Monday, March 3, 2014

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule February 10-16, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no visitors)
07:12 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:25 Arrive at office
07:26 Interview open to all media: When told “Tokyo gubernatorial election Masuzoe Yoichi was elected,” Abe answered, “Good, I want Tokyo, I hope he will make Tokyo shine from the center of the world.”
07:27 Interview end
07:28 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:41 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:43 Depart from office
08:45 Arrive at Diet
08:49 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:51 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister Aso Taro and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Hayashi Yoshimasa
08:53 End meeting with Mr. Aso and Mr. Hayashi
08:58 Lower House Budget Committee commences
11:59 Lower House Budget Committee recess, leave Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room

PM
12:02 Depart from Diet
12:03 Arrive at office
12:55 Depart from office
12:56 Return to Diet
12:58 Reenter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Lower House Budget Committee recommences
05:00 Lower House Budget Committee adjourns
05:01 Meet with Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura Norihisa and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Motegi Toshimitsu
05:02 End meeting with Mr. Tamura and Mr. Motegi
05:03 Leave room
05:04 Arrive at LDP President’s Room
05:05 Meet with Mr. Masuzoe
05:11 End meeting with Mr. Masuzoe
05:12 LDP Board of Officers Meeting
05:24 Meeting ends
05:25 Meet with the LDP’s Vice President Komura Masahiko, Secretary-General Ishiba Shigeru and Executive Acting Secretary-General Hosoda Hiroyuki
05:27 End meeting with Mr. Komura, Mr. Ishiba and Mr. Hosoda
05:28 Leave room
05:30 Depart from Diet
05:38 Arrive at Imperial Palace, register return to country
05:45 Depart from Imperial Palace
05:56 Arrive at office
05:58 Meet with Director of Japan’s NSC Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru and Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center Director Shimohira Koji
06:08 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kitamura and Mr. Shimohira
06:10 Receives request from Keidanren’s President Yonekura Hiromasa, President of The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mimura Akira, and Representative Executive Secretary of Japan Association of Corporate Executives Hasegawa Yasuchika
06:19 End meeting with Mr. Yonekura, Mr. Mimura and Mr. Hasegawa
06:29 Meet with Mr. Kitamura
06:47 Meeting end
07:01 Certificate of Appreciation Presentation Ceremony with actor Sugi Ryotaro, Foreign Minister Kishida Fumio attends
07:17 Depart from office
07:18 Arrive at official residence
09:04 Depart from official residence
09:19 Arrive at private residence

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
10:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors), stayed there throughout the morning

PM
02:09 Depart from private residence
02:22 Arrive at Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi, lobby at “NAGOMI Spa and Fitness”
05:38 Depart from Grand Hyatt Tokyo
06:04 Arrive at private residence

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
06:59 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:10 Arrive at office
07:11 Meet with Deputy Chief of Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
07:15 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:18 Cabinet session commences
08:25 Cabinet session ends
08:46 Depart from office
08:47 Arrive at Diet
08:49 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:50 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
08:51 Speak briefly with minister in charge of special missions Mori Masako
08:52 Continue meeting with Mr. Aso
08:54 End meeting with Mr. Aso
08:58 Lower House Budget Committee commences

PM
12:01 Budget Committee recess, leave Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
12:04 Depart from Diet
12:05 Return to office
12:55 Depart from office
12:56 Return to Diet
12:58 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Lower House Budget Committee recommences
05:01 Budget Committee adjourns
05:02 Leave Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
05:04 Depart from Diet
05:05 Return to office
05:09 Meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka, and Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji
05:43 End meeting with Mr. Kishida, Mr. Saiki and Mr. Tomita
05:46 Headquarters on the Abduction Issue core meeting
06:01 Meeting end
06:17 Meet with Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide
06:22 End meeting with Mr. Suga
06:34 Depart from office
06:47 Arrive at sushi shop Sushi Yoshitake in Ginza, Tokyo, dinner with Senior Vice Minister of Cabinet Office Akaba Kazuyoshi, New Komeito Lower House member Tomita Shigeyuki, and representative of the New Reformation Party Arai Hiroyuki
08:34 Depart from Sushi Yoshitake
08:41 Arrive at official residence

Thursday, February 13, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:44 Depart from official residence
07:45 Arrive at office
07:46 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:10 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:53 Depart from office
08:54 Arrive at Diet
08:56 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:57 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun, and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Hayashi Yoshimasa
08:59 End meeting with Mr. Aso, Mr. Shimomura, and Mr. Hayashi
09:01 Lower House Budget Committee commences

PM
12:07 Budget Committee recess
12:08 Leave Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
12:10 Depart from Diet
12:12 Arrive at office
12:54 Depart from office
12:56 Return to Diet
12:57 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
12:58 Meet with Mr. Hayashi and Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide
01:00 Lower House Budget Committee recommences
05:01 Budget Committee adjourns
05:02 Leave Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
05:04 Depart from Diet
05:05 Return to office
05:09 Meet with Chief Cabinet Secretary Mr. Suga
05:32 End meeting with Mr. Suga
05:33 National Security Council meeting
06:16 NSC meeting ends
06:21 Depart from office
06:31 Arrive at Daiichi Hotel Tokyo in Shinbashi, Tokyo, attend “Shinseikai” Abe supporters’ club for psychiatrists meeting, in banquet hall “L’etoile”
07:17 Depart from Daiichi Hotel Tokyo
07:24 Arrive at official residence

Friday, February 14, 2014

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:56 Depart from official residence
07:58 Arrive at office
08:02 Headquarters for the Promotion of Social Security Reform meeting
08:12 Meeting ends
08:22 Cabinet session commences
08:35 Cabinet session ends
08:36 Meet with Minister of State for Gender Equality Mori Masako
08:52 End meeting with Mrs. Mori
10:46 Meet with Chairperson Paddy Burke of the Senate of the Republic of Ireland
11:11 End meeting with Mr. Burke

PM

12:01 Meet with Minister in charge of TPP Amari Akira
12:26 End meeting with Mr. Amari
12:56 Depart from office
12:58 Arrive at Diet
12:59 Enter Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
01:02 Lower House Plenary Session commences
01:03 Speak with LDP Chief Secretary Ishiba Shigeru
01:16 Cease speaking with Mr. Shigeru
01:19 Leave Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall during proceedings
01:21 Depart from Diet
01:22 Arrive at office
02:02 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
02:13 Director-General of MOFA’a European Affairs Bureau Kozuki Toyohisa joins meeting
02:43 Mr. Saiki and Mr. Kozuki leave
03:41 Meet with Airbus Group’s CEO Dr. Thomas Enders
04:00 End meeting with Mr. Enders
04:01 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
04:30 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
04:31 Meet with Minister of Defense Onodera Itsunori and Vice-Minister of Defense Nishi Masanori
04:58 End meeting with Mr. Onodera and Mr. Nishi
05:12 Council for Science and Technology Policy meeting
05:42 Meeting ends
05:44 Meet with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun
06:04 End meeting with Mr. Shimomura
06:20 Conference with President of the Marshall Islands Christopher Loeak
06:46 Conference ends
06:49 Joint Press Conference with Mr. Loeak
06:59 Press Conference ends
07:01 Arrive at official residence, dinner meeting hosted by Abe Shinzo
08:24 Bids farewell to President Loeak
08:26 Finishes seeing President Loeak off

Saturday, February 15, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors), stayed there throughout the morning

PM
02:25 Interview open to all media: In answer to “Competitor Hanyu Yuzuru won a gold medal in men’s figure skating,” Abe said, “I was deeply moved, watching the scene of his winning run on tv with the flag of Japan on his back.”
02:26 Interview end
03:31 Congratulate Hanyu Yuzuru on the phone
03:35 End phone conversation
03:36 Depart from official residence
03:54 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Sunday, February 16, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no visitors)
10:00 At private residence (no morning visitors), stayed there throughout the morning

PM
05:31 Depart from private residence
05:49 Arrive at tempura restaurant Rakutei in Akasaka, Tokyo, for dinner with supporters
07:50 Depart from Rakutei
08:05 Return to private residence

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