Saturday, April 27, 2013

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule March 11-22

March 11, 2013 (Mon)

AM

08:03 Office
08:05 Mr. Katou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
08:53 Parliament
09:00 Lower House Budget Committee

PM
12:07 Office
12:09 Foreign Minister Kishida; and Administrative Vice Foreign Minister Kawai
01:04 Mr. Ginanjar, Indonesian Presidential Committee member
01:17 Mr. Hisashi Yamaura and mr. Hiroyuki Shigematsu, New and Old Board of Audit Chair; Issue an appointment letter to Mr. Yamaura; Mr Sugita, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, attends
01:30 Mr. Ooishi, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications
02:15 National Theater, Hayato-chou; The Ceremony to Commemorate the Second Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake
03:42 Office
04:10 Mr. Katou and Mr. Sekou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries
04:30 Press Conference by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Commemorate the Second Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake; Reconstruction Minister Nemoto accompany
04:59 Parliament
05:01 LDP Executives Meeting
05:26 Mr. Ishiba, LDP Secretary General; Mr. Hosoda, Deputy; and Mr. Kawamura, Election Affairs Chair
05:43 Office
06:19 The Prime Minister Receives a Courtesy Call from Winners of the High School Speech Contest on the Northern Territories; Okinawa and Northern Territory Minister Yamamoto attends
06:46 Mr. Shoutarou Yauchi, Cabinet Office Councilor
07:03 Residence; Dinner with Professor Motoshige Itou of Tokyo University Graduate School and other members of Economic and Financial Policy Council; Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga and Economic Revitalization Minister Amari attend
08:59 Home in Tomigaya

March 12, 2013 (Tue)

AM

07:13 Office
07:15 Mr. Katou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
08:10 Mr. Katou leaves
08:18 Parliament
08:21 Ministerial meeting
09:00 Lower House Budget Committee
11:56 Office
11:58 Mr. Isozaki, Special Advisor For PM

PM
12:52 Parliament
12:59 Lower House Budget Committee
04:51 Mr. Kanazawa, Administrative Vice Defense Minister
04:59 Mr. Yonemura, Cabinet Crisis Management Director
05:09 Mr. Yonemura leaves
05:10 Mr. Nishi, MoD Defense Policy Bureau Director General; and Mr. Kinomura, Mr. Kinomura, Director of Defense Intelligence Headquarters
05:32 Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Nishi, and Mr. Kinomura leaves
05:44 Mr. Kurt Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State; and Mr. Yoichi Funabashi, Chair of Japan Reconstruction Initiative
06:10 Mr. Mogi Tomozaburou, President Emeritus of Kikoman and Chair of Japan Germany Forum; Mr. Kinouchi, Parliamentary Secretary of Foreign Affairs
06:26 Courtesy Call from the Participants of the Japan-ASEAN Vice-Ministerial Level Meeting on Defense
06:46 Mr. Matsumoto, Administrative Vice Minister of Cabinet Office
07:13 Dinner with the first term LDP members at Chinese Restaurant Akasaka Shisen Hanten; Mr. Ishiba, and Mr. Kimura, Special Adviser for PM
08:45 Home in Tomigaya

March 13, 2013 (Wed)

AM

07:55 Office
07:59 Mr. Katou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
08:53 Parliament
08:59 Lower House Budget Committee

PM
12:03 Office
12:53 Parliament
01:00 Lower House Budget Committee
05:01 Office
05:10 Issue an appointment letter for Mr. Yasunori Yoshimura, Professor of Keio University to be Cabinet Office Councilor
05:23 The Ministerial Meeting on Strategy relating Infrastructure Export and Economic Cooperation
05:29 Goh Chok Tong, Singaporean Senior Minister Emeritus; and Singaporean Ambassador for Japan CHIN Siat Yoon
05:44 All leave
06:33 Advisory Council on the Establishment of a National Security Council
07:20 Dinner with press people at Arc Hills Club in Akasaka
09:25 Home in Tomigaya

March 14, 2013 (Thu)

AM

08:32 Office
08:42 Mr. Furuya, Minister in charge of Nation's Infrastructure Resilience
09:09 Mr. Kitamura, Director, Cabinet Intelligence
09:37 Mr. Nemoto, Minister of Reconstruction
09:56 Report from the Ruling Parties' Project Team on Ensuring the Safety of Japanese Nationals Abroad
10:35 Foreign Minister Kishida; and Administrative Vice Foreign Minister Kawai
11:06 Mr. Amari, Minister of Economic Revitalization
11:25 President Akio Toyota of Toyota Motors

PM
12:01 Mr. Toyota leaves
12:57 Parliament
01:02 Lower House Plenary Session
03:01 Leave the session in the middle
03:04 Office
03:35 Deputy Foreign Minister Saiki
03:45 Mr. Sugiyama, MoFA Asia Oceania Affairs Bureau Director General, joins
04:19 Mr. Sugiyama leaves
04:22 Mr. Saiki leaves
04:23 Mr. Furuya, Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue and Minister of State for Disaster Management
04:54 Mr. Ishihara, Minister of Environment
05:11 Defense Minister Onodera; MoD Administrative Vice Minister Kanazawa; and Mr. Iwasaki, JSDF Joint Staff Head
05:45 All leave
06:20 Japan-Sri Lanka Summit Meeting, Signing Ceremony for the Joint Statement and Joint Press Conference
07:19 Dinner hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Abe
08:31 See of Sri Lankan President
08:46 Liberal Democratic Party's Request on TPP
09:33 Home in Tomigaya

March 15, 2013 (Fri)

AM

07:53 Parliament
07:59 Global Warming Prevention Headquarters
08:14 Ministerial meeting
08:32 Ministerial Council on Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues
09:04 Mr. Ishiba, LDP Secretary General; Ms. Noda, LDP General Affairs Chief; Ms. Takaichi, LDP Policy Research Council Chief; Mr. Seishirou Etou, LDP Foreign Policy and Economic Partnership Managing Director; Mr. Kimiya Nishikawa, LDP TPP Affairs Committee Chair
09:20 Mr. Etou and Mr. Nishikawa leaves
09:27 Meeting ends
09:31 Office
10:38 The Prime Minister Receives a Courtesy Call from the Japanese American Leadership Delegation
11:34 Mr. Ishiba, LDP Secretary General
11:46 Meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi, President of New Komei Party; Mr. Ishiba and Mr. Inouye, Komei’s Secretary General, attend

PM
12:11 Lunch with President Yamaguchi of New Komei Party; Mr. Ishiba and Mr. Inouye
01:10 Lunch ends
01:12 Ms. Noda and Ms. Takaichi
01:54 Mr. Kanazawa, Administrative Vice Defense Minister
02:32 Mr. Kanazawa leaves
03:23 Mr. Sugita, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; and Mr. Inouye, Cabinet Office Policy Planning Director General
03:41 Both leave
05:16 Economic Revitalization Headquarters
06:00 Press Conference
06:33 Industrial Competitiveness Council
07:10 Dinner with Hisashi Hie, President of Fuji TV at French Restaurant Crescent
08:50 NHK
09:00 Appear on news program
09:52 Home in Tomigaya

March 16, 2013 (Sat)

AM

Home in Tomigaya

PM
03:04 LDP Headquarters
03:10 Issue Endorsement Letters to Upper House Election candidates
03:44 LDP youth and women national assembly
04:14 LDP national secretary generals assembly
04:38 Haircut at Hair Guest in Shibuya
06:38 Office

March 17, 2013 (Sun)

AM

09:13 Office
09:19 Leave the office on a GSDF helicopter
09:37 National Defense University, Yokosuka
09:44 Defense Minister Onodera and Mr. Yoshinari Kokubu, Chancellor of the university
10:06 Gave a keynote speech for commencement

PM
12:34 Leave the university on MSDF helicopter
12:49 Arrive at the office
01:07 Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa
01:30 LDP International Politics・Diplomacy Contest award ceremony; LDP Vice President Koumura; and Mr. Sihiba attend
01:37 “LDP President Abe・Secretary General Ishiba Character Contest” award ceremony
01:47 Photo taking with LDP long-service employee
02:04 LDP National Conference
04:00 Conference ends
04:12 LDP reception
04:54 Leave the reception
05:30 Home in Tomigaya

March 18, 2013 (Mon)

AM

07:47 Office
07:48 Mr. Katou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
07:56 Parliament
07:59 Lower House Budget Committee

PM
12:04 Office
12:55 Parliament
12:59 Lower House Budget Committee
05:03 LDP Executives meeting
05:32 Office
05:42 Mr. Suga, Mr. Katou, Mr. Sekou, and Mr. Sugita, Chief and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries
06:06 Courtesy Call from Director of the League of Residents of Chishima and Habomai Islands
06:18 Mr. Ryotaro Sugi, an Ambassador of Japan・ASEAN
06:30 Administrative Vice Foreign Minister Kawai; and Deputy Foreign Minister Saiki
06:56 Tokyo Economic Forum hosted by LDP Tokyo Office at Tokyo Prince Hotel; Dinner with LDP Vice President Koumura, General Affairs Director Ms. Noda, Policy Research Commission Chair Takaichi, and Parliamentary Affairs Director Kamoshita.
09:10 Home in Tomigaya

March 19, 2013 (Tue)

AM

07:52 Office
08:02 Ministerial meeting
08:21 Okinawa Policy Council
08:56 Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Japanese Government Representative for Myanmar reconciliation
09:17 Mr. Sasakawa leaves
10:57 Mr. Kousuke Hori, Lower House Constitution Deliberation Committee Chair
11:41 Mr. Toshiharu Furukawa, LDP Upper House member
11:59 Mr. Furukawa leaves

PM
01:10 Mr. Suga, Mr. Katou, Mr. Sekou, and Mr. Sugita, Chief and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
01:45 All leave
03:00 Administrative Vice Foreign Minister Kawai
03:23 Mr. Amari, Minister in charge of Total Reform of Social Security and Tax
04:01 Administrative Vice Foreign Minister Kawai; and Deputy Foreign Minister Saiki
04:53 Foreign Minister Kishida and Mr. Makoto Itou, the 5thInternational Conference on African Development Ambassador
05:13 Video recording for Africa Development Conference
05:18 Recording ends
06:15 Mr. Kitamura, Director, Cabinet Intelligence; and Mr. Shimohira, Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center Director
06:25 Mr. Shimohira leaves
06:35 Mr. Kitamura leaves
08:31 The Healthy Society Award Presentation Ceremony
08:58 Home in Tomigaya

March 20, 2013 (Wed)

AM

09:36 Imperial Palace; Spring Ritual Ceremony
11:07 Home in Tomigaya

PM
03:38 Grand Hyatt Tokyo; Exercise in Nagomi Spa and Fitness
6:30 Stake House Oak Door; dinner with friends from his study abroad
08:46 Home

March 21, 2013 (Thu)

AM

09:39 Office
09:56 Receives a Request from the National Governor's Association
10:29 Courtesy Call from Professor Joseph Eugene Stiglitz of Columbia University; Mr. Kouichi Hamada, Cabinet Office Councilor, attends
10:56 Issue appointment letters to Mr. Haruhiko Kuroda, Mr. Kikuo Iwata, and Hiroshi Nakaso, Governor and Vice Governor of the Bank of Japan
11:31 Mr. Sugita, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary

PM
03:08 Mr. Masaaki Shirakawa, Mr. Hirohide Yamaguchi, and Mr. Kiyohiko Nishimura, Former Governor and Vice Governor of the Bank of Japan
03:32 Mr. Nemoto, Minister of Reconstruction
03:53 Dr. Arthit Ourairat, President of Rangsit University, Thailand; Mr. Toshiaki Endo, Lower House member also attends
04:18 President Takehiko Kiyotake of Sankei Shimbun
05:17 Meeting with His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain
06:48 Meeting with Toshiaki Endo, Mr. Kimura, Special Advisor to PM, and Defense Minister Onodera, at Japanese Izakaya Restaurant Nihon Kai Shouya in Akasaka; Mr. Furuya, Minister for Abduction Issue was also in the restaurant.
08:24 Meeting with Dr. Joseph Stiglitz at Roppongi Hills Club
09:45 Home in Tomigaya

March 22, 2013 (Fri)

AM

07:30 Office
07:31 Mr. Katou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
08:03 Parliament
08:07 Ministerial meeting
08:25 Meeting amongst Main Ministers on the TPP
09:01 Meeting of the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Affairs
11:38 Office
11:40 Mr. Suga, Chief Cabinet Secretary
11:42 Former Prime Minister Mori

PM
12:54 Parliament
01:02 Lower House Plenary Session
03:42 Office
03:55 Mr. Ikeda, Nuclear Regulatory Agency Director
04:07 Mr. Suga
04:18 Courtesy Call from Harvard Kennedy School Graduate Students
04:37 Education Rebuilding Implementation Council
05:10 Mr. Kitamura, Director, Cabinet Intelligence
05:31 Administrative Vice Foreign Minister Kawai
06:13 Japan-Papua New Guinea Summit Meeting and Signing Ceremony
06:43 Signing Ceremony
06:55 Press interview
07:02 Hotel Okura, Toranomon, Tokyo; Attend the gathering of Fuji TV “Prime News”
07:18 Residence; Dinner with Mr. Hiroshi Hayakawa, President of TV Asahi; and Mr. Toori Mishiro, President of Gentosha Publishing company
09:11 Home in Tomigaya
09:39 Finance Minister Aso
11:19 Mr. Aso leaves

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