Monday, January 21, 2013

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule Jan 7-13, 2013

January 7, 2012 (MON)

AM

09:26 LDP Headquarters
09:36 Give a speech in the new year ceremony
10:05 LDP executives meeting
10:41 Office
11:02 Attends the Inauguration Ceremony for the General Secretariat for Japan's Economic Revival at Cabinet Office
11:09 Office
11:26 Mr. Haruhiko Kuroda, Asia Development Bank President
11:41 Mr. Kitamura, Director of Cabinet Intelligence; and Mr. Shimohira, Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center Director
11:46 Mr. Shimohira leaves
11:51 Mr. Kitamura leaves
11:52 Mr. Furuya, Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue; Mr. Mitani, Deputy Director, Headquarters for the Abduction Issue

PM
12:04 Liaison Meeting of the Government and Ruling Parties
12:47 Meeting adjourns
01:13 Keidanren Hall, Ootemachi, Tokyo; Petroleum Association of Japan New Year Party
01:38 The Imperial Hotel, Uchisaiwaicho, Tokyo; 2013 New Year Party Jointly Hosted by the Three Economic Associations
02:45 Office
02:47 Mr. Aso, Minister of Finance; Mr. Manago, Administrative Vice Minister of Finance; Mr. Kinoshita, Director General, Budget Bureau, MoF; and Mr. Tanaka, Director General, Tax Bureau, MoF
03:29 Mr. Amari, Minister of Economic Revitalization; Mr. Matsumoto, Administrative Vice Minister of Cabinet Office; and Mr. Matsuyama, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Office
04:09 2013 New Year Party by RENGO, at Hotel Lungwood, Nippori, Tokyo
04:42 New Year Party by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, at Hotel Okura, Toranomon Tokyo,
04:53 Office
05:04 Mr. Fukushiro Nukaga, LDP member and former Minister of Finance; Mr. Kawamura, LDP Election Affairs Council Chief; and Mr. Ichiro Aisawa
05:38 The Imperial Hotel, New Year Party by Jiji Press
06:23 Dinner with Mr. Tsuneo Watanabe, Chair of Yomiuri Shimbun Group; and Mr. Suga, Chief Cabinet Secretary, at a Japanese Restaurant Wadakura in Palace Hotel Tokyo, Marunouchi
09:33 Home in Tomigaya

January 8, 2013 (TUE)

AM

09:30 Office
09:32 Mr. Aso, Minister of Finance; and Mr. Manago, Administrative Vice Minister of Finance
09:48 Mr. Furuya, National Public Safety Commission Chair
10:05 The First Cabinet Meeting in 2013
10:24 Headquarters for Japan’s Economic Revival
10:51 Courtesy Call from the President of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), Mr. Tsunekazu Takeda, Olympians and Paralympians; Mr. Shimomura, Minister of Education attends
11:07 Mr. Shimomura and Mr. Toshiaki Endo, LDP Lower House member
11:51 Mr. Takuji Yanagimoto, Former DPJ Lower House member

PM
12:31 Mr. Yanagimoto leaves
02:20 Mr. Kishida, Minister of Foreign Affairs
02:32 Mr. Nemoto, Minister of Reconstruction
03:12 Mr. Shimomura, Minister of Education
03:48 Mr. Onodera, Minister of Defense; and Mr. Kanazawa, Administrative Vice Minister of Defense
04:47 The Prime Minister Receives a Greeting from the Representatives of the Six Regional Organizations
05:31 Receives a Request from the Governor of Okinawa Prefecture, Mr. Hirokazu Nakaima; Mr. Suga, Chief Cabinet Secretary, attends
05:41 All leave
07:00 Dinner with Mr. Takehiko Kiyohara, Chairman of the Sankei Shimbun and Mr. Takamitsu Kumasaka, President of the Sankei Shimbun, at a Japanese Restaurant Unkai in ANA Intercontinental Hotel Tokyo
09:29 Home in Tomigaya

January 9, 2013 (WED)

AM

09:13 Office
09:23 Mr. Sugiyama, Director-General, Asia Oceania Affairs Bureau, MoFA
10:31 Interview with Tokyo Chunichi Shimbun
11:26 Radio program recording for government PR

PM
12:00 Phone conference with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Mr. Saiki, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Mr. Hiramatsu, Policy Bureau Director General, MoFA, attend
12:21 Mr. Saiki
12:28 Mr. Saiki leaves
02:00 Photo shoot with Mr. Junnichi Ishii, LDP Upper House member
02:15 Mayor Masato Matsuura of Houfu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
02:31 Courtesy Call from the Chairman of the South Korea-Japan Parliamentarians' League and Others
03:19 Governor Yuhei Sato of Fukushima Prefecture
03:54 Hotel New Ootani in Kioicho; New Year Party by the Japan Productivity Center
04:55 Phone conference with President Hollande of France
05:10 Ms. Takaichi, LDP Policy Research Council Chief
05:32 Mr. Yoshitake Yokokura, President of Japan Medical Association
05:44 Issue appointment letters to the members of Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, including Professor Motoshige Ito of the University of Tokyo Graduate School
06:01 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy
07:00 Council adjourns
07:02 Mr. Aso, Minister of Finance
07:31 Mr. Kawai, Administrative Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Saiki; Mr. Iahra, Director General, North American Affairs Bureau, MoFA; and Mr. Suga, Chief Cabinet Secretary
08:26 Dinner with PM’s Advisors at a Japanese Barbecue Restaurant Ryugetsuen, Yotsuya, Tokyo
10:47 Home in Tomigaya



January 10, 2013 (THU)

AM

09:00 Office
09:07 Mr. Aso, Minister of Finance; Mr. Manago, Administrative Vice Minister of Finance; and Mr. Kinoshita, Budget Bureau Director General, MoF; Mr. Tanaka, Tax Bureau Director General, MoF; and Mr. Furusawa, Financial Bureau Director General, MoF
09:52 Mr. Amari, Minister of Economic Revitalization; Mr. Matsumoto, Administrative Vice Minister of Cabinet Office; and Mr. Matsuyama, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Office
10:15 Mr. Kawai, Administrative Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Mr. Saiki, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
10:58 Mr. Sugiyama, Director General, Asia Oceania Affairs Bureau, MoFA, Joins
11:36 All leave

PM
12:10 NPY/YPO New Year Party at Hotel New Ootani
12:36 New Year Party by the All Japan Association of Confectionary Manufacturers
12:52 Office
01:12 Reconstruction Promotion Council
01:54 Mr.Kawai, Administrative Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
02:16 Governor Yoshihiro Murai of Miyagi Prefecture; Mr. Onodera, Minister of Defense and Mr Akiba, Senior Vice Minister of Reconstruction, also attend
02:26 Mr. Nemoto, Minister of Reconstruction
02:40 Mr. Nemoto leaves
03:30 Mr. Yukiya Amano, IAEA Director General
03:59 New Year Party by the Japan Federation of Certified Public Tax Accountants' Associations
04:18 Office
04:30 Governor Shigetaro Yamamoto of Yamaguchi Prefecture; Mayor Yoshihiko Fukuda of Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi; Mr. Shungaku Yanai, Yamaguchi Prefectural Assembly Chair; Mr. Nobuo Kishi (Abe’s brother) also attends
05:03 The Meeting of the Government and Ruling Parties Council on the Urgent Economic Countermeasures for the Revival of the Japanese Economy
05:45 Mr. Yonemura, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management; and Mr. Kitamura, Director of Cabinet Intelligence
06:22 Interview with Nikkei
07:01 Interview ends
07:40 Dinner with press people at a Japanese Restaurant Yoranoke in Akasaka
09:54 Home in Tomigaya

January 11, 2013 (FRI)

AM

08:29 Office
08:39 Mr. Kato and Mr. Sekou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries
09:18 Headquarters for Japan's Economic Revival
09:34 Ministerial Meeting
09:51 Press Conference
10:45 Haneda Airport
11:17 Leave Haneda Airport on ANA Flight 21; Mr. Sekou accompanies

PM *Visit Osaka Prefecture
12:05 Arrive at Itami Airport
12:39 Hotel New Ootani Osaka; Mayor Tooru Hashimoto of Osaka and President of Nihon Ishin no Kai; and Governor Ichiro Matsui of Osaka
01:10 Yomiuri TV, Chuo Ward, Osaka; TV program shooting
02:18 Program shooting ends
03:13 The Advanced Institute for Computer Science; Greeted by Governor Toshizou Ido of Hyogo and Dr. Ryoji Noyori, President of RIKEN, Nobel Price Laureate
03:49 RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology; meeting with Dr. Shinya Yamanaka
03:52 Press interviews
05:46 Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture; visit Tokuhatsu Sankyo Co., Ltd., a metal processing company
05:53 Converse with mid and small enterprises managers; Mr. Suzuki, Director of Mid and Small Size Enterprises Agency; and Mr. Sekou
06:32 Itami Airport
07:13 Leave Itami on ANA Flight 38
07:56 Arrive at Haneda Airport
08:46 Home of Mr. Tadashi Yanai, President and CEO of First Retaling, Shibuya, Tokyo
10:33 Home in Tomigaya

January 12, 2013 (SAT) *Visit Miyagi Prefecture

AM

07:42 JR Tokyo Station
07:56 Leave the station on Hayate bullet train #103
09:37 Arrive at JR Sendai Station
09:45 Leave Sendai Station; Mr. Nemoto, Minister of Reconstruction accompanies
10:51 Ship builidng company Yamanishi in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture; Greeted by Governor Yoshihiro Murai of Miyagi and Mayor Hiroshi Kameyama of Ishinomaki
11:30 Nippon Paper Ishinomaki Factory

PM
12:03 Fish processing company Suishin, Ishinomaki
01:38 Lunch at Takekoma Shrine; greeted by Mayor Tsuneaki Iguchi of Iwanuma City, Miyagi
02:24 Observing construction work for the development of areas for group transfer for disaster prevention; Iwanuma city
02:53 Watari Machi, Miyagi; a home of a disaster victim
03:05 Press interview
03:16 Watari Machi; Temporary housing; greeted by Mayor Kunio Saito of Watari
03:36 Meeting with the temporary housing residents
04:22 Press interview
05:28 JR Sendai Station
07:26 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
08:00 Home in Tomigaya

January 13, 2013 (SUN)

AM

08:30 NHK Chiyoda Broadcasting Hall, Kioicho, Tokyo
09:01 Appear on a news program
09:51 Home in Tomigaya
11:09 Meiji Jingu Shrine with Mrs. Akie Abe; Mr. Koichi Hagyuda, LDP Lower House Member accompanies
11:47 Press Interview

PM
12:02 Home
01:56 Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Roppongi; Exercise at Nagomi Spa and Fitness in the hotel
05:38 Home
06:05 Dinner with Mr. Arai, Secretary General of New Renaissance Party
08:56 Mr. Arai leaves

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