Saturday, August 2, 2014

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule June 30-July 6, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:29 Depart from private residence
09:47 Arrive at U.S. Embassy in Akasaka, Tokyo. Give condolence call in honor of the late Howard Baker, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan. U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy also attends
10:02 Depart from U.S. Embassy
10:05 Arrive at office
10:11 National Security Council (NSC) meeting with Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue Furuya Keiji
10:27 Meeting ends
11:13 Meet with Director-General of LDP Election Strategy Committee Kawamura Takeo
11:35 End meeting with Mr. Kawamura

PM
12:26 Depart from office
12:27 Arrive at Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Meeting Hall. Receive dental examination at dentist’s office inside meeting hall
12:47 Depart from Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Meeting Hall
12:49 Arrive at office
01:45 Depart from office
01:56 Arrive at event-hosting facility complex Ginza Blossom in Ginza, Tokyo. Attend Decentralization Reform Symposium in the hall there, deliver address
02:08 Depart from Ginza Blossom
02:20 Arrive at office
03:03 Receive courtesy call from Japan’s badminton team of the Badminton Men’s World Team Championships, winners of the Thomas Cup, and team captain Hayakawa Kenichi. Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun also attends
03:14 Courtesy call ends
03:21 Meet with LDP Lower House member Akiba Kenya and Japanese Ambassador for 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Suganuma Kenichi
03:36 End meeting with Mr. Akiba and Mr. Suganuma
05:10 Meet with Chairman of LDP National Vision Project Headquarters Yamaguchi Shunichi
05:29 End meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi
06:04 Summit Conference with Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay
06:42 Summit Conference ends
06:45 Joint press conference with Mr. Tobgay
06:56 Joint press conference ends
06:57 Depart from office
06:58 Arrive at official residence, dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister Abe Shinzo
08:14 See off Mr. Tobgay
08:17 Finish seeing off Mr. Tobgay

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
AM12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:46 Depart from official residence
09:47 Arrive at office
10:02 Cabinet Meeting begins
10:16 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:50 Summit Conference with Prime Minister of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski
11:25 Summit Conference ends
11:31 Awards Ceremony for Contributors to Public Safety
11:47 Ceremony ends

PM
01:43 Speak with National Security Council Director Yachi Shotaro and Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
01:53 Finish speaking with Mr. Yachi and Mr. Saiki
01:54 Meet with Mr. Saiki and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service Matsutomi Shigeo
02:30 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Matsutomi
02:33 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Mr. Yachi, and Director of Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center Shimohira Koji enter
02:44 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Shimohira leave
03:02 Mr. Kitamura leaves
03:16 Meet with Chairman Emeritus of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group Leo Melamed
03:31 End meeting with Mr. Melamed
04:12 Ruling Party-Leader Coalition with Chief Representative of New Komeito Yamaguchi Natsuo. LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko, LDP Secretary-General Ishiba Shigeru, Deputy Chief Representative of New Komeito Kitagawa Kazuo, Secretary-General of New Komeito Inoue Yoshihisa, and Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide also attend
04:26 Ruling Party-Leader Coalition ends
04:37 Nine Ministers’ Group of NSC meeting
04:48 Meeting ends
04:57 Extraordinary Session Cabinet Meeting
05:20 Cabinet Meeting ends
06:00 Press conference
06:25 Press conference ends
06:46 Filming for Nippon TV news program
07:04 Finish filming
07:08 Depart from office
07:09 Arrive at official residence, dinner meeting with Governor of Kyoto Prefecture Yamada Keiji, President of Keio University Seike Atsushi, Representative Director of Obayashi Corporation Obayashi Takeo, President of Sapporo Holdings Kamijyo Tsutomu, President of Kobe Steel, Ltd. Kawasaki Hiroya, and colleagues
08:56 Everyone leaves

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
06:10 Depart from official residence
06:22 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
06:32 Depart from JR Tokyo Station on Hayabusa no. 1
08:45 Arrive at JR Morioka Station, reception by Governor of Iwate Prefecture Tasso Takuya
08:50 Depart from the station, Minister for Reconstruction Nemoto Takumi and Parliamentary Secretary for Reconstruction and Sakai Manabu accompany
10:05 Arrive and go shopping at roadside station Tono Kaze no Oka in Tono City, Iwate Prefecture
10:14 Depart from Tono Kaze no Oka
11:22 Arrive at emergency housing in Otsuchi-cho, Iwate Prefecture, and inspect condition of the establishment. Mayor of Otsuchi-cho Ikarigawa Yutaka and Lower House member Hashimoto Hidenori accompany
11:35 Depart from emergency housing
11:39 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Kappo Iwato in Otsuchi-cho, have lunch

PM
12:09 Depart from Kappo Iwato
12:13 Arrive at Ogakuchi Nursery, commemorative photo session with pupils
12:26 Depart from Ogakuchi Nursery
12:34 Arrive at Otsuchi-cho Reconstruction Quilt Project [大槌復興刺し子プロジェクト] office, try traditional handicraft Sashiko, and buy goods
12:58 Depart from project office
01:05 Arrive at seafood company Ito Shoten’s refrigeration and processing plant Otsuchi in Otsuchi-cho, sample cooking using wakame seaweed
01:26 Interview open to all media: When asked “How should reconstruction be approached?” Mr. Abe answers “I want to start a new fund structure to support resuscitation of livelihood [in the area].”
01:30 Interview ends
01:32 Depart from Otsuchi refrigeration and processing plant
04:30 Arrive at JR Morioka Station
04:31 Meet with Mr. Nemoto and colleagues in VIP room at station
04:44 End meeting with Mr. Nemoto
04:50 Depart from station on Hayabusa no. 26
07:07 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
07:10 Depart from station
07:24 Arrive at official residence
07:25 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka and MOFA’s Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Director-General Ihara Junichi
07:46 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mt. Ihara
07:48 Depart from official residence
07:58 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Arisugawa Shimizu in Minami-Azabu, Tokyo. Dinner with Lower House Speaker Ibuki Bunmei and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Takesaki Hironobu
09:08 Depart from restaurant
09:26 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Thursday, July 3, 2014

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence (no morning visitors)
09:09 Depart from private residence
09:24 Arrive at office
09:57 Headquarters for the Abduction Issue meeting
10:17 Meeting ends
10:20 Nine Ministers’ Group of NSC meeting. Minister of Justice Tanigaki Sadakazu and Minster of Health, Labour and Welfare Tamura Norihisa also attend
10:34 Meeting ends
10:49 Interview open to all media: When asked “What was decided in the NSC meeting?” Mr. Abe answers “Concerning North Korea, we have decided to rescind some of the sanctions we put in place.”
10:50 Interview ends
11:11 Speak with Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Hayashi Yoshimasa
11:21 Finish speaking with Mr. Hayashi
11:22 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru and Bureau of Defense Policy Director-General Tokuchi Hideshi
11:50 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura and Mr. Tokuchi

PM
12:03 Lunch with National Defense Academy of Japan Alumni Association President Nagaiwa Toshimichi and colleagues
01:09 Finish lunch
01:10 Meet with LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko
01:30 End meeting with Mr. Komura
01:31 Speak with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro
01:38 Finish speaking with Mr. Kimura
01:39 Speak with Minister in charge of Ocean Policy and Territorial Issues Yamamoto Ichita
01:50 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamamoto
02:01 Education Rebuilding Implementation Council meeting
02:08 Meeting ends
02:21 Meet with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro
03:06 End meeting with Mr. Ohta
03:10 Speak with President of Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association Inoue Yoshihisa
03:15 Finish speaking with Mr. Inoue
03:37 Meet with Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio
03:59 End meeting with Mr. Kishida
04:04 Depart from office
04:05 Enter Lower House 1st Diet Members’ Meeting Hall. Receive dental examination at dentist’s office inside meeting hall
04:45 Depart from meeting hall
04:46 Arrive at office
05:14 Meet with Chairperson of LDP Policy Bureau Takaichi Sanae
05:32 End meeting with Ms. Takaichi
05:33 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Ishiba Shigeru
06:23 End meeting with Mr. Ishiba
06:28 Depart from office
06:42 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Botan in Shibaura, Tokyo. Have dinner with Vice-President of Imagica Robot Holdings and colleagues
08:44 Depart from restaurant
08:59 Arrive at private residence

Friday, July 4, 2014

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:25 Depart from private residence
09:41 Arrive at office
10:03 Cabinet Meeting begins
10:17 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:21 Headquarters for Ocean Policy meeting
10:29 Meeting ends
10:30 Deliver notices of personnel change to Advisor to Federation of Economic Organizations [Keidanren] Nakamura Yoshio and Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs Furusawa Mitsuhiro
10:37 Film video message aimed at industrial organizations
10:44 Finish filming
10:55 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Nagamine Yasumasa
11:17 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Nagamine
11:42 Speak with incoming Commissioner of Financial Services Agency Hosomizu Kiyoshi and outgoing Commissioner Hatanaka Ryutaro
11:45 Finish speaking with Mr. Hosomizu and Mr. Hatanaka
11:46 Speak with incoming Vice-Minister of Finance Kagawa Shunsuke and outgoing Vice Minister of Finance Kinoshita Yasushi
11:51 Finish speaking with Mr. Kagawa and Mr. Kinoshita
11:58 Meet with Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security Chairman Yanai Shunji and Acting Chair Kitaoka Shinichi. NSC Director Yachi Shotaro also attends

PM
01:08 End meeting with Mr. Yanai and Mr. Kitaoka
01:20 Speak with President of Japan Medical Association Yokokura Yoshitake
01:34 Finish speaking with Mr. Yokokura
01:35 Meet with Board Chairman of Science and Technology in Society forum Omi Koji
01:53 End meeting with Mr. Omi
01:54 Meet with Representative of LDP Osaka 19th Electoral District Branch Office Tanigawa Tom
02:10 End meeting with Mr. Tanigawa
02:12 Meet with Deputy Ministers for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke and Nagamine Yasumasa; Ministry of Finance’s Yamasaki Tatsuo; Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries‘ Vice-Minister for International Affairs Harihara Hisao; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry‘s Vice-Minister for International Affairs Ishiguro Norihiko; and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s Director-General for International Affairs Inaba Kazuo. Director-General of Personnel Affairs Bureau Kato Katsunobu and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Eto Seiichi also attend
03:09 End meeting with Mr. Sugiyama, Mr. Nagamine, Mr. Yamasaki, Mr. Harihara, Mr. Ishiguro, and Mr. Inaba
03:10 Meet with MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji
03:39 End meeting with Mr. Hiramatsu
03:44 Receive written request from Parliamentary League for Early Repatriation of Japanese Citizens Kidnapped by North Korea, National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea, Association of the Families of Victims Kidnapped by North Korea, and Investigation Commission on Missing Japanese Probably Related to North Korea
03:58 Finish request reception
04:01 Speak with LDP Director of Special Committee on North Korean Abduction Issue and Related Matters Yamatani Eriko, Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, and Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue Furuya Keiji
04:13 Finish speaking with Ms. Yamanaki, Mr. Kishida, and Mr. Furuya
04:14 Speak with Minister of Defense Onodera Itsunori and Mr. Hiramatsu
04:27 Finish speaking with Mr. Onodera and Mr. Hiramatsu
04:44 Receive report from International disaster relief unit for Malaysian plane search upon its return to Japan
04:56 Report concludes
04:58 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
05:28 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
05:42 Phone conference with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
06:02 Phone conference ends
06:26 Depart from office
06:27 Arrive at official residence
06:30 Interview with NHK
06:54 Interview ends
06:55 Dinner meeting with TV Asahi’s President and CEO Hayakawa Hiroshi, Representative Director Yoshida Shinichi, and President of Gentosha Kenjo Toru
08:45 Dinner meeting ends
08:46 Depart from official residence
09:04 Arrive at private residence

Saturday, July 5, 2014

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
10:26 Depart from private residence
10:56 Arrive a Kabukiza Theatre in Ginza, Tokyo. Enjoy watching “Shofuda Tsukikon Genkusazuri” [正札附根元草摺] and “Natsumatsuri Naniwa Kagami” [夏祭浪花鑑] with Mr. Abe’s wife Akie and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy

PM
03:33 Depart from Kabukiza
03:52 Arrive at salon HAIR GUEST in Shibuya, Tokyo, for hair cut
05:54 Depart from HAIR GUEST
06:04 Arrive at official residence
06:30 Interview with Yomiuri Shimbun
07:02 Finish interview
07:04 Depart from official residence
07:18 Arrive at private residence

Sunday, July 6, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:01 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
08:29 Arrive at Haneda Airport
08:37 Interview open to all media: When asked “Will you name a Minister in charge of Security Legislation?” Mr. Abe answers “It is a significant [policy] shift, so I do want to put a cabinet minister in charge of it.”
08:40 Interview ends
09:08 Depart fro Haneda Airport with wife Akie toward New Zealand on a trip bound for Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea

PM
Arrive at Auckland International Airport, New Zealand
Arrive at Skycity Grand Hotel

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