Thursday, October 16, 2014

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule September 1-7, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:40 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:55 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
07:56 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters on foot. Disaster prevention drills assembly
08:07 Arrive at office
08:25 Disaster prevention drills’ first meeting of Emergency Disaster Response Headquarters, video conference call with Governor of Tokyo Prefecture Masuzoe Yoichi, and Extraordinary Session Cabinet Meeting
08:51 Meeting ends
09:00 Press conference on disaster prevention drills
09:04 Press conference ends
09:26 Depart from office
10:24 Arrive at US Army Sagami General Depot in Chuo Ward, Sagamihara City. Reception by Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture Kuroiwa Yuji and colleagues
10:30 Watch joint disaster prevention drills of nine municipalities (Kanto region). Sample emergency rice rations and personally experience emergency first aid automated external defibrillator. Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Shindo Yoshitaka, Minister of Defense Onodera Itsunori, Minister of State for Disaster Management Furuya Keiji, Mayor of Kanagawa Prefecture’s Sagamihara City Kayama Toshio, and colleagues accompany
10:52 Finish watching disaster prevention drills
11:16 Watch rescue drills practicing priority of treatment of injured persons and establishing triage
11:49 Finish watching rescue drills
11:56 Attend triage rescue drills closing ceremony, de

PM
12:12 Leave closing ceremony
12:17 Interview open to all media: When asked “What will your policies be regarding large-scale disasters in the future” Mr. Abe answers “My thinking is that we should promptly promote establishment of emergency report mailing to inhabitants of disaster-torn areas, notifying and advising them about temporary housing.”
12:22 Interview ends
12:23 Depart from US Army Sagami General Depot
01:28 Arrive at office
02:24 Speak with Governor of Fukushima Prefecture Sato Yuhei, Mayor of Okuma Town Watanabe Toshitsuna, and Mayor of Futaba Town Izawa Shiro. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide, Minister of the Environment Ishihara Nobuteru, and Minister for Reconstruction Nemoto Takumi also attend
02:32 Finish speaking with Mr. Sato, Mr. Watanabe and Mr. Izawa
02:39 Depart from office
02:46 Arrive at Akasaka Palace (State Guest House) in Moto-Akasaka, Tokyo. Reception party for Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
03:09 Depart from Akasaka Palace
03:14 Arrive at Omotesenke Tokyo Practice Rooms in Niban-cho, Tokyo. Informal talk with Mr. Modi in tea room
03:40 Depart from Omotesenke Tokyo Practice Rooms
03:43 Arrive at Akasaka Palace
06:04 Summit Conference with Prime Minister Modi
07:08 Summit Conference ends
07:12 Receive courtesy call from Indian business people
07:17 Courtesy call ends
07:25 Signing ceremony and joint press release
08:05 Ceremony and press release end
08:08 Dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister Abe Shinzo commences
09:27 Dinner meeting ends
09:29 See off Mr. Modi
09:43 Depart from Akasaka Palace
09:51 Arrive at official residence

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:26 Depart from official residence
09:28 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
09:32 LDP Officers Meeting
09:36 Meeting ends
09:37 Speak with LDP Secretary-General Ishiba Shigeru
09:42 Finish speaking with Mr. Ishiba
09:43 Speak with LDP Vice-Presidence Komura Masahiko
09:48 Finish speaking with Mr. Komura
09:49 Speak with LDP Executive Acting Secretary-General Hosoda Hiroyuki
09:54 Finish speaking with Mr. Hosoda
09:57 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
09:59 Arrive at office
10:03 Cabinet Meeting begins
10:12 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:13 Meet with Minister of State for Disaster Management Furuya Keiji
10:33 End meeting with Mr. Furuya
11:19 Meet with President of CNN Worldwide Jeff Zucker
11:49 End meeting with Mr. Zucker

PM
01:29 Depart from office
01:30 Arrive at Lower House 1st Diet Members’ Meeting Hall
01:31 Dental examination at dentist’s office inside hall
01:59 Dental examination ends
02:15 Speak with local supporters in Abe Shinzo’s office within hall
02:20 Finish speaking with local supporters
02:21 Depart from Lower House 1st Diet Members’ Meeting Hall
02:22 Arrive at office
02:56 Meet with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka, Administrative Vice-Minister Sugiyama Shinsuke, Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, and Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service Oka Hiroshi
03:38 End meeting with Mr. Saiki, Mr. Sugiyama, Mr. Hiramatsu and Mr. Oka
03:39 Speak with former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shionoya Ryu
03:50 Finish speaking with Mr. Shionoya
05:05 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, and Deputy Director-General of Public Security Intelligence Agency (PSIA) Kojima Yoshiharu enter
05:16 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Kojima leave
05:35 Mr. Kitamura leaves
06:49 Depart from office
07:03 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:02 Depart from private residence
09:16 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
09:20 Call in Tanigaki Sadakazu and other incoming LDP party officials
10:05 Extraordinary LDP General Council meeting
10:18 Meeting ends
10:19 Commemorative photo session
10:20 Photo session ends
10:21 Speak with incoming Chairman of LDP Public Relations Headquarters Hase Hiroshi
10:22 Finish speaking with Mr. Hase
10:33 LDP Officers Meeting convenes
10:45 LDP Officers Meeting closes
10:50 Attend LDP Yamaguchi Chapter Women’s Affairs Division national training course, deliver address
10:55 Leave training course
10:56 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
10:59 Arrive at office

PM
12:01 Extraordinary Session Cabinet Meeting convenes
12:14 Extraordinary Session Cabinet Meeting closes
01:30 Ruling Parties Leaders’ Conference convenes with Chief Representative of New Komeito Yamaguchi Natsuo
01:40 Ruling Parties Leaders’ Conference closes
01:53 Call in incoming Cabinet Ministers
02:32 Incoming Cabinet Ministers leave
03:46 Depart from office
03:52 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Secret report to Emperor, and attestation ceremony for Ministers of State
05:44 Depart from Imperial Palace
05:52 Arrive at office
05:53 Trial use of teleprompter in Briefing Room
06:04 Finish using teleprompter
06:30 Press conference
06:56 Press conference ends
06:58 Deliver notice of appointment or personnel change to each Cabinet Minister
07:14 Finish delivering notices
07:19 First Cabinet Meeting convenes
07:47 First Cabinet Meeting closes
07:50 Commemorative photo session with Cabinet Ministers
07:52 Photo session ends
08:08 Depart from office
08:10 Arrive at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Nagata-cho, Tokyo. Dinner with secretaries at restaurant ORIGAMI inside hotel
09:19 Depart from hotel
09:36 Arrive at private residence



Thursday, September 4, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:31 Depart from private residence
09:49 Arrive at office
11:15 Meet with Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Amari Akira
11:38 End meeting with Mr. Amari
11:39 Meet with LDP Lower Houe member Kawai Katsuyuki

PM
12:02 End meeting with Mr. Kawai
01:30 Interview with Yukan Fuji
02:02 Interview ends
03:02 Extraordinary Session Cabinet Meeting begins
03:08 Extraordinary Session Cabinet Meeting ends
04:17 Depart from office
04:25 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Secret report to Emperor and attestation ceremony for State Ministers
06:49 Depart from Imperial Palace
06:56 Arrive at office
07:14 Commemorative photo session with State Ministers
07:16 Photo session ends
07:25 Deliver address at first meeting of State Ministers
07:30 Finish address
08:28 Deliver notices of personnel change to Parliamentary Vice-Ministers
08:40 Finish delivering notices of personnel change
08:45 Commemorative photo session with Parliamentary Secretaries
08:46 Photo session ends
08:52 Delver address at first meeting of Parliamentary Vice-Ministers
08:57 Finish address
08:59 Depart from office
09:10 Arrive at private residence

Friday, September 5, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:27 Depart from private residence
09:41 Arrive at office
09:58 Cabinet Meeting begins
10:06 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:30 Meet with MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji
10:45 End meeting with Mr. Hiramatsu
10:49 Meet with Administrative Vice-Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Sakamoto Yasuo; Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke; Administrative Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Harihara Hisao; Administrative Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Ishiguro Norihiko; Administrative Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Muto Hiroshi; MOFA’s Director-General of International Cooperation Bureau Ishikane Kimihiro, and Director-General of Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department Yamada Takio
11:45 End meeting with Mr. Sakamoto, Mr. Sugiyama, Mr. Harihara, Mr. Ishiguro, Mr. Muto, Mr. Ishikane and Mr. Yamada

PM
01:26 Depart from office
01:27 Arrive at Central Government Building No. 8 in Nagata-cho, Tokyo
01:28 Hang signboard for Secretariat of Headquarters for Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan. Give instruction to Secretariat personnel. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide, Minister in charge of Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan Ishiba Shigeru and Secretary-General of Headquarters for Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy Sugita Kazuhiro also attend
01:36 Finish assisting Secretariat of Headquarters for Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan
01:38 Depart from Central Government Building No. 8
01:39 Arrive at office
01:52 Meet with Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio and Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
02:52 End meeting with Mr. Kishida and Mr. Saiki
02:55 Meet with Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Saiki, Administrative Vice-Ministers for Foreign Affairs Mr. Sugiyama and Nagamine Yasumasa, and MOFA’s Director-General of European Affairs Bureau Hayashi Hajime
03:36 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Saiki, Mr. Sugiyama, Mr. Nagamine, and Mr. Hayashi
04:02 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu, Cabinet Advisor Furusawa Mitsuhiro, and MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Mr. Hiramatsu
04:38 End meeting with Mr. Kato, Mr. Furusawa, and Mr. Hiramatsu
04:39 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
05:05 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
05:06 Meet with Director of NSC Mr. Yachi, MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Mr. Hiramatsu, and Ministry of Defense’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro
05:32 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu, and Mr. Kuroe
06:26 Depart from office
06:52 Arrive at private residence
09:11 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro enters
10:17 Mr. Aso leaves

Saturday, September 6, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:15 Depart from private residence
08:42 Arrive at Haneda Airport
08:51 Interview open to all media: When asked “At the time of the initial investigative report on abduction issues with North Korea, what sort of realization did you have?” Mr. Abe answers “I thought we will maintain dialogue and pressure so as to see progress through on these issues.”
08:53 Interview ends
09:21 Depart from airport for visit to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with wife Akie on private government aircraft, headed for Bangladesh

PM
(Local time in Bangladesh)
Arrive at Dhaka (Hazrat Shahjalal) International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Reception ceremony
Visit Jatiyo Smrit Soudho Independence Monument in Savar on Dhaka’s outskirts, offer flowers
View Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhaka City
Attend Japan-Bangladesh Business Forum in Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, deliver address
Summit Conference with Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina at Prime Minister’s Office. Expand Summit Conference to include accompanying officials
Joint declaration signing ceremony, joint press release
Perform courtesy call to President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban
Interview with accompanying group of reporters in Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel
Receive courtesy call from Chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Khaleda Zia
Receive courtesy call from Bangladesh Parliamentarian of Jatiya Party Rowshan Ershad
Dinner party hosted by Prime Minister of Bangladesh Ms. Hasina
Stay night at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel

Sunday, September 7, 2014

AM

(Local time in Bangladesh)
View University of Dhaka Arts Department in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Depart from Dhaka (Hazrat Shahjalal) International Airport on private government aircraft

PM
(Local time in Sri Lanka)
Arrive at Colombo (Bandaranaike) International Airport in Sri Lanka, reception party. Attend cornerstone ceremony for airport improvement project
Reception party at Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. Summit Conference with President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa
Expand Summit Meeting to include accompanying officials
Joint statement signing ceremony, memorial book donation ceremony, joint press release
Informal talk with ruling and opposition party leaders at Parliament Complex in capital city Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Attend Japan-Sri Lanka Business Forum in hotel Cinnamon Grand Colombo, deliver address
Banquet hosted by Mr. Rajapaksa at President’s House
Stay night at Hilton Colombo Hotel

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones

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