Monday, August 11, 2014

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule July 7-13, 2014

Australian War Memorial
Monday, July 7, 2014


(local time in New Zealand)
Reception ceremony at Governor-General’s Government House in Auckland, New Zealand
Summit Conference with Prime Minister of New Zealand John Phillip Key
Joint Press Conference
Perform courtesy call to New Zealand’s national Rugby team All Blacks members at Villa Maria winery
Lunch meeting hosted by Mr. Key

(local time in New Zealand and Australia)
Perform courtesy call to New Zealand Labour Party leader David Richard Cunliffe
Depart from Auckland International Airport on personal government aircraft
Arrive at Christchurch International Airport
Offer flowers at Canterbury Television building accident site
View Christchurch Transitional Cathedral
Depart from Christchurch International Airport
Arrive at Canberra International Airport in Canberra, Australia
Interview with Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) at Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


(local time in Australia)
View Australian War Memorial Hall in Canberra, Australia, and offer flowers at Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier
Reception ceremony for Mr. Abe at Parliament House, informal talk with President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives, deliver address SPEECH

(local time in Australia)
Lunch meeting with Japan-Australia Business Cooperation Committee members at National Gallery of Australia
Summit Conference with Prime Minister Tony Abbot at Parliament House, signing ceremony, and Joint Press Conference. Informal talk with all Australian cabinet ministers
View Australian National University
Reception with authorized business personnel at Parliament House
Perform courtesy call to Australian Labour Party leader Bill Shorten
Dinner party hosted by Mr. Abbot
Stay the night at Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


(local time in Australia)
Depart from Canberra International Airport with Mr. Abbot in personal Australian government aircraft

(local time in Australia)
Arrive at airport near mine in the Pilbara
View mine with Mr. Abbot
Depart from an airport near mine
Arrive at Perth International Airport
Perform courtesy call to Premier of West Australia Colin Barnett
Reception dinner for Mr. Abe
Spent the night at Hyatt Regency Perth

Thursday, July 10, 2014
(local time in Australia)
Depart from Perth International Airport

(local time in Papua New Guinea)
Arrive at Jackson International Airport at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, reception event for Mr. Abe
Perform courtesy call to Governor-General Michael Ogio and his wife at Government House
Summit Conference with Prime Minister Peter O’Neill at National Parliament House, joint press conference
Banquet hosted by Mr. O’Neill
Spend the night at Airways Hotel
Friday, July 11, 2014

(local time in Papua New Guinea)
Attend inaugural meeting of Joint Committee on Japan-Papua New Guinea Investment at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Depart from Jackson International Airport on Coast Guard aircraft
Arrive at Wewak Airport

Offer flowers and pray at New Guinea Monument to the Japanese War Dead at Wewak
Interview open to all media

(local time in Papua New Guinea)
Lunch meeting hosted by former Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Sir Michael Somare
Attend unveiling ceremony for plaque to the war dead at a Japanese shrine on Cape Wom, the site
by PNG Piksa
of the Japanese Army surrender and near a 

burial site of Japanese. See HERE for incredible pictures by PNG Piksa of the visit.

Informal talk with Kawabata Shizuka, who is involved in recovery of deceased persons’ remains and organizing resting place
Depart from Wewak Airport
Arrive at Jackson International Airport
Informal talk at Gateway Hotel with press groups accompanying Mr. Abe’s travels
Campaign marked by cannibalism 
Spend the night at Airways Hotel

Saturday, July 12, 2014

(local time in Papua New Guinea)
Depart on personal government aircraft from Jackson International Airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
(Japan time)
03:14 Finish tour to three countries in Oceania, arriving at Haneda Airport in personal government aircraft
03:31 Depart from airport

03:57 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
Sunday, July 13, 2014


12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
09:14 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management Nishimura Yasuhiko and Director of National Security Council Yachi Shotaro at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
09:39 End meeting with Mr. Nishimura and Mr. Yachi
09:40 Depart from private residence
10:00 Arrive at Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba in Daiba, Tokyo. Give lecture at International Conference for Women in Business in banquet hall Palais Royal
10:32 Depart from hotel
10:47 Arrive at official residence
10:48 Interview open to all media
10:49 Interview ends
11:15 Interview with Mainichi Shimbun
11:45 Interview ends

Stay at official residence throughout afternoon (no visitors)
06:30 Speak with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
06:40 Finish speaking with Mr. Kitamura

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