Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule September 29-October 5, 2014

Monday, September 29, 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
09:09 Arrive at office
09:18 Extraordinary Session Cabinet Meeting begins
09:23 Cabinet Meeting ends
09:26 Meet with Minister of State for Disaster Management Yamatani Eriko and State Minister of Cabinet Office Nishimura Yasutoshi. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management Nishimura Yasuhiko also attend
09:42 End meeting with Ms. Yamatani and Mr. Nishimura
09:52 Depart from office
10:00 Arrive at Imperial Palace, register return to Japan
10:07 Depart from Imperial Palace
10:16 Arrive at office
10:21 Speak with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Economic Affairs Bureau Saiki Naoko and (Foreign Nationals’ Affairs Division) Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service Oka Hiroshi
10:30 Finish speaking with Ms. Saiki and Mr. Oka
10:31 Speak with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka and Mr. Oka
10:41 Finish speaking with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Oka
10:42 Speak with Ms. Saiki and Mr. Saiki
10:52 Finish speaking with Ms. Saiki and Mr. Saiki
10:57 Meet with Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Nishi Masanori
11:25 End meeting with Mr. Nishi
11:26 Depart from office
11:28 Arrive at Diet
11:29 Enter Lower House 14th Waiting Room
11:30 General Meeting of LDP Upper and Lower House Members
11:39 General Meeting ends
11:40 Speak with LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko
11:41 Finish speaking with Mr. Komura
11:42 Gathering of LDP Diet Members
11:49 Gathering ends
11:50 Speak with Chairman of LDP Headquarters for Implementation and Coordination of Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy Kawamura Takeo
11:51 Finish speaking with Mr. Kawamura
11:52 Leave Lower House 14th Waiting Room and enter Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
11:53 Speak with LDP Executive Acting Secretary General Hosoda Hiroyuki
11:54 Finish speaking with Mr. Hosoda
11:55 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro and Chairman of LDP Committee of the National Diet Sato Tsutomu
11:56 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso and Mr. Sato
11:57 Speak with Minister in charge of Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan Ishiba Shigeru

PM
12:01 Finish speaking with Mr. Ishiba
12:02 Lower House Plenary Session commences
12:09 Plenary Sessions recess
12:10 Leave Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
12:11 Depart from Diet
12:13 Arrive at office
12:36 Depart from office
12:38 Arrive at Diet
12:39 Enter Cabinet Ministers’ Room
12:51 Leave room
12:52 Enter Upper House Plenary Meeting Hall
01:03 Opening Ceremony for 187th Extraordinary Session Diet Meeting
01:09 Meeting ends
01:10 Leave Upper House Plenary Meeting Hall
01:13 Depart from Diet
01:14 Arrive at office
01:35 Depart from office
01:37 Arrive at Diet
01:38 Enter Lower House Speaker’s Room. Greet Lower House Speaker Ibuki Bunmei
01:44 Leave room
01:45 Enter Lower House Vice-Speaker’s Room. Greet Lower House Vice-Speaker Akamatsu Hirotaka
01:46 Leave room
01:47 Enter Upper House President’s Room. Greet President of Upper House Yamazaki Masaki
01:51 Leave room
01:52 Enter Upper House Vice-President’s Room. Greet Vice-President of Upper House Koshiishi Azuma
01:55 Enter Lower House Speaker’s Reception Room
02:00 Leave room, enter Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
02:02 Lower House Plenary Session recommences. Deliver General Policy Speech
02:27 Plenary Session adjourns
02:28 Leave Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
02:29 Enter LDP Secretary-General’s Room
02:30 Speak with LDP Executive Acting Secretary-General Tanahashi Yasufumi, LDP Head Deputy Secretary-General Hagiuda Koichi, and LDP Deputy Secretary-General Matsumoto Jun
02:31 Finish speaking with Mr. Tanahashi, Mr. Hagiuda and Mr. Matsumoto
02:32 Leave LDP Secretary-General’s Room
02:33 Enter Upper House President’s Reception Room
02:35 Leave room and enter Upper House Plenary Meeting Hall
02:36 Upper House Plenary Session convenes. Deliver General Policy Speech
03:00 Upper House Plenary Session adjourns
03:01 Leave Upper House Plenary Meeting Hall
03:02 Enter Lower House Doctor’s Office. Medical treatment
03:07 Leave doctor’s office
03:09 Depart from Diet
03:10 Arrive at office
03:11 Meet with Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio
03:50 End meeting with Mr. Kishida
04:11 Government-Labor-Management Meeting
04:55 Meeting ends
04:58 Depart from office
05:00 Arrive at Diet
05:01 Enter LDP President’s Room
05:02 Speak with Governor of Kagawa Prefecture Hamada Keizo
05:03 Finish speaking with Mr. Hamada
05:04 LDP Officers Meeting
05:19 Meeting ends
05:20 Speak with LDP Vice-President Mr. Komura
05:31 Finish speaking with Mr. Komura
05:32 Leave LDP President’s Room
05:34 Depart from Diet
05:35 Arrive at office
05:39 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
06:14 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
06:25 Depart from office
06:28 Arrive at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Nagata-cho, Tokyo. Dinner with secretaries at restaurant ORIGAMI within hotel
07:34 Depart from hotel
07:37 Arrive at official residence

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:07 Depart from official residence
09:08 Arrive at office
09:09 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
10:04 End meeting with Mr. Kato
10:05 Cabinet Meeting begins
10:16 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:19 Ministerial Council on Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games meeting
10:31 Council meeting ends
10:32 Meet with Mr. Kato
10:52 End meeting with Mr. Kato
10:53 Inaugural addresses by Ambassador to Algeria Fujiwara Masaya and others
11:03 Addresses end
11:04 Meet with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Obuchi Yuko and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Director-General of Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau Sugawara Ikuro
11:42 End meeting with Ms. Obuchi and Mr. Sugawara
11:43 Meet with former Governor of Hawaii State George Ariyoshi
11:58 End meeting with Mr. Ariyoshi

PM
12:52 Depart from office
12:53 Arrive at Diet
12:54 Enter Lower House Speaker’s Reception Room
01:00 Leave room and enter Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
01:02 Lower House Plenary Session convenes
03:55 Lower House Plenary Session adjourns. Leave Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
03:57 Depart from Diet
03:58 Arrive at office
04:24 Meet with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, Cabinet Office’s Vice-Minister Matsuyama Kenji and Director-Generals for Policies on Cohesive Society Habuka Shigeki and Tawa Hiroshi
04:39 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Habuka and Mr. Tawa
04:50 Receive courtesy call from Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting members
05:03 Courtesy call ends
05:07 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro and Director of Defense Intelligence Headquarters Miyagawa Tadashi enter
05:17 Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Miyagawa leave
05:39 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:40 Meet with MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Ihara Junichi. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide also attends
06:09 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Ihara
06:10 Council on National Strategic Special Zones meeting
06:20 Meeting ends
06:23 Speak with MOFA’s Director of Northeast Asia Division Ono Keiichi
06:29 Finish speaking with Mr. Ono
06:32 Interview open to all media: When asked “What kind of information did you receive from Bureau Director-General Ihara?” Mr. Abe answers “Relating to the report a little while ago from Bureau Director-General Ihara, the current status of the investigation is that the Special Investigative Committee’s members gone to Pyongyang have received the direct accounts and explanations they hoped to hear.”
06:33 Interview ends
06:34 Depart from office
06:42 Arrive at Hotel New Otani in Kioi-cho, Tokyo. Attend 50th Anniversary Commemorative Banquet of Sugi Ryotaro’s Accomplishments in banquet hall Tsuru, deliver address
06:55 Depart from hotel
07:05 Arrive at Hotel Okura in Toranomon, Tokyo. Informal talk with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige, LDP Upper House member Ohta Fusae. and colleagues at restaurant Baron Okura within hotel
07:32 Depart from hotel
07:42 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Arisugawa Shimizu in Minami-Azabu, Tokyo. Dinner with JR Tokai Honorary President Kasai Yoshiyuki, President of Fujifilm Komori Shigetaka, President of Mitsui & Co. Iijima Masami, Chairman of Nippon Yusen Kaisha Miyahara Koji, and colleagues
08:47 Depart from restaurant
09:03 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:31 Depart from private residence
08:48 Arrive at office
08:49 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
09:35 End meeting with Mr. Seko
09:36 Speak with Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide
09:50 Finish speaking with Mr. Suga
09:53 Depart from office
09:54 Arrive at Diet
09:56 Enter Upper House President’s Reception Room
09:57 Leave room, enter Upper House Plenary Meeting Hall
09:58 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
09:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
10:01 Upper House Plenary Session convenes
11:45 Upper House Plenary Session adjourns. Leave Upper House Plenary Meeting Hall
11:48 Enter LDP Secretary-General’s Room
11:56 Endorse candidate for Wakayama Prefecture gubernatorial election
11:57 Leave room
11:59 Depart from Diet

PM
12:01 Arrive at office
12:02 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
12:20 End meeting with Mr. Kato
01:38 Speak with Chairman of Japan-Russia Society Hatoyama Kunio
01:51 Finish speaking with Mr. Hatoyama
01:54 Depart from office
01:55 Arrive at Diet
01:56 Enter Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
01:57 Speak with Minister in charge of Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan Ishiba Shigeru
01:58 Finish speaking with Mr. Ishiba
01:59 Speak with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun and LDP Executive Acting Secretary-General Hosoda Hiroyuki
02:01 Finish speaking with Mr. Shimomura and Mr. Hosoda
02:02 Lower House Plenary Session convenes
05:05 Lower House Plenary Session adjourns. Leave Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
05:07 Depart from Diet
05:09 Arrive at office
05:25 Meet with LDP Lower House member Kawai Katsuyuki
05:50 End meeting with Mr. Kawai
06:02 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy meeting
06:52 Meeting ends
07:03 Film video message for environmental protection event
07:08 Finish filming
07:09 Depart from office
07:23 Arrive at private residence

Thursday, October 2, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:31 Depart from private residence
08:46 Arrive at office
08:47 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
09:22 End meeting with Mr. Seko
09:52 Depart from office
09:54 Arrive at Diet
09:55 Enter Upper House President’s Room
10:14 Leave room, enter Upper House President’s Reception Room
10:18 Leave room, enter Upper House Plenary Meeting Hall
10:21 Upper House Plenary Session convenes
11:58 Upper House Plenary Session recess
11:59 Leave Upper House Plenary Meeting Hall

PM
12:00 Depart from Diet
12:03 Arrive at office
12:51 Depart from office
12:53 Arrive at Diet
12:54 Enter Upper House President’s Reception Room
12:57 Leave room, enter Upper House Plenary Meeting Hall
01:01 Upper House Plenary Session reopens
03:49 Upper House Plenary Session adjourns
03:50 Leave meeting hall
03:51 Depart from Diet
03:53 Arrive at office
03:56 Meet with Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue Yamatani Eriko
04:29 End meeting with Ms. Yamatani
04:30 Speak with Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro, MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji, and MOD’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro
04:43 Finish speaking with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Tomita and Mr. Kuroe
05:01 Meet with Ministry of Finance’s Director-General of Budget Bureau Kagawa Shunsuke, Vice-Minister for International Affairs Yamasaki Tatsuo, and Director-General of International Bureau Asakawa Masatsugu
05:18 End meeting with Mr. Kagawa, Mr. Yamasaki, and Mr. Asakawa
05:19 Speak with Cabinet Office’s Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Hihara Hirofumi and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s Director-General of Water and Disaster Management Bureau and Regional Development Bureau Ikeuchi Koji
05:26 Finish speaking with Mr. Hihara and Mr. Ikeuchi
05:27 Speak with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
05:35 Finish speaking with Mr. Saiki
05:36 Meet with Chairman of Keidanren (Federation of Economic Organizations) Sakakibara Sadayuki and Chairman of Japan-China Economic Association Cho Fujio
06:06 End meeting with Mr. Sakakibara and Mr. Cho
06:14 Speak with Oman’s Minister of Heritage and Culture Haitham bin Tariq al Said. Chairman of Japan-Oman Society Nishimura Yasutoshi and MOFA’s Director-General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Uemura Tsukasa also attend
06:27 Finish speaking with Mr. Haitham
06:28 Speak with Minister of Defense Eto Akinori, MOD’s Administrative Vice-Minister Tokuchi Hideshi and Chief of Staff for Maritime Self-Defense Force Kawano Katsutoshi
06:39 Finish speaking with Mr. Eto, Mr. Tokuchi, and Mr. Kawano
06:55 Depart from office
07:04 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Fukudaya in Kioi-cho, Tokyo. Dinner with Keidanren’s Honorary Chairman Imai Takashi, Senior Advisor Okuda Hiroshi, Honorary Chairman Mitarai Fujio, colleagues, and financers
08:22 Depart from restaurant
08:37 Arrive at private residence

Friday, October 3, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:02 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:14 Arrive at Diet
07:15 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:14 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:17 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:24 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:46 Depart from office
08:47 Arrive at Diet
08:49 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:53 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
08:54 Finish speaking with Mr. Taro
08:59 Lower House Budget Committee convenes
11:53 Lower House Budget Committee recess
11:54 Leave Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
11:56 Depart from Diet
11:57 Arrive at office
11:58 Meet with Mr. Kato

PM
12:30 End meeting with Mr. Kato
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:56 Speak with Special Advisor to President of the LDP Hagiuda Koichi
12:57 Finish speaking with Mr. Hagiuda
12:58 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Lower House Budget Committee reconvenes
05:11 Lower House Budget Committee adjourns
05:12 Leave room
05:14 Depart from Diet
05:15 Arrive at office
05:23 Speak with LDP Executive Board Member of Tokyo Organizing Committee of 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Hashimoto Seiko and New Komeito Standing Manager of Diet Members' League for Promotion of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Tomita Shigeyuki
05:31 Finish speaking with Ms. Hashimoto and Mr. Tomita
05:32 NSC meeting
05:50 Meeting ends
05:51 Meet with MOFA’s Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Ihara Junichi and Director-General of International Legal Affairs Bureau Akiba Takeo
06:17 End meeting with Mr. Ihara and Mr. Akiba
06:18 Speak with Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro, MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka, Administrative Vice-Minister Sugiyama Shinsuke, and Director-General of European Affairs Bureau Hayashi Hajime
06:29 Finish speaking with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Saiki, Mr. Sugiyama, and Mr. Hayashi
06:30 Minister in charge of Promoting Women’s Empowerment Arimura Haruko; Cabinet Office’s Director-General of Gender Equality Bureau Takegawa Keiko; Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)’s Equal Employment, Children and Families Bureau Ando Yoshiko; and MHLW’s Administrative Vice-Minister of Equal Employment, Children and Families and Countermeasures to Falling Birthrate Kinoshita Kenshi enter
06:42 Ms. Takegawa, Ms. Ando, and Mr. Kinoshita leave
06:53 Ms. Arimura leaves
06:54 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
07:13 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
07:21 Depart from office
07:31 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Hakataizumi Akasaka in Akasaka, Tokyo. Dinner with former LDP Secretary-General Nakagawa Hidenao and LDP Lower House member Nakagawa Toshinao
09:11 Depart from restaurant
09:27 Arrive at private residence

Saturday, October 4, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomgaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
Stay at private residence throughout morning (no visitors)

PM
01:14 Depart from private residence
01:20 Arrive at salon HAIR GUEST in Shibuya, Tokyo. Hair cut
02:52 Depart from salon
03:23 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
06:15 Arrive at Kyoto-style restaurant Oito in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City. Dinner meeting with actors Tsugawa Masahiko and Nakai Kiichi
08:39 Depart from restaurant
09:01 Arrive at Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City

Sunday, October 5, 2014

AM

12:00 Stay night at Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto (no visitors)
07:51 Depart from lodging Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto in Sankyo Ward, Kyoto City
07:53 Arrive at Kyoto International Conference Center in Sankyo Ward. Reception by former Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Omi Koji and Mayor of Kyoto City Kadokawa Daisaku
07:56 Commemorative photo session with Mr. Omi and colleagues involved with Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum in Room B1, breakfast meeting
08:44 Meeting ends
09:03 Meet with Foreign Minister of France Laurent Fabius in Room 561
09:28 End meeting with Mr. Fabius
10:02 Attend STS Forum in Annex Hall, deliver address
10:21 Leave forum
10:22 Depart from Kyoto International Conference Center
10:53 Arrive at JR Kyoto Station
11:17 Depart from station on Nozomi no. 14

PM
01:33 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
01:37 Depart from station
01:46 Arrive at official residence
04:30 Depart from official residence with wife Akie
04:41 Arrive at Hotel Grand Palace in Iidabashi, Tokyo
05:00 Attend Ceremony to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Nippon Budokan in banquet hall Diamond Room, deliver address
05:47 Ceremony ends
05:48 Speak with Trustee and Secretary-General of Nippon Budokan Foundation Mifuji Yoshio
05:49 Finish speaking with Mr. Mifuji
05:50 Depart from hotel
06:12 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones

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