Monday, August 10, 2015

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule July 20-26, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
09:11 Depart from private residence
09:23 Arrive at Capitol Hotel Tokyu. Attend Grand Opening Ceremony for Special Events in Commemoration of 20th Marine Day held in Tokyo, deliver a speech
09:59 Depart from hotel
10:18 Arrive at a shipyard of Tokyo Coast Guard Office
10:24 Board patrol vessel Matsunami with Commandant of Japan Coast Guard, Sato Yuji. Observe terrorist vessel capture drill, water spraying drill, and hoist rescue drill
11:46 Arrive at Yokohama Maritime Disaster Prevention Base. Encourage members of Japan Coast Guard
11:53 Lunch with Mr. Sato at patrol vessel Akitsushima

PM
12:40 Observe rescue drill and contamination containment drill. Visit Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama
01:28 Depart from Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama
01:30 Arrive at patrol vessel Akitsushima
01:38 Depart from patrol vessel Akisushima by helicopter
01:51 Arrive at office
01:55 Depart from office
02:09 Arrive at private residence
03:57 Depart from private residence
04:14 Arrive at Fuji Television in Daiba, Tokyo
04:52 Appear on news program
06:36 Depart from Fuji Television
07:02 Arrive at private residence
07:03 Dinner with Chairman of Ushio Inc. Ushio Jiro, LDP Lower House member Kishi Nobuo [Abe's brother] and other relatives
09:41 Dinner ends

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:42 Depart from private residence
08:55 Arrive at office
09:02 Cabinet meeting begins
09:10 Cabinet meeting ends
09:13 Attend the ninth meeting of Headquarters for Healthcare and Medical Strategy Promotion
09:23 Meeting ends
10:06 Depart from office
10:16 Arrive at Nippon TV in Higashi-shinbashi, Tokyo
10:30 News program recording
11:17 Recording ends
11:21 Depart from Nippon Television
11:31 Arrive at office

PM
01:00 Meet with representative director of Japan Community Broadcasting Association Tominaga Yoichi, and colleagues
01:10 End meeting with Mr. Tominaga and colleagues
01:43 Meet with LDP Upper House member Ejima Kiyoshi
01:53 End meeting with Mr. Ejima
02:15 Meet with Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi Sanae
02:30 End meeting with Ms. Takaichi
02:31 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service Oka Hiroshi
02:57 Mr. Oka leaves
03:01 Mr. Saiki leaves
03:42 Depart from office
03:52 Arrive at Hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo. Attend a meeting of the Sports and Culture World Forum Public-Private Collaboration Implementation Committee, deliver address
04:10 Depart from hotel
04:20 Arrive at office
04:47 Attend the first meeting of Ministerial Council for Further Consideration of New National Stadium Construction Plan
04:55 Meeting ends
05:06 Attend a meeting of Ministerial Council on the Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues
05:20 Meeting ends
05:31 Attend advisory panel on 70th anniversary statement of the end of World War II
05:58 Discussion ends
06:00 Meet with Director of National Security Council, Yachi Shotaro, and Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
06:29 End meeting with Mr. Yachi and Mr. Saiki
06:38 Depart from office
06:39 Arrive at official residence. Host Dinner for members from the advisory panel
08:26 Give a send-off to panel members
08:27 Send-off ends

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
09:25 Depart from official residence
09:26 Arrive at office
09:36 Meet with LDP Lower House member Kawamura Takeo
10:03 End meeting with Kawamura Takeo
10:04 Meet with Head of National Security Council Yachi Shotaro, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Defense Policy Bureau Kuroe Tetsuro, and Japan Self-Defense Forces’ (JSDF) chief of Joint Staff Kawano Katsutoshi
10:30 End meeting with Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Kawano
10:52 End meeting with Mr. Yachi
11:13 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
11:58 End meeting with Mr. Saiki

PM
01:40 Meet with LDP Lower House member Kawai Katsuyuki
01:58 End meeting with Mr. Kawai
01:59 Meet with LDP Lower House member Imamura Masahiro. Special Adviser to Prime Minister Kimura Taro, also attends
02:23 Record video message for “World Assembly for Women in Tokyo: WAW! 2015”
02:34 Recording ends
02:38 Meet with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, Vice-Minister of Cabinet office Matsuyama Kenji, Directors-General for Policy Planning Maekawa Mamoru, Habuka Shigeki and Tawa Hiroshi.
03:01 End meeting with Amari Akira, Matsuyama Kenji, Maekawa Mamoru, Habuka Shigeki and Tawa Hiroshi.
03:10 Meet with Vice Minister of Finance Tanaka Kazuho and Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs Asakawa Masatsugu
03:35 End meeting with Mr. Tanaka and Mr. Asakawa
04:20 Meet with former president of Federation of Nikkei-jin Kai Philippines, Inc Carlos B. Teraoka and colleagues
04:36 End meeting with Mr. Teraoka
05:15 Attend 13th meeting in 2015 of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy
05:51 Meeting ends
06:31 Welcome Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado, President of the Republic of Honduras. Take commemorative photos
06:41 Attend Japan-Honduras Summit Meeting with Mr. Alvarado
07:16 Meeting ends
07:19 Witness Signing Ceremony
07:21 Signing Ceremony ends
07:22 Joint Press Release
07:38 Joint Press Release ends
07:39 Depart from office
07:40 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister Abe and his wife
08:44 Give a send-off to Mr. Alvarado
08:46 Send-off ends

Thursday, July 23, 2015

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:27 Depart from Prime Minister’s Office
08:30 Arrive at Capitol Hotel Tokyu. Breakfast with Chairman Emeritus of Central Japan Railway Company Kasai Yoshiyuki at Japanese restaurant Suiren in the hotel
09:51 Depart form hotel
09:53 Arrive at office
09:54 Interview open to all media
10:08 Meet with State Minister in Charge of North Korea Abductions of Japanese Nationals Yamatani Eriko
10:44 End meeting with Ms. Yamatani
10:45 Meet with Cabinet Secretariat Fujii Satoshi
11:13 End meeting with Mr. Fujii
11:14 Meet with Special Adviser to Prime Minister Kimura Taro
11:24 End meeting with Mr. Kimura
11:30 Meet with Minister for Reconstruction Takeshita Wataru, Deputy Director-General of Reconstruction Agency Okamoto Masakatsu
11:52 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Aso Taro and Director-General of Budget Bureau Fukuda Junichi

PM
12:02 Attend the Meeting of the Government and Ruling Parties on the FY2016 Guidelines for Budget Requests
12:10 Meeting ends
01:26 Meeting TPP Minister Amari Akira, Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minagawa Yoshitsugu, Chief Domestic Coordination of the Governmental Headquarter for TPP Sasaki Toyonari, and Deputy Chief Negotiator for TPP Oe Hiroshi
02:06 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Minagawa, Mr. Sasaki, and Mr. Oe
02:07 Meeting of National Security Council. Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Miyazawa Yoichi also attends
02:41 Meeting ends
02:42 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
02:52 End meeting with Mr. Aso
02:53 Meet with Minister in Charge of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Endo Toshiaki and Cabinet Secretariat Hirata Takeo
03:10 End meeting with Mr. Endo and Mr. Hirata
03:11 Meet with Eto Taku, Head of a Group for Protecting national interests in TPP, consisting of LDP Diet members who have reservations for TPP negotiation, and colleagues
03:28 End meeting with Mr. Eto and colleagues
03:35 Depart from office
03:42 Arrive at Nippon Broadcasting in Yurakucho, Tokyo
04:00 Appear on radio program
04:32 Radio program ends
04:34 Depart from Nippon Broadcasting
04:40 Arrive at office
05:23 Receive a courtesy call from a group of junior high school students who are third and fourth generation descendants of former inhabitants of the Northern Territories of Japan
05:32 Courtesy call ends
05:42 Attend the 14th meeting in 2015 of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy
06:09 Meeting ends
06:10 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji
06:30 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Hiramatsu
06:31 Depart from office
06:32 Arrive at Prime Minister’s official residence

Friday, July 24, 2015

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:45 Depart from official residence
08:46 Arrive at office
08:52 Attend the first meeting of the Headquarters for the Promotion of Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games
09:10 Meeting ends
09:16 Cabinet meeting
09:37 Meeting ends
09:38 Meet with former Secretary General of LDP Takebe Tsutomu
10:01 End meeting with Takebe Tsutomu
10:02 Receive a request from LDP on national resilience and related matters
10:21 Receiving ceremony ends
10:27 Meet with President of Japan-China Economic Association Muneoka Shoji and former President of Japan-China Economic Association Cho Fujio
10:57 End meeting with Mr. Muneoka and Mr. Cho
10:58 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service Oka Hiroshi
11:39 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Oka
11:40 Meet with CEO of African Development Bank Donald Kaberuka
11:51 End meeting with Mr. Kaberuka

PM
12:03 Meet with Secretary General of LDP Tanigaki Sadakazu
12:36 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
01:42 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
02:17 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
02:18 Meet with Governor of Nagasaki Prefecture Nakamura Hodo
02:29 End meeting with Mr. Nakamura
02:32 Attend the 14th Meeting amongst Main Ministers on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
02:42 Meeting ends
02:47 Meet with Head of the National Security Council Yachi Shotaro, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Defense Policy Bureau Kuroe Tetsuro, MOD’s Director-General of Operation Policy Bureau Miyama Nobuaki and the Japan Self-Defense Forces’ (JSDF) chief of Joint Staff Kawano Katsutoshi
03:11 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe, Mr. Miyama and Mr. Kawano
04:28 Depart from office
04:56 Arrive at temple Zenshoan. Zen meditation with LDP Lower House member Yamamoto Yuji
06:06 Depart from temple Zenshoan
06:37 Arrive at Hotel New Otani at in Kioicho, Tokyo. Dinner with actor Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa at Japanese restaurant Kyube in the hotel
09:27 Depart from hotel
09:48 Arrive at private residence

Saturday, July 25, 2015

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
11:59 At private residence (no morning visitors)
Stay at private residence throughout morning

PM
05:41 Depart from private residence
05:57 Arrive at official residence
06:09 Chairman of Policy Research Council of LDP Inada Tomomi enters the official residence
08:21 Ms. Inada leaves

Sunday, July 26, 2015

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
09:52 Depart from official residence
10:07 Arrive at Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba. Attend the 20th International Conference for Women in Business held at Banquet Hall in the hotel, deliver address, take commemorative photos
10:31 Depart from hotel
10:48 Arrive at Haneda Airport. Lunch with Executive Secretary to Prime Minister at a private room in Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu

PM
12:17 Depart from Haneda Airport by Flight 3971, Japan Airlines
01:29 Arrive at Kitakyushu Airport
01:36 Depart from Kitakyushu Airport
02:48 Arrive at Michinoekiofuku, Mine City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Buy soft serve ice cream
02:58 Depart from Michinoekiofuku
03:28 Arrive at cultural facility Raporuyya in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecutre. Attend event “Agri-art Festival 2015”, deliver address
04:37 Depart from Raporuyuya
04:59 Arrive at Japanese bar Nagatohonjin. Dinner with Mayor of Nagato City Onishi Kurao and Executive Secretaries to Prime Minister
05:37 Depart from bar
06:52 Arrive at Yamaguchi Ube Airport
07:29 Depart from Yamaguchi Ube Airport by Flight 296, Japan Airlines
08:46 Arrive at Haneda Airport
08:58 Depart from Haneda Airport
09:24 Arrive at private residence

Provisional Translation by APP staff, Lu Pengqiao and Han Yanchu.

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