Monday, July 21, 2014

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule June 16-22, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:27 Depart from official residence
09:28 Arrive at office
10:30 Meet with Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji, Director-General for Policy on Cohesive Society Ishii Hiroaki, and Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s Director of Employment Security Bureau Okazaki Junichi
10:47 End meeting with Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Ishii and Mr. Okazaki
10:54 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
11:35 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
11:36 Meet with Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Tatsuoka Tsuneyoshi and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Director-General of Manufacturing Industries Bureau Miyagawa Tadashi
11:57 End meeting with Mr. Tatsuoka and Mr. Miyagawa

PM
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 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 Cease speaking with Mr. Aso
01:00 Lower House Committee on Audit and Oversight of Administration commences
05:01 Leave seat during committee proceedings
05:03 Enter LDP President’s Room
05:04 LDP Officers Meeting begins
05:19 Meeting ends
05:20 Speak with LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko and LDP Secretary-General Ishiba Shigeru
05:24 Cease speaking with Mr. Komura and Mr. Ishiba
05:25 Leave LDP President’s Room
05:26 Enter LDP Secretary-General’s Conference Room
05:27 Endorse candidate for Nagano Prefecture’s gubernatorial election
05:30 Leave room
05:31 Depart from Diet
05:35 Arrive at office
05:42 Industrial Competitiveness Council meeting
06:22 Meeting ends
06:35 Depart from office
06:41 Arrive at Akasaka Estate in Moto-Akasaka, Tokyo, attend Prince Katsura’s wake
07:29 Depart from Akasaka Estate
07:32 Arrive at Hotel New Otani in Kioi-cho, Tokyo. In hotel guest room have informal talk with AOKI Holdings Chairman Aoki Hironori; Nitori Holdings CEO Nitori Akio; FANCL Corporation Chairman Ikemori Kenji; Doutor Coffee Honorary President Toriba Hiromichi; and Starts Corporation Chairman and CEO Muraishi Hisaji. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide also attends
09:10 Depart from Hotel New Otani
09:27 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:17 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:30 Arrive at office
07:35 Ministerial Council on the Promotion of Japan as a Tourism-Oriented Country meeting
07:48 Meeting ends
07:52 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:03 Meeting ends
08:55 Depart from office
09:13 Arrive at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Otsuka, Tokyo, attend Prince Katsura’s burial ceremony
10:51 Depart from cemetery
11:06 Arrive at office

PM
01:23 Depart from office
01:25 Arrive at Diet
01:27 Enter Upper House 43rd Member’s Room
01:28 Speak with Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura Norihisa
01:33 Finish speaking with Mr. Tamura
01:34 Upper House Committee on Health, Labour, and Welfare commences
03:37 Leave seat during committee proceedings
03:38 Depart from Diet
03:40 Arrive at office
03:41 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
04:10 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
04:11 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, and Director of Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center Shimohira Koji enter
04:25 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Shimohira leave
04:51 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:13 Council on National Strategic Special Zones meeting
05:39 Meeting ends
05:59 Meet with Mr. Saiki
06:11 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
06:19 Depart from office
06:30 Arrive at French restaurant “The Crescent” in Shiba Park, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Mitsui Sumitomo Banking Corporation Deputy-President Takahashi Seiichiro, Kake Educational Institution Board of Trustees Chairman Kake Kotaro, and colleagues
09:05 Depart from “The Crescent”
09:21 Arrive at private residence

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:40 Depart from private residence
09:54 Arrive at office
10:05 Meet with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro
10:15 End meeting with Mr. Kimura
10:48 Meet with Minister of Defense Onodera Itsunori and Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Vice Chief of Joint Staff Iwata Kiyofumi
11:08 End meeting with Mr. Onodera
11:26 Meet with President of LDP Kinki Bloc Conference of Both Houses of the Diet Nikai Toshihiro, Chairman of LDP Special Committee on Superconducting Maglev Linear Motor-Car Train Takemoto Naokazu, and colleagues. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide also attends
11:47 End meeting with Mr. Nikai, Mr. Takemoto, and colleagues
11:48 Meet with LDP Lower House member Nukaga Fukushiro

PM
12:00 End meeting with Mr. Nukaga
01:18 Meet with President of SoftBank Corporation Son Masayoshi and former US Secretary of State and independent board member of Bloom Energy Corporation Colin Powell
02:10 Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun, Vice-Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Yamanaka Shinichi, and Commissioner of Agency for Cultural Affairs Aoyagi Masanori enter
02:23 Mr. Yamanaka leaves
02:32 Mr. Shimomura and Mr. Aoyagi leave
02:34 National Security Secretariat Advisory Board meeting
03:22 Meeting ends
04:31 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, MOD’s Bureau of Defense Policy Director-General Tokuchi Hideshi, and Chief of Staff of Joint Staff Council Iwasaki Shigeru
05:12 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Tokuchi, and Mr. Iwasaki
06:45 Depart from office
06:56 Arrive at Teppanyaki restaurant Ginza Ukai-tei in Ginza, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with President of Jiji Press Ltd. Nishizawa Yukata, Commentary Committee member Tazaki Shiro, Editor for Political News Desk Watanabe Yuji, and colleagues
09:09 Depart from Ginza Ukai-tei
09:29 Arrive at private residence

Thursday, June 19, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:10 Depart from private residence
09:11 Arrive at money handling machine company GLORY manufacturing plant in Kazo City, Saitama Prefecture, view the plant
09:40 Depart from GLORY manufacturing plant
10:47 Arrive at Narihira Home nursing home in Sumida district, Tokyo
10:48 View and personally test out nursing care robot. Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Matsushima Midori accompanies
11:12 Finish testing out robot
11:13 Interview open to all media: When asked “what were your thoughts viewing the nursing care robots?” Mr. Abe answers “I am convinced that use of these robots has the potential to greatly change quality of life [for those in the robots’ care].”
11:16 Interview ends
11:19 Depart from Narihira Home
11:40 Arrive at office

PM
12:29 Party-Leader Conference with Representative of New Komeito Yamaguchi Natsuo
01:29 Conference with Mr. Yamaguchi ends
03:00 Meet with Chairman of LDP International Intelligence Investigative Committee Harada Yoshiaki and colleagues
03:18 End meeting with Mr. Harada
03:39 Meet with Chairman of New Japan-China Friendship Committee for the 21st Century Nishimuro Taizo, and committee members Asada Jiro and Takahara Akio. MOFA’s Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Ihara Jyunichi also attends
04:10 End meeting with Mr. Nishimura, Mr. Asada, Mr. Takahara, and Mr. Ihara
04:28 Meet with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun
05:06 End meeting with Mr. Shimomura
05:17 Education Rebuilding Implementation Council meeting
05:38 Meeting ends
05:45 Depart from Diet
05:53 Arrive at traditional Japanese restaurant Kioicho Kissho in Kioi-cho, Tokyo. Informal talk with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro, LDP Lower House member Suzuki Keisuke, LDP Upper House member Oie Satoshi, and colleagues
06:27 Depart from Kioicho Kissho
06:35 Arrive at official residence, dinner meeting with Chairman of Lower House Budget Committee Nikai Toshihiro and Director Hayashi Moto
08:29 Mr. Nikai and Mr. Hayashi leave

Friday, June 20, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:53 Depart from official residence
07:54 Arrive at office
08:02 Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters meeting
08:07 Meeting ends
08:13 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:29 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:30 Meet with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Motegi Toshimitsu
08:34 End meeting with Mr. Motegi
08:35 Speak with Minister in charge of Information Technology Policy Yamamoto Ichita
08:40 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamamoto
08:49 Speak with Minister for Reconstruction Nemoto Takumi
08:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Nemoto
09:02 Speak with Minister in charge of Civil Service Reform Inada Tomomi and Director-General of Cabinet Personnel Affairs Bureau Kato Katsunobu
09:13 Finish speaking with Ms. Inada and Mr. Kato
09:22 Speak with Imperial Household Agency Grand Steward Kazaoka Noriyuki
09:35 Finish speaking with Mr. Kazaoka
09:36 Meet with Ministry of Finance’s Senior Deputy Director-General of International Bureau Yamasaki Tatsuo
09:57 End meeting with Mr. Yamasaki
11:00 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka and MOFA’s Director-General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Uemura Tsukasa
11:15 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Uemura
11:30 Speak with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro
11:33 Finish speaking with Mr. Kimura

PM
01:16 Depart from office
01:18 Arrive at Diet
01:19 Enter Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall, attend Lower House Plenary Session
02:34 Speak with LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko, Secretary-General Ishiba Shigeru, and Chairperson of General Council Noda Seiko
02:36 Finish speaking with Mr. Komura, Mr. Ishiba and Ms. Noda
02:51 Lower House Plenary Session recess
02:52 Leave Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
02:53 Depart from Diet
02:55 Arrive at office
03:11 Depart from office
03:20 Arrive at Federation of Economic Organizations [Keidanren] Assembly Hall in Otemachi, Tokyo. Attend convention for all credit unions in Japan, deliver address
03:43 Depart from assembly hall
03:52 Arrive at office
04:13 Meet with MOFA’s Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji and MOD’s Bureau of Defense Policy Deputy Director-General Manabe Ro
04:28 End meeting with Mr. Tomita and Mr. Manabe
05:17 Ministerial Council on Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues meeting
05:31 Meeting ends
05:34 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
06:03 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
06:05 Depart from office
06:15 Arrive at Palace Hotel Tokyo in Marunouchi, Tokyo. In banquet hall Aoi, attend a gathering to Express Gratitude for the Enhancement of Policies for the Promotion of Small-Sized Enterprises, deliver address
06:27 Depart from hotel
06:37 Arrive at office
06:53 Depart from office
06:55 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters. Attend general meeting of LDP Internet Supporters Club [ネットサポーターズクラブ], deliver address
07:04 Depart from headquarters
07:09 Arrive at Ark Mori Building in Akasaka, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with President of Kyodo News Service Fukuyama Masaki and press colleagues
09:50 Depart from Ark Mori Building
10:09 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Saturday, June 21, 2014
AM
12:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
Stays at private residence throughout the morning (no visitors)

PM
02:09 Depart from private residence
02:21 Arrive at hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo. Exercise at NAGOMI Spa and Fitness
05:40 Depart from hotel
06:06 Arrive at private residence
06:07 Interview open to all media: When asked about “the decision to register Tomioka Silk Mill as a UNESCO World Heritage Site,” Mr. Abe answers “I expect that many people will come to see Tomioka Silk Mill from all across the world.”
06:08 Interview ends

Sunday, June 22, 2014

AM

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

PM
Stays at private residence throughout the afternoon and evening (no visitors)

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