Sunday, August 11, 2013

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule July 17-24, 2013

July 17, 2013 (Wed)

AM

08:46 Leaves ANA Crown Plaza Hotel Okinawa Harbor View in Naha
08:57 Arrives at Naha Airport
09:32 Leaves airport on ANA flight 1763
10:16 Arrives at Ishigaki Airport
10:26 Leaves airport
10:38 Arrives at Sugarcane Field in Ohama, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture. Observes
10:44 Leaves field
11:07 Arrives at mooring pier in Hamasaki, Ishigaki. Boards Ishigaki Coast Guard’s patrol boat and observes. Encourages Coast Guard members
11:27 Leaves pier
11:41 Arrives at Maezato Park in Ishigaki. Gives street speech
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PM
12:10 Leaves park
12:16 Arrives at tavern in Ishigaki. Dines with Kosaburo Nishime, LDP Lower House Member
12:56 Leaves tavern
01:14 Arrives at Ishigaki Airport
01:15 In the airport’s special waiting room, Yoshitaka Nakayama, Mayor of Ishigaki
01:27 Shopping at the airport’s souvenir shop
02:34 Leaves airport on ANA flight 1792
02:56 Arrives at Miyako Airport
03:06 Leaves airport
03:15 Arrives at Air Self-Defense Force Miyakojima Sub Base in Miyakojima, Okinawa. Ministry of Defense’s Haruhiko Kataoka, Air Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff; and the commander of the base
03:27 Encourages personnel
03:31 Leaves base
03:50 Arrives at Kamamamine Park in Miyakojima. Gives street speech
04:17 Leaves park
04:28 Arrives at Miyako Airport
04:29 In airport paid waiting room, Kazuyuki Zakimi, Policy Chief, LDP Okinawa Chapter
04:58 Leaves Miyako Airport on Japan Transocean Air flight 566
05:34 Arrives at Naha Airport
06:24 Leaves airport on ANA flight 134
08:28 Arrives at Haneda Airport
08:43 Leaves airport
09:11 Arrives at private residence in Tomigaya

July 18, 2013 (Thurs)
AM
07:21 Leaves private residence in Tomigaya
07:49 Arrives at JR Tokyo Station
07:56 Leaves station on Hayate 103 train
10:32 Arrives at JR Mizusawa-Esashi Station
10:35 Leaves station

PM
12:09 Arrives at temporary apartments in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture. Gives street speech
12:20 Leaves apartments
12:38 Arrives at Japanese restaurant Katsugyo Sugou in Ofunato, Iwate
01:37 Leaves restaurant
01:39 Arrives at Ofunato Yume Shopping Street. Parades and gives street speech
02:06 Leaves shopping street
03:06 Arrives before JA Bank Iwate Hanamaki-Kamaishi Branch in Kamaishi, Iwate. Gives street speech
03:26 Leaves place
04:17 Arrives in front of Tono Branch of LDP Iwate Prefectural Chapter in Tono, Iwate. Gives street speech
04:50 Leaves place
05:47 Arrives before Nahan Plaza in Hanamaki, Iwate. Gives street speech
06:20 Leaves plaza
06:29 Arrives at JR Shin-Hanamaki Station
06:56 Leaves station on Yamabiko 66 train
10:02 Arrives at JR Tokyo Station
10:07 Leaves station
10:26 Arrives at private residence

July 19, 2013 (Fri)

AM

08:37 Leaves private residence
09:02 Arrives at JR Tokyo Station
09:10 Leaves station on Nozomi 19 train
10:50 Arrives at JR Nagoya Station
10:53 Leaves station
10:54 Arrives at Kintetsu Nagoya Station
11:00 Leaves station on Kintetsu Limited Express
11:44 Arrives at Kintetsu Tsu Station
11:47 Leaves station
11:54 Arrives at Oshiro-Nishi Park in Tsu. Gives street speech

PM
12:22 Leaves park
12:29 Arrives at Chinese restaurant in Tsu
12:42 Has lunch with LDP Mie Prefectural Chapter’s President Jiro Kawasaki, and Chief Secretary Takashi Mizutani
01:14 Leaves restaurant
01:18 Arrives at Kintetsu Tsu station
01:27 Leaves station on Kintetsu Limited Express
01:47 Arrives at Kintetsu Yokkaichi Station
01:51 Leaves station
01:52 Arrives at Yokkaichi Public Park in Yokkaichi, Mie. Gives street speech
02:23 Leaves park
02:24 Arrives at Kintetsu Yokkaichi Station
02:48 Leaves station on Kintetsu Limited Express
03:01 NHK Interview
03:16 Arrives at Kintetsu Nagoya Station
03:17 Leaves station
03:18 Arrives at JR Nagoya Station
03:32 Leaves station on Nozomi 28 train
05:13 Arrives at JR Tokyo Station
05:17 Leaves station
05:57 Arrives at south gate of JR Funabashi Station. Gives street speech
06:24 Leaves station
07:24 Arrives at private residence

July 20, 2013 (Sat)

AM

07:26 Leaves private residence in Tomigaya
07:49 Arrives at JR Tokyo Station
07:56 Leaves station on Hayate 103 train
09:38 Arrives at JR Sendai Station
09:40 Leaves station
11:07 Arrives in front of city planning cultural complex facility Shoyo Plaza in Murayama, Yamagata Prefecture. Gives street speech
11:35 Leaves facility

PM
12:00 Arrives in front of roadside station Sagae Cherryland in Sagae, Yamagata. Gives street speech
12:27 Leaves roadside station
12:56 Arrives at JR Yamagata Station
12:58 In station master’s reception office, Toshiaki Endo, President of LDP Yamagata Chapter
01:12 Leaves station on Tsubasa 142 train
04:00 Arrives at JR Tokyo Station
04:04 Leaves station
04:36 Arrives at west gate of JR Kamata Station. Gives street speech
04:54 Leaves station
06:01 Arrives at north gate of JR Nakano Station. Gives street speech
06:15 Leaves station
06:52 Arrives in front of Kaminarimon in Asakusa, Tokyo. Gives street speech
07:07 Leaves Kaminarimon
07:45 Arrives in front of Akihabara Station. Gives street speech
08:04 Leaves station
08:28 Arrives at private residence

July 21, 2013 (Sun)

AM

11:09 At private residence in Tomigaya, Akitaka Saiki, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
11:46 Leaves private residence

PM
12:00 Arrives at Grand Hyatt Tokyo Hotel in Roppongi, Tokyo
12:03 Inside hotel’s Japanese restaurant, has lunch with Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
1:15 In private room of the hotel, Eiichi Hasegawa, Aide to the Prime Minister
02:05 Exercises at NAGOMI Spa and Fitness inside hotel
05:40 Leaves hotel
05:50 Arrives at Hotel Okura in Toranomon, Tokyo. Dines with secretary at Teppan restaurant Sazanka
07:33 Leaves hotel
07:39 Arrives at LDP headquarters
07:55 Takeo Kawamura, LDP Election Committee Chairman
09:45 In press conference room, makes appearances on TV news programs
10:30 Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
10:35 In press conference room, appears on Internet video site Niconico Video
10:48 In press conference room, appears on TV and radio news programs
10:52 Interview with media outlets
10:54 Leaves party headquarters
12:08am (7/22) Arrives at private residence

July 22, 2013

AM

10:39 Leaves private residence in Tomigaya
10:56 Arrives at LDP Headquarters
11:01 Special Party Board Meeting
11:18 Shigeru Ishiba, LDP Secretary-General
11:32 Hiroyuki Hosoda, LDP Executive Acting Secretary-General
11:46 Takeo Kawamura, LDP Election Committee Chairman
11:59 Leaves headquarters

PM
12:02 Arrives at office
12:58 Leaves office
12:59 Arrives at National Diet
01:01 Chamber of Chairperson of Standing Committee
01:04 Party Leader Discussion with Natsuo Yamaguchi, Head of the New Komeito Party. Shigeru Ishiba; Yoshihisa Inoue, New Komeito Secretary General are present
01:23 Leaves National Diet
01:25 Arrives at office
01:48 Leaves office
01:51 Arrives at LDP Headquarters
02:00 Press conference
02:40 Masahiko Komura, LDP Vice-President
02:53 Leaves party headquarters
02:55 Arrives at office
04:49 Director of Yamaguchi Prefecture Barber Health Guild
05:12 Akitaka Saiki, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs; Shinsuke Sugiyama, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs; Junichi Ihara, Director-General of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau
05:50 Yoshihide Suga, Katsunobu Kato, Hiroshige Seko, Kazuhiro Sugita, Chief and Vice-Chief Cabinet Secretaries
07:00 Leaves office
07:02 Arrives at Japanese restaurant in Nagatacho, Tokyo. Dines with Kiyotaka Kato, Jiji Press Commentary Committee; Kenji Goto, journalist
08:57 Leaves restaurant
08:59 Arrives at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Nagatacho, Tokyo. In Japanese restaurant inside, informal talk with Shigeru Kitamura, Cabinet Intelligence Officer; Kazuho Tanaka, Director General of the Tax Bureau
10:20 Leaves hotel
10:39 Arrives at private residence

July 23, 2013

AM

09:35 Leaves private residence in Tomigaya
09:53 Arrives at office
10:03 Cabinet meeting
10:20 Ministerial Council on Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues
10:59 Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
11:36 Isao Ijima, Cabinet Secretariat Adviser

PM
01:10 Yoshihide Suga, Katsunobu Kato, Hiroshige Seko, Kazuhiro Sugita, Chief and Vice-Chief Cabinet Secretaries
02:06 Yasumasa Nagamine, Foreign Ministry official
02:55 Akinori Eto, Senior Vice Minister of Defense; Hideshi Tokuchi, Director-General of the Defense Ministry’s Policy Bureau
03:29 Hiroya Masuda, Chairman of Postal Service Privatization Committee
05:09 Motonari Hatahara, Vice-Chairman of Yamaguchi Prefectural Assembly
05:22 Shigeru Kitamura, Cabinet Intelligence Officer; Kenichi Kinomura, Head of Defense Intelligence Headquarters enter
05:34 Mr. Kinomura leaves
05:45 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:53 Leaves office
06:01 Arrives Aoyama Funeral Parlor in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo. Attends wake of Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose’s wife Yuriko
06:17 Leaves funeral
06:32 Arrives at Chinese restaurant in Roppongi, Tokyo. Dines with wife Akie
09:02 Leaves restaurant
09:18 Arrives at private residence

July 24, 2013 (Wed)

AM

09:41 Leaves private residence in Tomigaya
09:57 Arrives at office
10:13 Shinsuke Sugiyama, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs; Norihiko Ishiguro, Director-General of the Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, Hajime Ishizu, Vice-Minister for Transport and International Affairs enter
11:45 Mr. Ishiguro and Mr. Ishizu both leave

PM
12:02 Mr. Sugiyama leaves
12:03 Akitaka Saiki, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs; Shinichi Yamanaka, Deputy Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
12:14 Yoichi Funabashi, Chairman of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation; Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at Center for Strategic and International Studies () [Green’s thoughts on a possible Yasukuni visit, Japan Times July 16]
01:39 Takeshi Noda, Head of LDP Tax Research Commission
02:28 Taro Aso, Finance Minister; Yasushi Kinoshita, Vice Finance Minister enter
03:42 Mr. Kinoshita exits
03:46 Mr. Aso exits
03:47 Katsutoshi Kaneda, LDP Lower House Member
04:24 Yosuke Isozaki, Aide to the Prime Minister; Kenji Hiramatsu, Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau; Hideshi Tokuchi, Director-General of the Defense Ministry’s Defense Policy Bureau
05:06 Leaves office
05:21 Arrives at hair salon HAIR GUEST in Shibuya, Tokyo. Gets hair cut
06:44 Leaves salon
07:02 Arrives at Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu in Nagatacho, Tokyo. At restaurant inside, dines with news people
09:51 Leaves hotel
10:07 Arrives at private residence

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