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Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule December 15-21, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

AM
12:04 End meeting with Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide and Special Advisor to President of the LDP Hagiuda Koichi
12:37 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
12:47 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
01:30 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
11:29 Depart from private residence
11:49 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters

PM
12:00 LDP Officers Meeting opens
12:29 Meeting closes
12:46 Speak with Chairman of LDP Election Strategy Committee Motegi Toshimitsu. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide also attends
12:55 Finish speaking with Mr. Motegi
12:56 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
12:59 Arrive at Diet
01:00 Enter Committee Chairman’s Room. Ruling Party-Leader Coalition with Chief Representative of New Komeito Yamaguchi Natsuo opens
01:27 Ruling Party-Leader Coalition closes
01:28 Leave room
01:30 Depart from Diet
01:33 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
02:00 Press conference
02:29 Press conference ends
02:31 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
02:34 Arrive at office
03:18 Meet with former Minister of Finance Omi Koji
04:02 End meeting with Mr. Omi
04:03 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
04:33 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
04:41 Speak with Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio
04:51 Finish speaking with Mr. Kishida
05:00 Phone conference with Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron
05:10 Phone conference ends
05:14 Meet with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji, and Cabinet Office Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Maekawa Mamoru
05:41 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama, and Mr. Maekawa
06:40 Depart from office
07:03 Arrive at private residence

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:15 Depart from private residence
09:33 Arrive at office
09:59 Meeting ends
10:00 Speak with Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi Sanae
10:01 Finish speaking with Ms. Takaichi
10:04 Cabinet Meeting begins
10:21 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:49 Meeting ends
10:50 Speak with State Minister of Cabinet Office Nishimura Yasutoshi
10:51 Finish speaking with Mr. Nishimura
10:52 Meet with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Miyazawa Yoichi and Commissioner of Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Ueda Takayuki
11:19 End meeting with Mr. Miyazawa and Mr. Ueda

PM
12:44 Speak with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji
12:54 Finish speaking with Mr. Hiramatsu
12:55 Phone conference with Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Kato Katsunobu and Seko Hiroshige
01:10 Phone conference ends
01:57 Meet with Minister of Finance Aso Taro, Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke and Director-General of Tax Bureau Sato Shinichi
03:03 End meeting with Mr. Aso, Mr. Kagawa, and Mr. Sato
03:04 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
03:29 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
03:40 Speak with Mayor of Nagato City (Yamaguchi Prefecture) Onishi Kurao
03:50 Finish speaking with Mr. Onishi
05:02 Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, and Commandant of Japan Coast Guard Sato Yuji enter
05:12 Mr. Sato leaves
05:13 Mr. Yachi leaves
05:36 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:37 Speak with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Isozaki Yosuke
05:46 Finish speaking with Mr. Isozaki
05:47 Meet with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Eto Seiichi
06:07 End meeting with Mr. Eto
06:49 Depart from office
06:59 Arrive at sushi restaurant Shimada Zushi in Nishi-Shinbashi, Tokyo. Dinner with Jiji Press Commentary Committee member Tazaki Shiro, NHK Commentary Committee member Shimada Toshio, and other news people
09:21 Depart from restaurant
09:37 Arrive at private residence

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:31 Depart from private residence
09:48 Arrive at office
09:56 Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji, and Cabinet Office Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Maekawa Mamoru enter
10:13 Mr. Matsuyama and Mr. Maekawa leave
10:26 Mr. Amari leaves
10:47 Meet with Cabinet Advisor Iijima Isao
11:07 End meeting with Mr. Iijima
11:30 Meet with Chairman of Federation of Economic Organization (Keidanren) Sakakibara Sadayuki, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Mimura Akio, and Japan Association of Corporate Executives Chairman Hasegawa Yasuchika
11:49 End meeting with Mr. Sakakibara, Mr. Mimura, and Mr. Hasegawa

PM
12:00 Phone conference with President of the US Barack Obama. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Kato Katsunobu and Seko Hiroshige, and Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro also attend
12:15 Phone conference ends
12:16 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
12:53 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
12:59 Meet with Cabinet Advisor Sakaiya Taichi
01:17 End meeting with Mr. Sakaiya
01:28 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro, MOF’s Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke, Vice-Minister for International Affairs Yamasaki Tatsuo, and Director-General of International Bureau Asakawa Masatsugu enter
01:38 Mr. Yamasaki and Mr. Asakawa leave
01:39 MOF’s Director-General of Budget Bureau Tanaka Kazuho and Director-General of Tax Bureau Sato Shinichi join
02:29 Everyone leaves
02:30 Speak with Cabinet Advisor Kiso Isao
02:40 Finish speaking with Mr. Kiso
02:41 Speak with Cabinet Advisor Otani Yasuo
02:46 Finish speaking with Mr. Otani
02:47 Meet with Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi Sanae
03:15 End meeting with Mr. Takaichi
03:16 Speak with Cabinet Advisor Nakamura Yoshio
03:24 Finish speaking with Mr. Nakamura
03:30 Phone conference with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu also attends
03:45 Phone conference ends
03:55 Meet with Minister of Defense Eto Akinori, Mr. Yachi, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Ministry of Defense’s Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Nishi Masanori, Chief of Staff for Maritime Self-Defense Takei Tomohisa, and Director of Defense Intelligence Headquarters Miyagawa Tadashi
04:27 End meeting with Mr. Eto, Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Nishi, Mr. Takei, and Mr. Miyagawa
04:28 Speak with Mr. Eto
04:36 Finish speaking with Mr. Eto
04:37 Speak with Mr. Yachi
04:43 Finish speaking with Mr. Yachi
05:12 Ceremony ends
06:34 Summit Conference ends
06:37 Joint press release with President Remengesau
06:48 Joint press release ends
06:49 Depart from office
06:50 Arrive at official residence
08:05 See off President Remengesau

Thursday, December 18, 2014

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:42 Depart from official residence
09:43 Arrive at office
10:09 Meet with Cabinet Advisor Munakata Norio
10:29 End meeting with Mr. Munakata
10:30 Speak with Cabinet Advisor Fuji Satoshi
10:38 Finish speaking with Mr. Fuji

PM
12:00 Phone conference with Vice-President of the United States Joe Biden. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Kato Katsunobu and Seko Hiroshige also attend
12:10 End phone conference with Mr. Biden
12:13 Depart from office
12:16 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Kurosawa in Nagata-cho, Tokyo. Lunch with LDP Upper House member Nishida Shoji and Cabinet Advisor Fuji
01:16 Depart from restaurant
01:18 Arrive at office
01:31 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
02:03 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
02:09 Meet with Chairman of New Japan-China Friendship Committee for the 21st Century Nishimuro Taizo, member Mori Mamoru, and other members
02:39 End meeting with Mr. Nishimuro and committee members
02:40 Speak with Cabinet Advisor Honda Etsuro
02:45 Finish speaking with Mr. Honda
03:09 Interview with Sankei Shimbun and Nippon Broadcasting System
03:52 Interview ends
04:07 Meet with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro
04:28 End meeting with Mr. Kimura
04:29 Speak with Cabinet Advisor Furusawa Mitsuhiro
04:39 Finish speaking with Mr. Furusawa
04:40 Speak with political commentator Nakamura Keiichiro and President of Nihon Netsugen Systems Harada Katsuhiko
04:50 Finish speaking with Mr. Nakamura and Mr. Harada
04:51 Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji, and Cabinet Office’s Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Tawa Hiroshi enter
04:54 Mr. Matsuyama and Mr. Tawa leave
05:03 Mr. Amari leaves
05:04 Meet with State Minister of Cabinet Office Taira Masaaki
05:19 End meeting with Mr. Taira
05:31 NSC meeting. Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Miyazawa Yoichi also attends
06:10 NSC meeting ends
06:30 Phone conference with King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al Hussein. Mr. Kato and Mr. Seko also attend
06:40 End phone conference with King Abdullah
06:48 Depart from office
07:04 Arrive at Chinese restaurant Ginza Higankaku in Ginza, Tokyo. Dinner with Mitsui Sumitomo Banking Corporation Deputy President Takahashi Seiichiro and Kake Educational Institution Board of Trustees Chairman Kake Kotaro
09:16 Depart from restaurant
09:38 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Friday, December 19, 2014

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:12 Depart from private residence
09:29 Arrive at office
09:34 Cabinet Meeting begins
09:47 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:08 Meeting ends
10:09 Meet with Taiwan contact organization Interchange Association Chairman Ohashi Mitsuo and MOFA’s Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Ihara Junichi
10:31 End meeting with Mr. Ohashi and Mr. Ihara
10:32 Speak with Minister of the Environment Mochizuki Yoshio
10:44 Finish speaking with Mr. Mochizuki
10:49 Speak with Cabinet Advisor Yoshimura Yasunori
11:02 Finish speaking with Mr. Yoshimura
11:03 Meet with LDP Lower House member Yamamoto Yuji
11:30 End meeting with Mr. Yamamoto
11:33 Depart from office
11:41 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Imperial Court Luncheon

PM
01:25 Depart from Imperial Palace
01:36 Arrive at office
01:54 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, Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary Furuya Kazuyuki, and Acting Senior Chief Secretary of Headquarters for Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economies Yamasaki Shiro
02:25 End meeting with Mr. Ishiba, Mr. Ito, Mr. Sugita, Mr. Furuya, and Mr. Yamasaki
02:26 MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka, Administrative Vice-Minister Sugiyama Shinsuke, Special Envoy for Peace in the Middle East Kohno Masaharu, Director-General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Uemura Tsukasa, and Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service Oka Hiroshi enter
02:57 Mr. Kohno and Mr. Uemura leave
03:06 Everyone leaves
03:07 Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji, and Cabinet Office Director-Generals for Policies on Cohesive Society Maekawa Mamoru, Habuka Shigeki and Tawa Hiroshi enter
03:23 Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Maekawa, Mr. Habuka, and Mr. Tawa leave
03:29 Mr. Amari leaves
03:37 Interview with journalist Sakurai Yoshiko for her weekly column
04:17 Interview ends
04:21 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
04:39 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
04:42 Receive report from UN Ambassador Yoshikawa Motohide and others other attendees of an international organization of ambassadors meeting (Japanese). Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Kato Katsunobu and Sako Hiroshige also attend
04:51 Report ends
05:17 Council meeting ends
06:11 Depart from office
06:18 Arrive at Imperial Hotel in Uchisaiwai-cho, Tokyo. Attend Gathering to Celebrate 50 Years of Aoki Isao’s Professional Life in banquet hall Fuji within hotel, deliver address
06:38 Depart from hotel
06:42 Arrive at official residence

Saturday, December 20, 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
01:40 Depart from official residence
01:52 Arrive at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi head store in Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Tokyo. Enjoy viewing 2014 News Photograph Exhibition
02:13 Depart from Mitsukoshi
02:28 Arrive at Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo. Exercise at NAGOMI Spa and Fitness within hotel
05:39 Depart from hotel
06:07 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Sunday, December 21, 2014

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
06:43 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:41 Arrive at golf course Three Hundred Golf Club in Chigasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Golf with friends and secretaries

PM
01:50 Depart from golf course
02:58 Arrive at private residence
06:38 Depart from private residence
06:55 Arrive at restaurant Cúnn in Akasaka, Tokyo. Dinner with wife Akie and friends
09:31 Depart from restaurant
09:50 Arrive at private residence

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones


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