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Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule February 2-8, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:50 Depart from official residence
07:51 Arrive at office
08:04 Ruling Party Liaison Conference
08:13 Conference ends
08:14 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:44 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:53 Depart from office
08:55 Arrive at Diet
08:57 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
09:02 Upper House Budget Committee opens
11:54 Upper House Budget Committee recess
11:55 Leave room
11:57 Depart from Diet
11:59 Arrive at office

PM
12:54 Depart from office
12:56 Arrive at Diet
12:58 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
01:00 Upper House Budget Committee reopens
05:01 Upper House Budget Committee adjourns
05:02 Leave room
05:05 Enter LDP Secretary-General’s Conference Room. Endorse Shimane Prefecture gubernatorial candidate. Commemorative photo session
05:07 Leave room
05:08 Enter LDP President’s Office
05:11 LDP Officers Meeting
05:33 Meeting ends
05:34 Speak with LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko, LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu, Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro, Chairperson of LDP Policy Research Council Inada Tomomi, and colleagues
05:40 Finish speaking with Mr. Komura, Mr. Tanigaki, Mr. Nikai, Ms. Inada, and colleagues
05:42 Leave room
05:44 Depart from Diet
05:45 Arrive at office
06:02 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
06:29 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
06:30 Speak with Cabinet Advisor Furusawa Mitsuhiro
06:34 Finish speaking with Mr. Furusawa
07:07 Depart from office
07:08 Arrive at official residence

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:16 Depart from official residence
07:17 Arrive at office
07:18 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:26 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:28 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:36 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:53 Depart from office
08:55 Arrive at Diet
08:56 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
09:00 Upper House Budget Committee opens
11:52 Upper House Budget Committee recess, leave room
11:54 Depart from Diet
11:56 Arrive at office

PM
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
01:00 Upper House Budget Committee reopens
04:05 Upper House Budget Committee adjourns, leave room
04:08 Depart from Diet
04:10 Arrive at office
04:36 Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, and Director of Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center Shimohira Koji enter
04:46 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Shimohira leave
05:03 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:04 Receive courtesy call from Myanmar’s opposition party leader and others
05:30 Courtesy call ends
05:32 Depart from office
05:41 Arrive at Federation of Economic Organizations [Keidanren] Assembly Hall in Otemachi, Tokyo. Attend 100th Anniversary Party for Establishment of Iron and Steel Institute of Japan, deliver address 
05:51 Depart from Keidanren Assembly Hall
06:01 Arrive at office
06:15 Phone Conference with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
06:30 Phone Conference ends
06:48 Depart from office
06:49 Arrive at Diet
06:51 Enter Upper House President’s Reception Room
06:52 Leave room, enter Upper House Chamber
06:56 Upper House Plenary Session opens
07:41 Leave seat during proceedings, enter Upper House President’s Reception Room
07:45 Leave room
07:46 Make rounds to President of Upper House Yamazaki Masaki, Vice-President of Upper House Koshiichi Azuma, Chairman of Upper House Committee on Rules and Administration Nakagawa Masaharu, and majority and minority political parties
07:56 Finish making rounds
07:58 Depart from Diet
08:06 Arrive at Tokyo Prince Hotel in Shiba Park, Tokyo. Attend New Year’s Party of LDP policy group Kisaragi-kai [きさらぎ会] in banquet hall Sun Flower Hall, deliver address
08:28 Depart from hotel
08:48 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo



Wednesday, February 4, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:11 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:23 Arrive at office
07:24 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:14 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:49 Depart from office
08:51 Arrive at Diet
08:52 Enter Lower House Committee Room No. 1
08:53 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
08:56 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
08:58 Lower House Budget Committee opens

PM
12:04 Lower House Budget Committee recess
12:05 Leave room
12:06 Depart from Diet
12:08 Arrive at office
12:18 Informal talk with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige also attends
12:21 Finish talk
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Lower House Committee Room No. 1
01:00 Lower House Budget Committee reopens
04:32 Lower House Budget Committee adjourns
04:33 Leave room
04:34 Depart from Diet
04:35 Arrive at office
04:40 Meet with Chairman of LDP Headquarters for Promotion of Revision to the Constitution Funada Hajime. Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Isozaki Yosuke also attends
05:00 End meeting with Mr. Funada
05:22 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
05:56 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Kawano
06:01 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
06:32 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
06:33 Depart from office
06:34 Arrive at official residence
06:35 Meet with Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Reconstruction Koizumi Shinjiro, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Akama Jiro, and colleagues. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide, Mr. Kato, and Mr. Seko also attend
07:45 End meeting with Mr. Koizumi, Mr. Akama, and colleagues

Thursday, February 5, 2015

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:32 Depart from official residence
07:34 Arrive at office
07:35 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:45 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:53 Depart from office
08:54 Arrive at Diet
08:56 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
08:57 Speak with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro
08:58 Finish speaking with Mr. Ohta
09:02 Upper House Budget Committee opens
11:55 Upper House Budget Committee recess
11:56 Leave room
11:57 Enter State Ministers’ Room

PM
12:09 Leave room
12:10 Enter Lower House Chamber
12:12 Lower House Plenary Session opens
12:18 Lower House Plenary Session adjourns
12:19 Leave Lower House Chamber
12:20 Depart from Diet
12:22 Arrive at office
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
01:00 Upper House Budget Committee reopens
05:31 Upper House Budget Committee adjourns
05:32 Leave room
05:33 Enter LDP Secretary-General’s Conference Room. Endorse candidate for Mie Prefecture gubernatorial election. Commemorative photo session
05:35 Leave room
05:36 Depart from Diet
05:38 Arrive at office
05:40 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
06:04 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
06:05 Speak with Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs Yamasaki Tatsuo and Director-General of International Bureau Asakawa Masatsugu
06:15 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamasaki and Mr. Asakawa
06:18 Depart from office
06:21 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
06:22 Attend Japan Lawyers Association for Freedom (JLAF) New Year’s Party
06:28 New Year’s Party ends
06:29 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
06:41 Arrive at Hotel Grand Palace in Iidabashi, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Chairman of Yomiuri Group Watanabe Tsuneo at Japanese restaurant Chiyoda within hotel
08:35 Depart from hotel
08:48 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Friday, February 6, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:12 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:24 Arrive at office
07:25 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:22 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:23 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:35 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:53 Depart from office
08:55 Arrive at Diet
08:57 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
08:58 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
08:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
09:00 Upper House Audit Committee opens
11:56 Upper House Audit Committee recess
11:57 Leave Upper House Committee Room No. 1
11:59 Depart from Diet

PM
12:01 Arrive at office
12:54 Depart from office
12:56 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
12:58 Speak with Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi Sanae
12:59 Finish speaking with Ms. Takaichi
01:00 Upper House Audit Committee reopens
05:04 Upper House Audit Committee adjourns
05:05 Leave Upper House Committee Room No. 1
05:07 Depart from Diet
05:09 Arrive at office
05:35 Meet with former US Secretary of Treasury Robert Rubin, former US resident Ambassador to Japan John Roos, and Chairman of Rebuild Japan Initiative Funabashi Yoichi
06:07 End meeting with Mr. Rubin, Mr. Roos, and Mr. Funabashi
06:08 MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka, Administrative Vice-Minister Sugiyama Shinsuke, and (Foreign Nationals’ Affairs Division) Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service Oka Hiroshi enter
06:15 Mr. Oka leaves
06:16 MOFA’s Director-General of European Affairs Bureau Hayashi Hajime joins
06:25 Mr. Hayashi leaves
06:26 State Minister for Foreign Affairs Nakayama Yasuhide and MOFA’s Director-General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Uemura Tsukasa join
06:45 Everyone leaves
06:46 Meet with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)’s Minister Nishikawa Koya and Vice-Minister Minagawa Yoshitsugu
07:07 End meeting with Mr. Nishikawa and Mr. Minagawa
07:12 Speak with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
07:16 Finish speaking with Mr. Kitamura
07:20 Depart from office
07:21 Arrive at official residence

Saturday, February 7, 2015

AM12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
10:00 Depart from official residence
10:12 Arrive at salon HAIR GUEST in Shibuya, Tokyo. Haircut
11:42 Depart from salon
11:51 Arrive at Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall in Hibiya Park, Tokyo. Attend National Rally to Demand Return of Northern Territories, deliver address

PM
12:17 Depart from Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall
12:21 Arrive at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Nagata-cho, Tokyo. Dinner with secretaries at restaurant ORIGAMI within hotel
01:26 Depart from hotel
01:30 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
01:31 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
01:57 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
02:00 LDP National Secretary-General Conference
02:17 Conference ends
02:18 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
02:20 Arrive at official residence
03:12 Film for Nippon TV program
03:26 Finish filming

Sunday, February 8, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
10:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
Stay at official residence throughout morning

PM
02:01 Depart from official residence
02:21 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo


Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones


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