12:00 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM; and Mr. Honda, Special Advisor to PM
12:50 Parliament
01:02 The Lower House Plenary Session
01:11 Office of PM; and Mr. Sasae, Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
02:24 Mr. Sasae leaves
04:21 Mr. Koshiishi, DPJ Secretary General
04:55 Mr. Fujii, DPJ Head of Tax Research Commission
05:11 Mr. Akihiko Tanaka, and Ms. Sadako Ogata, new and old President of JICA.
05:30 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
06:25 Reception to Express Respect to Ms. Sadako Ogata on her Contributions to Japan and the International Community
06:52 The Opening Ceremony of the WTTC Global Summit
07:31 Dinner with editorial directors from major newspaper and news agencies; Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM, also attends
09:11 Residence of PM

April 18, 2012 (WED)

AM

07:16 Mr. Nagahama, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; and Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
08:41 Both leaves
08:50 Parliament
08:59 The Lower House Budget Committee

PM
12:04 Office of PM
12:49 Parliament
01:00 The Upper House Budget Committee
04:14 Office of PM
05:00 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
05:53 Courtesy call from Secretary of CPC Ningxia Hui Autonomous Regional Committee and other Chinese local government leaders; Ambassador Cheng Yonghua of PRC also attends
06:08 Mr. Gemba, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Azumi, Minsiter of Finance; and Mr. Tanaka, Minister of Defense
06:12 Mr. Okada, Deputy Prime Minister, joins
06:48 Everyone leaves
07:12 Dinner with DPJ Lower House members
09:30 Residence of PM

April 19, 2012 (THU)

AM

09:31Office of PM
09:33 Mr. Matsubara, Minister for the Abduction Issue
09:47 Courtesy Call from the Co-Chairman of the EU-Japan Business Round Table, Mr. Hiromasa Yonekura; Mr. Nagahama, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
10:30 Mr. Shimoji, Secretary-General of the People’s New Party
11:01 Interview with the Washington Post
11:34 Interview ends

PM
12:03 Three DPJ/Government Executive Meeting
01:02 The meeting ends
01:41Akasaka Gyoen, attend the spring garden party
02:56 Office of PM
03:34 Mr. Honda, Special Advisor to PM
03:57 Mr. Okada, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
04:30 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
05:00 Mr. Kitamura, Head of Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office; Mr. Nishi, Director-General of the Bureau of Defense Policy, Ministry of Defense; and Mr. Kinomura, Director of Defense Intelligence Headquarters
05:07 Mr. Nishi and Mr. Kinomura leave
05:28 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:50 Courtesy Call from the Minister of Emergencies of Ukraine Viktor Baloga
06:08 Mr. Okada, Deputy Prime Minister
06:23 Mr. Okada leaves
06:24 Mr. Kazuhiko Shimokobe, Chairman of the Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund; Mr. Okada, Deputy Prime Minister; Mr. Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry; Mr. Fujimura, Chief Cabinet Secretary
07:03 Dinner with Mr. Nagahama, Deputy Cabinet Secretary at a Japanese restaurant “Tsuyama” in Akasaka
09:58 Residence

April 20, 2012 (FRI)

AM

09:10 Office
09:21 Ministerial meeting
09:33 Mr. Gemba, Minister of Foreign Affairs
09:34 Mr. Gemba leaves

PM
01:58 Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM; Mr. Ihara, Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry for Foreign Affairs; and Mr. Nishi, Director-General of the Bureau of Defense Policy, Ministry of Defense
02:15 Mr. Nishi leaves
02:18 Mr. Ihara leaves
02:25 Mr. Nagashima leaves
05:26 Mr. Furukawa, Minister of State for National Policy; and Mr. Goto, Senior Vice Minister of Cabinet Office; and Mr. Matsumoto, Administrative Vice Minister of Cabinet Office
05:51 Mr. Goto leaves
05:58 Mr. Furukawa and Mr. Matsumoto leave
05:59 Mr. Maehara, chairperson of DPJ Policy Research Council
06:12 Mr. Maehara leaves
06:13 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
06:38 Akasaka Guest Palace
07:00 Dinner party of Japan-Mekong summit participants
08:47 Residence

April 21, 2012 (SAT)

AM

07:55 Akasaka Guest House
08:40 The Summit Meeting between Japan and the Mekong Region Countries
08:52 Photo shooting
08:56 Summit meeting
10:30 Meeting ends
10:47 Joint press announcement
11:33 Residence

PM
01:54 Guest House
03:02 Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia; Mr. Maeda, Minster of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation, also attends
03:46 Signing ceremony of grant aid, and joint press announcement
04:20 Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam, Mr. Maeda, Minster of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation, also attends
05:04 Meeting ends
05:30 President Thein Sein of Myanmar; Mr. Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry; and Mr. Maeda, Minster of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation, also attend
06:33 Meeting ends
06:36 Signing ceremony of grant aid, and joint press announcement
07:10 Dinner party hosted by Prime Minister
08:15 Party ends
08:26 Residence

April 22, 2012 (SUN)

AM

Residence

PM
04:35 Haircut in ”Hair Salon Ono”, Hotel New Otani
06:27 The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Trilateral Commission in Tokyo, Hotel Okura, Toranomon, Tokyo
06:49 DPJ Social Gathering in Hotel New Otani
07:00 Dinner with Three DPJ/Government Executive Meeting members
09:06 Residence

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