Friday, November 14, 2014

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule September 15-21, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
10:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
Stay at private residence throughout the morning (no visitors)

PM
Stay at private residence throughout the afternoon and evening (no visitors)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:09 Depart from private residence
09:26 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
09:31 LDP Officers Meeting
09:55 Meeting ends
09:56 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
09:58 Arrive at office
10:02 Cabinet Meeting begins
10:15 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:20 Reconstruction Promotion Council meeting
10:30 Meeting ends
10:32 Speak with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun
10:35 Finish speaking with Mr. Shimomura
10:36 Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Minister Kishida Fumio, Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka, Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji and Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Ihara Junichi enter
11:06 Mr. Saiki, Mr. Hiramatsu, and Mr. Ihara leave
11:12 Mr. Kishida leaves
11:43 Commemorative photo session with President of National Association of Chairpersons of Prefectural Assemblies and Chairman of Hiroshima Prefectural Assembly Hayashi Masao and colleagues
11:47 Photo session ends
11:48 Panel discussion with National Association of Chairpersons of Prefectural Assemblies. Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi Sanae and Minister in charge of Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan Ishiba Shigeru also attend

PM
12:48 Panel discussion ends
12:49 National Security Council (NSC) meeting. Obuchi Yuko also attends
01:09 NSC meeting ends
01:20 Receive courtesy call from All-Japan Ryokan Proprietress Group’s Sato Jun and others
01:27 Courtesy call ends
01:28 Meet with Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Terada Itsuro
01:48 End meeting with Mr. Terada
01:49 Depart from office
01:57 Arrive at Imperial Household Agency. Attend Imperial Household Economy Council
02:24 Depart from Imperial Palace
02:33 Arrive at office
03:15 Meet with Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Amari Akira and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)’s Director-General of Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau Sugawara Ikuro
03:34 End meeting with Mr. Amari and Mr. Sugawara
03:51 Regulatory Reform Council meeting
03:54 Meeting ends
04:04 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, National Police Agency’s Director-General of Security Bureau Takahashi Kiyotaka, and Public Security Intelligence Agency’s Director of First Investigation Department Tago Tsukasa enter
04:23 Mr. Takahashi and Mr. Tago leave
04:31 Mr. Kitamura leaves
04:32 Deliver notices of personnel change of Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy members to Chairman of Keidanren (Federation of Economic Organizations) Sakakibara Sadayuki and incoming President of Suntory Holdings Niinami Takeshi. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide and Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira also attend
04:40 Finish delivering notices of personnel change
04:41 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy meeting
05:42 Meeting ends
05:44 Meet with Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Yamaguchi Shunichi
06:05 End meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi
06:06 Meet with Vice-Minister of Finance Kagawa Shunsuke, finance official Yamasaki Tatsuo, and Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Director-General of International Bureau Asakawa Masatsugu
06:26 End meeting with Mr. Kagawa, Mr. Yamasaki, and Mr. Asakawa
06:27 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
06:48 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
06:49 Depart from office
06:50 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting with former Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Shindo Yoshitaka, former Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Tamura Norihisa, and other former cabinet ministers. Mr. Suga also attends
08:17 Everyone leaves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:44 Depart from official residence
07:55 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
08:01 Meet with President of East Japan Railway Company Tomita Tetsuro
08:04 End meeting with Mr. Tomita
08:08 Depart from station on Yamabiko no. 127. Minister of the Environment Mochizuki Yoshio accompanies
09:32 Arrive at JR Koriyama Station
09:36 Depart from station
10:56 Arrive at municipal Kawauchi Nursery School in Kawauchi Village, Fukushima Prefecture. View nursery school. Exchange of views with nursery school teachers. Mayor of Kawauchi Village Endo Yuko and Minister of State for Measures for Declining Birthrate Mori Masako accompany
11:06 Depart from Kawauchi Nursery School
11:07 Arrive at temporary housing in Kawauchi Village. Exchange of views with residents
11:22 Depart from temporary housing
11:26 Arrive at soba restaurant Soba Shubo Tenzan in Kawauchi Village. Lunch
11:56 Depart from soba restaurant

PM
12:06 Arrive at temporary holding area for waste in Kawauchi Village. View site
12:12 Depart from holding area
12:59 Arrive at proposed construction site for interim storage facilities in Okuma Town, Fukushima Prefecture. View proposed construction site. Exchange of views with Mayor of Okuma Town Watanabe Toshitsuna and Mayor of Futaba Town (Fukushima Prefecture) Izawa Shiro
01:09 Depart from proposed construction site
01:41 Arrive at planned construction site for prefectural middle and high school, Futaba High School’s future campus, in Hirono Town, Fukushima Prefecture. View planned construction site. Mayor of Futaba Town Endo Satoshi accompanies
01:47 Depart from planned construction site
01:51 Arrive at rice paddy in Futaba Town. Try harvesting with mechanized harvester. Sample onigiri
02:06 Interview open to all media: When asked “What were your thoughts when viewing [development in Fukushima Prefecture]?” Mr. Abe answers “The opening of Joban Expressway between Namie and Sendai will be pushed forward to December 6.”
02:11 Interview ends
02:19 Depart from Futaba Town
05:18 Arrive at office
05:39 Meet with Cabinet Advisor Hamada Koichi
05:54 End meeting with Mr. Hamada
06:16 Education Rebuilding Implementation Council meeting
06:29 Meeting ends
07:28 Depart from office
07:40 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Thursday, September 18, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:07 Depart from private residence
09:25 Arrive at Imperial Hotel in Uchisaiwai-cho, Tokyo
09:28 Attend Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) General Meeting in banquet hall Fuji, deliver address
09:36 Leave meeting
09:37 Depart from hotel
09:45 Arrive at office
10:06 Film video message for sports-related event
10:25 Finish filming
10:26 Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Amari Akira and Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji enter
11:00 Mr. Matsuyama leaves
11:08 Mr. Amari leaves
11:09 Meet with MOF’s Minister Aso Taro, Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke, Director-General of Budget Bureau Tanaka Kazuho, and Director-General of Tax Bureau Sato Shinichi

PM
12:06 Lunch with Special Advisors to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro, Isozaki Yosuke, and Eto Seiichi
01:00 Finish lunch
01:01 Speak with President of Yamaguchi Bank Fukuda Koichi
01:15 Finish Speaking with Mr. Fukuda
01:40 Industrial Competitiveness Council meeting
02:38 End meeting
03:10 Meet with Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue Yamatani Eriko
03:42 End meeting with Ms. Yamatani
03:43 Meet with Chairman of Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum and former Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Omi Koji
04:02 End meeting with Mr. Omi
04:03 Speak with Minister of State for Special Missions Yamamoto Ichita
04:08 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamamoto
04:09 Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke, MOF’s Director-General of International Bureau Asakawa Masatsugu, METI’s Director-General of Industrial Science and Technology and Environment Bureau Katase Hirofumi, and Ministry of Environment’s Vice-Minister for Global Environment Seki Soichiro enter
04:39 Mr. Kishida leaves
05:07 Everyone leaves
05:08 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, and Chief of Staff for Joint Staff Council Iwasaki Shigeru
05:44 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Hiramatsu, and Mr. Iwasaki
06:13 Depart from office
06:56 Arrive at municipal Katsumi Middle School in Katsushika Ward, Tokyo Prefecture
07:06 View pupils’ self-study in supplementary night class. Exchange of views with volunteer instructors. LDP Lower House member Hirasawa Katsuei accompanies
07:25 Finish exchanging views
07:29 Interview open to all media: When asked “How will you make use of what you witnessed [today]?” Mr. Abe answers “In the next five years I want to expand learning assistance programs to 5,000, and increase the number of school social workers to 10,000.”
07:33 Interview ends
07:37 Depart from Katsumi Middle School
08:09 Arrive at official residence
Friday, September 19, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:01 Depart from official residence
09:03 Arrive at office
09:04 Meet with MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji
09:26 End meeting with Mr. Hiramatsu
09:42 Ministerial Council on Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues meeting
09:55 Council meeting ends
10:01 Cabinet Meeting begins
10:15 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:17 Meet with former Minister of Home Affairs and Chairman of Diet Promotion Council for National Pond Maintenance Project [全国ため池等整備事業推進協議会] Fukida Akira
10:32 End meeting with Mr. Fukida
10:33 Speak with MOFA’s Special Envoy for Peace in the Middle East Kohno Masaharu. Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka accompanies
10:35 Finish speaking with Mr. Saiki
10:36 MOFA’s Mr. Saiki, Administrative Vice-Ministers Sugiyama Shinsuke and Nagamine Yasumasa, Mr. Hiramatsu, Director-General for Global Issues Oike Atsuyuki, and Director-General of African Affairs Department Maruyama Norio enter
10:40 Phone conference with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
10:53 Phone conference ends
10:54 Mr. Sugiyama, Mr. Oike, and Mr. Maruyama leave
11:05 Mr. Saiki, Mr. Nagamine, and Mr. Hiramatsu leave

PM
12:07 Depart from office
12:21 Arrive at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Takanawa, Tokyo. Give lecture at Research Institute of Japan national seminar in banquet hall Hiten
01:19 Depart from hotel
01:35 Arrive at office
01:36 Receive courtesy call from Mayor of Chiba Prefecture’s Yachimata City Kitamura Shinji and peanut producers
01:41 Courtesy call ends
01:51 NSC meeting. Minister of State for Space Policy Yamaguchi Shunichi also attends
02:13 NSC Meeting ends
02:24 Speak with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
02:34 Finish speaking with Mr. Kitamura
02:57 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
03:22 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
03:23 Meet with MOFA’s Mr. Sugiyama; Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Ihara Junichi; Director-General of European Affairs Bureau Hayashi Hajime; Director-General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Uemura Tsukasa; Director-General of International Cooperation Bureau Ishikane Kimihiro; Director-General of African Affairs Department Mr. Maruyama; MOF’s Director-General of International Bureau Asakawa Masatsugu; and METI’s Director-General of Trade ad Economic Cooperation Bureau Munakata Naoko
04:05 End meeting with Mr. Sugiyama, Mr. Ihara, Mr. Hayashi, Mr. Uemura, Mr. Ishikane, Mr. Maruyama, Mr. Asakawa, and Ms. Munakata
04:12 Council for Science, Technology and Innovation meeting
04:50 Council meeting ends
04:56 Council on Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan meeting
06:01 Meeting ends
06:03 Speak with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro
06:09 Finish speaking with Mr. Ohta
06:10 Speak with LDP Lower House member Kawai Katsuyuki
06:17 Finish speaking with Mr. Kawai
06:28 Film video message for event concerned with medical care
06:36 Finish filming
06:37 Depart from office
06:44 Arrive at Hotel New Otani in Kioi-cho, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with AOKI Holdings Chairman Aoki Hironori and thinker Taguchi Yoshifumi. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide also attends
08:01 Depart from hotel
08:06 Arrive at official residence

Saturday, September 20, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
Stay at official residence throughout the morning (no visitors)

PM
Stay at official residence throughout the afternoon and evening (no visitors)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
10:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
Stay at official residence throughout the morning (no visitors)

PM
01:33 Depart from official residence
01:47 Arrive at Shinagawa Intercity Hall in Konan, Tokyo
02:05 Attend New Komeito 10th Convention, deliver address
02:26 Leave convention
02:27 Depart from Shinagawa Intercity Hall
02:52 Arrive at NHK Broadcasting Center in Jinnan, Tokyo. Film for internationally broadcast program
03:31 Depart from NHK
03:44 Arrive at official residence
04:05 Phone conference with President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Kato Katsunobu and Seko Hiroshige also attend
04:15 Phone conference ends
04:29 Depart from official residence
04:45 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:05 Depart from private residence
07:22 Arrive at Palace Hotel Tokyo in Marunouchi, Tokyo. Dinner with wife Akie and friends at lounge bar Privé
09:04 Depart from hotel
09:22 Arrive at private residence

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones

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