Monday, December 29, 2014

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule October 6-12, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014


AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:21 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:34 Arrive at office
07:36 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:46 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:48 Depart from office
08:50 Arrive at Diet
08:53 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:59 Lower House Budget Committee convenes

PM
12:01 Lower House Budget Committee recess
12:02 Leave room
12:04 Depart from Diet
12:05 Arrive at office
12:35 Speak with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro
12:44 Finish speaking with Mr. Ohta
12:58 Depart from office
12:59 Arrive at Diet
01:01 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:03 Speak with Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio
01:04 Finish speaking with Mr. Kishida
01:05 Lower House Budget Committee reconvenes
05:07 Lower House Budget Committee closes
05:08 Leave room
05:10 Enter LDP President’s Room
05:12 LDP Officers Meeting
05:25 Meeting ends
05:38 Leave room
05:39 Depart from Diet
05:41 Arrive at office
05:42 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
06:04 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
06:06 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru and Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro enter
06:15 Mr. Yachi leaves
06:31 Mr. Kitamura leaves
06:45 Interview with Radio Nippon
07:14 Interview ends
07:15 Depart from office
07:24 Arrive at Chinese restaurant Seventh Son in Ginza, Tokyo. Dinner with Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Shiozaki Yasuhisa and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Obuchi Yuko
07:58 Ms. Obuchi leaves
08:48 Depart from restaurant
09:05 Arrive at private residence

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:04 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:15 Arrive at office
08:07 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:18 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:19 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:40 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:48 Depart from office
08:49 Arrive at Diet
08:51 Enter Upper House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:52 Speak with Minister of State for Special Missions Yamaguchi Shunichi
08:53 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamaguchi
08:57 Upper House Budget Committee convenes
11:54 Upper House Budget Committee recess
11:55 Leave room
11:57 Commemorative photo session with Diet visitors
11:58 Photo session ends
11:59 Enter LDP Secretary-General’s Room

PM
12:00 Endorse candidate for Kumamoto City mayoral election
12:02 Finish giving endorsement
12:03 Leave room
12:04 Depart from Diet
12:05 Arrive at office
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Upper House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Upper House Budget Committee reconvenes
05:04 Upper House Budget Committee adjourns
05:05 Leave room
05:07 Depart from Diet
05:09 Arrive at office
05:20 Phone conference with President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Kato Katsunobu and Mr. Seko also attend
05:30 Phone conference ends
05:38 Depart from office
05:58 Arrive at facility complex Yupo Hall in Nishigotanda, Tokyo. Enjoy Japan 2014 preview performance of Toki dance with wife Akie
07:15 Depart from Yupo Hall
07:46 Arrive at private residence
08:22 Phone call to Nobel Prize for Physics award winner, Meijo University professor Akasaki Isamu
08:25 Finish phone call

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:33 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:45 Arrive at office
07:46 Interview open to all media: When asked about “three Japanese people being chosen as award winners of the Nobel Prize for Physics” Mr. Abe answers “It is news that brought cheer to my heart. I am truly proud of Japanese people.
07:47 Interview ends
07:48 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:52 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:53 Depart from office
08:54 Arrive at Diet
08:56 Enter Upper House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:57 Speak with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro
08:58 Finish speaking with Mr. Ohta
08:59 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro; Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun; and Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Yamaguchi Shunichi
09:00 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso, Mr. Shimomura and Mr. Yamaguchi
09:01 Upper House Budget Committee convenes
11:54 Upper House Budget Committee recess
11:56 Leave room
11:58 Depart from Diet

PM
12:00 Arrive at office
12:54 Depart from office
12:56 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Upper House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Upper House Budget Committee reconvenes
04:28 Upper House Budget Committee adjourns
04:29 Leave room
04:31 Depart from Diet
04:33 Arrive at office
05:09 Meet with resident Ambassador to the US Sasae Kenichiro and Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
05:29 End meeting with Mr. Sasae and Mr. Saiki
05:41 Depart from office
05:49 Arrive at Hotel New Otani in Kioi-cho, Tokyo. Attend wedding reception of Senge Kunimaro and (Princess) Noriko with wife Akie in banquet hall PALAZZO OTANI
08:23 Depart from hotel
08:42 Arrive at private residence

Thursday, October 9, 2014

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:00 Depart from private residence
09:18 Arrive at office
09:22 Meet with Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue Yamatani Eriko and Director of LDP Headquarters for the Abduction Issue Furuya Keiji
10:12 End meeting with Ms. Yamatani and Mr. Furuya
11:00 Minister of Finance Aso Taro, Ministry of Finance’s Director-General of Budget Bureau Tanaka Kazuho, Director-General of Tax Bureau Sato Shinichi, and Deputy Vice-Minister Fukuda Junichi enter
11:43 Mr. Tanaka, Mr. Sato, and Mr. Fukuda leave
11:51 Mr. Aso leaves

PM
12:03 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
12:49 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
01:48 Film video message for Commercial Broadcasters’ Educational Association (Minkyokyo) National Convention
01:54 Finish filming
03:13 Meet with Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg Etienne Schneider
03:38 End meeting with Prince Guillaume and Mr. Schneider
03:41 Meet with resident Ambassador to China Kitera Masato and other ambassadors of Conference of Japanese Ambassadors to Asian and Oceanian Countries
03:57 End meeting with Mr. Kitera and colleagues
03:59 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka and Mr. Kitera
04:14 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Kitera
04:15 Meet with Mr. Saiki and resident Ambassador to South Korea Bessho Koro
04:31 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Bessho
04:32 Meet with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of International Legal Affairs Bureau Akiba Takeo
04:50 End meeting with Mr. Akiba
04:55 Speak with Secretary of Ho Minh City Party Committee Lê Thanh Hẚi
05:07 Finish speaking with Mr. Lê Thanh
05:31 NSC meeting
06:14 NSC meeting ends
06:28 Speak with US Columbia University professor Gerald Curtis
06:38 Finish speaking with Mr. Curtis
06:39 Filming video message for Praemium Imperiale Award Ceremony
06:44 Finish filming
06:45 Depart from office
06:46 Arrive at official residence. Dinner with President of Japan Dental Association Okubo Mitsuo, President of Japan Dental Federation Takagi Mikimasa, President of Yamaguchi (Prefecture) Dental Association Ishida (Nobuyuki?) [右田信行] and colleagues
08:17 Everyone leaves

Friday, October 10, 2014

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:36 Depart from official residence
08:37 Arrive at office
08:48 Headquarters for Creating a Society in which All Women Shine meeting
08:57 Meeting ends
09:02 Council on Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan meeting
09:08 Meeting ends
09:15 Cabinet Meeting begins
09:23 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:32 Receive courtesy call from Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc
10:54 Courtesy call ends
10:58 Meet with Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro, MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji and Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Ihara Junichi
11:24 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu and Mr. Ihara
11:26 Council on National Strategic Special Zones meeting
11:57 Meeting ends
11:59 Ruling Party-Leader Coalition with Chief Representative of New Komeito Yamaguchi Natsuo

PM
01:02 Conference ends
01:03 Speak with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Sugita Kazuhiro
01:13 Finish speaking with Mr. Sugita
01:20 Speak with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro
01:27 Finish speaking with Mr. Kimura
01:28 MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka and Administrative Vice-Minister Nagamine Yasumasa enter
01:42 Mr. Ihara joins
02:00 Mr. Ihara leaves
02:11 Mr. Saiki and Mr. Nagamine leave
02:25 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
03:02 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
03:03 Meet with MOFA’s Mr. Saiki, Mr. Ihara, and Director-General of International Legal Affairs Bureau Akiba Takeo
03:34 End meeting with Mr. Saiki, Mr. Ihara, and Mr. Akiba
03:42 Receive courtesy call from Yetnayet Abebe Bikila, son of Ethiopia’s Olympic marathon runner, the late Abebe Bikila
03:53 Courtesy call ends
04:04 Commendation Ceremony for Contributors to the Building of Safe and Reassuring Communities
04:22 Ceremony ends
04:27 Speak with Chairman of Tokyo Prefectural Assembly Takashima Naoki and Secretary-General of LDP Tokyo Prefectural Chapter Uchida Shigeru. Special Advisor to President of the LDP Hagiuda Koichi also attends
04:39 Finish speaking with Mr. Takashima and Mr. Uchida
04:48 Depart from office
04:55 Arrive at Palace Hotel Tokyo in Marunouchi, Tokyo
04:58 Speak with President of Tokyo Organising Committee of Olympic and Paralympic Games Mori Yoshiro
04:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Mori
05:00 Advisory Meeting of Tokyo Organising Committee of Olympic and Paralympic Games in banquet hall Yamabuki within hotel
05:40 Advisory Meeting ends
05:57 Commemorative Celebration of 50th Anniversary of 1964 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in banquet hall Aoi within hotel
07:00 Celebration ends
07:02 Depart from hotel
07:15 Arrive at Chinese restaurant Akasaka Hanten in Akasaka, Tokyo. Informal talk with all top reporters of Cabinet Kisha Club
08:48 Depart from restaurant
09:05 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Saturday, October 11, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:28 Depart from private residence
08:36 Arrive at Keio University Hospital in Shinano Town, Tokyo. Physical examination

PM
02:10 Depart from Keio University Hospital
02:23 Arrive at hotel The Prince Park Tower Tokyo in Shiba Park, Tokyo. Attend secretary’s wedding ceremony
08:42 Depart from hotel
08:58 Arrive at private residence

Sunday, October 12, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:54 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
08:12 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
08:20 Depart from station on Hayabusa no. 5
09:50 Arrive at JR Sendai Station
09:55 Depart from station. Minister for Reconstruction Takeshita Wataru accompanies
10:40 Arrive at Ono Nozomi’s house in Watari Town, Miyagi Prefecture. Informal talk with Ms. Ono and her family. State Minister for Reconstruction Nishimura Akihiro also attends
11:07 Depart from Ono family’s house
11:20 Arrive at municipal Nagatoro Elementary School in Watari Town. Reception by LDP Upper House member Kumagai Yutaka, Vice-Governor of Miyagi Prefecture Miura Shunichi, and Mayor of Watari Town Saito Tadashi. View the school, commemorative photo session with pupils
11:49 Depart from Nagatoro Elementary School

PM
12:00 Arrive at agricultural corporation GRA in Yamamoto Town, Miyagi Prefecture. Reception by Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Sato Hidemichi and Mayor of Yamamoto Town Saito Toshio. View GRA, sample strawberries and tomatoes
12:21 Depart from agricultural corporation GRA
12:59 Arrive at over-the-counter market Mori no Ichiba in Wakabayashi Ward, Sendai City. Reception by LDP Lower House member Akiba Kenya. Lunch with Mr. Takeshita, Mr. Nishimura, Mr. Miura, and Mayor of Sendai City Okuyama Emiko
01:49 Depart from Mori no Ichiba
01:59 Arrive at Sunpia Sports Club Sendai in Wakabayashi Ward. View club, plant tree
02:24 Depart from Sunpia Sports Club Sendai
02:41 Arrive at Minami-Gamo Purification Center in Miyagino Ward, Sendai City. View purification center. LDP Lower House member Ihara Shintaro and LDP Upper House member Aichi Jiro accompany
03:09 Interview open to all media: When asked “What were your impressions when viewing [the region]?” Mr. Abe answers “I am encouraged by the fact that not only is infrastructure for everyday life being restored, but existing facilities are being upgraded and modernized.”
03:13 Interview ends
03:14 Depart from Minami-Gamo Purification Center
03:46 Arrive at JR Sendai Station
03:47 Stay in station reception room
04:26 Leave room
04:30 Depart from station on Hayabusa no. 24
06:03 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
06:08 Depart from station
06:23 Arrive at private residence

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones

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