Thursday, March 20, 2014

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule February 17-23, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no visitors)
07:16 Depart from private residence
07:28 Arrive at office
07:29 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:17 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:47 Depart from office
08:49 Arrive at Diet
08:52 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:59 Lower House Budget Committee commences

PM
12:01 Budget Committee recess
12:02 Leave Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
12:04 Depart from Diet
12:06 Return to office
12:56 Depart from office
12:57 Return to Diet
12:59 Reenter 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
05:03 Enter LDP President’s Room
05:04 LDP Officers’ Meeting
05:28 Meeting ends
05:30 Leave LDP President’s Room
05:32 Depart from Diet
05:34 Return to office
05:44 Meet with Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue Furuya Keiji
05:52 Ends meeting with Mr. Furuya
05:54 Meet with Chairman Ed Royce of House Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States, Mr. Furuya attends
06:34 Ends meeting with ­Mr. Royce
06:35 Meet with Minister in Charge of the Abduction Issue and Minister of State for Disaster Management Mr. Furuya
06:37 Ends meeting with Mr. Furuya
06:38 Depart from office
06:56 Arrive at Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa in Takakawa, Tokyo, attend and give greeting at Award Ceremony for Seiron Award
07:07 Depart from Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa
07:28 Arrive at French restaurant Hôtel de Mikuni in Wakaba, Tokyo. Dinner with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
09:14 Depart from Hôtel de Mikuni
09:27 Arrive at private residence

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
08:10 Arrive at office
08:23 Cabinet Session commences
08:35 Cabinet Session ends
08:36 Meet with Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide
08:41 End meeting with Mr. Suga
09:08 Meet with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Motegi Toshimitsu, Director of the Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau Sugawara Ikuro, and Ueda Takayuki of the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy
09:45 End meeting with Mr. Motegi, Mr. Sugawara and Mr. Ueda
09:51 Minister of State for Disaster Management Furuya Keiji and Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Office Kameoka Yoshitami enter
10:19 Mr. Furuya leaves
10:30 Mr. Kameoka leaves
11:04 Meet with former Minister of State for the Postal Service Yashiro Eita
11:28 End meeting with Mr. Yashiro
11:35 Heavy Snowfall Emergency Disaster Response Headquarters meeting
11:57 Meeting end

PM
12:55 Depart from office
12:57 Arrive at Diet
12:58 Enter Lower House Meeting Hall
01:02 Lower House Plenary Session commences
01:18 Meet with LDP Acting Chief Secretary Hosoda Hiroyuki
01:22 End meeting with Mr. Hosoda
01:30 Meet with two LDP Lower House Members Tokai Kisaburo and Endo Toshiaki
01:35 End meeting with Mr. Tokai and Mr. Endo
01:36 Leave the Lower House Plenary Session during proceedings
01:37 Depart from Diet
01:39 Return to office
01:52 Filming a video for use at an event for overseas investors
02:00 Finish filming
02:16 Meet with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun, Deputy Minister of Ministry Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Yamanaka Shinichi
02:30 End meeting with Mr. Shimomura and Mr. Yamanaka
03:24 Meet with Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka, and Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service Matsutomi Shigeo
03:52 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Matsutomi
04:10 National Security Council (NSC) Director Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, and Director of Defense Intelligence Headquarters Kinomura Kenichi
04:27 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Kinomura leave
04:41 Mr. Kitamura leaves
04:42 Meet Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs Furusawa Mitsuhiro
04:53 End meeting with Mr. Furusawa
05:17 Meet with Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Shindo Yoshitaka, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide, and Minister in charge Economic Revitalization Amari Akira
05:42 End meeting with Mr. Shindo, Mr. Suga and Mr. Amari
05:43 Council for Promoting the Alleviation of the Burden of Futenma Air Station meeting
05:53 Council meeting ends
06:17 Education Rebuilding Implementation Council meeting
06:40 Council meeting ends
06:52 Depart from office
07:00 Arrive at Palace Hotel Tokyo in Marunouchi, Tokyo, meet in “Kikyo” banquet hall with former NHK President Ebisawa Katsuji, Sankei Shimbun President Kiyohara Takehiko, Nihon Keizai Shimbun Editorial Committee Chair Serikawa Yoichi, and Mainichi Shimbun Honored Advisor Kitamura Masato
08:28 Depart from Palace Hotel Tokyo
08:36 Arrive at official residence

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:29 Depart from official residence
09:30 Arrive at office
10:30 Meet with Cabinet Secretariat Advisor Munakata Norio
10:52 End meeting with Mr. Munakata
11:20 Meet with Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide
11:25 End meeting with Mr. Suga
11:40 Depart from office
11:46 Arrive at Imperial Palace, imperial court lunch reception for Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

PM
01:39 Depart from Imperial Palace
01:44 Arrive at Chiyoda District Government Office, Kudanminami, Tokyo, turn in absentee ballot for Yamaguchi Prefecture’s gubernatorial election
01:51 Depart from Chiyoda District Government Office
02:02 Arrive at office
02:14 Meet with Director of National Security Council Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Director of MOFA’s Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, and Director of Defense Policy Bureau of Ministry of Defense Tokushi Hideshi
02:47 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu and Mr. Tokushi
03:04 Meet with delegation led by Co-Chair Diana Degette of Congressional Study Group on Japan, US House of Representatives, and US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy attended
03:39 End meeting with Mrs. DeGette and delegation
03:40 Meet with PM Special Advisor Kimura Taro
03:45 End meeting with Mr. Kimura
04:45 Meet with Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Amari Akira and Cabinet Office Vice Minister of Policy Coordination Matsuyama Kenji
05:11 End meeting with Mr. Amari and Mr. Matsuyama
05:13 Ministerial Council on Monthly Economic and Other Issues meeting
05:32 Meeting ends
05:34 Meet with Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura Norihisa
05:35 End meeting with Mr. Tamura
06:02 Reception for Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, take commemorative photo
06:03 Finish reception and photo session
06:05 Japan-Saudi Arabia Summit Meeting with Crown Prince
06:38 Summit Meeting ends
06:41 Signing Ceremony
06:47 Ceremony ends
06:48 Depart from office
06:50 Arrive at official residence, dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister
08:13 Bid farewell to Crown Prince
08:17 Finish seeing off Crown Prince

Thursday, February 20, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:21 Depart from official residence
07:22 Arrive at office
07:23 Meet with Deputy Chief of Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:16 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:50 Depart from office
08:51 Arrive at Diet
08:53 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:58 Lower House Budget Committee commences

PM
12:10 Budget Committee recess
12:11 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
12:12 Leave Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
12:13 Depart from Diet
12:14 Arrive at office
12:15 Meet with Koga Hana Musume [古河華むすめ, rough translation to Koga Flower Daughters]
12:19 End meeting with Koga Hana Musume
12:55 Depart from office
12:56 Arrive at Diet
12:58 Reenter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Lower House Budget Committee recommences
05:02 Budget Committee adjourns
05:03 Meet with two members of Budget Committee Board of Directors Shiozaki Yasuhisa and Hayashi Moto
05:04 Leave Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room, enter LDP President’s Room
05:05 Film video message meant for Ishigaki City, Okinawa Prefecture, LDP Lower House member Jimajiri Aiko also attends
05:10 Leave LDP President’s Room
05:12 Depart from Diet
05:14 Arrive at office
05:31 Economic and Fiscal Policy Inquiries meeting
06:25 Meeting ends
06:38 Depart from Diet
06:46 Arrive at Nippon Steel Corporation Housing Finance Kioi Building in Kioicho, Tokyo, dinner meeting with Kioi Kurabu Honored Director of Nippon Steel Corporation Housing Finance Imai Takashi
08:55 Depart from Nippon Steel Corporation Housing Finance Kioi Building
09:10 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Friday, February 21, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:42 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:56 Arrive at Diet
08:02 Meeting of related Ministers on TPP
08:18 Meeting ends
08:22 Cabinet Session
08:34 Cabinet Session ends
11:05 Meet with Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
11:39 End meeting with Mr. Saiki

PM
12:04 Lunch meeting with Resident Ambassador of Australia to Japan Bruce Miller, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke also attends
01:06 Lunch meeting ends
02:01 Meet with Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives (of Japan Agriculture Group) President Banzai Akira
02:16 End meeting with Mr. Banzai
02:39 Meet with Japanese-German Forum’s Japanese Chairman Mogi Yuzaburo and Honored Chairman of Kikkoman Corporation
03:25 End meeting with Mr. Mogi
03:26 Meet with Administrative Vice Minister of Defense Nishi Masanori and Chief of Staff of Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Kawano Katsutoshi
03:44 End meeting with Mr. Nishi and Mr. Kawano
04:08 Meet with Member of Indonesian Presidential Advisory Board Ginandjar Kartasasmita
04:23 End meeting with Mr. Kartasasmita
04:26 Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Saiki and Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service Matsutomi Shigeo enter
04:42 Mr. Matsutomi leaves
05:04 Mr. Saiki leaves
05:05 Meet with Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kishi Nobuo
05:10 End meeting with Mr. Kishi
05:11 Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu and Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
05:16 Mr. Kato leaves
05:45 Mr. Kitamura leaves
06:03 Council on National Strategic Special Zones meeting
06:33 Meeting ends
06:50 Depart from office
06:56 Arrive at Asakasa Excel Hotel Tokyu in Nagata-cho, Tokyo, dinner meeting in Akasaka Zipangu Restaurant with a former head reporter
09:22 Depart from Asakasa Excel Hotel Tokyu
09:37 Arrive at private residence

Saturday, February 22, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:32 Depart from private residence
08:41 Arrive at Keio Hospital through pedestrian entrance in Shinanomachi, Tokyo, for physical examination

PM
02:43 Depart from Keio Hospital
02:58 Arrive at private residence, when asked “What were the results of your physical examination?” Abe answered “There was nothing wrong.”

Sunday, February 23, 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
05:46 Depart from private residence
05:58 Arrive at restaurant Bistro Shiro in Shibuya, Tokyo, dinner with wife Akie and friends
09:20 Depart from Bistro Shiro
09:34 Return to private residence

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