Saturday, February 15, 2014

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule February 3-9 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

AM

07:00 Departure from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:12 Arrive at office
07:13 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:50 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:54 Depart from office
08:55 Arrive at Diet
08:57 Arrive at Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
09:00 Lower House Budget Committee commences

PM
12:01 Budget Committee recess
12:02 Depart from Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
12:04 Depart from Diet
12:05 Return to office
12:20 Ruling Party [LDP] Liaison Conference
12:36 Conference end
12:54 Depart from office
12:56 Return to Diet
12:58 Return to Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Budget Committee reconvenes
05:01 Budget Committee adjourns
05:02 Depart from Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
05:04 Arrive at LDP President’s Room
05:05 LDP Officers Meeting
05:17 Meeting end
05:28 Depart from President’s Room
05:30 Departure from Diet
05:31 Return to office
05:48 Meet Minister of Defense Onodera Itsunori
06:10 Meeting ends
06:12 Meet with Admiral Samuel Locklear, Commander, US Pacific Command
06:32 Meeting end
06:40 Meet with Spanish Speaker of the Congress of Deputies Jesús Posada Moreno
06:51 Meeting ends
07:00 Departure from office
07:05 Arrive at Japanese restaurant in Hirakawa, Tokyo 「下関春帆楼 東京店」 [Shunpanro], dinner meeting with Mainichi Shimbun President Asahina Yutaka
09:59 Departure from Shunparo
10:03 Arrive at Prime Minister’s private residence

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

AM

07:15 Departure from Prime Minister’s official residence
07:17 Arrive at office
07:18 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:21 Meeting end
08:23 Cabinet meeting
08:30 Meeting end
08:54 Depart from office
08:55 Arrive at Diet
08:57 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:58 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro and Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun
08:59 Meeting end
09:00 Lower House Budget Committee commences

PM
12:03 Budget Committee adjourns
12:04 Leave room
12:05 Meet with LDP member of the Lower House Nakayama Yasuhide
12:06 Depart from Diet
12:07 Return to office
12:54 Depart from office
12:56 Return to Diet
12:57 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Lower House Budget Committee recommences
03:34 Budget Committee adjourns
03:35 Leave room
03:36 Depart from Diet
03:39 Return to office
04:07 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka enters office
04:37 Foreign Minister Kishida Fumio, Deputy Minister Sugiyama Shinsuke, and European Affairs Bureau Director-General Kozuki Toyohisa also enter office
05:05 All visitors leave
05:06 NSC Director Yachi Shotaro, Cabinet Intelligence Director Kitamura Shigeru, and Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center Director Shimohira Koji enter office
05:16 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Shimohira leave
05:29 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:51 Depart from office
05:53 Return to Diet
05:54 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
06:00 Leave room and enter Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
06:02 Lower House Plenary Session commences
06:56 Plenary Session adjourns
06:57 Leave hall and enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
06:58 Greet Lower House Chairman Ibuki Bunmei
06:59 Leave room
07:03 Return to office
07:09 Group on Restructuring Legal Basis of Security meeting
07:13 Meeting end
07:15 Departure from office
07:27 Dinner with Lower House lawmakers at French restaurant À Nu, Retrouvez-vous in Hiroo, Tokyo, President and CEO of ItoEn, ltd. Honjo Hachiro, Mr. Honjo’s wife, LDP Lower House member Yamamoto Yuji, and Abe Akie attended
09:11 Departure from À Nu, Retrouvez-vous
09:20 Arrive at Prime Minister’s official residence

Wednesday February 5, 2014

AM

12:00 At Prime Minister’s official residence (no visitors)
07:18 Departure from official residence
07:19 Arrive at office
07:20 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:28 Meeting end
08:43 Meet with Cabinet Intelligence Director Kitamura Shigeru
08:49 Meeting end
08:53 Depart from office
08:54 Arrive at Diet
08:56 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:57 Meet with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro
08:58 Meeting ends
08:59 Meet with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun
09:00 Meeting end
09:01 Upper House Budget Committee commences
11:54 Budget Committee recess, leave room
11:57 Depart from Diet
11:59 Return to office

PM
12:53 Departs from office
12:55 Return to Diet
12:57 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Upper House Budget Committee recommences
05:55 Upper House Budget Committee adjourns
05:57 Leave room
05:58 Depart from Diet
06:05 Attend Sochi Winter Paralympics Send-off Event for Japanese representative teams, greet them, in Fuyo Banquet Hall, Hotel New Otani, Kioi, Tokyo
06:13 Departure from hotel
06:18 Return to office
06:56 Summit Conference with Swiss Confederation President Didier Burkhalter
07:31 Conference end
07:33 Signing Ceremony and Joint Press Announcement
07:46 Announcement end
07:47 Departure from office
07:48 Arrive at Prime Minister’s official residence, dinner meeting hosted by PM Abe and his wife Akie
08:52 Bid farewell to President Burkhalter

Thursday February 6, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:16 Departure from official residence
07:17 Arrive at office
07:18 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
07:20 Meeting end
08:54 Depart from office
08:56 Arrive at Diet
08:58 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
09:00 Upper House Budget Committee commences
11:51 Budget Committee recess
11:52 Leave room
11:54 Depart from Diet
11:56 Return to office
11:57 Meet with Fukuoka Prefecture’s Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine’s 3-person “Plum Mission,” Nishitakatsuji Nobuyoshi, and shrine maidens Ms. Fukuda and Ms. Imamura. LDP Lower House member Harada Yoshiaki sat with them

PM
12:03 Meeting ends
12:52 Depart from office
12:54 Arrive at Diet
12:55 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Upper House Budget Committee recommences
05:05 Budget Committee adjourns, leave room
05:07 Depart from Diet
05:09 Return to office
05:52 Depart from office
05:54 Return to Diet
05:55 Enter Upper House Chairman’s Reception Room
05:57 Leave room and enter Upper House Plenary Meeting Hall
06:01 Upper House Plenary Session commences
06:47 Plenary Session adjourns
06:48 Leave room
06:49 Meet with Upper House President Yamazaki Masaaki, Vice-President Koshiishi Azuma, House Standing Committee on Rules and Administration Chairman Iwaki Mitsuhide, between political parties exchanged greetings. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige accompanied
06:57 Meeting end
06:59 Departure from Diet
07:00 Return to office
07:01 Press conference open to all media: When asked about the “adoption of revised supplementary budget being stopped,” Abe answered, “If the supplementary budget is adopted quickly, it will be good. I want to give my thanks to everyone who cooperated with us.”
07:02 Interview end
08:42 Departure from office
08:58 Return to private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Friday February 7, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no visitors)
07:31 Departure from private residence
07:40 Arrive at office
07:41 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:14 Meeting end
08:17 Cabinet meeting
08:37 Meeting end
08:38 Meet with Mr. Seko
08:48 Meeting end
08:54 Depart from office
08:55 Arrive at Diet
08:57 Enter Upper House 1st Committee Members’ Room
09:00 Upper House Budget Committee commences
11:49 Budget Committee recess
11:50 Leave room
11:51 Departure from Diet
11:52 Arrive at office
11:57 Departure from office
11:59 Arrive at Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall, attend National Convention requesting the return of the Northern Territories and greet assembly

PM
12:15 Departure from public hall
12:35 Arrive at Haneda Airport
12:40 Press conference open to all media: When asked: “You will attend the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, but what kind of efforts do you expect of the Japanese competitors?” Abe answered: “As much as you can think, we want to display our strength, and to have the chance to be recognized for our dreams, aspirations, and courage.”
01:14 Departure from airport by private government aircraft to Russia for the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics
(evening, unspecified hour) Arrive at Sochi International Airport Russia
(evening, unspecified hour) Attend Opening Ceremony of Sochi Winter Olympics at Sochi’s Olympic Stadium, stay night at Dagomys Hotel

Saturday February 8, 2014

AM

Encourage Japanese teams at Olympic Village

PM
Summit meeting with President Vladimir Putin at President’s official residence (Grand Kremlin Palace), attend lunch meeting hosted by the President
Domestic and foreign press conference at Dagomys Hotel
Watch women’s short program team competition at Sochi, Russia’s figure skating rink. Departure from Sochi International Airport by private government aircraft. Stop to refuel at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey

Sunday February 9, 2014

AM

Departure from Ataturk International Airport

PM
06:42 Having completed attendance of Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, arrive from Russia at Haneda Airport
06:52 Departure from airport
07:19 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

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