Thursday, June 7, 2012

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule May 16-28

May 16, 2012 (WED)

AM

10:00 Haneda Airport
10:23 See off Emperor Empress, visiting UK; Mr. Yokoji and Mr. Hirata, Chair of the Upper and Lower House
11:37 Office

PM
01:45 Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM;
01:50 Mr. Nagashima leaves
02:03 Mr. Koshiishi, DPJ Secretary General
02:30 Mr. Koshiishi leaves
02:32 Mr. Mr. Kenji Yamagishi, President of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Mr. Koichi Kato, DPJ Lower House Member, attends
02:42 Mr. Muneo Suzuki, Head of New Party Daichi- True Democrats Party; Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM, attends
03:08 Mr. Azumi, Minister of Finance
03:35 Mr. Tatsuo Hirano, Minister for Reconstruction in the Response to the East Japan Earthquake
04:07 Mr. Nagahama, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Taketoshi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM; Mr. Bessho, Foreign Ministry councilor in charge of political affairs; Mr. Nishimiya, Foreign Ministry councilor in charge of economics; Mr. Nakao, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs; and Mr. Nobuhiko Sasaki, Director-General of Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
04:40 Everyone leaves
04:42 Mr. Taketoshi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
04:45 Mr. Okada, Deputy Prime Minister
05:30 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
06:02 Issue appointment of Mr. Hidetoshi Kamesaki, Mitsubishi Corp. Advisor, to APEC Business Advisory Council member; Mr. Gembachiro Aihara, Mitsui Co. Advisor, also attends
06:09 Mr. Nakagawa, Minister of State for Disaster Management
06:42 Residence

May 18, 2012 (THU)

AM

09:02 Office
09:35 Reconstruction Promotion Council
10:05 Ministerial meeting
10:15 Ministerial Council on Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues
10:43 Mr. Nagahama, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM; 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
10:51 Issue appointment of Government Representative for TPP negotiation to Mr. Shotaro Oshima, former Foreign Affairs councilor
11:16 Mr. Akashi Uchikoshi, DPJ Lower House member
11:26 Mr. Uchikoshi leaves

PM
01:49 Mr. Furukawa, Minister of State for National Policy
02:13 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
02:24 Mr. Sugiyama, Director-General of Asia and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
02:44 Mr. Fujimura, Chief Cabinet Secretary
03:04 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
03:27 Press interview
03:54 Haneda Airport
04:23 Leave for the United States for the Camp David Summit with Mrs. Noda
Local Time in Washington, DC,

PM
Arrive at the Dulles Airport
Arrive at Camp David on a U.S. military chopper
Meeting with Mr. Van Rompuy, President of the European Council; and Mr. Barroso President of European Commission
Welcome reception
G8 Summit Working Dinner
Stay in Camp David

Local Time May 19 (Fri), AM, Washington, DC

AM

Summit meeting with President Hollande of France
G8 Summit session 1

PM
Photo shoot
Working lunch
G8 Summit session
Press interview at Dulles Airport
Move from Camp David to Washington Dulles Airport
Leave Dulles Airport on a chartered airplane 

May 20, 2012 (Sat)
PM
10:07 Arrive at Haneda Airport with Mrs. Noda
10:45 Residence

May 21, 2012 (SUN)

AM

09:33 Imperial Palace, report of return
09:47 Office
09:58 Mr. Okada, Deputy Prime Minister; Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; and Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
10:31 Mr. Okada leaves
11:25 Mr. Tezuka leaves
11:54 Mr. Saito leaves

PM
12:52 Parliament
01:00 Meeting of the House of Representatives Special Committee on the Comprehensive Reform of Social Security and Taxation Systems
05:13 Receives a Request from the Governor of Fukushima Prefecture and the Mayors of Eight Towns and Villages in Futaba County, Fukushima Prefecture; Mr. Honda, Special Advisor to PM, also attends
05:43 Office
05:47 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
05:58 Mr. Nagashima, Special Advisor to PM; Mr. Bessho, Foreign Ministry councilor in charge of political affairs; and Mr. Koshikawa, Director General of International Cooperation Bureau, MOFA
06:24 Everyone leaves
06:39 Residence

May 22, 2012 (MON)

AM

06:33 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; and Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
08:00 Mr. Tezuka leaves
08:03 Mr. Saito leaves
08:13 Parliament
08:26 Ministerial meeting
09:00 Meeting of the House of Representatives Special Committee on the Comprehensive Reform of Social Security and Taxation Systems

PM
12:05 Office
12:51 Parliament
01:00 Meeting of the House of Representatives Special Committee on the Comprehensive Reform of Social Security and Taxation Systems
05:20 Office
05:49 Meeting with the President of the Federated States of Micronesia, Mr. Emanuel "Manny" Mori
06:00 Meeting with the President of the Republic of Palau, Mr. Johnson Toribiong
06:10 Meeting with Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa, Mr. Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi
06:33 Mr. Taketoshi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
06:45 Courtesy Call from the Users of Assistance Dogs for Physically Disabled Persons; Mr. Fujimura, Chief Cabinet Secretary, also attends
07:01 Mr. John C. Lechleiter, Chairman, President of Eli Lilly
07:10 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
07:40 Residence

May 23, 2012 (TUE)

AM

07:03 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; and Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
08:00 Mr. Tezuka leaves
08:30 Mr. Tezuka joins again
08:49 Both leave
08:53 Parliament
09:01 Meeting of the House of Representatives Special Committee on the Comprehensive Reform of Social Security and Taxation Systems

PM
12:08 Office
12:50 Parliament
01:00 Meeting of the House of Representatives Special Committee on the Comprehensive Reform of Social Security and Taxation Systems
05:04 Office
05:34 Courtesy Call from the UK Members of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group
05:51 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
06:24 Meeting with the Premier of Niue, Mr. Toke Tufukia Talagi
06:35 Meeting with the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, Mr. Henry Puna
06:46 Meeting with the President of the Republic of Kiribati, Mr. Anote Tong
06:59 Residence

May 24 (WED)

AM

07:48 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; and Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
08:33 Both leave
08:50 Parliament
09:00 Meeting of the House of Representatives Special Committee on the Comprehensive Reform of Social Security and Taxation Systems

PM
12:06 Three DPJ/Government Executive Meeting
12:54 Mr. Koshiishi, DPJ Secretary General
01:04 Office
01:40 Mr. Fujii, DPJ Head of Tax Research Commission
02:13 Keidanren Hall, Otemachi, Tokyo, the India-Japan Business Summit
02:31 office
03:00 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
04:07 Meeting with the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mr. Christopher Loeak
04:21 Meeting with the President of the Republic of Nauru, Mr. Sprent Arumogo Dabwido
04:30 Meeting with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu, Mr. Meltek Sato Kilman Livtuvanu
05:17 Meeting of the Government Revitalization Unit
05:21 Leave the meeting
05:40 Meeting with Mr. HIna Rabbani Khar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan; Mr. Seishiro Eto, Chair of Japan-Pakistan Friendship Caucus, also attended
06:55 Banquet of the International Conference on the Future of Asia at the Imperial Hotel
08:00 Residence

May 25, 2012 (THU)

AM

08:00 Parliament
08:04 Headquarters for Ocean Policy
08:27 Ministerial meeting
08:37 Mr. Oakda, Deputy Prime Minister
08:52 Office
08:54 Mr. Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry
09:14 Mr. Edano leaves
09:54 Mr. Jojima, Chair of DPJ Parliamentary Affairs Council
10:18 Mr. Jojima leaves
11:30 Mr. Kitamura, Head of Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office; and Mr. Mukuki, Director of the Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center
11:39 Mr. Mukuki leaves
11:59 Mr. Kitamura leaves

PM
01:00 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
01:16 Press interview
01:48 Haneda Airport
02:08 Leave for Okinawa to attend the Pacific Islands Leaders meeting
04:22 Arrive at Naha Airport
05:41 Hotel The Busena Terrace, Nago City, Okinawa
07:00 Meeting with Mr. Willy Telavi, Prime Minister of Tuvalu
07:26 Bankoku Shinryokan Okinawa
07:35 Welcome the leaders of summit participant countries
07:52 Dinner with the summit participants
09:18 See off the participants
09:37 Stay in the hotel

May 26, 2012 (FRI)

AM

08:50 Hotel The Busena Terrace, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga, Lord Tu'ivakano
09:09 Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, Mr. Gordon Darcy Lilo
09:38 Bankoku Shinryokan Okinawa
09:39 Welcome the leaders of summit participant countries
09:52 Photo shoot
09:56 Summit meeting
11:35 Working lunch

PM
12:57 Summit meeting resumes
01:52 See off country leaders
02:14 Join press conference with the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, Mr. Henry Puna
02:32 See off Mr. Puna
02:49 Hotel The Busena Terrace
04:38 Naha Airport
05:02 Leave Naha Airport
07:03 Arrive at Haneda Airport
08:13 Leave Haneda Airport for New Chitose Airport on ANN Flight 79
09:20 Arrive at New Chitose Airport
10:37 Dinner with Mr. Tarutoko, DPJ Acting Secretary General; Mr. Mitsui, DPJ Policy Research Council Vice Chair; and Mr. Takagi, Chair of DPJ Election Committee, at a Sushi restaurant Tatsutoshi in Sapporo
11:55 Sapporo Prince Hotel

May 27, 2012 (SAT)

AM

Leave Sapporo Prince Hotel
09:32 Hokkaido Sogo Taiiku Center, make remarks at the Zentoku (National Postmaster’s Association) general assembly [first sitting PM to do so]
10:54 New Chitose Airport
11:44 Leave the airport on ANA Flight 58

PM
12:59 Arrive at Haneda Airport
01:34 Residence
03:03 Haircut at CarjuRaja TIADO in the Capitol Hotel Tokyu, Nagatocho, Tokyo
04:36 Residence

May 28, 2012 (SUN)

AM

09:32 Office
09:57 Mr. Hosono, Minister of the Environment
10:23 Mr. Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry, joins
10:44 Both leave
11:03 Mr. Honda, Special Advisor to PM
11:18 Mr. Honda leaves

PM
12:26 Ceremony of Reverence at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery
12:55 Office
01:49 Ceremony to Present the Prime Minister’s Commendations for Contributors to Consumer Support
02:00 Ceremony ends
04:53 Press group interview
05:33 Ms. Ertharin Cousin, Head of the UN World Food Programme; Mr. Nagahama, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, and Mr. Dokyu Seiichiro, DPJ Lower House member join
05:50 Mr. Tezuka, Special Advisor to PM
06:17 Mr. Saito, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary

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