Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule June 23-29, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014


12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:05 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:33 Arrive at Haneda Airport
08:03 Depart from Haneda Airport on ANA Flight 125. Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Hasegawa Eiichi accompanies
10:25 Arrive at Naha Airport
10:42 Depart from Naha airport
11:08 Arrive at Peace Memorial Park in Itoman City, offer flowers at National War Dead Peace Mausoleum. Governor of Okinawa Prefecture Nakaima Hirokazu accompanies
11:12 Depart from mausoleum
11:16 Arrive at Okinawa Peace Hall within Peace Memorial Park
11:45 Depart from Okinawa Peace Hall
11:50 Within the Peace Memorial Park, attend memorial service for all dead from the Battle of Okinawa, offer flowers, and deliver address

12:51 Memorial service ends
12:57 Interview open to all media: When asked “By when will the Cabinet make a decision on the right to collective self-defense?” Mr. Abe answers “I want the Cabinet to start deciding when that becomes its political duty.”
01:01 Interview ends
01:04 Depart from Peace Memorial Park
01:31 Arrive at Crowne Plaza ANA Okinawa Harborview Hotel
01:59 Lunch meeting with Mr. Nakaima commences. Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs Yamamoto Ichita and Vice Governor of Okinawa Prefecture Takara Kurayoshi also attend
02:51 Lunch meeting ends
02:53 Depart from hotel
03:00 Arrive at Naha Airport cargo terminal in Naha City, view the terminal
03:26 Leave cargo terminal
03:35 Arrive at Naha Airport grounds for planned extension to 2nd runway, view the area
03:44 Leave 2nd runway extension grounds
04:04 Arrive at Naha Airport proper
05:07 Depart from Naha Airport on ANA Flight 132. Mr. Yamamoto accompanies
07:02 Arrive at Haneda Airport
07:25 Depart from Haneda Airport
08:07 Give condolence call in honor of former Cabinet Legislation Bureau Director-General Komatsu Ichiro at his house in Zenbukuji, Tokyo
08:15 Depart from Mr. Komatsu’s house
08:45 Arrive at official residence
08:46 Interview open to all media: When asked “Please give us a single word concerning the news of former Cabinet Legislation Bureau Director-General Komatsu’s death.” Mr. Abe answers “For respect of the way Mr. Komatsu lived his life, I bow my head. I give my thanks to him, and pray for his well-earned happiness in the next world.”
08:47 Interview ends

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


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 Council for Science, Technology and Innovation meeting
08:40 Meeting ends
08:42 Headquarters on Creating Dynamism through Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Industries and Local Communities meeting
08:49 Meeting ends
08:54 Cabinet Meeting begins
09:14 Cabinet Meeting ends
09:27 Depart from office
09:29 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
09:33 LDP Officers Meeting begins
10:02 Meeting ends
10:03 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
10:05 Arrive at office
10:16 Depart from office
10:17 Arrive at Diet
10:19 Make rounds to all political parties in the Lower House with Lower House Speaker Ibuki Bunmei and Vice-Speaker Akamatsu Hirotaka
10:46 Finish making rounds in Lower House
10:47 Make rounds to all political parties in the Upper House with President of Upper House Yamazaki Masaki and Vice-President Koshiishi Azuma
11:00 Finish making rounds in Upper House
11:02 Depart from Diet
11:04 Arrive at official residence
11:50 Summit Conference with President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III

12:35 Summit with Mr. Aquino ends
12:36 Working lunch with Mr. Aquino
01:21 Working lunch ends
01:22 Joint press release
01:42 Joint press release ends
01:44 See off Mr. Aquino
01:45 Finish seeing off Mr. Aquino
01:46 Depart from official residence
01:47 Arrive at office
02:34 Exchange of views with Federation of Economic Organizations [Keidanren], Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Japan Association of Corporate Executives
02:51 Exchange ends
04:05 Interview with Bloomberg News
04:19 Interview ends
04:31 Council for Promoting the Alleviation of the Burden of Futenma Air Station meeting
05:05 Meeting ends
05:13 Joint meeting of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy and the Industrial Competitiveness Council
05:35 Joint meeting ends
05:41 Extraordinary Session Cabinet Meeting begins
05:47 Cabinet Meeting ends
06:30 Press conference
06:58 Press conference ends
08:29 Depart from office
08:30 Arrive at official residence
08:33 Filming for TV Tokyo News Program
08:55 Finish filming for TV Tokyo

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitor)
09:01 Depart from official residence
09:02 Arrive at office
09:38 Meet with Minister in charge of Support for Women’s Empowerment and Child Rearing Mori Masako
09:59 End meeting with Ms. Mori

10:00 National Security Council (NSC) Director Yachi Shotaro, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Vice-Ministers for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka and Sugiyama Shinsuke, and Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Director-General Ihara Junichi enter
10:07 Mr. Ihara leaves
10:20 Mr. Sugiyama leaves
10:37 Everyone leaves
10:40 Meet with Minister in charge of Total Reform of Social Security and Tax Amari Akira
10:55 End meeting with Mr. Amari
10:56 Meet with former US National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley
11:36 End meeting with Mr. Hadley

02:00 Interview with journalist Godo Kenji
02:50 Interview ends
02:51 Speak with Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide
03:01 Finish speaking with Mr. Suga
03:02 Meet with Director of Kyoto University Kokoro Research Center Yoshikawa Sakiko
03:32 End meeting with Ms. Yoshikawa
04:56 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru and Mr. Yachi enter
05:06 Mr. Yachi leaves
05:25 Mr. Kitamura leaves
06:00 Summit Conference with President of Paraguay Horacio Cartes
06:32 Summit Conference ends
06:36 Joint press conference
06:47 Joint press conference ends
06:48 Depart from office
06:49 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting hosted by the Prime Minister
08:11 See off Mr. Cartes
08:12 Finish seeing off Mr. Cartes

Thursday, June 26, 2014


12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:31 Depart from official residence
09:32 Arrive at office
11:30 Meet with of UK-Japan 21sy Century Group’s Japanese-side President and Lower House member Shiozaki Yasuhisa and President of Japan Center for Intercultural Exchange Okawara Akio
11:57 End meeting with Mr. Shiozaki and Mr. Okawara

01:49 Meet with international petrochemical group of companies Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden
02:24 End meeting with Mr. van Beurden
02:25 Meet with Japan Productivity Center incoming Chairman Mogi Yuzaburo and outgoing Chairman Ushio Jiro
02:50 End meeting wit Mr. Mogi and Mr. Ushio
03:07 Meet with President and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine Steve Forbes
03:22 End meeting with Mr. Forbes
03:23 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro, Vice-Minister of Finance Kinoshita Yasushi, Deputy Vice-Minister of Finance Sato Shinichi, Ministry of Finance’s Budget Bureau Director-General Kagawa Shunsuke and Tax Bureau Director-General Tanaka Kazuho enter
03:59 Mr. Kinoshita, Mr. Sato, Mr. Kagawa, and Mr. Tanaka all leave
04:23 Mr. Aso leaves
04:35 Meet with Chairman of Interchange Association representative office of Japan in Taiwan Ohashi Mitsuo
04:50 End meeting with Mr. Ohashi
04:51 Speak with MOFA’s Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Director-General Ihara Jyunichi
04:54 Finish speaking with Mr. Ihara
05:01 Meet with International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission (for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo in 2020) Chairman John D. Coates. Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games President Mori Yoshiro also attends
05:16 Meeting ends
05:21 NSC meeting commences. National Public Safety Commission Chairman Furuya Keiji attends
05:59 Mr. Furuya leaves NSC meeting
06:14 NSC meeting ends
06:41 Depart from office
06:42 Arrive at official residence

Friday, June 27, 2014


12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:23 Depart from official residence
09:24 Arrive at office
09:46 Headquarters for Promoting Decentralization Reform meeting
09:55 Meeting ends
10:01 Cabinet Meeting begins
10:20 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:37 Meet with Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs José Antonio Meade Kuribreña
10:53 End meeting with Mr. Meade
10:54 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka and MOFA’s Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Director-General Ihara Jyunichi
11:25 Meet with Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Nishi Masanori
11:43 End meeting with Mr. Nishi
11:44 Meet with Chairman of Project Team for nonpartisan Diet Members’ Caucus on Sports Endo Toshiaki. Director-General of Personnel Affairs Bureau Kato Katsunobu attends

12:04 End meeting with Mr. Kato
12:06 Receive courtesy call from a joint group of elementary and middle school students of Great Falls Elementary School in Virginia USA and Eisugakkan Elementary and Middle Schools in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture
12:09 Courtesy call ends
12:10 Speak with Minister in charge of Ocean Policy and Territorial Issues Yamamoto Ichita
12:15 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamamoto
01:19 Meet with Minister in charge of TPP Amari Akira, Deputy Chief Negotiator of Government Headquarters for the TPP Oe Hiroshi, and Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minagawa Yoshitsugu
02:02 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Oe, and Mr. Minagawa
02:03 Meet with Vice-Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Okazaki Hiromi
02:32 End meeting with Mr. Okazaki
02:37 Meet with Minister for Reconstruction Nemoto Takumi
03:02 End meeting with Mr. Nemoto
03:53 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka, MOFA’s Director-General of the European Affairs Bureau Kozuki Toyohisa, Director-General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Uemura Tsukasa, and Director-General of the International Legal Affairs Bureau Ishii Masafumi enter
04:23 Mr. Kozuki and Mr. Ishii leave
04:35 Everyone leaves
05:18 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
05:46 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
05:55 Depart from office
06:14 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
06:38 Depart from private residence
08:00 Arrive at Chinese restaurant Isaichugokusaikan Kokyu in Fujikawaguchiko-cho, Yamanashi Prefecture. Dinner with Special Advisor to President of the LDP Hagiuda Koichi and colleagues
10:24 Depart from restaurant
10:35 Arrive at holiday home in Narusawa Village Yamanashi Prefecture
10:42 Mr. Hagiuda enters

Saturday, June 28, 2014


12:00 At holiday home (no new visitors). Mr. Hagiuda stays the night
06:57 Depart from holiday home in Narusawa Village, Yamanashi Prefecture
07:01 Arrive at Fujizakura Country Club golf course, play golf with Special Advisor to President of the LDP Hagiuda Kochi and colleagues

02:53 Depart from Fujizakura Country Club
04:20 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
05:48 Depart from private residence
05:59 Arrive at sushi restaurant Sushi Kuon Hanare in Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Have dinner with mother Kishi Yoko
07:26 Depart from Sushi Kuon Hanare
07:33 Arrive at private residence

Sunday, June 29, 2014


12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
09:16 Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management Nishimura Yasuhiko and Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro enter Mr. Abe’s private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
09:59 Mr. Nishimura and Mr. Yachi leave

Stay at private residence throughout the afternoon, no visitors
06:05 Depart from private residence
06:29 Arrive at Mitsubishi Kaitokaku, former residence of Iwasaki Koyata of Mitsubishi Corporation, in Takanawa, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro and Keio University emeritus professor Iwasaki Koko
08:38 Depart from Mitsubishi Kaitokaku
09:02 Arrive at private residence

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