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Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule January 19-25, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015
AM
(Local time in Israel)
Joint press release at Prime Minister’s Office
Conference with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu

PM
(Local time in Israel)
Perform courtesy call to President of Israel Reuven Rivlin at President’s Office
View Jewish sacred place Western Wall in Old City of Jerusalem
Receive courtesy call from Leader of opposition Labor Party Isaac Herzog at David Citadel Hotel
Attend class reunion of Joint Invitation Program for Israeli and Palestinian Youth Leaders at lodging David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem City
Receive courtesy call from US Senator John Sidney McCain III (R – AZ)
Dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister Netanyahu at Beit Aghion
Stay night at David Citadel Hotel

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
AM
(Local time in Israel)
Arrive at David Citadel Hotel

PM
(Local time in Israel)
Reception event at President’s Office
Conference with President of Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas
Attend meeting of economic mission with President Abbas
Joint press release
Lunch meeting hosted by President Abbas
Arrive at David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem City
Phone conference with King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al Hussein and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Phone conference with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Depart from Ben Gurion International Airport on outskirts of Tel Aviv, Israel

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
AM
(In transit)

PM
04:26 Arrive at Haneda Airport on private government aircraft, completing tour to four Middle Eastern countries
04:36 Depart from airport
04:57 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Register return to Japan
05:04 Depart from Imperial Palace
05:11 Arrive at office
05:20 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister Aso Taro, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Kato Katsunobu, Seko Hiroshige, and Sugita Kazuhiro, Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management Nishimura Yasuhiko, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka, and colleagues
05:47 End meeting with Mr. Aso, Mr. Suga, Mr. Kato, Mr. Seko, Mr. Sugita, Mr. Yachi, Mr. Nishimura, Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Saiki, and colleagues
06:00 Council Meeting ends
06:01 Interview open to all media: When asked “From here on what will be your interaction with ISIS?” Mr. Abe answers “Up to this point we have cultivated every diplomatic channel to the maximum potential. Towards the release of both people we will exhaust every option.”
06:03 Interview ends
08:45 Depart from office
08:47 Arrive at official residence
11:40 Receive phone report from State Minister for Foreign Affairs Nakayama Yasuhide. Mr. Suga and Mr. Kato also attend
11:45 Finish receiving report


Thursday, January 22, 2015
AM
01:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:22 Depart from official residence
09:24 Arrive at office
09:40 Meet with President of Assembly to Energize Japan Matsuda Kouta and Chairman of Assembly to Energize Japan Diet Affairs Committee Inoue Yoshiyuki
09:58 End meeting with Mr. Matsuda and Mr. Inoue
09:59 Meet with Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro and Chief of Staff for Joint Staff Council Kawano Katsutoshi
10:24 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Kawano
10:25 Meet with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Miyazawa Yoichi; Commissioner of Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Ueda Takayuki; and Director-General of Manufacturing Industries Bureau Kuroda Atsuo
10:55 End meeting with Mr. Miyazawa, Mr. Ueda, and Mr. Kuroda
11:45 Meet with Indonesia’s Minister of Trade Rahmat Gobel

PM
12:00 End meeting with Mr. Gobel
12:02 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
12:42 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
02:00 Phone conference with Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbot. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Kato Katsunobu and Seko Hiroshige also attend
02:14 Phone conference ends
02:36 Speak with Chief Justice of Supreme Court Terada Itsuro
02:45 Finish speaking with Mr. Terada
02:46 Meet with former Minister for Reconstruction Nemoto Takumi
03:09 End meeting with Mr. Nemoto
03:30 Ceremony ends
03:59 Depart from office
04:24 Depart from hotel
04:33 Arrive at office
05:03 Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of European Affairs Bureau Hayashi Hajime enter
05:36 Mr. Hayashi leaves
05:42 Mr. Kishida and Mr. Saiki leave
05:46 Depart from office
06:25 Depart from hotel
06:32 Arrive at office
06:33 Meet with Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide, Mr. Kato, Mr. Seko, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Sugita Kazuhiro, Mr. Yachi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management Nishimura Yasutoshi, Mr. Kitamura, and Mr. Saiki
07:00 End meeting with Mr. Suga, Mr. Kato, Mr. Seko, Mr. Sugita, Mr. Yachi, Mr. Nishimura, Mr. Kitamura, and Mr. Saiki
07:01 Speak with Mr. Kitamura
07:05 Finish speaking with Mr. Kitamura
07:15 Phone conference with Prime Minister of UK David Cameron. Mr. Kato, Mr. Seko, and Mr. Yachi also attend
07:25 Phone conference ends
07:35 Depart from office
07:37 Arrive at official residence
09:50 Meet with Mr. Suga, Mr. Kato, Mr. Seko, and Mr. Sugita
10:41 End meeting with Mr. Suga, Mr. Kato, Mr. Seko, and Mr. Sugita

Friday, January 23, 2015
AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:51 Depart from official residence
08:52 Arrive at office
09:05 Speak with Chairman of LDP Administrative Reform Promotion Headquarters Kono Taro and Chairman of New Komeito Administrative Reform Promotion Headquarters Uozumi Yuichiro
09:16 Finish speaking with Mr. Kono and Mr. Uozumi
09:42 Meeting ends
09:48 Cabinet Meeting begins
10:03 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:22 Drill ends
10:23 Speak with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro
10:36 Finish speaking with Mr. Ohta
11:36 Council meeting ends
11:49 Meet with Governor of Yamaguchi Prefecture Muraoka Ysugumasa and and Yamaguchi Prefectural Assembly President Yanai Shungaku

PM
12:04 End meeting with Mr. Muraoka and Mr. Yanai
01:03 NSC meeting opens. Chairperson of National Public Safety Commission Yamatani Eriko also attends
01:46 NSC meeting closes
01:47 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
01:50 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
02:35 Meet with Minister in charge of Administrative Reform Arimura Haruko
02:57 End meeting with Ms. Arimura
02:58 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 Tawa Hiroshi
03:15 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama, and Mr. Tawa
03:16 Speak with Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Mr. Amari and Acting Director of Bureau of Headquarters for Japan’s Economic Revitalization Sugawara Ikuro
03:30 Finish speaking with Mr. Amari and Mr. Sugawara
03:48 Finish presenting certificate to Ms. Yamaguchi
04:01 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
04:33 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
04:49 Council meeting ends
06:00 Meet with Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide
06:15 End meeting with Mr. Suga
07:22 Depart from office
07:23 Arrive at official residence

Saturday, January 24, 2015
AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
Stay at official residence throughout morning

PM
05:35 Phone conference with Queen of Jordan Rania Al Abdullah. Minister of Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide, and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Kato Katsunobu and Seko Hiroshige also attend
05:55 Phone conference ends

Sunday, January 25, 2015
AM
12:30 Depart from official residence
12:31 Arrive at office
01:24 Council Meeting ends
01:27 Interview open to all media: When asked “What did you talk about in the meeting?” Mr. Abe answers “The Government of Japan will continue as before to actively contribute to the peace and stability of the international community, undaunted by terrorism.”
01:29 Interview ends
01:44 Depart from office
01:45 Arrive at official residence
02:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:32 Depart from official residence
08:37 Arrive at NHK Chiyoda Broadcasting Hall in Kioi-cho, Tokyo
09:00 Appear on news program
09:30 News program ends
09:39 Arrive at official residence
11:33 Meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka, and Director-General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Uemura Tsukasa

PM
12:01 End meeting with Mr. Kishida, Mr. Saiki, and Mr. Uemura
01:00 Depart from official residence
01:05 Arrive at Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Roppongi, Tokyo
01:07 Register condolence call for the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud
01:08 Finish registry
01:09 Interview open to all media: Mr. Abe said of the late King Abdullah “For many years he greatly contributed to the development of Japanese-Saudi Arabian relations.”
01:10 Interview ends
01:15 Depart from Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
01:19 Arrive at official residence
03:20 Phone conference with President of US Barack Obama. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Kato Katsunobu, and Seko Hiroshige, and Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro also attend
03:30 Phone conference ends

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones

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