Saturday, March 22, 2014

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule February 24-March 2, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:36 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:48 Arrive at office
07:49 Meet with Deputy Chief of Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:15 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:49 Depart from office
08:50 Arrive at Diet
08:52 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:53 Meet with Minister of State for Disaster Management Furuya Keiji
08:54 Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Motegi Toshimitsu joins
08:58 Lower House Budget Committee commences

PM
12:04 Leave Budget Committee during proceedings
12:07 Enter Cabinet Ministers’ Room
12:08 Meet with Minister of State for Disaster Management Mr. Furuya and Senior Vice Minister of Cabinet Office Nishimura Yasutoshi
12:12 End meeting with Mr. Furuya and Mr. Nishimura
12:13 Leave Cabinet Ministers’ Room
12:14 Depart from Diet
12:15 Arrive at office
12:54 Depart from office
12:56 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
12:58 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
12:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
01:00 Lower House Budget Committee recommences
05:03 Budget Committee adjourns
05:04 Leave Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
05:05 Meet with Japan Reformation Party member Yamada Hiroshi from Lower House Budget Committee Board of Directors
05:06 Enter LDP President’s Room
05:07 Continue meeting with Mr. Yamada
05:23 End meeting with Mr. Yamada
05:28 Leave LDP President’s Room
05:30 Depart from Diet
05:32 Arrive at office
06:15 Meet with France’s Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici
06:34 End meeting with Mr. Moscovici
06:35 Depart from office
06:36 Arrive at official residence

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:16 Depart from official residence
08:17 Arrive at office
08:23 Cabinet session commences
08:36 Cabinet session ends
08:44 Meet with UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake
09:03 End meeting with Mr. Lake
09:23 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
10:10 End meeting with Mr. Saiki

PM
12:00 Conference between party leaders with New Komeito President Yamaguchi Natsuo
01:07 Conference ends
01:14 Meet with LDP Lower House member Hatoyama Kunio and Mayor Narahara Toshinori of Kurume City in Fukuoka Prefecture
01:46 End meeting with Mr. Hatoyama and Mr. Narahara
01:47 Meet with journalist Tahara Soichiro
02:15 End meeting with Mr. Tahara
02:19 Meet with MOFA’s Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Saiki and Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service Matsutomi Shigeo
02:53 Mr. Matsutomi leaves
03:05 Mr. Saiki leaves
03:27 Meet with Minister of Defense Onodera Itsunori
03:50 End meeting with Mr. Onodera
03:52 Meet with Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s Pension Bureau Director Katori Teruyuki
04:22 End meeting with Mr. Katori
05:02 Meet with Mayor Nakao Tomoaki of Shimonoseki City in Yamaguchi Prefecture and Board Chairman of Shimonoseki Fuku Federation [下関ふく連盟] Matsumura Hisashi
05:11 End meeting with Mr. Nakao and Mr. Matsumura
05:13 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, and Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center Director Shimohira Koji entered Abe’s office
05:23 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Shimohira leave
05:41 Mr. Kitamura leaves
06:26 Depart from office
06:27 Arrive at official residence, dinner with Lower House Budget Committee Chair Nikai Toshihiro, and two Lower House Budget Committee Directors, LDP’s Uesugi Mitsuhiro and New Komeito’s Ishida Noritoshi. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide also attends
08:13 Everyone leaves

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:24 Depart from official residence
09:25 Arrive at office
09:49 Meet with Tokyo Prefectural Governor Masuzoe Yoichi, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide also attends
10:07 End meeting with Mr. Masuzoe
10:08 Meet with LDP Lower House member Yamamoto Yuji
10:38 End meeting with Mr. Yamamoto
10:39 Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka and Resident Ambassador to South Korea Bessho Koro enter
11:06 Mr. Bessho leaves
11:07 Resident Ambassador to China Kitera Masato joins
11:33 Mr. Saiki and Mr. Kitera leave
11:34 Meet with Resident Ambassador to Paraguay Ueda Yoshihisa
11:37 End meeting with Mr. Ueda
11:39 Depart from office
11:45 Arrive at Imperial Palace, Imperial Court Reception Luncheon for General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates

PM
01:42 Depart from Imperial Palace
01:50 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Meeting Hall, receive treatment in Meeting Hall’s Dental Office
02:23 Depart from Meeting Hall
02:24 Arrive at office
03:09 Meet with Director-General of MOFA’s Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji
03:56 Meet with Finance Ministry’s Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs Furusawa Mitsuhiro and Finance Ministry’s Senior Deputy Director-General of International Bureau Yamasaki Tatsuo
04:27 Filming for government broadcasting 3-year anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake video message
06:00 Reception for Prince Mohammad, taking of commemorative photos
06:01 End of photo session
06:02 Summit Conference with Prince Mohammad
06:46 Summit Conference ends
06:49 Signing Ceremony
06:57 Signing Ceremony ends
06:59 Depart from office
07:00 Arrive at official residence, dinner meeting hosted by the Prime Minister
08:13 Bid farewell to Prince Mohammad
08:16 Finish seeing off Prince Mohammad
08:24 Minister in charge of TPP Amari Akira, TPP Chief Negotiator Tsuruoka Koji, and Acting Chief TPP Negotiator Oe Hiroshi enter
08:26 Chief Cabinet Secretary Mr. Suga joins
09:14 Everyone leaves

Thursday, February 27, 2014

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:16 Depart from official residence
07:18 Arrive at office
07:19 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:09 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:49 Depart from office
08:50 Arrive at Diet
08:52 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:54 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
08:56 End meeting with Mr. Aso
08:57 Lower House Budget Committee commences

PM
12:02 Leave Budget Committee during proceedings
12:05 Depart from Diet
12:06 Arrive at office
12:55 Depart from office
12:57 Return to Diet
12:58 Reenter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Budget Committee recommences
05:02 Budget Committee adjourns
05:03 Leave Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
05:05 Depart from Diet
05:07 Arrive at office
05:33 National Security Council (NSC) meeting
06:20 NSC meeting ends
06:21 Meet with Cabinet Secretariat Advisors Hamada Koichi and Honda Etsuro
06:29 End meeting with Mr. Hamada and Mr. Honda
06:30 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management Yonemura Toshiro
06:45 End meeting with Mr. Yonemura
06:51 Depart from office
06:53 Arrive at official residence, filming for video message
07:09 Depart from official residence
07:11 Arrive at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Nagata-cho, Tokyo, dinner at Chinese restaurant Star Hill with the Prime Minister’s personal secretary
08:16 Depart from The Capitol Hotel Tokyu
08:17 Arrive at official residence

Friday, February 28, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
06:55 Depart from official residence
06:56 Arrive at office
06:58 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
07:45 End meeting with Mr. Kato
07:47 Cabinet Session begins
08:05 Cabinet Session ends
08:17 Depart from office
08:18 Arrive at Diet
08:20 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:21 Speak briefly with Minster of Justice Tanigaki Sadakazu, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun, and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Hayashi Yoshimasa
08:22 Speak briefly with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ota Akihiro
08:23 Speak briefly with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
08:25 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
08:26 Lower House Budget Committee commences

PM
01:15 Budget Committee adjourns
01:16 Leave Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:18 Depart from Diet
01:23 Arrive at Japan Press Center Building in Uchisaiwai-cho, Tokyo, attend farewell party for former Special Advisor to Mainichi Shimbun Iwami Takao
01:45 Depart from Japan Press Center Building
01:49 Arrive at office
02:10 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka, Director-General of MOFA’s Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, Director-General of European Affairs Bureau Kozuki Toyohisa, and Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service Matsutomi Shigeo enter
02:25 Mr. Kozuki and Mr. Masutomi leave
02:41 Mr. Hiramatsu leaves
02:45 Mr. Saiki leaves
02:46 Meet with Resident Ambassador to China Kitera Masato, attendant to Asia-Pacific Ambassadors’ Meeting
03:03 End meeting with Mr. Kitera
03:12 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
03:42 Presentation of Notice of Appointment for Asia-Pacific Ambassadors’ Meeting and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management Yonemura Toshiro
03:54 Finish presentation
04:21 Depart from office
04:23 Arrive at Diet
04:24 Enter Lower House Meeting Hall
04:26 Meet with Chairman of LDP General Affairs Committee Noda Seiko
04:28 End meeting with Mr. Noda
04:29 Speak briefly with LDP Lower House member Kono Taro
04:30 Speak briefly with Chairman of LDP Election Strategy Committee Kawamura Takeo
04:31 Speak briefly with Minister of Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio
04:32 Speak briefly with Minister of Justice Mr. Tanigaki, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Motegi Toshimitsu, and Chairman of National Public Safety Commission Furuya Keiji
04:33 Lower House Plenary Session commences
06:57 Plenary Session adjourns
06:58 Leave Lower House Meeting Hall
06:59 At Meeting for majority and minority parties, shares greetings with Lower House members: Ibuki Bunmei, Chairman and Vice Chairman Akamatsu Hirotaka, and Chairman of Steering Committee Aisawa ichiro. Deputy Prime Minister Aso Taro and Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide accompanied the Prime Minister
07:18 Meeting ends
07:20 Depart from Diet
07:21 Arrive at office
07:22 Interview open to all media: Prime Minister Abe comments on “feeling toward adopting the draft budget after passing the Lower House,” saying “It will go to the Upper House staring next week. I will try to gauge the level of support for it.”
07:23 Interview ends
07:32 Depart from office
07:33 Arrive at official residence, dinner meeting with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige, LDP Deputy Secretary-General Ishi Junichi, and Upper House Caucus Acting Chief Secretary Yoshida Hiromi
09:20 Mr. Ishi and Mr. Yoshida leave
09:48 Mr. Seko leaves

Saturday, March 1, 2014

AM

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

PM
02:39 Depart from official residence
02:52 Arrive at Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo, lobby at NAGOMI Spa and Fitness
06:09 Depart from Grand Hyatt Tokyo
06:34 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Zenshaoan Temple
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
10:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors), stay there throughout the morning

PM
12:46 Depart from private residence
12:59 Arrive at salon HAIR GUEST [ヘアーゲスト, Hea Gesuto] in Shibuya, Tokyo, receive haircut
02:37 Depart from HAIR GUEST
03:02 Arrive at Zenshoan Temple [全生庵] in Yanaka, Tokyo, for Zen mediation
04:16 Depart from Zenshoan Temple
04:49 Arrive at private residence

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