Monday, May 20, 2013

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule April 15-28

April 15, 2013 (Mon)

AM

08:25 Office
08:33 Education Rebuilding Implementation Council
10:42 Courtesy Call from the Secretary of State of the United States, Mr. John F. Kerry; Foreign Minister Kishida, and US Ambassador for Japan Roos attend
11:38 Mr. Kishida and Mr. Roos leave
11:45 Meeting ends
11:49 Mr. Kishida; Administrative Vice Foreign Minister Kawai; Deputy Foreign Minister Saiki; Mr. Sugiyama, MoFA Asia Pacific Affairs Bureau Director General; and Mr. Kozuki, European Affairs Bureau Director General

PM
12:09 Administrative Vice Finance Minister Manago; Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs Furusawa; and Mr. Yamazaki, MoF International Affairs Bureau Director General
01:48 Interview with Yomiuri Shimbun
02:46 Mr. Furuya, Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue
02:56 Mr. Mitani, Deputy Director, Headquarters for the Abduction Issue
03:04 Mr. Furuya and Mr. Mitani leave
03:05 Mr. Kitamura, Director, Cabinet Intelligence; and Mr. Shimohira, Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center Director
03:09 Mr. Shimohira leaves
03:25 Mr. Kitamura leaves
03:26 Economic Revitalization Minister Amari
03:44 Mr. Matsumoto, Administrative Vice Minister of Cabinet Office; and Mr. Matsuyama, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Office
03:57 Courtesy Call from the Participants of the New Economy Summit 2013
04:22 Mr. Hiramatsu, MoFA Comprehensive Foreign Policy Bureau Director General
04:35 Deputy Foreign Minister Saiki; and Mr. Sugiyama
05:00 LDP Headquarters
05:03 LDP Executives Meeting
05:37 Photo shoot with LDP candidates for Tokyo Municipal Assembly election
05:50 Office
06:15 Courtesy Call from the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Japan-NATO Joint Political Declaration Signing Ceremony and Press Announcement
07:17 Welcome Party of the New Economy Summit 2013
08:01 Arab Day Reception at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Tokyo
08:37 Home in Tomigaya.

April 16, 2013 (Tue)

AM

07:23 Office
07:24 Mr. Katou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
08:28 Parliament
08:32 Ministerial Meeting
08:41 Mr. Aso, Deputy PM and Minister of Finance
08:45 Mr. Motegi, METI Minister, joins
08:47 Both leaves
08:57 Lower House Budget Committee

PM
12:05 Office
12:54 Parliament
12:59 Lower House Budget Committee
12:05 Mr. Oota, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation
05:41 Lower House Pleanary Session
07:50 Mr. Ibuki and Mr. Akamatsu, Lower House Chair and Vice Chair; Visit ruling and opposition party factions except DPJ, Mr. Suga accompanies
08:04 Residence; Press interview
08:05 Dinner with Mr. Seiichi Eto , PM Advisor; Mr. Kouichi Hagyuda, LDP Lower House member; and Ms. Tamayo Marukawa, LDP Upper House member
09:51 Home in Tomigaya

April 17, 2013 (Wed)

PM

09:28 Office
09:31 Mr. Katou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
10:58 LDP Headquarters
11:00 Mr. Hiroshi Sakurai, President, Asahi Shuzo (Sake Manufacturer) from Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
11:16 Video Message Recording for Upper House election
11:45 Governor Yoshihiro Murai of Miyagi Prefecture; Mr. Akiba, Vice Reconstruction Minister, attends

PM
12:03 Office
12:04 Lunch with Ms. Mori, Minister in charge of Aging Issue; and Ms. Inada, Minister for Administrative Reform
02:54 Parliament
03:00 Committee on Fundamental National Policies Joint Meeting of Both Houses at the Diet (Party Leaders' Debate)
03:54 Office
03:55 Video message recording for the oldest man in the world, Mr. Jiroemon Kimura (116 yo)
04:01 Administrative Vice METI Minister Adachi; Deputy METI Minister Sasaki; and others
04:36 MoFA’s Sugiyama and Ihara
05:18 Council for Science and Technology Policy
05:22 Mr. Tokuchi, MoD Policy Bureau Director General; and Mr. Manabe, Deputy Director General
05:35 Mr. Masahiro Imamura, LDP Director for Federalism System Promotion; Mr. Isozaki, Advisor, attends
06:04 Industrial Competitiveness Council
07:43 LDP Headquarters: LDP Legal Profession members meeting
07:55 ANA Intercontinental Hotel Tokyo; Dinner with precinct supporters
10:32 Home in Tomigaya

April 18, 2013 (Thu)

AM

07:43 Nippon TV
08:00 Appear on a news program
08:58 Office
08:59 Mr. Furuya, Minister in charge of Disaster Prevention
09:47 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy
10:23 MoFA’s Kawai, Saiki, and Kouzuki
11:45 Mr. Seishiro Eto, President of non-partisan caucus for “promotion of building hospital vessels”

PM 
12:00 Mr. Kamoshita, LDP Diet Affairs Council Chief
01:40 Akasaka Palace; Attend Spring Garden Party
03:50 Office
04:09 Mr. Koji Omi, Former Finance Minister
04:33 Ms. Inada, Minister for Administrative Reform
05:18 Mr. Takahashi, Cabinet Office International Peach and Cooperation Headquarters Secretary General; and Mr. Kuroe MoD Operation and Planning Bureau Director General
05:28 Mr. HIramatsu, MoFA Comprehensive Foreign Policy Bureau Director General
05:43 Mr. Katou, Mr. Sekou, and Mr. Sugita, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries
06:15 Courtesy Call from Chairperson of the National League for Democracy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi
06:59 LDP Oshima Faction’s party; Prince Hotel Tokyo, Shiba Kouen
07:18 Office
09:14 Home in Tomigaya

April 19, 2013 (Fri)

AM

08:09 Office
08:17 Ministerial Meeting
09:14 MoFA’s Kawai, Saiki, and MIyakawa, Director General of Middle East African Affairs Bureau
10:19 Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily to Japan
10:23 Former PM Mori
10:59 Mr. Kitamura, Director, Cabinet Intelligence

PM
12:03 Mr. Hiromasa Yonekura, President of Keidanren; Mr. Yasuchika Hasegawa, Chairperson of Keizai Doyukai; and Mr. Tadashi Okamura, Chairperson of Japan Chamber of Commerce
01:38 Meeting for an Exchange of Views with the Business Community , Mr. Yonemura, Cabinet Crisis Management Director; and Mr. Yajima, Health Bureau Director General, Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare
01:50 Mr. Yajima leaves
01:51 Mr. Kitamura, Director, Cabinet Intelligence and Mr. Kitamura, Japan Coast Guard Director, Join
02:02 All leave
03:17 Japan Press Center Building
03:29 Press Conference; Delivers a Speech at the Japan National Press Club
04:44 Office
04:46 MoFA’s Saiki and Kouzuki
05:00 Mr. Yachi, Cabinet Office Councilor
05:09 Mr. Matsumoto, Administrative Vice Minister of Cabinet Office; and Mr. Matsuyama, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Office
06:04 Advisory Committee on Cultural Exchanges in Asia
06:51 Courtesy Call from the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Kairat Mami
07:26 ANA Intercontinental Hotel Tokyo; Reception of his supporter organization
08:38 Home in Tomigaya

April 20, 2013 (Sat)

AM

08:14 Shinjuku Gyoen Park
08:15 Mr. Nishimura, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Commissioner and other Metropolitan Police leaders; photo taking with local supporters
09:01 The Prime Minister Hosts a Cherry Blossom Viewing Party
10:38 Home in Tomigaya

PM
12:09 Office
12:13 Special Tour of the Prime Minister's Office and Official Residence by Junior High School Students from Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture
12:23 Lunch with Mr. Suga, Mr. Amari, Mr. Sasaki, Chief Domestic Coordinator, Governmental Headquarters for the TPP
02:02 Haneda Airport
02:38 Leave the airport on ANA Flight 695
04:00 Arrive at Ube Airport, Yamaguchi Prefecture
04:05 Mr. Kawamura, LDP Election Affairs Committee Chair; and Mr. Kishi, LDP Foreign Affairs leader
05:02 Party reception hosted by LDP Yamaguchi Prefectural federation
06:56 Upper House Yamaguchi by-election candidates meeting
09:09 Dinner with local young supporters in Shimonoseki City
10:11 Home in Shimonoseki

April 21, 2013 (Sun)

AM

09:43 Shimonoseki City Office; cast a vote for Upper House Yamaguchi by-election
09:53 Kaikyo Yume Tower (Channel Dream Tower); Lion’s Club annual assembly
10:07 Shopping mall, Sea Mall Shimonoseki; street speech
11:56 Ube city shopping mall, Fuji Grand Ube, street speech

PM
01:19 Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Chamber of Commerce, Street speech; walk shopping arcade with LDP candidates for the by-election
03:20 JR Tokuyama station, street speech
04:54 Iwakuni City, Yume Town Minami Iwakuni, street speech
05:27 Iwakuni Airport
05:29 Mr. Kawamura; and Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery Minister Hayashi
06:04 Leave the airport on ANA Flight 638
07:14 Arrive at Haneda Airport
07:56 Home in Tomigaya

April 22, 2013 (Mon)

AM

07:43 Office
07:44 Mr. Sekou, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
08:55 Parliament
09:00 Upper House Budget Committee
11:58 Office

PM
12:53 Parliament
01:00 Upper House Budget Committee
05:02 LDP Executives meeting
05:28 Office
05:33 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy
06:38 Foreign Minister Abdullah of UAE; Mr. Sekou, and Mr. Miyakawa, MoFA Middle East African Affairs Bureau Director General, attend
07:06 Interview with Michail Gusman of ITAR-TASS; MoFA’s Mr. Kozuki and Mr. Yokoi, Press Secretary, attend
07:47 Residence, Dinner with Mr. Shoji Nishida, LDP Upper House member; Mr. Susumu Nishibe, Critic; and Mr. Kousuke Nishimura, critic
09:02 MoFA’s Mr. Kawai, Mr. Saiki, Mr. Kouzuki, and Mr. Ishii, International Law Bureau Director General
09:55 Home in Tomigaya

April 23, 2013 (Tue)

AM

07:13 Office
07:14 Mr. Sekou
07:23 Parliament
07:27 Ministerial Meeting
09:02 Upper House Budget Committee

PM
12:12 Lower House Plenary Session
12:34 Mr. Hasegawa, PM Advisor
01:00 Upper House Budget Committee
04:49 Office
04:57 Mr. Kitamura, Director, Cabinet Intelligence; and Mr. Shimohira, Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center Director
05:08 Mr. Shimohira leaves
05:17 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:18 Courtesy Call from Mr. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and other Indian philanthropists; Mr. Suga attends
05:34 The Prime Minister Receives a Request to the Government on the Return of the Northern Territories; Governor Harumi Takahashi of Hokkaido, and others
05:46 Council for Science and Technology Policy
06:15 Advisory Council on Domestic and Overseas Communication concerning Territory and Sovereignty
06:30 Industrial Competitiveness Council
07:47 Attend LDP Aso Faction party in ANA Intercontinental Hotel Tokyo
08:01 Dinner with Mr. Naoki Izumiya, President of Asahi Group Holdings; and Mr. Yasuki Karasawa, President of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.
10:04 Home in Tomigaya

April 24, 2013 (Wed)

AM

08:55 Office
08:57 Mr. Sekou
09:47 Imperial Palace; Spring Conferment
10:47 Office

PM
12:24 Parliament
12:30 Upper House budget Committee
04:17 Office
05:27 Committee on the Space Policy
06:29 Courtesy Call from the OECD Secretary-General, Mr. Angel Gurría
06:56 Tokyo Prince Hotel, Shibakouen; attend LDP Kishida Faction party
07:19 Residence; Dinner with Nobutada Saji, President of Suntory Holdings; Osamu Satomi, Chair and President of Sega Sammy Holdings; Mr. Takrou Oobayashi, Chair of Oobayashi Gumi
09:32 Home in Tomigaya

April 25, 2013 (Thu)

AM

07:44 Office
07:45 Mr. Sekou
08:56 Parliament
09:01 Upper House Budget Committee

PM
12:03 Give certificate and recommendation letters to Upper House election candidates; Mr. Ishiba, LDP Secretary General; and Mr. Kawamura, LDP Election Affairs Committee Chair, attend
12:10 Mr. Ishiba, LDP Secretary General; and Mr. Kawamura, LDP Election Affairs Committee Chair, and others
12:18 Office
12:57 Parliament
01:00 Upper House Budget Committee
05:08 Office
05:14 Mr. Kitamura, Director, Cabinet Intelligence
05:31 Mr. Yamamoto, Minister in charge of Ocean Policy and Territorial Issues
05:43 Interview with Sankei Shimbun
06:00 MoFA’s Mr. Kawai and Mr. Saiki
06:23 Mr. Etou, Senior Vice Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery; Mr. Saiki, Deputy Foreign Minister; and Mr. Sasaki, Deputy Economy, Trade, and Industry Minister
06:50 Residence; Dinner with Mr. Yuji Yamamoto, Chair of Lower House Budget Committee; Mr. Toshiaki Endo and Mr. Noritoshi Ishida, board member
08:24 Dinner with Mr. Norio Ichino, President, Japan Amateur Baseball Association; Mr. Takashi Okamoto, President of Tokyo Gas; and Mr. Tetsurou Tomita, President of JR East
09:32 Home in Tomigaya

April 26, 2013 (Fri)

AM

07:23 Office
07:31 Mr. Katou
07:54 Headquarters for Ocean Policy
08:10 Ministerial meeting
09:41 Parliament
09:45 Lower House Cabinet Committee
10:08 Office
10:28 Interview with Hokkaido Shimbun
11:10 Mr. Ishiro Aisawa, LDPChair for “Ruling Party Project Team for Adult Ward and Right to Vote”; Mr. Kazuo Kitagawa, Chair from New Komei Party
11:36 Mr. Furuya, Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue

PM
12:54 Administrative Vice Finance Minister Manago; and Mr. Furusawa, Deputy Finance Minister for International Affairs
01:35 Mr. Kazuhiko Shimokawabe, Chair of Tokyo Power Company (TEPCO); Mr. Naomi Hirose, President of TEPCO; and Economi, Trade, and Industry Minsiter Motegi
48 MoFA’s Mr. Kawai, Mr. Saiki, and Mr. Kouzuki
02:17 Mr. Kawai leaves
2:37 Mr. Saiki and Mr. Kouzuki leave
02:38 Mr. Furuya, Minister in charge of Nation's Infrastructure Resilience; and Mr. Sugita, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
03:00 Courtesy Call from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S., Gen. Martin E. Dempsey; Ambassador Roos; and Mr. Iawasaki, Director of Joint Chiefs
03:44 Kensei Kinen Kan (Constitution Memorial Hall)
04:19 The Ceremony of Awarding the MIDORI Prize
59 Reception
05:35 Office
06:01 Council for Gender Equality
06:06 Defense Minister Onodera; Administrative Vice Defense Minister Nishi
06:24 Foreign Minister Kishida
06:56 Senior Vice Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery Minister Etou; Deputy Foreign Minister Saiki; and Deputy Economy, Trade, and Industry Minister Sasaki
07:36 Residence; Dinner with Mr. Yuuichi Hasegawa, President of Hasegawa, Buddhist altar manufacturer; and Ms. O Sonfa, Korean critic
09:27 Home in Tomigaya

April 27, 2013 (Sat)

AM

11:00 Haircut at “Hair Guest”, Shibuya

PM
12:47 Home in Tomigaya
01:50 National Rally for the Rescue of All Abductees; Hibiya Public Hall
02:38 Residence
03:01 Interview with Turkish National Broadcasting
09 Interview with Al Jazeera of Quarter
04:13 Makuhari Messe, Chiba; attend Niko Niko Super Conference hosted by Niko Niko Douga, Internet Movie sharing service
05:39 Tokyo Dome, watch Exile’s concert (a Japanese pop musician group); Education Minister Shimomura and Mr. Ryotaro Sugi, Actor and ASEAN Special Ambassador, accompany
08:29 Home

April 28, 2013 (Sun)

AM

10:26 Kensei Kinen Kan (Constitution Memorial Hall), Nagatacho, Tokyo
11:01 The Ceremony to Commemorate the Anniversary of Japan's Restoration of Sovereignty and Return to the International Community

PM
12:13 Haneda Airport
12:24 Press Interview
12:53 Leave the airport for Russia; Mrs. Abe accompanies

(Local Time April 28)
PM 

Arrive at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow

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