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Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule February 9-15, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:18 Depart from private residence
09:32 Arrive at office
10:40 Receive courtesy call from UN Special Representative of Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction Margareta Wahlström. Ambassador in charge of Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Suganuma Kenichi also attends
10:57 Courtesy call ends
11:02 Speak with Headquarters for Accelerating Reconstruction after Great East Japan Earthquake’s LDP Chairman Oshima Tadamori and New Komeito Chairman Inoue Takahiro, Governor of Miyagi Prefecture Murai Yoshihiro, and Mayor of Sendai City Okuyama Emiko
11:13 Finish speaking with Mr. Oshima, Mr. Inoue, Mr. Murai, and Ms. Okuyama
11:46 Speak with Plum Mission from Daizaifu Tenmangu Shrine including Chief Priest Nishitakatsuji Nobuyoshi, and Shrine Maidens Usuma Tomoka and Wakiyama Kanako
11:53 Finish speaking with Mr. Nishitakatsuji, Ms. Usuma, and Ms. Wakiyama

PM
12:08 Ruling Party Liaison Conference
12:21 Conference ends
12:22 Speak with LDP Executive Acting Secretary-General Hosoda Hiroyuki, Chairman of LDP Election Strategy Committee Motegi Toshimitsu, and Secretary-General for LDP in Upper House Date Chuichi
12:25 Finish speaking with Mr. Hosoda, Mr. Motegi, and Mr. Date
12:27 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
12:46 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
01:24 Meet with incoming Commissioner-General of National Police Agency Kanetaka Masahito and outgoing Commissioner-General Yoneda Tsuyoshi
01:40 End meeting with Mr. Kanetaka and Mr. Yoneda
01:56 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 Habuka Shigeki and Tawa Hiroshi enter
02:23 Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Habuka, and Mr. Tawa leave
02:29 Mr. Amari leaves
02:30 Meet with Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke, Director-General of Budget Bureau Tanaka Kazuho, and Director-General of Tax Bureau Sato Shinichi
03:07 End meeting with Mr. Kagawa, Mr. Tanaka, and Mr. Sato
03:08 Speak with Chairman of LDP Research Commission on Regional Diplomatic and Economic Partnership Eto Seishiro
03:13 Finish speaking with Mr. Eto
04:53 Depart from office
04:54 Arrive at Diet
04:55 Enter LDP Secretary-General’s Conference Room
04:56 Endorse candidate for Tottori gubernatorial election
04:57 Finish endorsing candidate
04:58 Leave room
04:59 Enter LDP President’s Office
05:00 LDP Officers Meeting
05:14 Meeting ends
05:17 Depart from Diet
05:19 Arrive at office
06:01 Summit Conference with Acting Prime Minister of Thailand military government Prayut Chan-o-cha commences
06:50 Summit Conference closes
06:55 Witness Signing Ceremony, Joint Press Release
07:11 Press Release ends
07:12 Depart from office
07:13 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and his wife. Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Shiozaki Yasuhisa also attends
08:27 See off Prime Minister Prayut and his wife together with wife Akie
08:28 Finish seeing off Prime Minister Prayut and his wife

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:19 Depart from official residence
08:20 Arrive at office
08:22 Nine Ministers’ Group of National Security Council (NSC) meeting
08:30 Meeting ends
08:38 Headquarters for Japan’s Economic Revitalization meeting
08:49 Meeting ends
08:52 Cabinet Meeting begins
09:34 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:12 Speak with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro
10:18 Finish speaking with Mr. Kimura
10:20 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
10:45 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Kawano
11:35 Receive courtesy call from President of International Committee of Red Cross Peter Maurer
11:53 Courtesy call ends

PM
12:04 Depart from office
12:05 Arrive at official residence. Lunch meeting with 1st-time elected LDP Lower House members. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide and Mr. Kimura also attend
12:54 Depart from official residence
12:55 Arrive at office
12:57 Meet with Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro
01:20 End meeting with Mr. Nikai
01:46 Informal talk with editorialists and others from all newspapers and news companies
02:14 Finish talk
02:15 Informal talk with commentary committee members of all broadcasting companies in Tokyo and others
02:38 Finish talk
02:39 Informal talk with all top reporters of Cabinet Kisha Club
03:00 Finish talk
03:05 Speak with South Korea’s Governor of Gyeonggi Province Nam Kyung-pil
03:15 Finish speaking with Governor Nam
03:37 Central Advancement Committee of “Movement to Make Society Brighter” meeting
03:50 Committee meeting ends
03:59 Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kitamura, and MOD’s Director of Defense Intelligence Headquarters Miyagawa Tadashi enter
04:09 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Miyagawa leave
04:22 Mr. Kitamura leaves
04:24 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
04:50 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
05:03 Cyber Security Strategic Headquarters meeting
05:06 Meeting ends
05:23 Depart from office
05:29 Arrive at Hotel New Otani. Attend Gathering of Economic Community and LDP Officials, deliver address
06:06 Depart from hotel
06:12 Arrive at office
06:32 Summit Conference with Prime Minister of Mongolia Chimed Saikhanbileg
07:02 Signing Ceremony and Joint Press Release
07:16 Ceremony and Press Release end
07:17 Depart from office
07:18 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister Abe Shinzo
08:30 See off Prime Minister Saikhanbileg
08:31 Depart from official residence
08:35 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Sato in Akasaka, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with former Prime Ministers Mori Yoshiro, Koizumi Junichiro, Fukuda Yasuo, and others
09:15 Depart from restaurant
09:32 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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

PM
Stay at private residence throughout afternoon and evening (no visitors)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:53 Depart from private residence
09:08 Arrive at office
09:14 Extraordinary Session Cabinet Meeting
09:22 Cabinet Meeting ends
09:24 Meet with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, Cabinet Office’s Vice-Minister Matsuyama Kenji, and Directors for Policies on Cohesive Society Maekawa Mamori, Habuka Shigeki, and Tawa Hiroshi
09:50 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Maekawa, Mr. Habuka, and Mr. Tawa
09:51 Meet with Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro
10:04 End meeting with Mr. Yachi

PM

12:51 Depart from office
12:53 Arrive at Diet
12:54 Enter Lower House Speaker’s Drawing Room
01:00 Leave room, enter Lower House Chamber
01:02 Lower House Plenary Session opens. Give policy speech
02:33 Lower House Plenary Session adjourns
02:34 Leave Lower House Chamber
02:36 Enter State Ministers’ Room
02:54 Leave room
02:55 Enter Upper House President’s Reception Room
02:57 Leave room, enter Upper House Chamber
02:58 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
02:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
03:01 Upper House Plenary Session opens. Give policy speech
04:23 Upper House Plenary Session adjourns
04:24 Leave Upper House Chamber
04:26 Depart from Diet
04:28 Arrive at office
05:04 Speak with Commissioner of Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Ueda Takayuki and MOFA’s Director-General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Uemura Tsukasa
05:14 Finish speaking with Mr. Ueda and Mr. Uemura
05:15 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy meeting
06:03 Council meeting ends
06:05 Depart from office
06:13 Arrive at Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo in Shinbashi, Tokyo. Attend meeting of Prime Minister supporters’ group formed by psychiatrists Shinsei-kai [晋精会] in banquet hall Lumière within hotel, panel discussion. Special Advisor to President of LDP Hagiuda Koichi also attends
06:47 Depart from hotel
06:54 Arrive at official residence. Meet with Chairman of General Assembly of LDP Members in Upper House Mizote Kensei, Secretary-General for LDP in Upper House Date Chuichi, and colleagues. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige also attends
08:32 Everyone leaves



Friday, February 13, 2015

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:51 Depart from official residence
09:52 Arrive at office
10:02 Cabinet Meeting begins
10:08 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:10 Speak with Minister of the Environment Mochizuki Yoshio
10:20 Finish speaking with Mr. Mochizuki
10:35 Meet with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)’s Vice-Minister Minagawa Yoshitsugu and Director-General of Management Improvement Bureau Okuhara Masaaki
11:02 End meeting with Mr. Minagawa and Mr. Okuhara
11:03 Meet with LDP Lower House member Takeda Ryota
11:20 End meeting with Mr. Takeda
11:51 Speak with LDP Lower House member Yamaguchi Tsuyoshi

PM
12:01 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamaguchi
12:02 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
12:50 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
01:25 Meet with LDP Policy Research Council’s Chairperson Inada Tomomi, Executive Acting Chairman Shionoya Ryu, and Acting Chairman Matsumoto Jun
01:56 End meeting with Ms. Inada, Mr. Shionoya, and Mr. Matsumoto
02:00 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, and Councillor of Cabinet Secretariat Kitamura Hirofumi
02:33 End meeting with Director Kitamura and Councillor Kitamura
03:00 Phone Conference with Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Tan Dung
03:20 Phone Conference ends
03:25 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
03:45 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
03:46 Meet with Minister of State for Special Missions Yamaguchi Shunichi
04:01 End meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi
04:02 Meet with MOF’s Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke and Vice-Minister for International Affairs Yamasaki Tatsuo
04:21 End meeting with Mr. Kagawa and Mr. Yamasaki
04:52 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Mr. Kitamura
05:18 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
05:29 Headquarters on Creating Dynamism through Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Industries and Local Communities meeting
05:33 Meeting ends
05:56 Meet with US Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, US Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim, and resident US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy
06:19 End meeting with Mr. Blinken, Mr. Kim, and Ms. Kennedy
06:25 Depart from office
06:32 Arrive at Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Kioi Building in Kioi-cho, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal’s Honorary Chairman Imai Takashi and Chairman Muneoka Shoji at Kioi Club within building
08:30 Depart from building
08:48 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Saturday, February 14, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
06:52 Depart from private residence
07:14 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
07:17 Depart from station on Hayate no. 111
09:43 Arrive at JR Mizusawa-Esashi Station
09:46 Depart from station. Minister for Reconstruction Takeshita Wataru, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Reconstruction Koizumi Shinjiro, and Governor of Iwate Prefecture Tasso Takuya accompany
10:16 Arrive at roadside station Taneyamagahara in Sumita Town, Iwate Prefecture. Buy dried wood ear mushrooms from shop
10:24 Depart from roadside station
11:16 Arrive at aquatic products manufacturing company Morishita Suisan in Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture. Reception by Lower House member Hashimoto Hidenori and Mayor of Ofunato City Toda Kimiaki. View factory
11:44 Depart from Morishita Suisan
11:51 Arrive at Ofunato Fish Market in Ofunato City. View market. Lunch meeting with Mr. Takeshita, Mr. Koizumi, Mr. Tasso, Mr. Hashimoto, and Mr. Toda at multi-purpose hall within market

PM
12:58 Depart from Ofunato Fish Market
01:51 Arrive at knitting manufacturing and sales company Kesennuma Knitting in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture
02:16 Depart from Kesennuma Knitting
02:18 Arrive at Nango District Emergency Housing in Kesennuma City. Exchange of opinions with residents
02:55 Interview open to all media
02:59 Interview ends
03:01 Depart from emergency housing
03:55 Arrive at roadside station Kawasaki in Ichinoseki City, Iwate Prefecture. Buy fruit mix flavored ice cream at shop
04:06 Depart from roadside station
04:25 Arrive at JR Ichinoseki Station
04:37 Depart from station on Hayate no. 118
06:51 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
06:55 Depart from station
07:25 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Sunday, February 15, 2015

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

PM
Stay at private residence throughout afternoon and evening


Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones

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