Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule November 17-23, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

AM
(Local time in Brisbane, Australia)
Conference with Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong at Novotel Brisbane Hotel in Brisbane, Australia
Depart from Brisbane Airport on private government aircraft

PM
(Japan time)
04:17 Arrive at Haneda Airport, completing visit to China, Myanmar, and Australia
04:29 Depart from airport
04:54 Arrive at Imperial Palace, register return to Japan
05:02 Depart from Imperial Palace
05:19 Arrive at Tokyo Prince Hotel in Shiba Park, Tokyo
05:20 Ruling Party-Leader Coalition with Chief Representative of New Komeito Yamaguchi Natsuo in waiting room of hotel
05:50 Ruling Party-Leader Coalition ends
06:01 Attend 50th Anniversary of Formation of New Komeito Celebration and Gathering to Express Gratitude in banquet hall Ho-Oh-No-Ma, deliver address
06:30 Celebration ends
06:33 Depart from Tokyo Prince Hotel
06:43 Arrive at office
06:45 Meet with Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide
07:29 End meeting with Mr. Suga
07:31 Depart from office
07:51 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:41 Depart from private residence
08:55 Arrive at office
08:58 Cabinet Meeting begins
09:09 Cabinet Meeting ends
09:11 Speak with Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio; Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nishikawa Koya; Director-General of Fisheries Agency Honkawa Kazuyoshi; and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Economic Affairs Bureau Saiki Naoko
09:17 Finish speaking with Mr. Kishida, Mr. Nishikawa, Mr. Honkawa, and Ms. Saiki
09:18 Meet with Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue Yamatani Eriko
09:35 End meeting with Ms. Yamatani
10:00 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro, and Director of Defense Intelligence Headquarters Miyagawa Tadashi enter
10:05 Mr. Kuroe and Mr. Miyagawa leave
10:25 Mr. Kitamura leaves
11:43 Speak with Governor of Fukushima Prefecture Uchibori Masao. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide and former Minister for Reconstruction Nemoto Takumi also attend
11:53 Finish speaking with Mr. Uchibori

PM
03:02 Receive proposal from Chairman of LDP Group for Making Abenomics Successful Yamamoto Kozo
03:17 Finish receiving proposal
03:59 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
04:26 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Maekawa, Mr. Habuka, and Mr. Tawa
04:28 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro and Mr. Amari. Mr. Suga also attends
04:47 End meeting with Mr. Aso and Mr. Amari
04:50 Depart from office
04:53 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
05:00 Speak with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
05:08 Finish speaking with Mr. Tanigaki
05:19 LDP Extraordinary Session Officers Meeting
05:44 Meeting ends
05:47 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
05:50 Arrive at office
05:54 Ruling Parties Leader-Coalition commences with Chief Representative of New Komeito Yamaguchi Natsuo
06:04 Ruling Parties Leader-Coalition closes
06:14 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy meeting commences
06:35 Council meeting closes
07:10 Press Conference
07:38 Press Conference ends
07:58 Interview with Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei)
08:19 Interview ends
08:21 Interview with Mainichi Shimbun
08:41 Interview ends
08:43 Depart from office
08:48 Arrive at NHK Chiyoda Broadcasting Hall in Kioi-cho, Tokyo
09:05 Give presentation on NHK news program
09:17 Finish presentation
09:20 Depart from NHK Chiyoda Broadcasting Hall
09:23 Arrive at official residence
09:26 Interview with Nippon TV
09:43 Interview ends
09:55 Interview with Yukan Fuji
10:10 Interview ends
11:01 Depart from official residence
11:07 Arrive at TBS Broadcasting Center in Akasaka, Tokyo
11:22 Give Presentation on news program
11:55 Finish presentation
11:58 Depart from TBS Broadcasting Center

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

AM
12:13 Arrive at private residence
12:30 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:12 Depart from private residence
08:30 Arrive at office
08:35 Government-Labor-Management Meeting
09:34 Meeting ends
09:42 Speak with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
09:56 Finish speaking with Mr. Seko
10:21 Meet with Ministry of Finance’s Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke and Director-General of Budget Bureau Tanaka Kazuho
11:03 End meeting with Mr. Kagawa and Mr. Tanaka
11:10 Receive proposal from Chairman of LDP Regional Development and Management Headquarters [自民党地方創生実行統合本部:Jiminto Chiho Sosei Jikko Togo Honbu] Kawamura Takeo
11:23 Finish receiving proposal
11:25 Speak with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro
11:30 Finish speaking with Mr. Kimura
11:31 Speak with Special Advisor to President of the LDP Hagiuda Koichi
11:38 Finish speaking with Mr. Hagiuda
11:40 Depart from office
11:53 Arrive at NHK Hall in Jinnan, Tokyo. Attend National Convention of Town and Village Mayors, deliver address

PM
12:12 Depart from NHK Hall
12:28 Arrive at office
12:54 Depart from office
12:56 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Upper House 1st Committee Members’ Room
12:58 Speak with Minister in charge of Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan Ishiba Shigeru
12:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Ishiba
01:00 Upper House Special Committee on Regional Vitalization meeting commences
02:04 Leave seat during proceedings
02:06 Depart from Diet
02:08 Arrive at office
03:22 Speak with LDP Lower House member Yamada Kenji and colleagues
03:26 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamada and colleagues
03:29 Interview with Sankei Shimbun
04:01 Interview ends
04:02 Interview with Yomiuri Shimbun
05:06 Interview ends
05:18 Award Ceremony for Contributors to Children, Family, and Young People Support Group. Minister in charge of Women’s Empowerment and Minister of State for Measures for Declining Birthrate Arimura Haruko also attends
05:19 Speak with Chairman of LDP Headquarters for Regional Diplomatic and Economic Partnership Eto Seishiro and Director of LDP Foreign Affairs Division Akiba Kenya
05:28 Finish speaking with Mr. Eto and Mr. Akiba
05:29 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, MOD’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro and Chief of Staff for Joint Staff Council Kawano Katsutoshi
05:46 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Kawano
05:55 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
06:30 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
07:41 Depart from office
08:03 Arrive at private residence

Thursday, November 20, 2014

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitor)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:29 Depart from private residence
09:44 Arrive at office
10:42 LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko, Chairman of LDP Research Commission on the Tax System Noda Takeshi, and Chairman of the commission’s Subcommittee Nukaga Fukushiro enter
11:12 Mr. Noda and Mr. Nakaga leave
11:14 Mr. Komura leaves
11:19 Meet with Speaker of Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament) of Kyrgyz Republic Asylbek Jeenbekov
11:35 End meeting with Speaker Jeenbekov
11:36 Speak with Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Shiozaki Yasuhisa
11:44 Finish speaking with Mr. Shiozaki
11:45 Speak with Minister of Justice Kamikawa Yoko
11:48 Finish speaking with Ms. Kamikawa
11:49 Speak with Minister of the Environment Mochizuki Yoshio
11:50 Finish speaking with Mr. Mochizuki
11:51 Speak with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun

PM
12:02 Finish speaking with Mr. Shimomura
12:04 Speak with Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nishikawa Koya
12:10 Finish speaking with Mr. Nishikawa
12:50 Meet with Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi Sanae
01:05 End meeting with Mr. Takaichi
01:20 Arrive at NHK Hall in Jinnan, Tokyo. Attend National Convention of Central Federation of Societies of Commerce and Industry, deliver address
01:39 Depart from NHK Hall
01:59 Arrive at office
02:09 Receive proposal from Chairperson of LDP Policy Research Council Inada Tomomi
02:33 Finish receiving proposal
02:34 Meet with Cabinet Advisor Iijima Isao
02:50 End meeting with Mr. Iijima
03:45 Depart from office
03:48 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
03:49 Commemorative photo session for poster use. Chairman of LDP Public Relations Headquarters also attends
04:51 Commemorative photo session ends
04:57 Meet with Chairperson of LDP Policy Research Council Ms. Inada and Executive Acting Chairman of LDP Policy Research Council Shionoya Ryu
05:30 End meeting with Ms. Inada and Mr. Shionoya
05:31 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
05:33 Arrive at office
05:35 Meet with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro
05:50 End meeting with Mr. Ohta
06:31 Summit Conference with King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al Hussein
07:20 Summit Conference ends
07:21 Joint signing ceremony and joint press release
07:32 Press release ends
07:33 Depart from office
07:35 Arrive at official residence
07:37 Reception for King Abdullah II. Dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister Abe Shinzo
08:38 See of King Abdullah II
08:39 Finish seeing off King Abdullah II

Friday, November 21, 2014

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:55 Depart from official residence
09:03 Cabinet Meeting commences
09:24 Cabinet Meeting closes
09:25 Speak with Minister of Defense Eto Akinori
09:26 Finish speaking with Mr. Eto
09:27 Speak with Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs Yamaguchi Shunichi
09:31 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamaguchi
09:32 Speak with Minister for Reconstruction Takeshita Wataru
09:33 Finish speaking with Mr. Takeshita
09:34 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
10:08 End meeting with Mr. Aso
11:08 Meet with Director of National Security Council Yachi Shotaro, MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of European Affairs Bureau Hayashi Hajime
11:32 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Saiki, and Mr. Hayashi
11:33 Meet with LDP Lower House member Kawai Katsuyuki
11:50 Finish meeting with Mr. Kawai

PM
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
12:58 Speak with Chairman of LDP Election Strategy Committee Motegi Toshimitsu
01:01 Finish speaking with Mr. Motegi
01:02 Lower House Plenary Session opens
01:14 Dissolution of Lower House
01:15 Leave Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
01:16 Enter Lower House Speaker’s Room. Greet Lower House Speaker Ibuki Bunmei and Vice-Speaker Akamatsu Hirotaka. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu accompany
01:18 Leave room
01:21 Enter Upper House President’s Room. Greet President of Upper House Yamazaki Masaki. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige accompanies
01:22 Leave room, enter Upper House Vice-President’s Office. Greet Vice-President of Upper House Koshiishi Azuma
01:23 Leave room
01:24 Enter Lower House 7th Waiting Room. Attend Assembly of New Komeito Upper and Lower House Members, deliver address
01:26 Leave room
01:27 Enter Lower House 14th Waiting Room
01:28 General Meeting of LDP Upper and Lower House Members
01:36 Meeting ends
01:38 Leave room
01:39 Depart from Diet
01:40 Arrive at office
02:02 Extraordinary Session Cabinet Meeting
02:09 Cabinet Meeting ends
02:28 Depart from office
02:31 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
02:32 LDP Election Strategy Headquarters meeting
02:45 Meeting ends
02:46 Speak with Chairman of General Assembly of LDP Members in Upper House Mizote Kensei and Secretary-General for LDP in Upper House Date Chuichi
02:47 Finish speaking with Mr. Mizote and Mr. Date
02:48 Speak with Chairman of LDP Election Strategy Committee Mr. Motegi
02:51 Finish speaking with Mr. Motegi
02:52 Hang signboard for LDP Election Headquarters [選挙本部:Senkyo Honbu]
02:55 Finish hanging signboard
03:03 Commemorative photo session with candidates for Lower House
04:08 Photo session ends
04:25 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
04:27 Arrive at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Nagata-cho, Tokyo. Attend General Meeting of National Conference to Promote Export of Agricultural, Forestry-related, and Marine Products (JAECAP 2014) at banquet hall Ho’oh within hotel, deliver address
04:37 Depart from hotel
04:39 Arrive at office
04:49 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
05:17 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
06:00 Press Conference
06:25 Press Conference ends
06:54 Depart from office
06:56 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
06:59 Interview with Sports Hochi
07:13 Interview ends
07:14 Interview with Nikkan Sports
07:24 Interview ends
07:25 Interview with Tokyo Sports
07:37 Interview ends
07:38 Interview with Sankei Sports
07:49 Interview ends
07:56 Interview with Sports Nippon
08:04 Interview ends
08:06 Interview with Daily Sports
08:16 Interview ends
08:17 Interview with Tokyo Chunichi Sports
08:28 Interview ends
08:29 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
08:31 Arrive at official residence

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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

PM
01:00 Interview with British newspaper The Economist
01:50 Interview ends
02:19 Interview with Kyodo News Service
02:45 Interview ends
02:47 Interview with Jiji Press
03:15 Interview ends

Sunday, November 23, 2014

AM
12:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management Nishimura Yasuhiko enter
01:00 At official residence (no visitors)
10:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
Stay at official residence throughout morning (no visitors)

PM
12:46 Depart from official residence
01:00 Arrive at facility complex Caretta Shiodome in Higashi-Shinbashi, Tokyo. Film video for use in election at Caretta Studio within Caretta Shiodome
03:58 Finish filming
04:08 Arrive at official residence
05:33 Depart from official residence
05:56 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
06:40 Depart from official residence
06:55 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Attend Niinamesai (harvest festival Celebrations of the First Taste)
08:42 Depart from Imperial Palace
08:58 Arrive at private residence

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones

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