Sunday, May 19, 2013

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule April 1-14

April 1, 2013 (Mon)

AM

09:27 Imperial Palace; Report of Return
09:44 Office
10:17 Courtesy Call from the First JENESYS 2.0 ASEAN Youth Delegation
10:36 Professor Shigeki Hakamada of Niigata Prefectural University; Mr. Kouzuki, MoFA Director General, European Affairs Bureau, attends
11:04 Mr. Yoshihiro Shigehisa, Representative of Nikki Group
11:22 Photo Shoot for Facebook

PM
12:04 Government-Ruling Party Liaison meeting
12:40 Mr. Hosoda, LDP Deputy Secretary General
01:55 Mr. Amari, Minister of Economic Revitalization
02:44 Ms. Inada, Minister in charge of Administrative Reform
03:07 Mr. Kitamura, Director, Cabinet Intelligence; and Mr. Kinomura, MoD Director of Defense Intelligence Headquarters
03:17 Mr. Kinomura leaves
03:28 Mr. Kitamura leaves
03:37 Courtesy Call from the Japan-Mongolia Parliamentarian Friendship League
04:34 Mr. Yamamoto, Minister for Territorial Issues
05:02 Parliament
05:05 LDP Executives meeting
05:36 Office
05:37 Press interview
06:12 Courtesy Call from the Minister of Finance of India, Mr. P. Chidambaram
06:39 Interview with sports newspapers that are members of Cabinet correspondents club
07:04 Study group session with Mr. Masahiko Tsugawa, Actor, and others at Chinese Restaurant “Akasaka Shisen Hanten”, Hirakawa-cho
09:00 Home in Tomigaya

April 2, 2013 (Tue)

AM

07:11 Office
07:12 Mr. Katou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
08:03 Parliament
08:05 Headquarters for Japan's Economic Revitalization
08:28 Ministerial meeting
08:59 Lower House Budget Committee

PM
12:05 Office
12:06 Interview with Japan Nursing Federation
12:55 Parliament
01:00 Lower House Budget Committee
05:05 Office
05:06 Mr. Nishi and Mr. Kanazawa, New and Old Administrative Vice Defense Minister
05:21 Administrative Reform Promotion Council
06:08 Tokyo Tower: Tokyo Tower Blue Lighting Ceremony for World Autism Awareness Day; Mr. Tamura, Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare; and Mr. Otsuji, former Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare
06:43 Office
07:12 Courtesy Call from Special Envoy of the Government of Japan for National Reconciliation in Myanmar Yohei Sasakawa and a Delegation of Minority Groups from Myanmar
07:38 Dinner with Mr. Hasegawa, Special Advisor for PM; Mr. Kanehara, Assistant Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; and Mr. Taniguchi, Cabinet Office Councilor at Japanese Restaurant Suiren
09:15 Home in Tomigaya
09:20 Mr. Suga, Chief Cabinet Secretary
09:31 Mr. Amari joins
09:45 Mr. Aso joins
11:08 All leave

April 3, 2013 (Wed)

AM

09:30 Office
09:31 Administrative Vice Foreign Minister Kawai; Deputy Foreign Minister Saiki; and Mr. Sugiyama, MoFA Asia Oceania Affairs Bureau Director General
09:59 Mr. Yamazaki, MoF International Affairs Bureau Director General joins
10:25 Mr. Yamazaki leaves
10:31 All leaves
11:01 Delivers an Address to New Civil Servants
11:39 Office

PM
01:09 Mr. Furuya and Mr. Sasaki New and Old Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries
01:56 Mr. Ichiro Aizawa, Chair, Ruling Party Caucus of Iwo Jima Issue; Mr. Kazuaki Miyaji, Adviser of the caucus; Mr. Sekou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
02:17 Mr. Toshimichi Iwanaga, Alumni Association Director of Defense University
02:35 Mr. Saiki and Mr. Sugiyama
02:55 Mr. Shimomura, Minister of Education and Science; and Mr. Yamanaka, Deputy Minister
04:06 Expert Forum on the Abduction Issue
04:26 Mr. Kawai of MoFA; Mr. Katagami, Director General of MoFA Economic Affairs Bureau; Mr. Adachi, METI Administrative Vice Minister; and Mr. Ueda, METI Trade Policy Director General
04:55 Mr. Takayuki Kasai, President of JR Central and Space Policy Committee Chair
06:01 Conversation with Mr. Ibuki, Mr. Hirata, Chair of Lower and Upper House, and others
07:48 Home in Tomigaya

April 4, 2013 (Thu)

AM

09:55 Office
09:56 Press Interview for 100 days of Prime Ministership
10:50 Ms. Mori, Minister in charge of Aging Issue; Mr. Yasunori Yoshimura, Cabinet Office Councilor attends
11:27 Mr. Soichiro Tahara, Journalist

PM
12:00 Lunch with Mr. Taro Aso, Senior Advisor of Japan Myanmar Association; and Mr. Hideo Watanabe, Chair of the Association
12:55 Parliament
01:02 Lower House Plenary Session
01:31 Office
02:02 Mr. Shigeharu Aoyama, Japan’s Independent Institute
02:28 Mr. Takashi Kodama, President of Japan Pharmaceutical Association; Mr. Motoyuki Fujii, LDP Upper House member, attends
03:06 Interview with TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting Service)
03:51 Mr. Ihara, MoFA North American Bureau Director General; and Mr. Sugiyama
04:31 Mr. Furusawa and Mr. Nakao, New and Old MoF Financial Affairs Bureau Director General
04:40 Mr. Yonemura, Cabinet Crisis Management Director; and Mr. Kitamura, Director, Cabinet Intelligence
05:21 Foreign Minister Kishida; Administrative Vice Foreign Minister Kawai; and Deputy Foreign Minister Saiki
06:00 Education Rebuilding Implementation Council
07:42 Dinner with Mr. Shirou Tazaki, Analyst of Jiji Press; Mr. Hisashi Oda, Yomiuri Shimbun’s Chief Editor; Mr. Takeshi Soga, Political Director of Asahi Shimbun, and others
09:41 Home in Tomigaya

April 5, 2013 (Fri)

AM

07:07 Office
07:08 Mr. Katou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
08:03 Parliament
08:06 Ministerial Meeting
08:23 Headquarters for the Promotion of Administrative Reform
08:51 Lower House Budget Committee

PM
12:17 Lower House Plenary Session
12:22 Office
12:54 Parliament
12:59 Lower House Budget Committee
05:05 Office
06:05 Joint Announcement of the Plan for the Land Returns South of Kadena
06:24 Foreign Minister Kishida; and Defense Minister Onodera
06:42 Press Interview
06:52 Imperial Hotel, Dinner with Mr. Yoshio Ookubo, President of Nippon TV
08:41 Home in Tomigaya

April 6, 2013 (Sat)
Visits Iwate Prefecture

PM
Professor Gerald Curtis of Columbia University
11:24 Home in Tomigaya

April 7, 2013 (Sun)

AM

Home in Tomigaya

PM
12:38 Hair Cut at “Hair Guest” in Shibuya
02:12 Exercise in Nagomi Spa and Fitness, Hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Roppongi
05:55 Dinner with Mrs. Abe and friends from his overseas studies
09:01 Home

April 8, 2013 (Mon)

AM

09:45 Office
09:54 Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue; Mr. Mitani, Deputy Director of the Headquarters for the Abduction Issue
10:21 Mr. Yamamoto, Lower House Budget Committee Chair
10:54 Mr. Kitamura, Director, Cabinet Intelligence; Mr. Tokuchi, MoD Policy Bureau Director General; Mr. Kinomura, Director of Defense Intelligence Headquarters
11:10 Mr. Tokuchi and Mr. Kinomura leaves; Mr. Yonemura joins
11:31 Mr. Yonemura leaves
11:41 Mr. Kitamura leaves
11:55 Mr. Norihiro Okuda, Ambassador Canada; Mr. Tetsuzou Hayashi, Ambassador for Venezuela; and Mr. Kazuaki Oobe, Ambassador for Uruguay

PM
12:03 Mr. Koumura, LDP Vice President
12:34 Mr. Sugiyama, MoFA Asia Oceania Affairs Bureau Director General joins
02:01 Mr. Toshiaki Endo, LDP Director for Education Revitalization; Receives a Proposal from the Headquarters for the Revitalization of Education of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
02:53 Administrative Vice Foreign Minister Kawai; Mr. Katagami, Director General of MoFA Economic Affairs Bureau; Mr. Adachi, METI Administrative Vice Minister; and Mr. Ueda, METI Trade Policy Director General
03:26 Mr. Yamamoto; Minister in charge of Information Technology Policy
03:48 Courtesy Call from an Ice Hockey Team from Portland, Maine
04:03 Defense Minister Onodera; and Mr. Iawasaki SDF Director of Joint Chiefs
04:59 Parliament
05:02 LDP Executives meeting
05:36 Office
06:15 Meeting with the President of the United Mexican States, Mr. Enrique Pena Nieto, Signing Ceremony and Joint Press Announcement
09:11 Home in Tomigaya

April 9, 2013 (Tue)

AM

07:29 Office
07:30 Press Interview
07:31 Mr. Katou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
08:29 Parliament
08:32 Ministerial Meeting
08:59 Lower House Budget Committee

PM
12:03 Office
12:10 Mr. Shintaro Maeda, Mr. Shinji Yoshida, and Ms. Akiko Isobe, Assembly Members of Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
12:56 Parliament
12:59 Lower House Budget Committee
05:09 Office; Courtesy Call from the Governors of the Member Prefectures of the Childcare Alliance
05:20 Defense Minister Onodera; Administrative Vice Defense Minister Nishi; and MoFA North American Affairs Bureau Director General Ihara
05:41 Mayor Tooru Hashimoto of Osaka, who is also President of Nippon Ishin no Kai; and Mr. Ichiro Matsui, Secretary General of the party; Mr. Suga attends
06:14 Mr. Kitamura
06:48 Watch a concert with Mrs. Abe
07:32 Dinner with Mrs. Abe, Mr. Maeda, and others at Ristrante Aso, an Italian place
09:19 Home in Tomigaya

April 10, 2013 (Wed)

AM

08:00 Office
08:01 Press Interview
08:02 Mr. Katou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
08:55 Parliament
08:59 Lower House Budget Committee

PM
12:06 Office
12:45 Crisis Management Center
03:56 Ms. Inada, Minister for Administrative Reform
04:32 Administrative Vice Foreign Minister Kawai; and Mr. Miyakawa, MoFA Middle East and African Affairs Bureau Director General
05:09 Mr. Amari, Minister of Economic Revitalization
05:27 Green Feather Campaign Promoted by the Cherry Blossom Princesses; Mr. Hayashi, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery; and Mr. Suga
05:50 Mr. Katou, Mr. Sekou, and Mr. Sugita, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries
06:16 Japan-Latvia Summit Meeting
06:57 Dinner with Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery Minister Hayashi; PM’s Special Advisor Isozaki; and other Upper House members
08:04 Bar Barron Okura, with Mr. Suga and Mr. Miki Watanabe, President of Watami Group
09:11 Roppongi Hills Club with Mr. Takahisa Shiozaki, LDP Deputy Policy Research Council Chair; and Mr. Sekou
10:44 Home in Tomigaya

April 11, 2013 (Thu)

AM

09:30 Office
09:45 Health, Labour, and Welfare Minister Tamura; Mr. Ishii, Director General, Equal Employment, Children, and Families Bureau, Ministry of Health; and Mr. Katori, Director General, Pension Bureau, Ministry of Health
10:30 Mr. Nobutaka Machimura, Leader of Machimura Faction in LDP; Mr. Ryu Shioya, Secretary General; and Mr. Matsuno, Policy Committee Chair
11:19 Courtesy Call from the President of the International Skating Union (ISU), Mr. Ottavio Cinquanta; Education Minister Shimomura attends
11:47 Mr. Junzo Yamamoto, LDP Upper House member; and Mr. Takumi Ihara, former Mayor of Shikoku Chuo City

PM
01:05 Mr. Yoshiro Mori, former PM
02:20 Receives a Request from Organizations Representing the War Dead
03:25 Video Message recording for “New Economic Summit 2013” hosted by New Economic Federation
03:56 Education Minister Shimomura; and Deputy Minister of Education Yamanaka
04:11 Mr. Yamanaka leaves
04:38 Mr. Shimomura leaves
04:46 Advisory Council on Hometown Creation; PM Advisor Kimura attends
05:43 Advisory Council on the Establishment of a National Security Council
06:28 Liaison Council of Government and Ruling and Opposition Parties Institutions for Measures against Abduction Issue
06:42 METI Minister Motegi; Economic Revitalization Minister Amari; and others
07:12 Residence; Dinner with Mr. Kamoshita, LDP Diet Affairs Council chief; and Mr. Urushihara, New Komei Party Diet Affairs Council Chiefs
08:28 Home Party hosted by Kin Birei, Taiwanese-Japanese; Mr. Furuya, Minister in charge of Abduction Issues; and Mr. Kinouchi, MoFA Parliamentary Secretary
09:54 Home in Tomigaya

April 12, 2013 (Fri)

AM

08:16 Office
08:22 Ministerial meeting
08:40 Mr. Amari, Minister in charge of TPP
10:33 Ms. Sawako Agawa, Essayist, interview with Weekly Bunshun magazine
11:43 Mr. Ishiba, LDP Secretary General

PM
12:01 Ruling party leaders meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi, President of New Komei Party; Mr. Suga, Mr. Ishiba, and Mr. Inouye, New Komei Party Secretary General
12:10 Mr. Oota, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation, joins
12:55 Parliament
12:59 Mr. Yoshio Mochizuki, LDP Administrative Reform Promotion Director
01:01 Hosoda, LDP Acting Secretary general
01:03 Lower House Plenary Session
03:41 Office
03:58 Mr. Yonemura, Cabinet Crisis Management Director; Mr. Hiramatsu, MoFA Comprehensive Foreign Policy Bureau Director General; Ihara, MoFA North American Bureau Director General; Mr. Tokuchi, MoD Defense Policy Bureau Director General; and Mr. Kuroe, MoD Operation and Planning Bureau Director General
04:32 Ministerial Council on Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues
05:01 Mr. Kouzuki, MoFA European Affairs Bureau Director General; and Mr. Sekou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
05:32 Meeting amongst Main Ministers on the TPP
05:54 Comment to press
05:59 Advisory Council on Decentralization Reform
06:10 Mr. Mitsuo Oohashi, Taiwan Exchange Association President, and others; Mr. Suga attends
06:33 Mr. Kitamura, Cabinet Intelligence Director
07:57 Home in Tomigaya

April 13, 2013 (Sat)

AM

Home in Tomigaya

PM
04:02 Zen meditation at Zenshoan, Yanaka, Tokyo; with Mr. Yuuji Yamamoto, Lower House Budget Committee Chair
05;57 Home
06:23 Dinner with Mrs. Abe at a Pizza place Enboca Tokyo
08:57 Home

April 14, 2013 (Sun)

The Prime Minister Visits Ioto Island (Iwo Jima) and Chichijima Island


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