Monday, September 9, 2013

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule August 12-26, 2013

Shoin Shrine
[For a good review of this Week with the Prime Minister, see Shisaku.]

August 12, 2013 (Mon)

AM

09:37 Office
10:32 Courtesy Call from Youths from Israel and Palestine
11:21 Press Interview
11:49 Haneda Airport

PM
12:19 Leave the airport on JAL Flight 1645 with Mrs. Akie Abe
01:33 Arrive at Yamaguchi Ube Airport
02:54 Mine City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, “Kaneko Farm,” Observe Japanese Pear Farm; Take photos with Akiyoshi Pear Production and Sales Cooperative members
04:07 Nagato-city, visity his father and ancestor’s grave yard
04:54 JR Nagato-shi Station, Walk through
05:48 In front of Nagato City Office
05:56 Give remarks at welcome ceremony
06:24 Ootani Sanso in Nagato city
06:56 Attend dinner party hosted by his local supporters; Stay in this hotel


August 13, 2013 (Tue)

AM

10:29 Nagato-city, observes Tougo Stepped Rice Paddy; Mrs. Abe accompanies
11:43 Visit his supporters’ homes in Hagi City, Yamaguchi

PM
12:10 Road Station “Hagi Seamart”; Lunch with Takeo Kawamura, LDP Lower House Member, in Seafood Restaurant “Hama Ryori Gangan”
01:25 Shoin Shrine
01:55 Press Interviews
02:03 Observes Shouka Sonjuku
02:26 Visit tomb of Shoin Yoshida [executed spiritual father of the Meiji Restoration, born August 4, 1830.]
04:09 Yamaguchi Ube Airport
04:53 Leave the airport on ANA Flight 698
06:12 Arrive at Haneda Airport
06:49 Dinner with friends in Japanese Restaurant Shinmai, Shirokane, Tokyo
09:28 home in Tomigaya

August 14, 2013 (Wed)

AM

10:49 Tokyo, Roppongi, Hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Exercise at NAGOMI Spa and Fitness

PM
02:32 Home in Tomigaya
06:02 Hongaku-ji temple in Kanagawa Ward, Yokohama City; Attend funeral of his secretary’s funeral
06:47 Hotel New Otani; Dinner with Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga; Hidenao Nakagawa, Former LDP Secretary General; and Tsutomu Shida, Shidax Advisor
08:48 Home in Tomigaya

August 15, 2013 (Thu)

AM
08:44 Office
08:52 Deputy Foreign Minister Sugiyama; Kouzuki, MoFA European Affairs Director General
09:15 Kouzuki leaves
09:24 Sugiyama leaves
09:30 Courtesy Call from United States Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of the United States
10:12 Ministerial meeting
10:27 Ministerial Council on Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues
10:39 Amari, Minister in charge of Total Reform of Social Security and Tax; and Nakamura, Cabinet Secretariat Social Security Reform Director
10:57 Courtesy Call from the Japanese National Team for the ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest
11:17 Press Interviews
11:26 Offers Prayers at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery
11:33 Nippon Budoukan
11:51 Attends the Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead

PM
01:02 The Capitol Hotel Tokyu, Nagata-cho; Lunch with Secretaries at Restaurant Origami
01:56 Hotel Hilton Tokyo, Nishi Shinjuku, Haircut at Barber Shop Muragi
03:21 Home in Tomigaya
05:50 Summer Home in Narusawa Village, Yamanashi Prefecture
06:56 Summer home of Yohei Sasakawa, President of Nippon Zaidan [Foundation, largest in Japan]: President Sasakawa; Former PM Yoshiro Mori; Motegi, Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry; Ishihara, Minister of Environment; Kato, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Koichi Hagiuda, LDP President Special Advisor
09:18 Summer home



August 16, 2013 (Fri)

AM
06:59 Fujisakura Country Club, a golf course in Fujikawaguchiko Machi, Yamanashi; Play golf with Former PM Yoshiro Mori; Motegi, Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry; Ishihara, Minister of Environment; Kato, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Koichi Hagiuda, LDP President Special Advisor; and Hisashi Hieda, Fuji TV Board Chair

PM
02:15 Summer home in Narusawa Village, Yamanashi
05:30 Barbecue with Shigetaka Komori, President of Fuji Film Holdings; and secretaries
06:03 Hieda joins
09:12 Komori and Hieda leave

August 17, 2013 (Sat)

AM
07:05 Fuji Golf Course, Yamanakako Village, Yamanashi; Play golf with Shigetaka Komori, President of Fuji Film Holdings, his wife, and Mrs. Abe

PM
02:21 Summer home in Narusawa
02:27 Friends from his study abroad
05:46 Dinner with Fumiaki Watari, Advisor of JX Holdings; Hasegawa, PM Advisor; and Mrs. Abe at Japanese Restaurant Oshinoyama, Oshino Village, Yamanashi
08:44 Summer Home

August 18, 2013 (Sun)

AM

08:27 Narusawa Golf Club, Narusawa Village, Yamanashi; Golf with Fujio Mitarai, President and CEO of Cannon; Fumiaki Watari, Advisor, JX Holdings; Ryouki Sugita, Nikkei President; Hasegawa, PM Advisor

PM
04:10 Summer Home
05:57 Hotel Mount Fuji
06:02 Ishihara, Nippon Ishin no Kai Co-President; and Ishihara, Minister of Environment
06:30 Dinner with Hisashi Hieda, Fuji TV Board Chair; and Kato, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mrs. Abe accompanies
09:11 Summer Home

August 19, 2013 (Mon)

AM

10:55 Kawaguchiko Art Museum, Kawaguchiko Machi, Yamanashi; Collection Exhibition of Ryutaro Takahashi, Collector and Psychiatrist; Mayor Yoshiyasu Watanabe of the town accompanies

PM
12:04 Summer home in Narusawa Village

August 20, 2013 (Tue)

AM

06:25 Fujisakura Country Club; Golf with Yuji Yamamoto, Lower House Budget Committee Chair; Kamoshita, LDP Parliamentary Affairs Committee Chair; and Hisashi Hieda, Fuji TV President

PM
02:13 Press Interview
02:19 Summer Home in Narusawa
05:53 Dinner with his mother Yoko in Chinese Restaurant Ren
07:39 Summer Home

August 21, 2013 (Wed)

AM

11:10 Office
11:11 Press interview

PM
01:14 Courtesy Call from United States Senator John Sydney McCain III
02:02 Ministerial Meeting
02:17 Minister Yamamoto of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs
02:21 Minister Shindo of Internal Affairs and Communications
02:27 Video message recording for an international exchange event “Japan Tent”
04:15 Yachi, Cabinet Secretariat Councilor; and Administrative Vice Minister Saiki of Foreign Affairs
04:33 Yachi leaves; Hiramatsu, MoFA Foreign Policy Bureau Director General joins
05:08 Saiki and Hiramatsu leave
05:09 Aung Thein Lin, Secretary General of Myanmar’s the Union Solidarity and Development Party; Hiromichi Watanabe, LDP Lower House member attends
05:27 LDP Headquarters, Video recording for the party
05:57 Kwamura, LDP Election Affairs Committee Chair
06:22 Dinner with Akihiko Nagase, President of Imagica・Robot Holdings
08:54 Home in Tomigaya

August 22, 2013 (Thu)

AM

09:36 Office
09{37 Press Interview
09:39Administrative Vice Minister Saiki of Foreign Affairs
10:18 Koji Omi, Former Finance Minister, The Science and Technology in Society Forum Chair
10:58 Saiki and Deputy Foreign Minister Sugiyama
11:38 Sugiyama leaves
11:40 Saiki leaves
11:41 Yoshitake Yokokura and Takashi Hanyuda, President and Vice President of Japan Medical Association

PM
01:02 Hiramatsu, MoFA Foreing Policy Director General; and Yamazaki, Finance Ministry International Affairs Bureau Director General
02:04 Regulatory Reform Council
02:16 Video letter recording for Grass Skiing International Competition
02:37 Ichiro Aisawa and Yoshitaka Shindo, President and Secretary General of Diet Caucus on “Iwo-to Issue Forum”
02:59 Kimitsuka Ground SDF Chief of Staff; Kiyofumi Iwata, Kimitsuka’s successor and Northern Front Commander
03:18 SDF Senior Officers
03:40 Sugiyama, Deputy Foreign Minister; and Miyakawa, MoFA Middle East and African Affairs Director General
04:45 Toshiaki Yoshino, Chair of Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly; Hajime Fujii, Vice Chair; and Hagyuda Kouichi, LDP Lower House Member
04:59 Kitamura, Cabinet Intelligence Director
06:23 Arc Hills Club, Dinner with Masayoshi Fukuyama, Kyodo News President
08:31 Hotel Okura, Toranomon, Yoshiyuki Kasai, JR Central Board Chair; Sugita, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
09:39 Home in Tomigaya

August 23, 2013 (Fri)

AM

09:18 Office
10:08 Minister of Education Shimomura; and Yamanaka, Administrative Vice Minister of Education
10:21 Yamanaka leaves
10:36 Shimomura leaves
10:44 Sugiyama, Deputy Foreign Minister; Harihara, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery; Ishiguro, Deputy Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry; Masuno, Deputy Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation; and Yamazaki, Deputy Finance Minister for International Affairs

PM
12:08 Ryosuke Kouzuki, LDP Upper House Member
12:53 Aoyama Funeral Home, funeral ceremony of Masao Yoshida, former Plant Manager of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
01:08 Office
01:16 Eto, Senior Vice Minister of Defense; and Tokuchi, Defense Policy Bureau Director General
03:02 Education Rebuilding Implementation Council
04:10 Saiki, Administrative Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Hiramatsu, MoFA Foreign Policy Bureau Director General
05:12 Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, Nishi Shinjuku
05:33 The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Bid Launch Ceremony

August 24, 2013 (Sat)
First Day of the Prime Minister's Visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain

August 25, 2013 (Sun)
Second Day of the Prime Minister's Visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain

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