Friday, October 3, 2014

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule August 25-31, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:25 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:54 Arrive at Haneda Airport
08:09 Depart from airport on Air Self-Defense Force U-4 multipurpose support aircraft (an American-made aircraft also known as Gulfstream U-4 or G-IV)
09:25 Arrive at Hiroshima Airport
09:33 Depart from airport accompanied by Senior Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Nishimura Yasutoshi and LDP Lower House member Kawai Katsuyuki
10:26 Arrive at Hiroshima Prefectural Office. Receive report on state of affairs regarding disaster from Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture Yazaki Hidehiko and Mayor of Hiroshima City Matsui Kazumi
11:07 Depart from Hiroshima Prefectural Office
11:37 Arrive at municipal Bairin Elementary School in Asaminami Ward, Hiroshima City. Give words of encouragement to disaster victims taking shelter there

PM
12:08 Depart from Bairin Elementary School
12:11 Arrive at disaster-torn area in Asaminami Ward. View the damage
12:25 Depart disaster-torn area on foot
12:26 Arrive at local coordination office in Asaminami Ward
12:40 Interview open to all media: When asked “How do you plan to tackle rebuilding the daily lives of evacuees?” Mr. Abe answers “I want the government to do everything in its power to restore peace of mind to evacuees’ lives.”
12:44 Interview ends
12:45 Depart from local coordination office
01:30 Arrive at Hiroshima’s heliport in Nishi Ward, Hiroshima City
01:34 Depart from heliport by Ground Self-Defense Forces’ CH-47 large transport helicopter. View landslide disaster site in Hiroshima City from the sky
02:10 Arrive at Hiroshima Airport
02:21 Depart airport on U-4 multipurpose support aircraft
03:26 Arrive at Haneda airport
04:04 Arrive at office
04:56 Meet with Minister of the Environment Ishihara Nobuteru and Minister for Reconstruction Nemoto Takumi
05:14 End meeting with Mr. Ishihara and Mr. Nemoto
05:40 Meet with Cabinet Office Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Takegawa Mitsuo, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)’s Director-General of Lifelong Learning Policy Bureau Kawamura Junko, Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare’s Administrative Vice-Minister for Equal Employment, Children and Families, and Countermeasures to Falling Birthrate Kinoshita Kenshi
06:10 End meeting with Mr. Takegawa, Ms. Kawamura, and Mr. Kinoshita
06:40 Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of European Affairs Bureau Hayashi Hajime enter
07:10 Mr. Hayashi leaves
07:15 Mr. Saiki leaves
07:20 Depart from office
07:43 Arrive at private residence

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:51 Depart from private residence
09:08 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
09:35 LDP Officers Meeting
09:58 Meeting ends
10:11 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
10:14 Arrive at office
10:15 Meet with MOFA’s Vice-Minster Saiki Akitaka, Administrative Vice-Minister Sugiyama Shinsuke, and Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji
10:46 End meeting with Mr. Saiki, Mr. Sugiyama, and Mr. Hiramatsu
10:54 Advisory Council on Vitalizing Towns, People and Jobs meeting
11:51 Advisory Council meeting ends

PM
01:32 Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Amari Akira and Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji enter
01:51 Mr. Matsuyama leaves
02:08 Mr. Amari leaves
02:20 Meet with Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Minister’s Secretariat Toyota Katashi, Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro, and Director-General of Bureau of Finance and Equipment Mimura Toru
02:38 End meeting with Mr. Toyota, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Mimura
02:52 Exchange of Views with women experts
03:23 Exchange of Views ends
04:07 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, MOD’s Director of Defense Intelligence Headquarters Miyagawa Tadashi, and Deputy Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Suzuki Atsuo enter
04:19 Mr. Miyagawa and Mr. Suzuki leave
04:35 Mr. Kitamura leaves
04:38 Interview with free paper OKINAWA HEADLINE
04:48 Interview ends
05:07 Ministerial Council on Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues meeting
05:22 Council meeting ends
05:23 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
05:47 End meeting with Mr. Aso
06:38 Depart from office
07:01 Arrive at private residence
Wednesday, August 27, 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
09:46 Arrive at office
10:15 MEXT’s Minister Shimomura Hakubun and Vice-Minister Yamanaka Shinichi enter
10:30 Mr. Yamanaka leaves
10:42 Mr. Shimomura leaves
10:47 Receive State of Emergency Declaration on the Declining Birthrate from President of National Governors’ Association and Governor of Kyoto Prefecture Yamada Keiji
10:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamada
11:10 Speak with Advisor to MOD Saito Takashi
11:25 Finish speaking with Mr. Saito
11:42 Speak with Secretary-General of Consumer Affairs Agency Bando Kumiko
11:47 Finish speaking with Ms. Bando

PM
02:03 Advisory Council on Vitalizing Towns, People and Jobs meeting
03:03 Advisory Council meeting ends
03:05 Meet with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro
03:26 End meeting with Mr. Ohta
03:27 Speak with Chairman of National Association of Chairpersons of City Councils Sato Hirofumi, Chairperson of Yamanashi Prefecture’s Hokuto City Council Watanabe Eiko, and colleagues
03:32 Finish speaking with Mr. Sato, Ms. Watanabe, and colleagues
06:09 Film video message for a conference related to welfare
06:30 Finish filming
06:31 Depart from office
06:57 Arrive at private residence

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:32 Depart from private residence
09:50 Arrive at office
10:25 Meet with Chairman of General Assembly of LDP Members in House of Councillors Mizote Kensei
11:13 End meeting with Mr. Mizote

PM
01:51 Meet with Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro; MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji, Director-General of International Legal Affairs Bureau Akiba Takeo; MOD’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro and Director-General of Bureau of Operational Policy Miyama Nobuaki
02:38 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Tomita, Mr. Akiba, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Miyama
03:20 Meeting with Advisory Council on Countermeasures to Child Poverty members
03:44 Meeting ends
05:02 NSC meeting
05:49 NSC meeting ends
05:50 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
06:10 End meeting with Mr. Aso
06:23 Depart from office
06:25 Arrive at official residence. Dinner with Tokyo University emeritus professor Kobori Keiichiro, music composer Sugiyama Koichi, critic Nishibe Susumu, and colleagues
08:26 Everyone leaves

Friday, August 29, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:40 Depart from official residence
09:41 Arrive at office
09:47 Council for Combating Childhood Poverty meeting
09:57 Meeting ends
10:02 Cabinet Meeting begins
10:26 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:27 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
10:59 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Oe, and Mr. Minagawa
11:00 Meet with MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka, Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, and Director-General of European Affairs Bureau Hayashi Hajime
11:33 Mr. Hiramatsu and Mr. Hayashi both leave
11:38 Mr. Saiki leaves
11:39 Inaugural greeting for resident Ambassador to Botswana Onishi Masahiro and colleagues
11:45 Inaugural greeting ends
11:50 Conference with LDP Secretary-General Ishiba Shigeru commences

PM
01:11 Conference with Mr. Ishiba closes
01:35 Depart from office
01:46 Arrive at Tokyo International Forum in Marunouchi, Tokyo
01:59 Attend Conference to Enhance and Strengthen Regional Disaster Prevention led by fire companies, deliver address
02:03 Leave conference
02:05 Depart from Tokyo International Forum
02:13 Arrive at office
02:24 Ruling Party-Leader Coalition convenes
03:04 Ruling Party-Leader Coalition closes
03:05 Meet with Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke
03:41 End meeting with Mr. Sugiyama
03:42 Meet with Minister for Reconstruction Nemoto Takumi
04:08 End meeting with Mr. Nemoto
04:09 Speak with Vice-Minister of Finance Kagawa Shunsuke and Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs Yamasaki Tatsuo
04:23 Finish speaking with Mr. Kagawa and Mr. Yamasaki
04:24 Meet with Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro, MOFA’s Mr. Hiramatsu and Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji, and MOD’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro
05:02 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Tomita, and Mr. Kuroe
05:03 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
05:34 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
06:25 Depart from office
06:48 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Saturday, August 30, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
11:16 Depart from private residence
11:23 Arrive at salon HAIR GUEST in Shibuya, Tokyo. Hair cut

PM
12:54 Depart from salon
01:06 Arrive at private residence
02:58 Depart from private residence
03:20 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
03:30 Depart from station on Nozomi no. 45
05:50 Arrive at JR Kyoto Station
05:53 Depart from station
06:21 Arrive at Kyoto State Guest House in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City
06:44 Reception for Mayor of Kyoto City Kadokawa Daisaku and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at front entrance
06:46 Finish reception
06:52 Stroll through Japanese gardens with Prime Minister Modi
06:54 Finish stroll
06:55 Witness signing document of intention to link Kyoto City and India’s Varanasi City as partner cities with Prime Minister Modi in banquet hall Fuji
06:59 Signing finishes
07:00 Unofficial dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister Abe in Japanese-style banquet room Kiri
08:39 Dinner meeting ends
08:45 See off Prime Minister Modi at front entrance
08:46 Finish seeing off Mr. Modi
08:49 Depart from Kyoto State Guest House
09:01 Arrive at Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City

Sunday, August 31, 2014

AM
12:00 Stay night at Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto (no visitors)
09:07 Depart from lodging Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City
09:34 Arrive at Toji Temple in Minami Ward, Kyoto City
09:47 Reception for Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in front of Kodo Hall
09:49 Finish reception
09:50 View Kodo Hall and Toji Pagoda with Prime Minister Modi
10:10 Finish viewing
10:11 See off Prime Minister Modi in front of temple’s main sanctuary
10:12 Finish seeing off Mr. Modi
10:14 Depart from Toji Temple
10:24 Arrive at JR Kyoto Station
10:35 Depart from station on Nozomi no. 10

PM
12:53 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
12:57 Depart from station
01:13 Arrive at Hotel New Otani in Kioi-cho, Tokyo. Appointment with Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Kato Katsunobu and Seko Hiroshige, Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke, and Director-General of Cabinet Affairs Office Kawachi Takashi
04:14 Depart from hotel
04:34 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones

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