Monday, July 7, 2014

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule June 9-15, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014
PM Abe visits Shimane

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:01 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
08:14 Arrive at office
08:15 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:52 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:53 Depart from office
08:55 Arrive at Diet
08:57 Enter Upper House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:58 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
08:59 End meeting with Mr. Aso
09:00 Upper House Audit Committee commences
11:55 Upper House Audit Committee recess
11:56 Leave Upper House 1st Committee Members’ Room
11:58 Depart from Diet

PM
12:00 Arrive at office
12:41 Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Amari Akira, Cabinet Office Vice-Minister Matsuyama Kenji and Director-General for Policy on Cohesive Society Ishii Hiroaki enter
12:47 Mr. Matsuyama and Mr. Ishii leave
12:48 Mr. Amari leaves
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Upper House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Upper House Audit Committee recommences
05:04 Leave while Committee is in progress
05:05 Enter LDP President’s Room
05:07 LDP Officers’ Meeting
05:20 Meeting ends
05:21 Meet with LDP Vice President Komura Masahiko
05:22 End meeting with Mr. Komura
05:23 Meet with LDP Executive Acting Secretary-General Hosoda Hiroyuki
05:24 End meeting with Mr. Hosoda
05:25 Leave LDP President’s Room
05:26 Arrive at Diet
05:28 Arrive at office
06:02 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy commences
07:03 Council meeting ends
07:04 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mr. Aso
07:14 End meeting with Mr. Aso
07:16 Depart from office
07:29 Arrive at Steakhouse Yamaguchi in Tsukishima, Tokyo. Dinner with wife Akie and others
10:29 Depart from restaurant
10:54 Arrive at private residence

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:59 Depart from private residence
09:12 Arrive at office
09:17 Cabinet meeting
09:32 Cabinet meeting ends
09:33 Meet with Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura Norihisa and Minister in charge of Administrative Reform Inada Tomomi
09:35 End meeting with Mr. Tamura and Ms. Inada
09:36 Meet with Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Amari Akira
09:42 End meeting with Mr. Amari
10:47 Depart from office
10:54 Arrive at Toranomon Hills [虎ノ門ヒルズ] in Toranomon, Tokyo. Attend opening ceremony of the skyscraper complex, give greeting
11:16 Depart from Toranomon Hills
11:25 Arrive at Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
11:27 View photo exhibition on Korean abduction victims guided by Yokota Megumi’s parents, Shigeru and Sakie, and give greeting at opening event. Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue Furuya Keiji and his colleagues also attend

PM
12:02 Leave exhibition
12:03 Depart from Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
12:05 Arrive at office
01:02 Meet with Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Yamanaka Shinichi
01:14 Meet with LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko
01:47 End meeting with Mr. Komura
01:49 Depart from office
01:58 Arrive at Keio University Hospital in Shinanomachi, Tokyo. View operating room and discuss opinions with Keio University Hospital Director Takeuchi Tsutomu and colleagues
02:49 Interview open to all media: When asked about his “impressions when viewing” the operating room, Mr. Abe answered “while considering the cost of these things, any hesitance I had was stemmed by the firm thought of advanced medical treatment that people can receive”
02:54 Depart from Keio University Hospital
03:03 Arrive at office
03:04 MOFA’s Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka and MOFA Intelligence and Analysis Service Director-General Matsutomi Shigeo enter
03:27 Mr. Matsutomi leaves
03:50 Mr. Saiki leaves
03:52 Receive courtesy call from youth group badminton team members of 5 Asian countries, come to Japan as part of MOFA’s youth exchange program JENESYS2.0
04:01 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, and Ministry of Defense’s Director of Defense Intelligence Headquarters Kinomura Kenichi enter
04:17 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Kinomura leave
04:34 Mr. Kitamura leaves
04:35 Meet with Minister of Defense Onodera Itsunori
04:59 End meeting with Mr. Onodera
05:00 Meet with Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs Furusawa Mitsuhiro and Ministry of Finance’s Senior Deputy Director General of International Bureau Yamasaki Tatsuo
05:04 End meeting with Mr. Furusawa and Mr. Yamasaki
05:09 Industrial Competitiveness Council meeting
05:56 Industrial Competitiveness Council meeting ends
06:06 Attend “Discover the Treasures of Farming, Mountain and Fishing Villages” cultural exchange gathering for authorized business personnel, deliver address
06:37 Wrap up affairs at cultural exchange gathering
06:38 Depart from office
06:42 Arrive at ANA Intercontinental Hotel Tokyo in Akasaka, Tokyo. In banquet hall Prominence, attend party held by LDP group Yurinkai [有隣会] lead by LDP Minister of Justice Tanigaki Sadakazu, deliver address
06:51 Depart from hotel
07:02 Arrive at Tokyo Kaikan in Marunouchi, Tokyo. Have dinner at French restaurant Prunier with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro and New Komeito’s 1st-time elected Lower House members
08:57 Enter members-only Union Club inside Tokyo Kaikan. Informal talk with LDP Lower House members Kiuchi Minoru and Saito Ken, and JR Tokai Chairman Kasai Yoshiyuki
09:33 Depart from Tokyo Kaikan
09:49 Arrive at private residence

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:50 Depart from private residence
09:03 Arrive at office
09:05 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
09:45 End meeting with Mr. Seko
09:52 Depart from office
09:53 Arrive at Diet
09:54 Enter Upper House President’s Reception Room
09:57 Leave room and enter Upper House Plenary Meeting Hall
09:58 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
10:00 End meeting with Mr. Aso
10:01 Upper House Plenary Session commences
10:51 Leave Upper House Plenary Session during proceedings
10:52 Leave Diet
10:54 Arrive at office

PM
02:53 Depart from office
02:55 Arrive at Diet
02:57 Enter Upper House 1st Committee Members’ Room
03:00 Party Leaders’ Debate commences
03:48 Party Leaders’ Debate closes
03:49 Leave Upper House 1st Committee Members’ Room
03:50 Meet with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun
03:51 End meeting with Mr. Shimomura
03:52 Depart from Diet
03:53 Arrive at office
04:42 Meet with Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Defence David Johnston
05:00 End meeting with Ms. Bishop and Mr. Johnston
05:01 22nd Meeting of the Education Rebuilding Implementation Council
05:27 Meeting ends
05:28 Meet with Mr. Aso; Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)’s Minister of Finance Kinoshita Yasushi; Ministry of Finance’s Budget Bureau Director-General Kagawa Shunsuke and Tax Bureau Director-General Tanaka Kazuho
06:01 End meeting with Mr. Aso, Mr. Kinoshita, Mr. Kagawa and Mr. Tanaka
06:04 The Forum for Consultations between the National and Regional Governments
06:10 Forum ends
06:12 Depart from Diet
06:17 Arrive at Hotel New Otani in Kioi-cho, Tokyo. Attend joint meeting of multiparty Diet Members’ Group for Shinto Association of Spiritual Leadership in banquet hall Fuyo
06:37 Depart from Hotel New Otani
06:44 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting with Mr. Shimomura and New Renaissance Party Representative Arai Hiroyuki
08:22 Mr. Shimomura leaves
08:32 Mr. Arai leaves

Thursday, June 12, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:26 Depart from official residence
08:28 Arrive at office
08:31 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
09:23 End meeting with Mr. Seko
09:46 Speak with LDP Policy Research Council Acting Chairman Shiozaki Yasuhisa
09:56 Finish speaking with Mr. Shiozaki
10:58 Speak with Council for Ainu Policy Promotion Acting Chairman Yoshikawa Takamori
11:08 Finish speaking with Mr. Yoshikawa
11:21 Speak with incoming Federation of Economic Organizations Presidents Sakakibara Sadayuki and Yonekura Hiromasa
11:35 Finish speaking with Mr. Yonekura
11:36 Meet with Mr. Sakakibara, Japan Chamber or Commerce and Industry Chairman Mimura Akio, and Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai) Chairman Hasegawa Yasuchika
11:55 End meeting with Mr. Sakakibara, Mr. Mimura, and Mr. Hasegawa
11:56 Speak with Governor of Yamaguchi Prefecture Muraoka Tsugumasa and Yamaguchi Prefectural Assembly President Yanai Shungaku

PM
12:10 Finish speaking with Mr. Muraoka and Mr. Yanai
12:53 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:56 Enter Upper House 32nd Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Upper House Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries commences
02:04 Leave seat during Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries proceedings
02:05 Depart from Diet
02:07 Arrive at office
02:23 Depart from office
02:25 Arrive at Diet
02:26 Enter Upper House 22nd Committee Members’ Room
02:30 Attend Upper House Committee on Culture, Education and Science meeting
03:31 Leave seat during committee proceedings
03:32 Depart from Diet
03:34 Arrive at office
03:43 Speak with Minister in charge of Intellectual Property Strategy Yamamoto Ichita
03:56 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamamoto
03:59 Meet with Minister in charge of Administrative Reform Inada Tomomi
04:17 End meeting with Ms. Inada
04:33 Receive courtesy call from Ms. Baba Fuyuka and others of the Miss Plum Girls. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige also attends
04:41 Courtesy call ends
04:44 Meet with Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Shindo Yoshitaka
05:08 End meeting with Mr. Shindo
05:13 Liaison Council of Government and Ruling and Opposition Parties Institutions for Measures against Abduction Issue
05:28 Council meeting ends
05:33 Four Ministers’ Group of NSC meets. Minister of Culture, Education, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Motegi Toshimitsu also attend
06:18 Four Ministers’ Group meeting ends
06:25 Depart from office
06:32 Arrive at Chianti Restaurant & Shop in Abazudai, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, Minister for Reconstruction Nemoto Takumi, Chairperson of LDP General Council Noda Seiko, and colleagues
08:43 Depart from Chianti
09:02 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Friday, June 13, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:34 Depart from private residence
08:49 Arrive at office
08:56 Regulatory Reform Council meeting
09:15 Meeting ends
09:21 Cabinet Meeting
09:31 Cabinet Meeting ends
09:38 Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Amari Akira and Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji enter
09:54 Mr. Matsuyama leaves. Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau Director-General Sugahara Ikuro joins
09:59 Mr. Sugahara leaves
10:01 Mr. Amari leaves
10:02 Meet with LDP Lower House member Yamamoto Yuji
10:29 End meeting with Mr. Yamamoto
10:30 Meet with LDP Lower House member Imamura Masahiro. Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro also attends
10:50 End meeting with Mr. Imamura
10:51 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
11:16 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
11:27 Meet with LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko and LDP Secretary-General Ishiba Shigeru. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide also attends

PM
12:07 End meeting with Mr. Komura and Mr. Ishiba
12:08 Lunch meeting with Chairman of Yomiuri Group, Inc. Watanabe Tsuneo
01:10 Lunch meeting ends
01:11 Meet with South Korean Ambassador to Japan Lee Byung-kee. MOFA’s Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Director-General Ihara Jyunichi also attends
01:30 End meeting with Mr. Lee
01:54 MOFA’s Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka, Deputy Ministers for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke and Nagamine Yasumasa, and MOFA Intelligence and Analysis Service Director-General Matsutomi Shigeo enter
02:12 Mr. Matsutomi leaves
02:33 Everyone leaves
02:36 Meeting of Japanese Ambassadors to Middle East and North Africa
02:57 Meeting ends
02:58 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro, Mr. Amari, Chairman of LDP Research Commission on the Tax System Noda Takeshi. Mr. Suga also attends
03:30 End meeting with Mr. Aso, Mr. Amari and Mr. Noda
03:40 Interview open to all media: Mr. Abe states “I am aiming to lower the corporate tax rate to 20% over the next several years”
03:43 Interview ends
03:44 Meet with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Japanese Olympic Committee President Takeda Tsunekazu
04:15 End meeting with Mr. Bach and Mr. Takeda
04:22 Meet with LDP Lower House member Kawai Katsuyuki
04:38 End meeting with Mr. Kawai
04:39 Meet with Mr. Saiki
05:01 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
05:03 Depart from office
05:09 Arrive at Hotel Okura in Toranomon, Tokyo. Attend party to honor the appointment of incoming Chairman of Japan Productivity Center Mogi Yuzaburo in banquet hall Maple Room, deliver address
05:28 Depart from Hotel Okura
05:33 Arrive at office
05:37 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy meeting
06:21 Council meeting ends
06:33 Depart from office
06:34 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting with Association of Families of Victims Kidnapped by North Korea [救う会:Sukuukai] Chairman Nishioka Tsutomu and Kyoto University emeritus professor Nakanishi Terumasa. Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Eto Seiichi also attends
08:10 Depart from official residence
08:20 Arrive at private residence

Saturday, June 14, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
06:45 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:14 Arrive at Haneda Airport
07:41 Depart from airport on Japan Airlines (JAL) Flight 1663
08:45 Arrive at Izumo Airport
08:54 Depart from airport
09:11 Arrive at Daifuku Corporation’s industrial waste processing plant Hikawa Recycling Center in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, view interior of the plant. LDP Upper House member Aoki Kazuhiko, Governor of Shimane Prefecture Mizoguchi Zenbe, and Mayor of Izumo City Nagamine Yasumasa accompany
09:26 Depart from Hikawa Recycling Center
09:55 Arrive at Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo in Izumo City. Deliberate with regional revitalization cooperation group [地域おこし協力隊] in lecture hall
10:24 Depart from museum
10:28 Arrive at Izumo Oyashiro shrine in Izumo City, conduct shrine visit
10:46 Depart from shrine
10:50 Arrive at soba restaurant “Heiwa Soba” in Izumo City. Lunch meeting with Mr. Aoki and colleagues
11:29 Depart from “Heiwa Soba”

PM
12:48 Arrive at Kumezakura Sake Brewery Restaurant in Hoki-cho, Tottori Prefecture, sample sausage and seedless watermelon. LDP Lower House member Azakawa Ryusei, LDP Upper House member Maitachi Shoji, Governor of Tottori Prefecture Hirai Shinji, and Mayor of Hoki-cho Moriyasu Tamotsu accompany
01:08 Depart from restaurant
02:00 Arrive at Yume Minato Tower in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture. From inside, view Minatomachi shopping district. Mayor of Sakaiminato City Nakamura Katsuji accompanies
02:41 Interview open to all media: When Mr. Abe is asked about “how he plans to make the most of a growth strategy from here on, after viewing [the shopping district],” he replies “I want to establish local creation headquarter offices and put directors at as their heads, to begin moving toward regional revitalization policies.”
02:46 Interview ends
02:51 Depart from Yume Minato Tower
03:02 Arrive at Yonago Airport
04:12 Depart from airport on Skymark Flight 224
05:11 Arrive at Haneda Airport
05:26 Depart from Haneda Airport
05:56 Arrive at Chinese restaurant Turandot [Turandot臥龍居] in Akasaka, Tokyo. Dinner with mother Kishi Yoko
09:35 Depart from restaurant
09:48 Arrive at private residence

Sunday, June 15, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:41 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
08:52 Arrive at Hilton Tokyo hotel in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo. Hair cut at Barber Shop Muragi
09:54 Depart from Hilton Tokyo
10:03 Arrive at official residence

PM
Stay at official residence throughout the afternoon (no visitors)

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