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Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule October 19-25, 2013

Saturday October 19, 2013

AM

07:50 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
08:00 Depart for JR Fukushima Station
10:59 Arrive at Matsukawaura fishing port of Soma City for seafood tasting and to meet with Soma Futaba Fisheries Cooperative Association stakeholders

PM
12:27 Visit planned to disaster prevention population relocation site of Shinchi Town and meeting with Town Mayor Norio Kato
12:41 Visit temporary housing area in Ogawa Park
01:37 Meet with commercial kitchen equipment manufacturers in the same city. Meet with company president Taniguchi Shuichi and Prefectural Mayor Sakurai Katsunobe
01:57 Interview with media outlets
02:58 Meet with workers of precision parts processing company Hayashi Works
03:57 Photo shoot with employees
04:23 Departure from JR Fukushima station
05:56 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
06:13 Arrive at private residence (no visitors)

Sunday October 20, 2013

AM

10:00 At private residence in Tomigaya (No visitors)
11:26 Departure from private residence
11:39 Arrival at office

Monday October 21, 2013

AM

07:22 Departure from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:35 Arrive at office
07:36 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
07:54 Arrive at Diet
07:56 Go to Lower House Committee room
09:00 Lower House Budget Committee commencement

PM
12:02 Committee break
12:06 Return to office
12:58 Depart from office
12:59 Arrive at Diet
01:00 Budget Committee recommences
05:03 House of Representatives Budget Committee adjourned
05:04 Brief meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hayashi Yoshimasa and Budget Committee Chairman Nikai Toshihiro
05:22 Departure from Diet
05:24 Arrive at office
05:25 Meet with Cabinet Secretariat adviser Iijima Isao
06:02 Advisory Panel on Security and Defense Capabilities
07:21 Departure from office

Tuesday October 22, 2013 

AM
07:09 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
08:33 Meeting with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:56 Arrive at Diet
09:00 House of Representatives Budget Committee

PM
12:04 Return to office
12:55 Return to Diet
01:00 Budget Committee recommences
05:00 Budget Committee adjourns
05:04 Return to office
05:09 Courtesy call from Nitta Yuiyume, Ambassador of the “Persimmon Village”
05:22 Meeting with Cabinet Information Officer and Tokuji Defense Policy Officer Kitamura Shigeru; Kinomura Kenichi, Lieutenant General of the Japanese Self-Defense Force
05:51 Kitamura leaves
06:15 Yachi Shotaro,of the Cabinet Secretariat arrives
06:24 Nishioka Takashi, Adviser of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries; Igarashi Hisaya President of Shibaura Institute of Technology; Miyagawa Makio, Director of Middle East and Africa Affairs
06:34 Return to residence for dinner with Vice President Komura Masahiko; LDP Secretary-General Ishiba Shigeru; Diet Affairs Committee Chairman Sato Yukari

Wednesday October 23, 2013
AM
07:21 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:22 Briefing with Chief Cabinet Deputy Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:51 Attends Diet session
08:55 House of Councilors Budget Committee
11:57 Return to office
11:59 Meet with House of Councilors LDP members Sakamoto Tsuyoshini and Masayoshi Yoshino

PM
12:55 Diet session resumes
01:00 House of Councilors Budget Committee begins
05:05 Return to office
05:06 Meeting with Saiki Shigeru Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ihara Junichi, Asia Pacific Director
05:25 Ihara leave
05:32 Saiki leaves
05:33 Meeting with Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan Akematsu Takeshi
06:11 Meeting with Kyodo News Agency in Higashi-Shimbashi, Tokyo
06:13 Meeting with President of Kyodo Fukuyama Masayoshi
07:08 Dinner at Yakiniku restaurant in Shibuya, Tokyo
08:32 Return to private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo


Thursday October 24, 2013

AM

07:43 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:44 Briefing with DeputyChief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:56 Diet session commences
09:00 House of Councilors Budget Committee

PM
04:22 Return to office
05:12 Ministerial Council on Monthly Economic Report
05:40 Meeting with Suga Yoshihide, Chief Cabinet Secretary
06:00 Meeting with Hiramatsu Kunio, Comprehensive Foreign Policy Director and North America Director Tomita Isao
06:47 Courtesy call from National Assembly Chairwoman of Uganda Rebecca Kadaga
07:03 Return to residence for dinner with Vice Minister of ministries
08:46 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no visitors)

Friday October 25, 2013
AM
08:30 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
08:31 Briefing with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
09:17 Security Council
09:35 Cabinet meeting
10:19 Arrive at Imperial Palace for confidential report to the Emperor
11:09 Return to office
11:43 Courtesy call from member countries and regions of the Pacific Ocean Island Forum

PM
12:12 The Prime Minister is presented with rice from the Mayor of Hirono Town, Fukushima Prefecture
12:53 National Assembly
01:02 Lower House Plenary Session
03:19 Return to office
03:21 Meeting with Saito Ken, LDP Lower House Member
04:08 Interview with US newspaper The Wall Street Journal
05:09 Meeting with Cabinet Information Officer Kitamura Shigeru
06:09 Meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister Sugiyama Shinsuke; Deputy Director General Masuno; International Director of the Ministry of Finance Tatsuo Yamazaki; Suzuki Hideo of the METI Trade Policy Bureau
06:46 Poland-Ireland Exchange hosted
06:59 Deputy Prime Minister of Poland Janusz Piechociński arrives
07:14 Deputy Prime Minister of Poland leaves

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