Monday, September 21, 2015

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

Monday, March 2, 2015
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:38 Depart from private residence
09:54 Arrive at office
10:15 Meet with Minister in charge of TPP Amari Akira, Governmental Headquarters for TPP’s Chief Domestic Coordinator Sasaki Toyonari, Chief Negotiator Tsuruoka Koji, and Deputy Chief Negotiator Oe Hiroshi
11:10 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Sasaki, Mr. Tsuruoka, and Mr. Oe
11:11 Meet with Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, and Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro
11:27 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Hiramatsu, and Mr. Kuroe

PM
12:00 Ruling Party Liaison Conference
12:24 Conference ends
01:38 Meet with Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, and Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro
02:36 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu, and Mr. Kuroe
02:59 Receive courtesy call from Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin
03:20 Courtesy call ends
03:21 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
03:53 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
04:00 Meet with Chief Justice of Supreme Court Terada Itsuro
04:16 End meeting with Mr. Terada
04:58 Depart from office
04:59 Arrive at Diet
05:00 Enter LDP President’s Office
05:01 LDP Officers Meeting
05:20 Meeting ends
05:21 Speak with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu, Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro, and colleagues
05:34 Finish speaking with Mr. Tanigaki, Mr. Nikai, and colleagues
05:35 Leave room
05:36 Depart from Diet
05:38 Arrive at office
05:54 Depart from office
05:59 Arrive at Imperial Hotel. Attend a party to honor the 60th Anniversary of the Productivity Movement of the Japan Productivity Center in banquet hall Peacock Room within hotel, deliver address
06:27 Depart from hotel
06:34 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Shimonoseki Shunpanro Tokyo in Hirakawa-cho, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro, Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke, Vice-Minister for International Affairs Yamasaki Tatsuo, Deputy Vice-Minister Fukuda Junichi, Director-General of Budget Bureau Tanaka Kazuho, and Director-General of Tax Bureau Sato Shinichi, and Director-General of International Bureau Asakawa Masatsugu
09:06 Depart from restaurant
09:22 Arrive at private residence

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:00 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:10 Arrive at office
07:13 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:00 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:17 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:30 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:49 Depart from office
08:50 Arrive at Diet
08:52 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:53 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
08:54 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
08:58 Lower House Budget Committee opens

PM
12:02 Lower House Budget Committee recess
12:03 Leave room
12:05 Depart from Diet
12:06 Arrive at office
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Lower House Budget Committee reopens
05:01 Lower House Budget Committee adjourns, leave room
05:02 Speak with Governor of Hokkaido Prefecture Takahashi Harumi in LDP President’s Office. Secretary-General for LDP in Upper House Date Chuichi also attends
05:03 Finish speaking with Ms. Takahashi
05:04 Leave room
05:06 Depart from Diet
05:08 Arrive at office
05:15 Meet with State Minister of Cabinet Office Taira Masaaki
05:35 End meeting with Mr. Taira
05:43 Attend 12th Meeting of the Council on National Strategic Special Zones
05:59 Meeting ends
06:00 Meet with Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro, MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Ihara Junichi
06:29 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Saiki, and Mr. Ihara
06:31 Speak with Mr. Yachi, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, and Deputy Director-General of Public Security Intelligence Agency (PSIA) Sugiyama Haruki
06:41 Finish speaking with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kitamura, and Mr. Sugiyama
06:42 Meet with Mr. Kitamura
07:02 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
07:05 Depart from office
07:06 Arrive at official residence

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:45 Depart from official residence
09:46 Arrive at office
10:49 Meet with LDP Lower House member Hatoyama Kunio and President of Kurume Chamber of Commerce and Industry Motomura Yasuto
11:15 End meeting with Mr. Hatoyama and Mr. Motomura
11:37 Meet with Chairman of Diet Promotion Council for National Reservoir Maintenance Project and former minister of Home Affairs Fukida Akira

PM
12:07 End meeting with Mr. Fukida
12:09 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
12:52 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
01:29 Meet with former Minister in charge of Financial Affairs Kamei Shizuka
02:18 End meeting with Mr. Kamei
02:31 Meet with LDP Lower House member Kawai Katsuyuki
02:50 End meeting with Mr. Kawai
03:00 Meet with JR Tokai Honorary President Kasai Yoshiyuki
03:30 End meeting with Mr. Kasai
03:40 Meet with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun and Vice-Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Yamanaka Shinichi
04:05 End meeting with Mr. Shimomura and Mr. Yamanaka
05:17 Meet with Japan-side Chairman of Japanese-German Forum and Honorary Chairman of Kikkoman Corporation Mogi Yuzaburo
05:32 End meeting with Mr. Mogi
05:35 Education Rebuilding Implementation Council meeting
05:50 Council meeting ends
05:51 Meet with Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, MOD’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro and Chief of Staff for Maritime Self-Defense Force Kawano Katsutoshi
06:20 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Kawano
06:30 Depart from office
06:39 Arrive at Tokyo Prince Hotel in Shiba Park, Tokyo. Attend LDP ??? in banquet hall Ho-Oh-No-Ma within hotel, deliver address
06:51 Depart from hotel
07:08 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Innsyotei in Ueno Park, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with State Minister for Reconstruction Nishimura Akihiro, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Nakayama Yasuhide, LDP Lower House members Kameoka Yoshitami and Akimoto Tsukasa, and others
08:26 Depart from restaurant
08:53 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Thursday, March 5, 2015
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:32 Depart from private residence
09:50 Arrive at office
09:54 Meet with Minister for Reconstruction Takeshita Wataru and Reconstruction Agency’s Director-General for Reconstruction Policy Okamoto Masakatsu
10:22 End meeting with Mr. Takeshita and Mr. Okamoto
10:35 Meet with Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Vice-Minister for International Relations Yamasaki Tatsuo, Director-General of International Bureau Asakawa Masatsugu, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of International Cooperation Bureau Ishikane Kimihiro
10:58 End meeting with Mr. Yamasaki, Mr. Asakawa, and Mr. Ishikane
10:59 Speak with MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka, Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Ihara Junichi, and Director of Northeast Asia Division Ono Keiichi
11:11 Finish speaking with Mr. Saiki, Mr. Ihara, and Mr. Ono
11:12 Inaugural address by Sato Kuni and other ambassadors of Permanent Delegation of Japan to UNESCO
11:17 Address ends

PM
12:06 Meet with Cabinet Advisors Hamada Koichi and Honda Etsuro
01:12 End meeting with Mr. Hamada and Mr. Honda
02:21 MOFA’s Mr. Saiki and Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji enter
02:39 Mr. Hiramatsu leaves
02:49 Mr. Saiki leaves
03:09 Film video message for news programs
03:18 Finish filming
03:22 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
04:08 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
04:58 Depart from office
05:06 Arrive at National Archives of Japan in Kitanomaru Park, Tokyo
05:07 Visit the JFK-His Life and Legacy Exhibit. Resident U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy accompanies
05:23 Finish visiting exhibit
05:24 Attend exhibit’s opening ceremony, deliver address
05:42 Depart from National Archives
05:51 Arrive at office
06:28 Depart from office
06:49 Arrive at chanko restaurant Tomoegata in Ryogoku, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with former classmates of Seikei Elementary School
08:47 Depart from restaurant
09:13 Arrive at private residence

Friday, March 6, 2015
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:01 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:12 Arrive at office
07:16 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:16 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:17 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:24 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:26 Speak with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:39 Finish speaking with Mt. Kato
08:49 Depart from office
08:50 Arrive at Diet
08:52 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:53 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
08:55 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
08:58 Lower House Budget Committee opens

PM
12:01 Lower House Budget Committee recess
12:02 Leave room
12:04 Depart from Diet
12:05 Arrive at office
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Lower House Budget Committee reopens
05:01 Lower House Budget Committee adjourns
05:02 Leave room
05:03 Depart from Diet
05:05 Arrive at office
05:52 Attend a ceremony by the guard of honor welcoming Prime Minister of Laos Thongsing Thammavong
05:58 Ceremony ends
06:00 Japan-Laos Summit Meeting with Prime Minister of Laos Thongsing Thammavong
06:43 Summit Conference ends
06:46 Signing ceremony, joint press release
06:59 Ceremony and press release end
07:00 Depart from office
07:01 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister Abe Shinzo
08:14 See off Prime Minister Thongsing

Saturday, March 7, 2015
AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
Stay at official residence throughout morning (no visitors)

PM
12:14 Depart from official residence
12:21 Arrive at hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo. Exercise at NAGOMI Spa and Fitness within hotel
01:55 Depart from hotel
02:20 Arrive at facility complex Nakano Zero in Nakano, Tokyo. Watch the dance of sign language performed by NPO Shuwa Dance You&I in Main Hall within Nakano Zero. Mr. Abe’s wife Akie also performs.
02:40 Depart from Nakano Zero
03:01 Arrive at Itochu Aoyama Artquare in Kita-Aoyama, Tokyo. Visit Japan-Mongolia Calligraphy Exhibit
03:13 Depart from Artquare
03:19 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
03:21 Speak with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu and Chairman of LDP Party Organization and Campaign Headquarters Tanaka Kazunori
03:27 Finish speaking with Mr. Tanigaki and Mr. Tanaka
03:29 Attend LDP National Joint Convention of Youth Division·Youth Bureau and Women’s Affairs Division, deliver address
03:52 Convention ends
03:59 Attend LDP National Leadership Conference, deliver address
04:13 Conference ends
04:23 Speak with former Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Shindo Yoshitaka
04:32 Finish speaking with Mr. Shindo
04:33 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
04:47 Arrive at salon HAIR GUEST in Shibuya, Tokyo. Hair cut
06:20 Depart from salon
06:33 Arrive at Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu in Nagata-cho, Tokyo. Attend a social gathering of Federation of Yamaguchi LDP Party Branches in banquet hall Hikari within hotel
07:03 Depart from hotel
07:21 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Sunday, March 8, 2015
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:51 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
09:08 Arrive at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Takanawa, Tokyo
09:10 Enter banquet hall Hokushin within hotel
09:15 Commemorative photo session with LDP Prizewinners
09:27 Photo session ends
09:34 Award ceremony of LDP's international foreign policy essay contest
09:39 Ceremony ends
10:01 Leave banquet hall Hokushin enter banquet hall Konron
10:03 LDP Party Convention commences

PM
12:05 LDP Convention closes
12:07 Leave room
12:08 Enter banquet hall Hokushin
12:17 A social gathering of LDP Party Convention commences
12:58 Leave seat during the social gathering
01:12 Depart from hotel
01:31 Arrive at private residence


Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones and Lu Pengqiao

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