Thursday, August 20, 2015

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule July 27-August 2, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence (no visitors)
09:31 Depart from private residence
09:43 Arrive at office
10:00 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
11:05 End meeting with Mr. Seko

PM
12:53 Depart from office
12:54 Arrive at Diet
12:56 Enter Reception Room of the House of Councilors
12:57 Leave room. Enter Chamber of the House of Councilors
12:58 Speak with Minister of Defense Nakatani Gen
12:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Nakatani
01:01 Upper House Plenary Session opens
03:19 Upper House Plenary Session adjourns
03:20 Leave Chamber of the House of Councilors
03:21 Depart from Diet
03:23 Arrive at office
03:38 Meet with Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Nakayama Yasuhide
03:53 End meeting with Mr. Nakayama
04:05 Meet with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan’s Director-General of Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department Hikihara Takeshi, and colleagues
04:28 Director of the National Security Council Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, and Deputy Director-General of Public Security Intelligence Agency Sugiyama Haruki enter
04:43 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Sugiyama leave
04:57 Mr. Kitamura leave
04:58 Depart from office
04:59 Arrive at Diet
05:01 Enter LDP President’s Office
05:02 Attend the meeting of LDP executives
05:16 Meeting ends
05:48 Leave LDP President’s Office
05:49 Depart from Diet
05:51 Arrive at office
06:08 Meet with Administrative Vice Minister of Finance Tanaka Kazuho, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs Asakawa Masatsugu, and Director-General of the International Bureau Momma Daikichi
06:21 End meeting with Mr. Tanaka, Mr. Asakawa and Mr. Momma
06:31 Depart from office
06:32 Arrive at official residence

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:01 Depart from official residence
07:02 Arrive at office
07:07 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:21 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:25 Cabinet meeting
08:37 Meeting ends
08:53 Depart from official residence
08:54 Arrive at Diet
08:56 Enter Committee Room No.1 of the House of Councilors
09:02 Attend a meeting of the Special Committee of the House of Councilors on the Legislation for Peace and Security of Japan and the International Community
11:54 The Special Committee recesses
11:56 Leave Committee Room No.1. Enter Prime Minister’s Room

PM
12:06 Leave Prime Minister’s Room
12:07 Enter Chamber of the House of Representatives
12:08 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Aso Taro, Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro
12:09 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso and Mr. Nikai
12:10 Speak with Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs Yamaguchi Shunichi
12:11 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamaguchi
12:12 Lower House Plenary Session opens
12:17 Lower House Plenary Session adjourns
12:18 Leave Chamber of the House of Representatives. Depart from Diet
12:20 Arrive office
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Committee Room No.1 of the House of Councilors
01:00 The meeting of the Special Committee of the House of Councilors on the Legislation for Peace and Security of Japan and the International Community reopens
05:16 Meeting adjourns
05:17 Leave Committee Room No.1 of the House of Councilors
05:19 Depart from Diet
05:21 Arrive at office
05:38 Receive a proposal from the Special Mission Committee for the Restoration of the Honor and Credibility of Japan of LDP
05:57 Finish receiving the proposal
06:00 Meeting with Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro
06:17 End meeting with Mr. Nikai
06:26 Depart from office
06:34 Arrive at restaurant Akasaka Tsutsui in Akasaka, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Senior Vice-Minister for Cabinet Office Nishimura Yasutoshi, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Isozaki Yosuke, [Abe aide draws flak over comments on security bills that they do not have to be consistent with the Constitution]
LDP Lower House member Akiba Kenya, and colleagues
08:32 Depart from restaurant
09:00 Arrive at private residence

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:16 Depart from private residence
07:28 Arrive at official residence
07:36 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:50 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:54 Depart from office
08:55 Arrive at Diet
08:57 Enter Committee Room No.1 of the House of Councilors
08:58 Speak with Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, Minister of Defense Nakatani Gen
08:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Kishida and Mr. Nakatani
09:00 Attend a meeting of the Special Committee of the House of Councilors on the Legislation for Peace and Security of Japan and the International Community
11:52 The Special Committee recesses
11:53 Leave Committee Room No.1 of the House of Councilors
11:55 Depart from Diet
11:56 Arrive at official residence

PM
12:54 Depart from office
12:56 Arrive at Diet
12:58 Enter Committee Room No.1 of the House of Councilors
01:00 The meeting of the Special Committee of the House of Councilors on the Legislation for Peace and Security of Japan and the International Community reopens
05:15 Meeting adjourns
05:16 Leave Committee Room No.1 of the House of Councilors
05:18 Depart from Diet
05:20 Arrive at official residence
05:36 Meeting with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
05:43 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
05:45 Meet with Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi Sanae
06:06 End meeting with Ms. Takaichi
06:29 Depart from office
06:30 Arrive at official residence

Thursday, July 30, 2015
AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:16 Depart from official residence
07:17 Arrive at office
07:27 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:44 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:54 Depart from office
08:55 Arrive at Diet
08:57 Enter Committee Room No.1 of the House of Councilors
09:01 Attend a meeting of the Special Committee of the House of Councilors on the Legislation for Peace and Security of Japan and the International Community
11:15 The Special Committee recesses
11:18 Speak with Minister of Defense Nakatani Gen
11:19 Finishing speak with Mr. Nakatani
11:26 The meeting of the Special Committee of the House of Councilors on the Legislation for Peace and Security of Japan and the International Community reopens
11:48 The Special Committee recesses
11:51 Leave Committee Room No.1 of the House of Councilors. Depart from Diet
11:52 Arrive at office

PM
12:01 Receive a courtesy call from Governor of Fukushima Prefecture Uchibori Masao, the Miss Peach Ladies and others
12:05 Courtesy call ends
12:54 Depart from office
12:56 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Committee Room No.1 of the House of Councilors
01:00 The meeting of the Special Committee of the House of Councilors on the Legislation for Peace and Security of Japan and the International Community reopens
05:36 The meeting adjourns
05:38 Depart from Diet
05:40 Arrive at official residence
05:51 Receive a courtesy call from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam Pham Binh Minh
06:05 Courtesy call ends
06:06 Meet with Director-General of LDP Election Strategy Committee Modeki Toshimitsu. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide, also attends
06:40 End meeting with Mr. Modeki and Mr. Suga
06:46 Depart from office
06:54 Arrive at Hotel Toranomon, Tokyo. Attend a party hosted by LDP Member of Lower House, Kawamura Takeo, deliver address
07:02 Depart hotel
07:12 Arrive at Hotel New Otani in Kioicho,Tokyo. Dinner meeting with chairman of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) Sakakibara Sadayuki; Chairman of Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) Kobayashi Yoshimitsu; Honorary Chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation Cho Fujio; Chairman of the Board of Mitsubishi Corporation Kojima Yorihiko
09:00 Depart from hotel
09:20 Arrive at private residence

Friday, July 31, 2015
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:56 Depart from private residence
08:07 Arrive at official residence
08:17 Cabinet meeting
08:26 Meeting ends
08:30 Issue the letter of appointment of Executive Secretary to the Prime Minister to Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) ’s Direct-General of Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, Ms. Munakata Naoko
08:35 Finish issuing the letter of appointment
09:44 Attend the seventh meeting of the Liaison Council of Government and Ruling and Opposition Parties Institutions for Measures against Abduction Issue
10:30 Meeting ends
10:32 Meet with Commissioner of the Fire and Disaster Management Agency Sasaki Atsuo and former Commissioner of the Fire and Disaster Management Agency Sakamoto Morio
10:37 End meeting with Mr. Sasaki and Mr. Sakamoto
10:38 Meet with new Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Sugawara Ikuro, former Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Tatsuoka Tsuneyoshi, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s new Vice-Minister for International Affairs Ueda Takayuki, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s former Vice-Minister for International Affairs Ishiguro Norihiko, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Director-General of Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Kusakabe Satoshi
10:46 End meeting with Mr. Sugawara, Mr. Tatsuoka, Mr. Ueda, Mr. Ishiguro and Mr. Kusakabe
10:47 Meet with Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Tokuyama Hideo, former Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Honda Masaru
10:52 End meeting with Mr. Tokuyama and Mr. Honda
10:53 Meet with Ministry of the Environment’s new Administrative Vice-Minister Seki Soichiro, Ministry of the Environment’s former Administrative Vice-Minister Suzuki Masaki, new Secretary-General of Nuclear Regulation Authority Shimizu Yasuhiro and former Secretary-General of Nuclear Regulation Authority Ikeda Katsuhiko
11:02 End meeting with Mr. Seki, Mr. Suzuki, Mr. Shimizu and Mr. Ikeda
11:03 Meet with Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Sakurai Jun, former Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Oishi Toshio
11:06 End meeting with Mr. Sakurai, Mr. Oishi
11:07 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Akitaka Saiki, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOF)’s Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service, Mr. Hiroshi Oka,
11:18 End meeting with Mr. Akitaka and Mr. Hiroshi
11:19 Meet with Minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Game Endo Toshiaki
11:50 End meeting with Mr. Endo
11:51 Receive a courtesy call from Town Mayor of Koori-Cho, Fukushima Prefecture Takaoshi Nobuhiro, Smile Peach Ambassadors and others. LDP Lower House member Kameoka Yoshitami, also attend
Noon Courtesy call ends

PM
01:37 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
02:08 End meeting with Mr. Shigeru
02:32 Meet with Administrative Vice Minister of Finance Tanaka Kazuho and Ministry of Finance’s Director-General of the Financial Bureau Sakota Hidenori
03:00 End meeting with Mr. Tanaka and Mr. Sakota
03:03 Meet with Director of the National Security Council Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MOFA) Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, Ministry of Defense’s Director-General of Defense Policy Bureau Kuroe Tetsuro, and Joint Staff’s Chief of Staff Kawano Katsutoshi
03:33 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe and Admiral Kawano
03:53 Receive a courtesy call from the attendants of the meeting of Middle East and Africa ambassadors
04:08 Courtesy call ends
04:26 Depart from office
04:27 Arrive at the Capitol Hotel Tokyu. Attend Egg Summit 2015, deliver address
04:37 Depart from hotel
04:38 Arrive at office
05:02 Record video message for High School World Summit in Fukushima, a communication conference attended by high school students at home and abroad
05:07 Finish recording
05:14 Receive a proposal from the Director of Komeito’s Youth Council, Ishikawa Hitotaka
05:27 Finish receiving the proposal
05:46 Receive a request and business cards from the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan’s Parliamentary League for the Future of Japanese Paper
06:01 Finish receiving the request and business cards
06:32 Depart from office
06:33 Arrive at official residence

Saturday, August 1, 2015
AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no visitors)
Stay at official residence throughout morning

PM
03:41 Depart from official residence
03:51 Arrive at Hotel Grand Hyatt in Roppongi, Tokyo.
03:52 Interview open to all media
03:53 Do exercise at NAGOMI Spa and Fitness in the Hotel
06:36 Finish doing exercise
06:37 Depart from hotel
07:01 Arrive at private residence

Sunday, August 2, 2015
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
10:00 At private residence (no visitors)
Stay at private residence throughout morning

PM
01:45 Depart from private residence
02:10 Arrive at Haneda Airport
02:37 Depart from Haneda Airport by Flight 375, Japan Airlines. Special Advisor to the President of LDP Hagiuda Koichi accompanies
03:51 Arrive at Kitakyushu Airport
04:00 Depart from Kitakyushu Airport
05:27 Arrive at multipurpose dome in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi city. Rest
05:44 Depart from dome
05:50 Arrive at visitor center in Kirara-hama
05:51 Greet Prince of Japan
05:52 Greeting ends
05:53 Depart from visitor center
05:57 Arrive at the special venue of arena show. Attend the 23rd World Scout Jamboree (23WSJ), deliver address
07:16 Depart from Kirara-hama
07:39 Arrive at Yamaguchi Ube Airport
07:40 Dinner at Restaurant COCO’S in the airport with Special Advisor to the President of LDP Hagiuda Koichi
08:03 Dinner ends
08:35 Depart from Yamaguchi Ube Airport by Flight 16, Starflyer. Special Advisor to the President of LDP Hagiuda Koichi accompanies
09:56 Arrive at Haneda Airport
10:11 Depart from Haneda Airport
10:41 Arrive at private residence

Provisional Translation by APP staff, Lu Pengqiao and Han Yanchu


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