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Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule October 27-November 2, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:30 Depart from private residence
09:46 Arrive at office
10:13 Meet with Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Shiozaki Yasuhisa, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management Nishimura Yasuhiko, Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary Furuya Kazuyuki, and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s Director-General of Health Service Bureau Shinmura Kazuya
10:52 End meeting with Mr. Shiozaki, Mr. Nishimura, Mr. Furuya, and Mr. Shinmura
10:53 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
11:27 End meeting with Mr. Saiki

PM
12:02 Meet with Secretary-General of Japan-Korea Parliamentarians’ Union [日韓議員連盟 : Nikkan Giin Renmei] Kawamura Takeo
12:19 End meeting with Mr. Kawamura
03:56 Meet with South Korean resident Ambassador to Japan Yoo Heung-soo
04:11 End meeting with Mr. Yoo
04:13 Receive courtesy call from Speaker of National Assembly of South Korea Chung Ui-hwa. Mr. Yoo also attends
04:41 Courtesy call ends
04:42 Speak with Minister of State for Disaster Management Yamatani Eriko
04:56 Finish speaking with Ms. Yamatani
05:00 Depart from office
05:01 Arrive at Diet
05:02 Enter LDP President’s Room
05:03 LDP Officers Meeting
05:18 Meeting ends
05:19 Meet with LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko, Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu, and Chairman of Election Strategy Committee Motegi Toshimitsu
05:41 End meeting with Mr. Komura, Mr. Tanigaki, and Mr. Motegi
05:42 Leave LDP President’s Room
05:43 Depart from Diet
05:45 Arrive at office
05:46 Meet with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun
06:14 End meeting with Mr. Shimomura
06:19 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, and Director of Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center Shimohira Koji enter
06:28 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Shimohira leave
06:42 Mr. Kitamura leaves
06:50 Depart from office
06:54 Arrive at Hotel Okura in Toranomon, Tokyo. Attend Memorial Reception for Murase Jiro in banquet hall Heian Room, deliver address
07:15 Depart from hotel
07:21 Arrive at Chinese restaurant Fureika in Higashi-Azabu, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with female reporters
09:55 Depart from restaurant
10:09 Arrive at private residence

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:45 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:59 Arrive at office
08:08 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:17 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:20 Ministerial Meeting on Response to Ebola Virus Disease
08:28 Meeting ends
08:31 Meet with Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Nishi Masanori
08:57 End meeting with Mr. Nishi
10:13 Meet with former Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) researcher Edward Luttwak
10:58 End meeting with Mr. Luttwak
11:07 Speak with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
11:12 Finish speaking with Mr. Kitamura
11:13 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
11:31 End meeting with Mr. Kato
11:32 Speak with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Uemura Tsukasa
11:41 Finish speaking with Mr. Kimura and Mr. Uemura
11:49 Lunch with Chairperson of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro and political commentator Morita Minoru

PM
12:44 Finish lunch
12:52 Depart from office
12:53 Arrive at Diet
12:55 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
03:35 Lower House Plenary Session adjourns
03:36 Leave meeting hall
03:37 Enter LDP Secretary-General’s Room
03:38 Endorse candidate for Fukuoka City’s gubernatorial election. Commemorative photo session
03:42 Photo session ends
03:43 Depart from room
03:44 Depart from Diet
03:46 Arrive at office
04:00 Filming video message for National Convention of Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association
04:10 Finish filming
04:43 Receive courtesy call from Speaker of House of Peoples’ Representatives of Ethiopia Abadula Gemeda
05:03 Courtesy call ends
05:22 Receive proposal letter from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council
05:33 Finish receiving proposal
05:34 Education Rebuilding Implementation Council meeting
06:00 Meeting ends
06:01 Meet 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
06:38 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Saiki, Mr. Sugiyama, and Mr. Hayashi
06:43 Depart from office
06:44 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting with Chairman of LDP Diet Affairs Committee Sato Tsutomu, Chairman of New Komeito Diet Affairs Committee Oguchi Yoshinori, and colleagues. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu also attend
08:10 Mr. Sato, Mr. Oguchi, and Mr. Kato leave
08:43 Mr. Suga leaves

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:46 Depart from official residence
08:56 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Reception event with wife Akie for King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander and his wife the Queen
09:40 Depart from Imperial Palace
09:54 Arrive at Tsukiji Honwanji Temple in Tsukiji, Tokyo. Condolence call for former resident Ambassador to Thailand, the late Okazaki Hisahiko
10:00 Depart from temple
10:09 Arrive at office
10:46 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru and Councillor of Cabinet Secretariat Kitamura Hirofumi enter
11:12 Councillor Kitamura leaves
11:16 Director Kitamura leaves
11:37 Speak with Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro
11:40 Finish speaking with Mr. Yachi
11:41 Meet with Minister in charge of Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan Ishiba Shigeru, Special Advisor to Minister of State for Special Missions (Ishiba Shigeru) Ito Tatsuya, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Sugita Kazuhiro, and Acting Senior Chief Secretary of Headquarters for Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economies Yamasaki Shiro

PM
12:05 End meeting with Mr. Ishiba, Mr. Ito, Mr. Sugita, and Mr. Yamasaki
12:06 Depart from office
12:07 Arrive at Lower House 1st Diet Members’ Meeting Hall. Dental examination at dentist’s office within hall
12:20 Depart from meeting hall
12:23 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters. Lunch meeting with Special Advisor to President of the LDP Hagiuda Koichi and LDP Upper House member Yamamoto Ichita
01:04 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
01:07 Arrive at office
01:20 Meet with CEO of US corporation BlackRock Laurence Fink, President of Your Party Asao Keiichiro, and Your Party Upper House member Inoue Yoshiyuki
01:58 End meeting with Mr. Fink, Mr. Asao, and Mr. Inoue
02:04 Meet with Chairman of Germany’s ruling parties Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) Group Volker Kauder
02:32 End meeting with Mr. Kauder
03:31 Meet with Cabinet Advisor Munakata Norio
03:46 End meeting with Mr. Munakata
03:47 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
04:40 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
04:45 Meet with Minister in charge of TPP Amari Akira and Deputy Chief Negotiator of Government Headquarters for TPP Oe Hiroshi
05:13 End meeting with Mr. Amari and Mr. Oe
05:17 Headquarters for Healthcare and Medical Strategy Promotion meeting
05:53 Meeting ends
06:35 Depart from office
06:41 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Attend Imperial Banquet Reception for King and Queen of the Netherlands with wife Akie
10:02 Depart from Imperial Palace
10:15 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Thursday, October 30, 2014

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:21 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:34 Arrive at office
07:35 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:47 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:49 Depart from office
08:50 Arrive at Diet
08:52 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. Aso
08:55 Speak with LDP Lower House member Kawamura Takeo
08:56 Finish speaking with Mr. Kawamura
08:59 Lower House Budget Committee convenes

PM
12:00 Lower House Budget Committee recess
12:01 Leave Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
12:03 Depart from Diet
12:05 Arrive at office
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Lower House Budget Committee reconvenes
05:02 Lower House Budget Committee adjourns
05:03 Leave room
05:05 Depart from Diet
05:07 Arrive at office
The Dutch King & Queen
05:10 Meet with President of American think tank Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Richard Haass. Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke and Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary Kanehara Nobukatsu also attend
05:33 End meeting with Mr. Haass
05:58 Depart from office
06:05 Arrive at Akasaka Palace (State Guest House) in Moto-Akasaka, Tokyo
06:30 Reception for King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander and his wife the Queen at Akasaka Palace
06:32 Conference with King and Queen in Hall of the Sunrise
07:02 Conference ends
07:03 Dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister Abe and his wife in Kacho Hall
08:16 Dinner meeting ends
08:20 See off King and Queen of the Netherlands
08:23 Depart from Akasaka Palace
08:27 Arrive at official residence
08:29 Meet with MOFA’s Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Ihara Junichi. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide, Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue Yamatani Eriko, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka, and Secretary-General of Headquarters for the Abduction Issue Ishikawa Shoichiro also attend
09:19 End meeting with Mr. Ihara
09:20 Interview open to all media: When asked about “the content of the report from Bureau Director Ihara” Mr. Abe answers “Without obsessing over the results of the immediately previous investigation of North Korea, he has indicated to Japan a plan to use a new angle and pursue a more thorough investigation.”
09:23 Interview ends

Friday, October 31, 2014

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:54 Depart from official residence
07:55 Arrive at office
08:01 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:14 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:40 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
09:19 End meeting with Mr. Kato
09:37 Depart from office
09:38 Arrive at Diet
09:40 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room. Attend Lower House Special Committee on Regional Vitalization meeting
11:57 Meeting adjourns. Leave room
11:59 Depart from Diet

PM
12:04 Arrive at Imperial Hotel in Uchisaiwai-cho, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro, President of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Hirano Nobuyuki, President of Mitsui Sumitomo Banking Corporation Kunibe Takeshi, and President of Mizuho Financial Group Sato Yasuhiro at French restaurant Les Saisons within hotel
12:50 Depart from hotel
12:58 Arrive at office
01:26 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
01:53 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
02:07 Meet with Minister of Finance Aso Taro, Ministry of Finance’s Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke, Director-General of Budget Bureau Tanaka Kazuho, and Director-General of Tax Bureau Sato Shinichi
03:05 End meeting with Mr. Aso, Mr. Kagawa, Mr. Tanaka, and Mr. Sato
03:06 Speak with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
03:15 Finish speaking with Mr. Kitamura
03:16 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 Maekawa Mamoru, Habuka Shigeki, and Tawa Hiroshi
03:46 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Maekawa, Mr. Habuka, and Mr. Tawa
03:48 Depart from office
03:52 Arrive at Hotel Okura in Toranomon, Tokyo
04:14 Attend concert sponsored by King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander and his
wife the Queen in banquet hall Akebono Room within hotel
05:15 Concert ends
05:37 Attend return reception hosted by King and Queen of the Netherlands in banquet hall Heian Room within hotel
06:04 Reception ends
06:09 Attend inaugural celebratory reception for Japan-US Intellectual Exchange Joint Research Program [日米知的交流・共同研究プログラム:Nichibei Chiteki Koryu Kyodokenkyu Puroguramu] hosted by Japan Center for Economic Research and Japan Institute of International Affairs in banquet hall Ascot Hall within hotel annex, deliver address
06:36 Reception ends
06:37 Depart from hotel
06:45 Arrive at Imperial Hotel. Attend Akahige Award Reception hosted by Japa
Medical Association in banquet hall Peacock within hotel, deliver address
06:54 Depart from hotel
07:07 Arrive at Ark Mori Building in Akasaka, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with President of Kyodo News Service Fukuyama Masaki, colleagues, and news people in Ark Hills Club within building
09:22 Depart from Ark Mori Building
09:40 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Saturday, November 1, 2014

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
11:52 Depart from private residence

PM
12:15 Arrive at hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo. Work out at NAGOMI Spa and Fitness within hotel
03:24 Depart from hotel
03:45 Arrive at private residence
06:36 Depart from private residence
06:50 Arrive at restaurant L’art Et Mikuni in Kitanomaru Park, Tokyo. Dinner with Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture Kuroiwa Yuji, TV personality Kataoka Tsurutaro, and others
09:38 Depart from restuarant
09:52 Arrive at private residence

Sunday, November 2, 2014

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

PM
12:34 Depart from private residence
12:46 Arrive at office
12:48 Speak with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro
12:58 Finish speaking with Mr. Ohta
01:21 Nuclear Energy Disaster Prevention Drill
01:55 Drill ends
02:30 Depart from office
02:42 Arrive at private residence


Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones

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