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Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule Feb 18-March 10, 2013


February 18, 2013 (Mon)

AM

07:12 Office
07:14 Mr. Sekou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
08:29 Mr. Sekou leaves
08:52 Parliament
09:00 The Upper House Budget Committee
11:58 Office

PM
12:02 Mr. Kishida, Foreign Minister
12:20 Mr. Kitamura, Director of Cabinet Intelligence
12:52 Parliament
01:00 The Upper House Budget Committee
05:34 LDP Executive Officers’ Meeting
05:57 Office
06:17 Mr. Komura, LDP Vice President
06:56 Industrial Competitiveness Council
07:50 The Imperial Hotel, Dinner with Ms. Noda, LDP General Affairs Chief; Mr. Nikai, Deputy Chief; and Mr. Kaneko
09:00 Home in Tomigaya, Tokyo

February 19, 2013 (Tue)

AM

07:15 Office
07:17 Mr. Sekou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
08:19 Mr. Sekou leaves
08:22 Parliament
08:27 Ministerial meeting
09:00 The Upper House Budget Committee
11:57 Office

PM
12:32 Mr. Masset, Ambassador of France
12:53 Parliament
01:00 The Upper House Budget Committee
05:28 Office
05:35 Mr. Kitamura, Director of Cabinet Intelligence
06:07, Mr. Katou, Mr. Sekou, and Mr. Sugita, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries
06:31 Mr. Keiichi Hayashi, Ambassador for UK, and others who attend European Ambassadors’ Meeting
06:55 Mr. Kawai, Administrative Vice Foreign Minister; Mr. Saiki, Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr. Hiramatsu, Director General, General Foreign Policy Bureau; and Mr. Ihara, Director General, North American Affairs Bureau
07:32 Dinner with Ms. Seiko Noda, LDP General Affairs Chief; Ms. Yuriko Koike, LDP PR Chief; and others at Restaurant Voie Lacte in Toranomon, Tokyo
07:57 Dinner with Mr. Tsuyoshi Iwaya, Yoshio Mochizuki, and other LDP Lower House members, in Japanese Restaurant Ori Ori, in Akasaka, Tokyo
09:24 Home in Tomigaya

February 20, 2013 (Wed)

AM

07:29 Office
07:30 Mr. Sekou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
08:49 Mr. Sekou leaves
08:54 Parliament
09:00 The Upper House Budget Committee
11:59 Office

PM
12:10 Mi Yin Wei, Former Myanmar Students Association in Japan President
12:54 Parliament
01:00 The Upper House Budget Committee
05:07 Office
05:08 Mr. Manago, Administrative Vice Finance Minister; Mr. Nakao, Director General, Finance Bureau; Mr. Yamazaki, Director General, International Bureau
05:31 Mr. Sugita, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
06:09 Mr. Kato and Mr. Sekou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries; Mr. Saiki, Deputy Foreign Minister; Mr. Ihara, Director General, MoFA North American Affairs Bureau; Mr. Nakao, Director General, MoF Finance Bureau; and Mr. Ueda, Director General, METI Trade and Commerce Policy Bureau
06:35 All leave
07:16 Interview with Asahi Shimbun
08:15 Home in Tomigaya

February 21, 2013 (Thu)

AM

09:23 Office
09:24 Mr. Minamigawa, Administrative Vice Environment Minister; and Mr. Suzuki, Environment Ministry Secretary
09:57 Mr. Kishida, Foreign Minister; Mr. Kawai, Administrative Vice Foreign Minister; Mr. Saiki, Deputy Foreign Minister; Mr. Hiramatsu, Director General, MoFA, General Foreign Policy Bureau; Mr. Ihara, Director General, MoFA, North American Affairs Bureau; and Mr. Nishi, Director General, MoD Policy Bureau
10:13 Mr. Nishi leaves
11:10 All leave

PM
12:00 Mr. Ishiba, LDP Secretary General
12:45 Mr. Yamaguchi, President of New Komei Party; Ruling Party Leaders’ meeting; Mr. Ishiba and Mr. Inoue, Secretary Generals of each party, also attend
01:10 Mr. Saiki, Deputy Foreign Minister
01:56 Mr. Yamamoto, Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy
02:20 Mr. Yamamoto leaves
05:02 Press interviews
05:25 Haneda Airport
05:51 Leave the airport for the United States; Foreign Minister Kishida accompanies

February 22, 2013 (Fri) Visits the United States
(Local time February 21 PM)
Arrive at Andrews AFB
Stay in the Blair House (Guest House) in DC

(Local time February 22) AM
Lay wreath in the Arlington National Cemetery

February 23, 2013 (Sat) Visits the United States
(Local Time February 22)PM

Meeting with President Obama in the White House.
Press interview with President Obama
Lunch hosted by President Obama
Policy speech at CSIS
Press conference at Hotel Renaissance Washington.
Reception at Hotel Willard Intercontinental
Dinner at Ambassador’s Residence
Stay in the Blair House


(Local time February 23) AM
Leave Andrews AFB

February 24, 2013 (Sun)

PM

01:34 Arrive at Haneda Airport
02:08 Home in Tomigaya
03:25 Haircut at Hair Guest in Shibuya
05:17 Home
06:07 Kaneiji Temple’s Rinnou Den Hall; Funeral ceremony of Late Kyoko Kumakura, wife of President Sadatake Kumakura of Medipal Holdings
06:40 Home

February 25, 2013 (Mon)

AM

09:53 Imperial Palace; report of return
10:06 Office
10:07 Mr. Ishiba, and Mr. Suga
10:56 Both leave
11:07 Mr. Sugita, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Yonemura, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management; Mr. Kitamura, Director of Cabinet Intelligence; Mr. Nishi, Director General, MoD Policy Bureau; and Mr. Kuroe, Director General, MoD Operation and Planning Bureau
11:20 Mr. Nishi and Mr. Kuroe leaves
11:28 All leave
11:29 Mr. Motegi, Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry; Mr. Adachi, Administrative Vice Minister of METI; and Mr. Takahara, Director, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
11:52 Mr. Shimomura, Minister of Education; and Mr. Yamanaka, Deputy Minister of Education

PM
12:03 Meeting with President Yamaguchi of New Komei Party, Ruling party summit; Mr. Ishiba and Mr. Inouye, Secretary Generals of each party, also attend
12:34 Lunch with Mr. Suga, Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Katou and Mr. Sekou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries
01:24 Ms. Inada, Minister in charge of Administrative Reform
01:58 Mr. Mitsuo Ookubo, President of Japan Dentist Association; Mr. Mikimasa Takagi, Japan Dentist Federation President; Mr. Nobuo Kishi, LDP Lower House member, attends
02:33 Mr. Kitamura, Director, Cabinet Intelligence
02:49 Mr. Tsuruoka, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
03:37 Dr. Akito Arima, Former Chancellor of the Tokyo University; Mr. Takashi Imai, President Emeritus, Shin Nittetsu Sumikin (New Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal); and Mr. Nobuo Katsumata, President of Marubeni
04:13 Mr. Amari, Minister of Economic Revitalization
04:44 Courtesy Call from Mr. Katsuyuki Kawai, a Member of the House of Representatives, and Others
04:48 Courtesy Call from Mr. Toshinao Nakagawa, a Member of the House of Representatives, and Others
04:56 Parliament
05:02 LDP Executives meeting
05:54 Office
06:02 Ceremony to Present the National Honor Award; Mr. Shimomura, Education Minister and Mr. Suga, Chief Cabinet Secretary, attend
06:10 Conversation with Ms. Yoshiko Naya, wife of Yokozuna (Grand Sumo Champion) Taihou, and Yokozuna Hakuhou
06:49 Mr. Suga, Mr. Katou, Mr. Sekou, and Mr. Sugita, Chief and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries
07:10 Mr. Kawai, Administrative Vice Foreign Minister; and Mr. Kouzuki, Director General, MoFA European Affairs Bureau
08:13 Dinner with secretaries at BBQ Restaurant Ryugetsuen in Yotsuya, Tokyo
10:29 Home in Tomigaya

February 26, 2013 (Tue)

AM

06:58 Office
07:06 Mr. Sekou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
07:54 Ministerial Meeting
08:08 Headquarters for Japan's Economic Revitalization
08:32 Education Rebuilding Implementation Council
08:51 Parliament
09:00 Upper House Budget Committee

PM
12:09 Office
02:21 Mr. Nemoto, Minister for Reconstruction
02:48 Mr. Kitamura, Director of Cabinet Intelligence
03:41 Parliament
03:51 Upper House Budget Committee
04:54 Leave the committee in middle
05:00 Give courtesy calls to Upper House Chair and Vice Chair, Mr. Hirata and Mr. Yamazaki, Steering Committee Chair Mr. Iwashiro, and parties except DPJ, Mr. Suga, Mr. Sekou, and Mr. Aso accompany
05:31 Office
05:32 Press Interview
05:57 Extraordinary ministerial meeting
06:29 Meeting ends
07:04 Industrial Competitiveness Council
07:56 Residence, Dinner with Industrial Competitiveness Council members from the private sector including President Takeshi Niinami of Lawson; Finance Minister Aso, METI Miniter Motegi, and Economic Revitalization Minister Amari attend
09:42 Home in Tomigaya

February 27, 2013 (Wed)

AM


08:47 Office
10:31 Conversation with newspaper and news agency editors
10:56 Conversation with private broadcasting companies’ analysts
11:21 Conversation with chiefs of Cabinet Correspondence Club members
11:56 Mr. Sugita, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary

PM
12:20 Mr. Katou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
12:51 Parliament
12:58 Mr. Toshio Yamada, LDP Agriculture and Forestry Working Group Chair
01:00 The Upper House Budget Committee
05:15 Office
05:16 Mr. Seishirou Etou, LDP Foreign Policy・Economic Partnership Research Council Chair; Mr. Katou attends
05:21 Ministerial Council on Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues
05:37 Administrative Reform Promotion Council
06:16 Japan-Kyrgyz Summit Meeting, Signing Ceremony for the Joint Statement and Joint Press Conference
07:57 Headquarters for the Growth of Small and Micro Enterprises at Full Heart Japan, a Precision Machine manufacturer in Oota-ku, Tokyo
09:09 Home in Tomigaya

February 28, 2013 (Thu)

AM

06:57 Office
06:59 Mr. Katou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
07:54 Parliament
07:58 Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting
08:29 The Lower House Budget Committee

PM
12:04 Office
12:53 Parliament
01:02 The Lower House Plenary Session; Policy Speech by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the 183rd Session of the Diet
04:29 The Lower House Budget Committee
05:34 Minister Ishayev for Russian Far East; Former Prime Minister Mori and Mr. Muneo Suzuki, President of New Party Daichi, attend
05:44 Office
05:48 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy
06:48 Meeting ends
07:19 Dinner with Yoshiyuki Kasai, President of JR Central; Mr. Shigetaka Komori, President and CEO of Fuji Film Holdings; Mr. Kazuo Tsukuda, President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries; and Mr. Hiroaki Nakanishi, President of Hitachi at Hotel Okura
09:02 Home in Tomigaya

March 1, 2013 (Fri)

AM


09:05 Office
09:20 Courtesy Call from UK Health Minister Hunt; Mr. Katou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary attends
09:40 National Security Council meeting
10:01 Ministerial meeting
10:36 Ministerial Council on Tokyo's Bid to Host the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and the 2020 Paralympic Games
10:50 Give Letters of Appointment to the New Members of the Council for Science and Technology Policy and the Meeting of the Council for Science and Technology Policy
11:38 LDP Headquarters; Video message recording for LDP PR; Photo shoot with Upper House Election Candidates

PM
12:05 Mr. Wataru Takeshita, LDP Organization Operation Director
12:22 Office
12:23 Lunch with Mr. Hamada and Mr. Honda, Cabinet Councilors
01:00 The Prime Minister Meets with the Personnel of JA Group, Including the Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives (JA- ZENCHU)
01:25 Mr. Seishirou Etou, LDP Foreign Policy・Economic Partner Ship Director; Mr. Nakatani, former Chair of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery research committee
02:01 Mr. Kawai, Administrative Foreign Minister; and Mr. Saiki, Deputy Foreign Minister
02:36 Mr. Nakajima, Administrative Vice Minister for Reconstruction; and Mr. Satou, Administrative Vice Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation
03:07 Video message recording for government PR on the second anniversary of East Japan Earthquake
03:37 Mr. Kitamura, Director of Cabinet Intelligence
04:20 Mr. Masato Kidera, Ambassador to China, and other attendees of Asia Pacific Ambassadors Meeting
05:03 Japan-Benin Summit Meeting
06:52 Residence; Dinner with Mr. Waki, LDP Diet Affairs Committee Chair; Mr. Sekiguchi, Deputy Chair; and Mr. Mizuochi, Vice Chair
08:33 Home in Tomigaya

March 2, 2013 (Sat)

AM

10:00 Residence
10:30 A dialogue with Dr. Tsutomu Nishioka, Professor of Tokyo Christian University for Korean Magazine “Chousen Monthly”
11:34 Dialogue ends
11:59 TV Tokyo’s interview

PM
12:35 TV recording with Yomiuri TV
01:02 The Capitol Hotel Tokyu; Lunch with Mr. Taniguchi, Cabinet Councilor and others at Restaurant Origami
02:27 Home in Tomigaya
04:47 Summer Home in Yamanashi Prefecture
07:08 Dinner with Mrs. Abe at Chinese Restaurant Kokyuu in Fuji Kawaguchiko Machi, Yamanashi
09:18 Summer Home

March 3, 2013 (Sun)

AM

08:8 Higashi Fuji Country Club in Oyama Machi, Shizuoka Prefecture, Golf with Mrs. Abe

PM
03:31 Fuji Cemetery; visit graves of former PM Nobusuke Kishi, Grandfather; and former Foreign Minister Shintaro Abe, Father
03:45 Press interview
03:47 Interview ends
06:05 Home in Tomigaya

March 4, 2013 (Mon)

AM

07:43 Palace Hotel Tokyo; The Prime Minister Attends the Official Reception for the IOC Evaluation Commission
08:29 Office
09:01 Relevant Ministerial Meeting for Heavy Snow
09:12 Meeting ends
10:19 Mr. Fukushirou Nukaga, Former Finance Minister; and Mr. Kawamura, LDP Diet Affairs Committee Chair
10:45 Mr. Matsumoto, Administrative Vice Minister of Cabinet Office; and Mr. Mukawa, Decoration Bureau Director General
11:01 Mr. Masato Kidera, Ambassador for China; Mr. Kawai, Administrative Foreign Minister; and Mr. Sugiyama, MoFA Asia Pacific Affairs Bureau Director General
11:19 Mr. Kidera leaves
11:20 Mr. Hiroo Bessho, Ambassador for South Korea, joins
11:38 All leave
11:39 Mr. Shindou, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications

PM
12:02 The Liaison Meeting of the Government and Ruling Parties
12:51 Parliament
01:02 Lower House Plenary Session
04:13 Office
04:59 Parliament
05:02 LDP Executives meeting
05:37 Office
05:41 Mr. Katou, Mr. Sekou, and Mr. Sugita, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries
06:13 Mr. Yoshirou Mori, Former Prime Minister
06:32 "Cool Japan" Promotion Council
07:06 Residence; Dinner with Mr. Ichirou Tsukada and Toshiharu Furukawa, LDP Upper House members; Mr. Suga and Mr. Sekou attend
09:06 Home in Tomigaya

March 5, 2013 (Tue)

AM

08:01 Office
08:09 Ministerial meeting
08:29 Meeting Ends
09:52 Parliament
10:01 Upper House Plenary Session
11:52 Office

PM
12:50 Issue an appointment letter for Mr. Tomohide Okuno to National Safety Commission member; Mr. Suga and Mr. Furuya, National Safety Commission Chief, attend
01:20 Mr. Ichita Yamamoto, Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs
01:50 Parliament
02:02 Lower House Plenary Session
05:01 Office
05:13 Mr. Shiozaki, LDP Policy Research Council Deputy Chief
05:33 Mr. Kitamura, Director, Cabinet Intelligence; and Mr. Shimohira, Director, Cabinet Satellite Information Center
05:42 Mr. Shimohira leaves
05:49 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:50 Mr. Kimura, Special Adviser for PM
06:01 Attendees of Central and South American Ambassadors Meeting
06:22 Mr. Hiramatsu, MoFA General Foreign Policy Bureau Director General; and Mr. Sugiyama, MoFA Asia and Oceania Affairs Bureau Director General
06:40 Mr. Katou, Mr. Sekou, and Mr. Sugita; Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries
07:05 Dinner with Education Minister Shimomura; Former Prime Minister Yoshirou Mori; Former Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura; Mr. Nakasone, LDP Upper House Council Chair; and others who formerly served as Education Ministers
08:50 Home in Tomigaya

March 6, 2013 (Wed)

PM

08:28 Office
08:29 Mr. Sekou
09:19 Mr. Sekou leaves
09:51 Parliament
10:01 Upper House Plenary Session
11:27 LDP Headquarters; Photo Shoot with the Upper House Election candidates

PM
12:07 Office
12:08 Mr. Nemoto, Minister for Reconstruction; Mr. Ikeda, Nuclear Regulatory Agency Director; and Mr. Sugawara, METI Manufacturing and Industry Bureau Director General
12:51 Parliament
01:01 Upper House Plenary Session
04:43 Lower House Budget Committee
04:57 Office
04:58 Press interview
05:11 Receives a Request for Accelerating Reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake
05:23 Turkish Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz
05:50 Telephone conversation with President Park Geun-hye
06:13 Japan-Slovenia Summit Meeting
06:52 Banquet for the Official Reception and for the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games
10:01 Home in Tomigaya

March 7, 2013 (Thu)

AM

07:30 Office
08:53 Parliament
08:59 The Lower House Budget Committee

PM
12:05 Office
12:54 Parliament
12:59 The Lower House Budget Committee
05:09 Office
05:14 Mr. Kitamura Director, Cabinet Intelligence; and Mr. Kojima, Deputy Chief of Public Security Intelligence Agency
05:22 Mr. Kojima leaves
05:34 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:35 Mr. Sugimoto, Japan Fair Trade Commissioner
05:37 Mr. Shoutaro Yauchi, Cabinet Councilor
06:04 Joint Meeting of the Reconstruction Promotion Council and the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters
06:38 Defense Minister Onodera; Mr. Kuroe, MoD Operation and Planning Director General; and Mr. Hiramatsu, MoFA General Policy Bureau Director General
07:01 Video Message Recording for “Japan Chamber of Commerce’s 32nd National Assembly in Naha, Okinawa”
07:29 Dinner with Mr. Seishirou Etou, LDP Foreign Policy・Economic Partner Ship Director; Mr. Yasuhiro Kozato, LDP Agriculture and Forestry Director; and Mr. Kimiya Nishikawa, LDP TPP Committee Chair
09:06 Attend a dinner party of Yamaguchi Prefecture Tokyo Office members
09:31 Home in Tomigaya

March 8, 2013 (Fri)

AM

07:13 Office
07:14 Mr. Katou
08:12 Parliament
08:16 Ministerial Meeting
08:33 Headquarters for Promoting Decentralization Reform
08:59 The Lower House Budget Committee

PM
12:04 Office
12:13 Mr. Ishiba
12:55 Parliament
12:59 The Lower House Budget Committee
05:04 Office
05:06 Mr. Yonemura, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management; Mr. Kitamura, Director of Cabinet Intelligence
05:35 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy
06:36 Meeting ends
07:06 Attend a wedding ceremony of an acquaintance at the Imperial Hotel
07:31 Dinner with Mr. Tsuneo Kita, President of Nikkei Shimbun and other at French Restaurant Le Saisons in the Imperial Hotel
09:36 Home in Tomigaya

March 9, 2013 (Sat)

AM

09:40 TV Asahi, Roppongi
10:00 Appear on BS Asahi’s news program
10:45 Program ends
11:09 Home in Tomigaya

PM
03:52 Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Exercise at Nagomi Spa and Fitness
06:53 Dinner with Mr. Kawauchi, Cabinet General Affairs Chief and Secretaries at Chinese Restaurant Taikan En, Kioicho
10:19 Home

March 10, 2013 (Sun)

AM

Home in Tomigaya

PM
12:43 Attend a wedding ceremony of the eldest daughter of Economic Revitalization Minister Amari at Restaurant Lawry's The Prime Rib in Akasaka
02:08 Home
06:29 Dinner with friends in Chinese Restaurant Wakiya-Shoubicharou
09:35 Home

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