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Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule Jan 14-20

January 14, 2012 (MON)

AM

Home in Tomigaya

PM
12:05 Hotel Okura, Toranomon, Tokyo; Lunch with former Democrat Senator and Senate Majority Leader Thomas Daschle and former White House NSC Senior Asia Director Torkel Patterson, at a Japanese Restaurant Yamazato
01:46 Residence
02:02 Mr. Suga and Mr. Sokou, Chief and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries; Mr. Saiki, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Sasaki, Deputy Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry; Mr. Ishizu, Deputy Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation; Mr. Yamazaki, Director General, Ministry of Finance International Affairs Bureau; and Mr. Tomohiko Taniguchi, former MoFA Deputy Press Secretary
02:44 Mr. Taniguchi leaves
03:55 All leave
05:43 Home

January 15, 2013 (TUE)

AM

08:12 Office
08:21 Mr. Aso, Minister of Finance; and Mr. Manago, Administrative Vice Minister of Finance
08:26 Mr. Kinoshita, Ministry of Finance Director-General of the International Bureau
08:58 All leave
09:12 LDP Headquarters
09:20 Give party endorsement for the Upper House by-election candidate in Yamaguchi Prefecture
09:32 LDP Executive meeting
09:59 Office
10:01 Ministerial meeting
10:18 Mr. Aso, Minister of Finance; and Mr. Amari, Minister of Economic Revitalization
10:44 Mr. Saiki, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Mr. Tomohiko Taniguchi, former MoFA Deputy Press Secretary
11:01 Mr. Taniguchi leaves
11:18 Mr. Saiki leaves
11:36 Mr. Hironobu Takesaki, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Japan

PM
12:01Mr. Kouichi Hamada, Cabinet Office Special Advisor; Financial Affairs experts including Nobuyuki Nakahara, member of BoJ Policy Board; Mr. Aso; Mr. Amari, and Mr. Suga
01:36 Mr. Furuya, Minister for Abduction Issue; and Mr. Mitani, Deputy Director, Headquarters for the Abduction Issue
01:55 Mr. Yamamoto, Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs
02:49 The Forum for Consultations between the National and Regional Governments
02:56 Mr. Akio Shigemitsu, Chair of Lotte Group
03:11 Mr. Tomohiko Taniguchi, former MoFA Deputy Press Secretary
03:52 The Prime Minister Receives a Request from the Governors of Aomori, Iwate, Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures and Others
04:09 The Inauguration Ceremony for the Education Rebuilding Implementation Council, with Mr. Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education
04:21 Office
04:23 Mr. Kishida, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Suga; and Mr. Kawai, Administrative Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
05:06 Mr. Onodera, Minister of Defense; and Mr. Iwasaki, MoD Head of the Joint Staff
05:17 Mr. Naoki Inose, Governor of Tokyo
05:36 Mr. Satoshi Ishii, President of Kyodo News; and Mr. Fumikazu Yoshida, Chief Editor, Kyodo News
05:43 Mr. Amari, Minister in charge of Total Reform of Social Security and Tax
05:55 National Security Council meeting
06:32 Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting
07:04 Residence; Dinner with Mr. Yoshida, LDP Upper House Deputy Secretary General; and Mr. Sekiguchi, LDP Upper House Parliamentary Affairs Council Deputy Chief; Mr. Sekou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, attends
07:27 Mr. Suga joins
08:40 All leave
08:41 Mr. Soichiro Tahara, Journalist
09:11 Mr. Tahara leaves
09:28 Home in Tomigaya
January 16, 2013 (WED) *First Day of the Prime Minister's Visit to Southeast Asia

AM

09:40 Haneda Airport
09:50 Press interview
10:20 Leave the airport for Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia

PM (Local Time)
Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam
Welcome ceremony at Head of State Office
Meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam
Joint Press Statement
Meeting with Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam
Pay a courtesy visit to Truong Tan Sang, President of Vietnam
Meeting with elementary school students at Hotel Nikko Hanoi
Dinner party hosted by Prime Minister and Mrs. Dung at an international conference center
Stay in Hotel Nikko Hanoi

January 17, 2013 (THU) *Second Day of the Prime Minister's Visit to Southeast Asia

AM
Press interview at Hotel Nikko Hanoi
Leave Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam
Arrive at Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand

PM
Meeting with local Japanese residents at the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok
Observe Thai-Japan Industrial University
Converse with accompanying press
Pay a courtesy visit King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital
Welcome ceremony at Prime Minister’s office
Meeting with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
Joint press conference; gift exchange
Dinner party hosted by Prime Minister Yingluck
Teleconference with Prime Minister Sellal of Algeria
Stay in the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok

January 18, 2013 (FRI) * Third Day of the Prime Minister's Visit to Southeast Asia

AM

Leave Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok
Arrive at Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia

PM
Press interview at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
Interview with Fuji TV
Welcome ceremony at Presidential Palace
Meeting with President Yudhoyono
Joint Press Conference
Leave Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, Jakarta

January 19, 2013 (SAT)

AM

03:54 Arrive at Haneda Airport
04:26 Office
04:28 Mr. Suga, Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Kato and Mr. Sekou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries; and Mr. Kawai, Administrative Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
05:02 Mr. Kawai leaves
05:13 Mr. Suga, Mr. Kato, and Mr. Sekou leave
06:01 Meeting of the Response Headquarters for the Japanese Nationals Abducted in Algeria
06:20 Press interview
06:23 Cabinet Crisis Management Center, give a word of encouragement
07:15 Home in Tomigaya

PM
05:33 Office
05:46 Mr. Kato and Mr. Sugita, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries; Mr. Yonemura, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management; Mr. Kitamura, Director of Cabinet Intelligence; Mr. Saiki, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Hiramatsu, Foreign Policy Bureau Director-General
06:00 Teleconference with Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom
06:26 Press interview
06:30 The Capitol Hotel Tokyu, Nagatacho; meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi, President of the New Komei Party
06:50 Dinner with Mr. Shiozaki, LDP Policy Research Council Deputy Chief; Mr. Watanabe, President of the Your Party; and Mr. Youichi Takahashi, former Cabinet Secretary Counsellor
09:11 Office
09:25 Teleconference with Prime Minister Stoltenberg of Norway
09:35 Teleconference ends

January 20, 2013 (SUN)

AM

12:30 Teleconference with Prime Minister Sellal of Algeria
12:53 Press interview
01:06 Home
09:34 Office
10:02 Meeting of the Response Headquarters for the Japanese Nationals Abducted in Algeria
10:23 Press interview
10:36 Ministry of Defense
10:37 Pay a flower Tribute to memorial of those fallen on duty
11:05 Prime Minister Visits the Ministry of Defense to Attend the Handover Ceremony of the Flag of the Golan Heights PKO (United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, UNDOF) Unit
1:37 Lunch with Mr. Onodera, Minister of Defense; and Mr. Ishiba, LDP Secretary General; Observe Central Commanding Post

PM
01:10 Office
01:29 Mr. Kishida, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Kawai, Administrative Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Mr. Ihara, Director General, North American Affairs Bureau, MoFA
02:15 Mr. Yonemura, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management; Mr. Kitamura, Director of Cabinet Intelligence; Mr. Kawai, Administrative Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Mr. Saiki, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs;
03:11 Home
05:05 Prime Minister’s residence
05:11 Mr. Ishiba, LDP Secretary-General
06:05 Mr. Ishiba leaves
06:45 Teleconference with President Holland of France
07:03 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; and Mr. Furusawa, Director General, Financial Bureau, MoF
07:23 Mr. Kinoshita and Mr. Furusawa leave
07:54 All leave
08:11 Home

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