Thursday, June 6, 2013

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule May 27-June 3

May 27, 2013 (Mon)


09:43 Leaves private residence in Tomigaya
09:59 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Report of return home
10:06 Leave Imperial Palace
10:13 Arrive at office
10:15 Hiroshige Seko, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
10:56 Toshio Oishi, Internal Affairs Deputy Director-Generals
11:26 Masanori Nishi, Defense Permanent Secretary; Kenji Hiramatsu, Director General of the Foreign Policy Bureau

12:10 Leave office
12:20 Arrive at Tokyo’s Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery. Attend ceremony and lay flowers
12:41 Leave Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery.
12:51 Arrive at office
01:50 Takuya Miyama, Director General of the Civil Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Justice; Nobuo Inada, Detective Superintendent
02:31 Motoo Hayashi, Chairman of Liberal Democratic Party Research Commission on Public Safety and Counterterrorism Measures
02:52 Leave office
02:53 Arrive at National Diet
02:55 House of Councilors Chairman Reception Office
02:57 House of Councilors Chamber
03:01 House of Councilors plenary session begins
04:10 Leave House of Councilors plenary mid-session
04:12 Leave National Diet
04:14 Arrive at office
04:22 Ichita Yamamoto, Minister of Technology Policy
04:24 Kouya Nishikawa, member of House of Representatives in the Diet; Satsuki Katayama, member of House of Councillors
04:57 Leave office
04:59 Arrive at National Diet
05:00 Liberal Democratic Party President’s Chambers
05:28 LDP board meeting ends
05:41 Leave National Diet
05:43 Arrive at office
05:44 Akitaka Saiki, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs; Foreign Ministry official Kunio Umeda, Director General of the International Cooperation Bureau
06:38 Leave office
06:39 Arrive at official residence
06:40 Dinner with Yasutoshi Nishimura, Senior Vice Minister of Cabinet Office; Vice Ministers of each ministry. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, Katsunobu Kato, Hiroshige Seko both Cabinet Secretaries attend
08:17 Leave official residence
08:31 Arrive at private residence

May 28, 2013 (Tue)


07:51 Leave home in Tomigaya
08:04 Arrive at office
08:14 Headquarters for Promoting Decentralization Reform
08:26 Ministerial Meeting Concerning Measures Against Crime
08:43 Cabinet Meeting
09:06 Receives proposal from Kaoru Kamata, Chairman of the Education Rebuilding Implementation Council. Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in attendance
09:26 Tomomi Inada, Minister of Cool Japan Strategy
09:46 Akira Amari, Minister of Economic Revitalization; Takashi Matsumoto, Cabinet Office Administrative Vice Minister; Takeshi Matsuyama, Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination enter
09:49 Mr. Amari leaves
10:01 Mr. Matsumoto, Mr. Matsuyama depart
10:12 Records video message for “Japan Taiwan Sightseeing Summit”
10:35 Akitaka Saiki, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs; Kunio Umeda, Director General International Cooperation Bureau

12:00 Leave official residence
12:02 Arrive at official residence. Dines with Liberal Democratic Party’s Toru Shiraishi and members of the Diet who have been elected for the first time. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is present
12:49 Leave official residence
12:50 Arrive at official residence
02:01 Meet with experts on establishing a National Security Council
03:01 Mayor Oonishi, Miwa City Assemblyman Meeting Chairman Nagato in Yamaguchi Prefecture
03:29 Courtesy call from Mary Anne Morgan, United States Cherry Blossom Queen
03:41 Keiji Furuya, Minister in charge of the issue of North Korea’s abductions of Japanese nationals
04:03 Mr. Amari; Ikuo Sugawara, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Director manufacturing industry
04:35 Shigeru Kitamura, Cabinet Information Officer; Yuuji Sato Coast Guard Monitor, enter
04:50 Mr. Satou leaves
05:00 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:01 Mr. Saiki; Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador to India
05:32 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy
07:07 Office
07:08 Informal talk with Liberal Democratic Party’s Shinjirou Koizumi and Diet members who have been elected twice
08:00 The Prime Minister and his wife Akie meet with Prime Minister of India, Singh, and his wife
08:02 Dinner with Singh and his wife. Mr. Akie, Mr. Saiki attend
09:13 See off Prime Minister Singh with his wife Akie
09:15 Leave official residence
09:33 Home

May 29, 2013 (Wed)


09:33 Leave home in Tomigaya
09:49 Office
09:54 Akira Amari, Minister of Economic Revitalization; George Hara, Chairman of U.S. venture investment specialty company “DEFTA Partners Group
10:53 TBS interview
11:41 Ichita Yamato, Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs; Nakaima Hirokazu, Okinawa Prefectural Governor
11:52 Hirokazu Nakaima, Governor of Okinawa Prefecture and others present “Kariyushi Shirt”

12:01 Leave office
12:07 Arrive at Hotel Okura in Toranomon, Tokyo. Attend LDP Ishihara faction’s party in the banquet hall of the hotel
12:15 Leave hotel
12:21 Office
12:54 Tatsuya Ito, Chairman, LDP Small to Medium Enterprise/Small Scale Business Person Policy Investigation Association
01:26 Yoko Kamikawa, LDP Minister of State for Gender Equality and Social Affairs; Masako Mori, Support Representative of Gender Equality and Child Education.
03:25 Yomuri TV interview
04:40 Takashi Onishi, Japan Science Council Chairman; Yamato, Takashi Matsumoto Cabinet Office Administrative Vice Minister
04:55 Kazuhiro Tamaki, President of the NPO Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) and Ryoki Sugita, Chairman and Chairman of Nikkei Inc.
06:09 Mini summit meeting with Prime Minister Singh of India
06:48 The summit plenary
07:39 Joint statement signing ceremony, joint press conference
08:19 Dinner hosted by the Prime Minister and his wife
09:51 See off Prime Minister Singh
09:57 Leave office
10:10 Home

May 30, 2013 (Thu)


09:20 Home in Tomigaya
09:38 Office
09:56 Ichita Yamamoto, Minister of Science and Technology
10:47 Summit meeting with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania
11:19 Send off President Kikwete
11:29 Courtesy call from United Nations Millennium Development Goals Envoy for Africa Yvonne Chaka Chaka

02:04 Parliamentary Secretary of Defense Akira Sato
02:38 Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya of the World Customs Organization (WCO)
02:53 Yuriko Koike, LDP Public Relations Director
03:27 Senator Benjamin Cardin, Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; US Ambassador to Japan John Roos
04:06 Takumi Nemoto, Minister for Reconstruction
04:26 Courtesy call from winners of the National Truck Driver Contest. (See Shisaku's thoughtful post - Reflections on the Prime Minister's Award in Truck Driving)
04:35 Mr. Kitamura, Director, Cabinet Intelligence
05:05 Mr. Saiki, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs; Mr. Umeda, Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau, joins
05:10 Mr. Umeda departs
05:11 Mr. Hiramatsu, Director-General, Foreign Policy Bureau, MoFA, joins
05:20 Mr. Hiramatsu departs
05:53 Mr. Saiki departs
06:12 Leave office
06:22 Mita Shared Meeting Room
06:23 Mr. Amari, Minister of Economic Revitalization; Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University
06:48 Welcome Reception for the ESRI International Conference
07:09 Depart
07:18 Dinner with Shotaro Yachi, Cabinet Office Councilor in Japanese Restaurant Yamazato, Hotel Okura Tokyo
08:38 Depart
08:55 Home

May 31, 2013 (Fri)


08:02 Home in Tomigaya
08:16 Office
08:25 Cabinet meeting
09:42 Leave office
10:19 Arrive at Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel. First day of TICAD V morning events
11:00 Meet with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn
11:25 Meet with President Macky Sall of Senegal
11:54 Begin talks with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia

12:14 Talks with President Sirleaf end. First day of TICAD V afternoon events
12:19 Meet with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud of Somalia
01:37 Meet with President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan
02:08 Meet with President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana
02:37 Meet with President Armando Guebuza of Mozambique
03:06 Depart from hotel
03:07 Arrive at Pacifico Yokohama, a convention center
03:09 Address Special Conference on Somalia
03:18 Depart
03:19 Arrive at hotel
03:20 Depart hotel
03:23 Arrive at Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
03:38 Attend 2013 AFDP African Leader’s and Business Representatives’ Conference
03:46 Leave hotel
03:50 Arrive at Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel
04:01 Meet with President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire
04:28 Leave hotel
04:30 Arrive at Pacifico Yokohama
04:31 Attend African Fair 2013
04:38 Observe the fair with Governor Yuuji Kuroiwa of Kanagawa Prefecture
04:51 Depart
04:52 Arrive at Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel
05:04 Meet with President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso
05:29 President Bensalah of the Council of the Nation of Algeria
06:35 Depart from hotel
06:37 Arrive at Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
07:00 Host welcome reception with Mayor of Yokohama
07:57 Depart from hotel
07:59 Arrive at Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel

June 1, 2013 (Sat)


08:16 Attend commemorative photo session for Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) “Symposium on Human Security” in Yokohama
08:23 Arrive at Pacifico Convention Center
08:25 Deliver Keynotes Speech for the Conference
09:53 Hotel
10:01 Second day of TICAD V morning events. Meet with Deputy President and Chairman of Committees of the African Union
10:27 Meet with President Joyce Banda of Malawi
11:01 Meet with President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe
11:33 Meet with Deputy-President William Ruto of Kenya

12:05 Meet with President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi
12:32 Meet with President Ismail Omar Geelle of Djibouti
12:57 Attend the “Exchange of Views between African Leaders and Japanese Business Executive”
01:04 Hotel
02:38 Attend plenary session for the TICAD V
02:57 Second day of TICAD V afternoon events. Meet with President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo
03:25 Meet with President Yayi Boni of Benin
04:00 Meet with President Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia
04:20 Meet with Incumbent President Alpha Condé of Guinea
05:29 Hotel
06:11 Commencement of the Second Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize presentation ceremony and commemorative banquet in the presence of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan
09:19 Closing of the Commemorative Banquet
09:23 Hotel

June 2, 2013 (Sun)


07:58 Meet with President of the World Bank Dr. Jim Yong Kim
08:20 Meet with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Gutteres
08:39 Meet with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
09:05 Return to Banquet Hall
09:51 Third day of TICAD V morning events. Meet with President of the Republic of Seychelles
10:12 Meet with President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon
10:35 Meet with President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone
11:05 Meet with President Seretse Khama of Botswana
11:30 Meet with President Ikililou Dhoinine of the Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros

12:20 Hotel
01:32 Third day of TICAD V afternoon events. Meet with President Paul Kagame of Rwanda
02:00 Hotel
02:02 Pacifico Convention Center for Main Greeting
02:37 Meet with President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia
03:11 Meet with President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia
03:45 Meet with King Mswati III of Swaziland
04:14 Meet with President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda
04:35 Meet with Prime Minister Hisham Kandil of Egypt
05:07 Meet with President Idriss Déby of Chad
05:38 Meet with Vice President Namadi Sambo of Nigeria
06:02 Meet with Prime Minister José Neves of Cape Verde
06:22 Meet with Prime Minister Tom Thabane of Lesotho
07:00 Japan Fuji Television interview at the hotel banquet hall
07:33 Leaves hotel
07:35 Arrive at Yokohama Royal Park Hotel. Inside banquet room held Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development "Official Banquet"
09:29 Leaves hotel
09:31 Arrives at Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel

June 3, 2013 (Mon)


08:37 Leave hotel in Yokohama’s West District
08:38 Arrive at Pacifico International Convention Center in Yokohama
08:42 Meet with African Leaders about Cooperation Agreement Regarding Security Council Reform
09:25 Hotel
09:43 Fourth day of TICAD V morning events. Meet with the Interim Prime Minister Dioncounda Traoré of Mali
10:10 Meet with the Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam of Mauritius
10:36 Meet with the President Michael Sata of Zambia
11:07 Attend the closing ceremonies of Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development
11:23 Hotel

12:16 Fourth day of TICAD afternoon eventsJoint Press Conference at Hotel’s Banquet Hall
12:41 Arrive Pacifico Convention Center; Recognition of Services for 5th International Conference on African Development Staff
02:32 Meet with the UNDP (United Nations Development Program) Administrator Helen Clark
02:54 Courtesy call from Abdul Aziz Al-Nassar, Humanitarian of the Year honored by United Nations Secretary General
03:34 Meet with the African Development Bank Group President, Donald Kaberuka
03:57 Director Jeffrey Sachs from Colombia University’s Earth Institute
04:22 Professor Joseph Stiglitz from Colombia University
05:04 Hotel
05:43 Arrive at official residence
07:03 Dinner in Tokyo with the Deputy Ministers of Vietnam’s Hanoi Cabinet

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