Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule November 3-9, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
09:51 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
10:05 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Attend Order of Culture Award Ceremony
10:59 Depart from Imperial Palace
11:15 Arrive at private residence

PM
Stay at private residence throughout afternoon and evening

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:11 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:25 Arrive at office
07:30 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:25 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:29 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:34 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:35 Speak with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun
08:36 Finish speaking with Mr. Shimomura
08:37 Speak with Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi Sanae
08:38 Finish speaking with Ms. Takaichi
08:39 Speak with Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Shiozaki Yasuhisa
08:40 Finish speaking with Mr. Shiozaki
08:41 Speak with Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue Yamatani Eriko
08:42 Finish speaking with Ms. Yamatani
08:43 Speak with Minister in charge of Promoting Women’s Active Participation Arimura Haruko
08:44 Finish speaking with Ms. Arimura
08:54 Depart from office
08:55 Arrive at Diet
08:57 Enter Upper House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:58 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
09:00 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
09:01 Upper House Budget Committee opens
11:56 Upper House Budget Committee recess
11:57 Leave room
11:58 Depart from Diet
PM
12:00 Arrive at office
12:54 Depart from office
12:56 Arrive at Diet
12:58 Enter Upper House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Upper House Budget Committee reopens
05:18 Upper House Budget Committee adjourns
05:19 Leave room
05:21 Depart from Diet
05:22 Arrive at office
05:29 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy meeting
06:21 Meeting ends
06:23 Speak with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
06:31 Finish speaking with Mr. Kitamura
06:32 Meet with Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro and Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
06:49 End meeting with Mr. Yachi and Mr. Saiki
07:11 Depart from office
07:12 Arrive at official residence. Dinner hosted by Prime Minister with President of Micronesia Emanuel Mori. Former Prime Minister Mori Yoshiro and State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yamagiwa Daishiro also attend
08:17 See off President Mori
08:18 Finish seeing off President Mori

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:54 Depart from official residence
08:55 Arrive at office
09:19 Speak with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
09:29 Finish speaking with Mr. Saiki
09:30 Speak with Nobel Prize for Physics award winner and American University of California, Santa Barbara professor Nakamura Shuji. Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Yamaguchi Shunichi also attends
09:37 Finish speaking with Mr. Nakamura
10:01 Depart from office
10:09 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Attend Autumn Presentation of Grand Cordon Ceremony
10:47 Depart from Imperial Palace
10:54 Arrive at office
11:31 Drill to Establish Emergency Disaster Response Headquarters associated with Tsunami Preparedness Day
11:36 Drill meeting ends
11:39 Receive courtesy call from Nara Persimmon PR Ladies Sakiyama Akemi and Yamamoto Chizuko
11:50 Meet with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji

PM
12:11 End meeting with Mr. Hiramatsu
12:22 Ruling Party Liaison Conference
12:48 Conference ends
12:51 Speak with Minister for Reconstruction Takeshita Wataru
12:53 Finish speaking with Mr. Takeshita
12:54 Speak with Minister of Defense Eto Akinori
12:56 Finish speaking with Mr. Eto
01:11 Depart from office
01:20 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Attend Autumn Conferring of Order Ranks Ceremony
01:46 Depart from Imperial Palace
01:54 Arrive at office
02:23 Speak with incoming Deputy Special Representative for UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Yamamoto Tadamichi. Mr. Saiki and Mr. Hiramatsu also attend
02:34 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamamoto
02:35 Mr. Saiki and Mr. Hiramatsu enter
02:58 Mr. Hiramatsu leaves
03:08 Mr. Saiki leaves
03:09 Speak with Minister of State for Space Policy Mr. Yamaguchi
03:19 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamaguchi
03:24 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru enters
03:40 Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro and National Police Agency’s Director of Foreign Affairs and Intelligence Department Takizawa Hiroaki enter
03:55 Everyone leaves
03:57 Depart from office
03:58 Arrive at official residence
04:05 Reception for former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh
04:06 Finish reception
04:07 Conference with Mr. Singh commences
04:32 Conference closes
04:33 See off Mr. Singh
04:34 Finish seeing off Mr. Singh
04:35 Depart from official residence
04:36 Arrive at office
04:47 Meet with Minister of Finance Aso Taro, (MOF)’s Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke, Administrative Vice-Minister for Policy Planning and Coordination Sakota Hidenori, Director-General of Budget Bureau Tanaka Kazuho, and Director-General of Tax Bureau Sato Shinichi
05:39 End meeting with Mr. Aso, Mr. Kagawa, Mr. Sakota, Mr. Tanaka, and Mr. Sato
05:40 Speak with Director of LDP Treasury and Finance Division Shibayama Masahiko
05:50 Finish speaking with Mr. Shibayama
06:12 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 (Mr. Ishiba) Ito Tatsuya, and Acting Senior Chief Secretary of Headquarters for Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economies Yamasaki Shiro
06:46 End meeting with Mr. Ishiba, Mr. Ito, and Mr. Yamasaki
06:50 Depart from office
06:57 Arrive at French restaurant Hibiya Matsumotoro in Hibiya Park, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu, Chairperson of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro, Chairman of LDP Policy Research Council Inada Tomomi, and Chairman of LDP Election Strategy Committee Motegi Toshimitsu
08:30 Depart from restaurant
08:35 Arrive at official residence

Thursday, November 6, 2014

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:39 Depart from official residence
08:48 Arrive at Roppongi Hills Mori Tower in Roppongi, Tokyo
09:00 Attend G8 Dementia Summit’s successor event in Japan at Roppongi Academy Hills within Mori Tower, deliver address
09:08 Finish address
09:10 Depart from Mori Tower
09:16 Arrive at office
09:30 Speak with Secretary-General of Headquarters for Promotion of Administrative Reform Takimoto Sumio
09:35 Finish speaking with Mr. Takimoto
09:41 Council on Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan meeting
09:53 Council meeting ends
09:54 Meet with Nobel Prize for Economics award winner and US Princeton University Professor Paul Krugman. Cabinet Advisors Hamada Koichi and Honda Etsuro also attend
10:26 End meeting with Mr. Krugman
10:35 Meet with Administrative Vice-Ministers for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke and Nagamine Yasumasa; MOF’s Director-General of International Bureau Asakawa Masatsugu; Administrative Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Harihara Hisao; Administrative Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Ishiguro Norihiko; and Administrative Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Muto Hiroshi
11:26 End meeting with Mr. Sugiyama, Mr. Nagamine, Mr. Asakawa, Mr. Harihara, Mr. Ishiguro, and Mr. Muto
11:27 Depart from office
11:32 Arrive at ANA Intercontinental Hotel Tokyo in Akasaka, Tokyo. Informal talk with President of Yamaguchi Prefecture Association of Commerce and Industry [山口県商工会議所連合会:Yamaguchi-ken Shokokai Gijyo Rengokai] Kawakami Yasuo and colleagues at Chinese restaurant Karin within hotel
11:48 Depart from hotel
11:54 Arrive at Diet
11:55 Enter Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
11:57 Speak with Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi Sanae
11:59 Finish speaking with Ms. Takaichi

PM
12:00 Speak with LDP Lower House member Nukaga Fukushiro
12:01 Finish speaking with Mr. Nukaga
12:02 Lower House Plenary Session opens
12:42 Lower House Plenary Session adjourns
12:43 Leave Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
12:45 Depart from Diet
12:46 Arrive at office
01:26 Depart from office
01:33 Arrive at Akasaka Imperial Gardens in Moto-Akasaka, Tokyo. Attend Autumn Garden Party with wife Akie
03:12 Depart from Akasaka Imperial Gardens
03:20 Arrive at office
04:07 Filming video message for 5th International Conference for Universal Design 2014
04:30 Finish filming
04:31 Speak with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, and Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro
04:42 Finish speaking with Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Hiramatsu, and Mr. Kuroe
04:43 Receive courtesy call from representatives of Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program
04:56 Courtesy call ends
04:57 Meet with Minister in charge of TPP Amari Akira
05:31 End meeting with Mr. Amari
05:35 Main Ministers on TPP meeting
05:47 Meeting ends
05:48 Administrative Reform Promotion Council meeting
05:56 Meeting ends
06:14 Interview with American newspaper Washington Post
06:51 Interview ends
06:52 Depart from office
06:53 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting with Chairman of LDP Diet Affairs Committee in Upper House Yoshida Hiromi, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige, and colleagues
08:19 Everyone leaves

Friday, November 7, 2014
AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:57 Depart from official residence
07:58 Arrive at office
07:59 Meet with Minister of Finance Aso Taro, Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, MOF’s Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke, MOF’s Administrative Vice-Minister for Policy Planning Coordination Sakota Hidenori, Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji, and Cabinet Office’s Director-Generals for Policies on Cohesive Society Maekawa Mamoru and Tawa Hiroshi
08:22 End meeting with Mr. Aso, Mr. Amari, Mr. Kagawa, Mr. Sakota, Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Maekawa and Mr. Tawa
08:27 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:38 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:39 Speak with Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nishikawa Koya
08:40 Finish speaking with Mr. Nishikawa
08:41 Speak with Minister of the Environment Mochizuki Yoshio
08:42 Finish speaking with Mr. Mochizuki
08:43 Speak with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Miyazawa Yoichi
08:44 Finish speaking with Mr. Miyazawa
08:45 Speak with Minister of Justice Kamikawa Yoko
08:46 Finish speaking with Ms. Kamikawa
08:47 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
09:07 End meeting with Mr. Seko
09:15 Speak with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
09:24 Finish speaking with Mr. Kato
09:40 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
09:55 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
11:23 Depart from office
11:24 Arrive at Diet
11:25 Enter Upper House President’s Room

PM
12:01 Leave room
12:03 Enter State Ministers’ Room
12:15 Leave room
12:16 Enter Upper House President’s Reception Room
12:21 Leave room, enter Upper House Plenary Meeting Hall. Attend Upper House Plenary Session
02:01 Leave seat during proceedings
02:02 Enter State Ministers’ Room
02:08 Leave room
02:11 Enter Lower House 16th Committee Members’ Room
02:12 Lower House Committee on Health, Labour, and Welfare recommences
03:07 Speak with Chairman of LDP Diet Affairs Committee Sato Tsutomu
03:08 Finish speaking with Mr. Sato
04:01 Leave seat during Lower House Committee on Health, Labour, and Welfare proceedings
04:02 Depart from Diet
04:04 Arrive at office
04:05 Meet with Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro and Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
04:41 End meeting with Mr. Yachi and Mr. Saiki
04:42 Receive courtesy call from Director-General of UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova. Mr. Kato also attends
04:57 Courtesy call ends
04:58 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
05:18 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
05:24 Speak with President of Board of Audit Kawato Teruhiko. Receive Financial Year 2013 Audit Report
05:31 Finish receiving report
05:35 National Governors’ Conference
06:30 Conference ends
06:31 Meet with Chief Representative of New Komeito Yamaguchi Natsuo
06:53 End meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi
07:30 Depart from office
07:46 Arrive at Fuji TV in Daiba, Tokyo. Appear on news program
09:07 Depart from Fuji TV
09:30 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Saturday, November 8, 2014

AM

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

PM
12:40 Depart from private residence
12:51 Arrive at official residence
01:00 Meet with Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro, Administrative Vice-Ministers for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke and Nagamine Yasumasa, Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs Yamasaki Tatsuo, and colleagues. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu also attends
02:58 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Sugiyama, Mr. Nagamine, Mr. Yamasaki, and colleagues
02:59 Meet with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro
03:14 End meeting with Mr. Ohta
03:16 Depart from official residence
03:23 Arrive at hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo. Exercise at NAGOMI Spa and Fitness within hotel
06:40 Depart from hotel
07:01 Arrive at private residence

Sunday, November 9, 2014

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:36 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
09:03 Arrive at Haneda Airport
09:16 Interview open to all media: When asked “What is the aim of your foreign travel?” Mr. Abe answers “From here on out Japan wants to go on to proactively contribute to the world’s peace, stability and prosperity, and transmit this strong message.”
09:19 Interview ends
09:47 Depart from airport bound for visit to China, Myanmar, and Australia on private government aircraft with wife Akie

PM
(Local time in Beijing, China)
Arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport
Interview with Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio at Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong in Beijing City
Conference with Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Joseph Harper
Interview with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira
Conference with President of Russia Vladimir Putin

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones

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