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Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule December 22-28, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:32 Depart from private residence
09:46 Arrive at office
09:58 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro, Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke, and Director-General of Budget Bureau Tanaka Kazuho enter
10:52 Mr. Kagawa and Mr. Tanaka leaves
11:01 Mr. Aso leaves
11:25 Meet with Chairman of LDP Diet Affairs Committee in House of Councillors Yoshida Hiromi
11:45 End meeting with Mr. Yoshida

PM
02:01 Awards Ceremony for Long-Serving Employees of Cabinet and Cabinet Office. Take commemorative photo
02:18 Ceremony ends
02:35 Depart from office
02:38 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
02:39 Endorse candidate for Saga Prefecture gubernatorial election. Take commemorative photo
02:42 Finish delivering endorsement
03:10 Speak with LDP Executive Acting Secretary-General Hosoda Hiroyuki
03:15 Finish speaking with Mr. Hosoda
03:16 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
03:18 Arrive at office
03:30 Meet with President of Karate Promotion Parliamentarians’ Union Suga Yoshihide, Secretary-General Takeshita Wataru, and President of Japan Karate Federation Sasagawa Takashi
03:46 End meeting with Mr. Suga, Mr. Takeshita and Mr. Sasagawa
04:16 Interview with Yukan Fuji
04:41 Interview ends
04:53 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy meeting
05:37 Meeting ends
06:28 Depart from office
06:29 Arrive at official residence

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
10:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
Stay ay official residence throughout morning (no visitors)

PM
12:28 Depart from official residence
12:35 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Attend Emperor’s Birthday Celebration Ceremony and Banquet with wife Akie
01:48 Depart from Imperial Palace
02:07 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
02:33 Depart from private residence
02:43 Arrive at salon HAIR GUEST in Shibuya, Tokyo. Hair cut
04:15 Depart from salon
04:29 Arrive at private residence

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:43 Depart from private residence
08:56 Arrive at office
09:03 Cabinet Meeting opens
09:14 Cabinet Meeting closes

PM
12:27 Depart from office
12:29 Arrive at Diet
12:32 Enter Lower House 14th Waiting Room
12:33 General Meeting of LDP Upper and Lower House Members
12:44 Meeting ends
12:51 Gathering of LDP Diet Members
12:56 Gathering ends
01:00 Leave waiting room, enter Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
01:03 Lower House Plenary Session opens
01:42 Speak with Japan Innovation Party Lower House member Matsuki Shizuhiro (nickname Matsuki Kenko)
01:43 Finish speaking with Mr. Matsuki
01:46 Speak with Chairman of LDP Research Commission on the Tax System Noda Takeshi
01:47 Finish speaking with Mr. Noda
01:49 Speak with Deputy Chief Representative of New Komeito Kitagawa Kazuo
01:50 Finish speaking with Mr. Kitagawa
02:49 Designation of 97th Prime Minister during Lower House Plenary Session
02:50 Lower House Plenary Session adjourns, leave Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
02:51 Enter Cabinet Ministers’ Room
03:07 Leave room
03:09 Make rounds to Lower House Speaker Machimura Nobutaka, Vice-Speaker Kawabata Tatsuo, Chairman of Lower House Committee on Rules and Administration Hayashi Moto, and all political parties
03:28 Finish making rounds
03:29 Make rounds to President of Upper House Yamazaki Masaki, Vice-President Koshiishi Azuma, Chairman of Lower House Committee on Rules and Administration Nakagawa Masaharu, and all political parties
03:46 Finish making rounds
03:47 Depart from Diet
03:49 Arrive at office
04:19 Ruling Party-Leader Coalition with Chief Representative of New Komeito Yamaguchi Natsuo. LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu and Secretary-General of New Komeito Inoue Yoshihisa also attend
04:24 Ruling Party-Leader Coalition ends
04:25 Establish Cabinet Formation Headquarters
04:26 Inauguration of incoming Cabinet Ministers
04:49 Inauguration ends
05:30 Depart from office
05:38 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Secret report to Emperor, Investiture Ceremony of Prime Minister, and Cabinet Ministers Attestation Ceremony
08:22 Depart from Imperial Palace
08:30 Arrive at office
08:47 Deliver notices of appointment and personnel change to Cabinet Ministers
08:55 Finish delivering notices
09:12 Press conference
09:36 Press conference ends
09:45 First Cabinet Meeting convenes
10:10 First Cabinet Meeting closes
10:13 Commemorative photo session with Cabinet Ministers
10:16 Photo session ends
10:19 Deliver notices of personnel change to Eto Seiichi and other Special Advisors to the Prime Minister
10:25 Finish delivering notices of personnel changes
10:27 Commemorative photo session with Special Advisors to the Prime Minister
10:29 Photo session ends
10:36 Depart from office
10:52 Arrive at private residence

Thursday, December 25, 2014
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no visitors)
09:21 Depart from private residence
09:41 Arrive at office
09:45 Meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka, and Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihida and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu also attend
10:34 End meeting with Mr. Kishida, Mr. Saiki, and Mr. Hiramatsu
10:35 Meet with LDP Lower House member Kawai Katsuyuki
10:56 End meeting with Mr. Kawai
10:57 Speak with President of Japan Medical Association Yokokura Yoshitake
11:09 Finish speaking with Mr. Yokokura
11:10 Meet with LDP Upper House member Yamamoto Ichita
11:40 End meeting with Mr. Yamamoto

PM
12:04 Depart from office
12:13 Arrive at Federation of Economic Organizations [Keidanren] Assembly Hall in Otemachi, Tokyo. Attend Keidanren Board of Councillors Meeting, delver address
12:28 Depart from Keidanren Assembly Hall
12:36 Arrive at office
12:57 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
01:27 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
01:34 Extraordinary Session Cabinet Meeting begins
01:40 Cabinet Meeting ends
01:42 Meet with Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Shiozaki Yasuhisa
02:24 End meeting with Mr. Shiozaki
02:25 Meet with Mr. Saiki
02:58 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
03:14 Depart from office
03:25 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Secret report to Emperor, attestation ceremony for State Ministers
06:17 Depart from Imperial Palace
06:26 Arrive at office
06:42 Take commemorative photo with State Ministers
06:44 Photo session ends
06:50 Deliver address at Meeting of State Ministers
06:54 Finish address
07:10 Deliver notices of personnel change to Parliamentary Vice-Ministers
07:21 Finish delivering notices
07:25 Take commemorative photo with Parliamentary Vice-Ministers
07:27 Photo session ends
07:32 Deliver address at Meeting of Parliamentary Vice-Ministers
07:36 Finish address
07:37 Depart from office
07:38 Arrive at official residence

Friday, December 26, 2014
AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:40 Depart from official residence
08:41 Arrive at office
08:48 Council on Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan meeting
08:59 Council meeting ends
09:03 Ministerial Council on Snow Disaster Countermeasures meeting
09:14 Council meeting ends
09:18 Cabinet Meeting begins
09:25 Cabinet Meeting ends
09:29 Headquarters for Ocean Policy meeting
09:36 Meeting ends
10:05 Depart from office
10:07 Arrive at Diet
10:08 Enter Cabinet Ministers’ Room
10:21 Leave Cabinet Ministers’ Room
10:22 Enter Upper House Plenary Meeting Hall
10:31 Opening Ceremony for 188th Diet Session
10:38 Ceremony ends
10:40 Leave Upper House Plenary Meeting Hall
10:43 Depart from Diet
10:44 Arrive at office
11:26 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu

PM
12:00 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
12:03 Ruling Party Liaison Council meeting
12:27 Meeting ends
12:48 Meet with MOF’s Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke, Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs Yamasaki Tatsuo, and Director-General of International Bureau Asakawa Masatsugu
01:10 End meeting with Mr. Kagawa, Mr. Yamasaki, and Mr. Asakawa
01:34 Depart from office
01:41 Arrive at Akasaka Estate in Moto-Akasaka, Tokyo. Register assumption of office at Akishinonomiya Residence, Mikasanomiya Residence and Takamadonomiya Residence
01:56 Depart from Akasaka Estate
02:04 Arrive at Togu Gosho (Crown Prince’s Residence) in Moto-Akasaka, Tokyo. Register assumption of office
02:36 Depart from Togu Gosho
02:52 Arrive at office
03:22 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 and Tawa Hiroshi
03:39 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Maekawa and Mr. Tawa
03:40 Speak with Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Mr. Amari and Acting Director of Japan Economic Revitalization Bureau Sugawara Ikuro
03:54 Finish speaking with Mr. Amari and Mr. Sugawara
04:20 Interview with Yamaguchi Shimbun
04:40 Interview ends
04:41 Meet with Director of National Security Council Yachi Shotaro, Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretaries Kanehara Nobukatsu and Takamizawa Nobushige, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, Ministry of Defense’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro and Chief of Staff for Joint Staff Council Kawano Katsutoshi
05:01 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kanehara, Mr. Takamizawa, Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Kawano
05:09 Meet with President of LDP Research Commission on Tax System Noda Takeshi, LDP Research Commission on Tax System Subcommittee’s Chairman Nukaga Fukushiro and Acting Director-General Hayashi Yoshimasa
05:44 End meeting with Mr. Noda, Mr. Nukaga and Mr. Hayashi
05:58 Depart from office
05:59 Arrive at official residence
06:00 Informal talk with Cabinet Kisha Club
06:40 Talk ends
06:41 Informal talk with Kantei office staff
07:00 Talk ends
07:01 Depart from official residence
07:13 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Kyoto Hyoto Akasaka location in Akasaka, Tokyo. Dinner with secretaries and Kantei office staff
09:29 Depart from restaurant
09:43 Arrive at private residence (no visitors)

Saturday, December 27, 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
12:18 Arrive at office
12:19 Receive proposal letter from Chairman of LDP Comprehensive Research Commission on the Establishment of the Disaster Resilient Japan Nikai Toshihiro
12:29 Finish receiving proposal letter
12:30 Meeting of Government and Ruling Parties
12:34 Meeting ends
12:39 Depart from office
12:44 Arrive at Hotel Okura in Toranomon, Tokyo. Lunch with JR Tokai Honorary President Kasai Yoshiyuki at Japanese restaurant Yamazato within hotel. Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru also attends
03:00 Depart from hotel
03:04 Arrive at official residence
05:24 Depart from official residence
05:25 Arrive at office
05:31 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy meeting
05:55 Meeting ends
06:00 Headquarters for Japan’s Economic Revitalization meeting
06:13 Meeting ends
06:19 Extraordinary Session Cabinet Meeting
06:26 Cabinet Meeting ends
06:36 Depart from office
06:56 Arrive at private residence

Sunday, December 28, 2014
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
10:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
Stay at private residence throughout the morning (no visitors)

PM
04:33 Meet with LDP Lower House member Yamaguchi Taimei
04:55 End meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi
05:13 Depart from private residence
05:50 Arrive at Yokohama Arena in Kohoku Ward, Yokohama City. Watch Southern All Stars concert with wife Akie
09:16 Depart from arena. When asked “How was the concert?” Mr. Abe answers “I enjoyed it.”
09:53 Arrive at private residence

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones

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