Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule January 5-11, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no visitors)
08:32 Depart from private residence
08:55 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
09:00 Depart from station on Nozomi no. 213. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige accompanies
10:40 Arrive at JR Nagoya Station. Reception by JR Tokai Honorary President Kasai Yoshiyuki
10:43 Depart from station
10:44 Arrive at Kintetsu Nagoya Station
10:50 Depart from station on Kintetsu Limited Express. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Kato Katsunobu and Mr. Seko accompany

PM
12:15 Arrive at Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station. Reception by Governor of Mie Prefecture Suzuki Eikei and colleagues
12:19 Depart from station
12:22 Arrive at Ise Jingu Outer Shrine in Ise City, Mie Prefecture. Conduct shrine visit with Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi Sanae, Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, Minister of Defense Nakatani Gen, Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Amari Akira, and others
12:49 Depart from shrine
12:55 Arrive at Ise Jingu Inner Shrine. Conduct shrine visit with Mr. Takaichi and others
01:31 Kagura Presentation at Kagura-den (Hall for Special Prayer) in Inner Shrine
01:54 Presentation ends
02:03 Presentation of bouquets by Ise Boy Scout Council’s 7th Group and Mie Girl Scout Council’s 1st Group in front of Jingu Administration Office, commemorative photo session
02:05 Presentation and photo session end
02:39 Press conference ends
02:50 Depart from Ise Jingu
02:57 Arrive at Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station
03:04 Meet with Mr. Takaichi; Mr. Kishida; Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Miyazawa Yoichi; Mr. Nakatani; Mr. Amari; Chairperson of National Public Safety Commission Yamatani Eriko; and Minister in charge of Promoting Women’s Empowerment Arimura Haruko in station’s VIP room
03:12 End meeting with Mr. Takaichi, Mr. Kishida, Mr. Miyazawa, Mr. Nakatani, Mr. Amari, Ms. Yamatani, and Ms. Arimura
03:14 Depart from station on Kintetsu Limited Express
04:38 Arrive at Kintetsu Nagoya Station. Reception by Governor of Aichi Prefecture Omura Hideaki
04:39 Depart from station
04:40 Arrive at JR Nagoya Station
04:43 Speak with Mr. Omura and JR Tokai Honorary President Mr. Kasai Yoshiyuki in station’s VIP room
04:52 Finish speaking with Mr. Omura and Mr. Kasai
04:54 Depart from station on Nozomi no. 34
06:33 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
06:37 Depart from station
06:59 Arrive at Italian restaurant Ristorante ASO in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo Prefecture. Dinner meeting with actors Tsugawa Masahiko, Nakai Kiichi, and Okuda Eiji
09:49 Depart from restaurant
09:58 Arrive at private residence

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:44 Depart from private residence
09:56 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
09:58 Attend LDP Resumption of Work after New Year Holiday, deliver address
10:25 Resumption of Work event ends
10:30 LDP Officers Meeting
10:51 Meeting ends
10:52 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
10:54 Arrive at office
11:04 Cabinet Meeting begins
11:20 Cabinet Meeting ends
11:47 Meet with Cabinet Advisor Iijima Isao

PM
12:03 End meeting with Mr. Iijima
12:05 Ruling Party Liaison Conference
12:28 Conference ends
01:47 Depart from office
02:33 Depart from hotel
02:41 Arrive at office
02:57 Minister of Finance Aso Taro, Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke, Director-General of Budget Bureau Tanaka Kazuho, and Director-General of Tax Bureau Sato Shinichi enter
04:07 Mr. Kagawa, Mr. Tanaka, and Mr. Sato leave
04:34 Mr. Aso leaves
04:35 Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Uemura Tsukasa enter
04:48 Mr. Uemura leaves
05:09 Mr. Saiki leaves
05:10 Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, 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
05:18 Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Miyagawa leave
05:38 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:52 Meet with former Prime Minister Mori Yoshiro. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide also attends
06:26 End meeting with Mr. Mori
06:47 Depart from office
06:59 Arrive at Nippon Budokan (Japan Martial Arts Hall) in Kitanomaru Park, Tokyo. Enjoy American singer Diana Ross Concert with wife Akie
08:30 Depart from Nippon Budokan
08:47 Arrive at private residence

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:43 Depart from private residence
10:01 Arrive at office
10:03 Meet with Minister in charge of Civil Service Reform Arimura Haruko. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu and Cabinet Bureau of Personnel Affairs Director-General for Personnel Policy Planning Wako Toshihiko also attend
10:31 End meeting with Ms. Arimura
10:32 Meet with former Minister of Home Affairs and current Chairman of Diet Promotion Council for National Pond Maintenance Project [全国ため池等整進協議 Zenkoku Tame Ike to Seibijigyo Suishin Kyogikai] Fukida Akira
10:51 End meeting with Mr. Fukida
11:23 Meet with Director-General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Amano Yukiya. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Mr. Kato and Seko Hiroshige, and MOFA’s Director-General of Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department Hikihara Takeshi also attend
11:38 End meeting with Mr. Amano

PM
12:02 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
12:37 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
01:44 Meet with Chairman of Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum and former Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Omi Koji
02:04 End meeting with Mr. Omi
02:37 Meet with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, Cabinet Office’s Vice-Minister Matsuyama Kenji and Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Maekawa Mamoru
03:04 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama, and Mr. Maekawa
03:05 Meet with Minister of Defense Nakatani Gen, MOD’s Director-General of Minister’s Secretariat Toyota Katashi, Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro, Director-General of Bureau of Local Cooperation Nakajima Akihiko, and Director-General of Bureau of Finance and Equipment Mimura Toru
03:33 End meeting with Mr. Nakatani, Mr. Toyota, Mr. Kuroe, Mr. Nakajima, and Mr. Mimura
04:49 Depart from office
05:20 Depart from hotel
05:28 Arrive at office
06:15 Depart from office
06:22 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Fukudaya in Kioi-cho, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Honorary Chairman of Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren) Mitarai Fujio, Chairman of Keidanren Sakakibara Sadayuki, Honorary Executive Consultant of JX Holdings Watari Fumiaki, and other financiers
08:30 Depart from restaurant
08:47 Arrive at private residence

Thursday, January 8, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:39 Depart private residence
09:57 Arrive at office
10:09 Meet with Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s Vice-Minister Honda Masaru and Director-General of Railway Bureau Fujita Kozo
10:34 End meeting with Mr. Honda and Mr. Fujita
10:35 Meet with Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Shiozaki Yasuhisa and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s Health and Welfare Bureau for the Elderly Miura Koji
11:06 End meeting with Mr. Shiozki and Mr. Miura
11:07 Meet with Representative Director of International Economic Exchange Association and former Lower House member Yoneda Kenzo
11:31 End meeting with Mr. Yoneda
11:32 Meet with journalist Tahara Soichiro

PM
12:05 End meeting with Mr. Tahara
12:09 Meet with Honorary Chairman of Seven & i Holdings Ito Masatoshi and former Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Matoba Junzo
12:58 End meeting with Mr. Ito and Mr. Matoba
01:54 Interview with women’s magazines Tamago Club and Hiyoko Club
02:26 Interview ends
02:27 Speak with Cabinet Advisor Nakamura Yoshio
02:36 Finish speaking with Mr. Nakamura
02:44 Meet with LDP Upper House member Maruyama Kazuya
03:21 End meeting with Mr. Maruyama
04:54 Meet with Minister of State for Space Policy Yamaguchi Shunichi and Cabinet Office’s Director-General of Office of National Space Policy Komiya Yoshinori
05:12 End meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi and Mr. Komiya
06:25 Depart from office
06:35 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Matsuyama in Ginza, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Minister of the Environment Mochizuki Yoshio, President of New Renaissance Party Arai Hiroyuki, and colleagues
08:34 Depart from restaurant
08:50 Arrive at private residence

Friday, January 9, 2015

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
09:03 Cabinet Meeting begins
09:12 Cabinet Meeting ends
09:33 Meeting ends
09:34 Meet with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira
09:54 End meeting with Mr. Amari
09:55 Meet with Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka, Administrative Vice-Minister Sugiyama Shinsuke, Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, and Director-General of European Affairs Bureau Hayashi Hajime
10:33 End meeting with Mr. Kishida, Mr. Saiki, Mr. Sugiyama, Mr. Hiramatsu, and Mr. Hayashi
10:34 Meet with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun
10:55 End meeting with Mr. Shimomura
10:56 Meet with former Advisor to Vice-President of US (Joe Biden) Jake Sullivan and Chairman of Rebuild Japan Initiative Funabashi Yoichi
11:30 End meeting with Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Funabashi
11:31 Meet with Mr. Kishida, Mr. Saiki, and MOFA’s Director-General of Economic Affairs Bureau Saiki Naoko
11:58 End meeting with Mr. Kishida, Mr. Saiki, and Ms. Saiki

PM
01:36 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
01:56 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
02:02 NSC meeting
02:42 NSC meeting ends
03:01 Forum ends
03:22 Ceremony ends
03:23 Speak with Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Yamaguchi Shunichi, Cabinet Office’s Vice-Minister Matsuyama Kenji and Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Morimoto Koichi
03:37 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamaguchi, Mr. Matsuyama, and Mr. Morimoto
03:59 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro, MOF’s Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke, Director-General of Budget Bureau Tanaka Kazuho, and Administrative Vice-Minister for Policy Planning and Coordination Sakota Hidenori
04:59 End meeting with Mr. Aso, Mr. Kagawa, Mr. Tanaka, and Mr. Sakota
05:01 Nine Ministers’ Group of NSC meeting
05:05 Meeting ends
05:17 Extraordinary Session Cabinet Meeting
05:22 Cabinet Meeting ends
05:23 Depart from office
05:37 Arrive at Embassy of France in Minami-Azabu, Tokyo. Register condolence call to victims of shooting incident at French newspaper
05:40 Speak with resident French Ambassador to Japan Thierry Dana
05:47 Finish speaking with Mr. Dana
05:48 Depart from Embassy of France
05:57 Arrive at office
06:00 Meet with MOFA’s Mr. Sugiyama and Director-General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Uemura Tsukasa
06:37 End meeting with Mr. Sugiyama and Mr. Uemura
06:49 Depart from office
06:50 Arrive at official residence

Saturday, January 10, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:15 Depart from official residence
08:45 Arrive at golf course Dai-Hakone Country Club in Hakone Town, Kanagawa Prefecture. Play golf with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige, secretaries, and others

PM
03:51 Depart from golf course
04:15 Arrive at Higashiyama Kyukishi-tei, former private residence of Mr. Abe’s grandfather and former Prime Minister Kishi Nobusuke in Gotenba City, Shizuoka Prefecture
04:32 Depart from Higashiyama Kyukishi-tei
05:19 Arrive at holiday home in Narusawa Village, Yamanashi Prefecture
05:54 Depart from holiday home
06:03 Arrive at Chinese restaurant Isai Chugokusaikan Kokyu in Fujikawaguchiko Town, Yamanashi Prefecture. Dinner with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige and mother Kishi Yoko
07:58 Depart from restaurant
08:08 Arrive at holiday home

Sunday, January 11, 2015

AM
12:00 At holiday home (no visitors)
10:00 At holiday home in Narusawa Village, Yamanashi Prefecture (no morning visitors)
Stay at holiday home throughout morning (no visitors)

PM
01:30 Depart from holiday home
02:17 Arrive at Fuji Cemetery in Oyama Town, Shizuoka Prefecture. Along with mother Kishi Yoko, visit the graves of Mr. Abe’s grandfather and former Prime Minister Kishi Nobusuke, and Mr. Abe’s father and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Abe Shintaro
02:28 Interview open to all media: When asked “What were your feelings during the visit to their graves?” Mr. Abe answers “I swore to make this a suitable year as the 70th year after the war.”
02:29 Interview ends
02:30 Depart from Fuji Cemetery
03:11 Arrive at holiday home
06:00 Depart from holiday home
06:11 Arrive at restaurant Sumibi Kushiyaki I. W in Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture. Dinner with mother Kishi Yoko and secretaries
07:57 Depart from restaurant
08:08 Arrive at holiday home

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones


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