Thursday, September 24, 2015

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

Monday, March 9, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence (no morning visitors)
09:25 Depart from private residence
09:42 Arrive at office
10:45 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
11:00 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
11:08 Receive courtesy call from Study Group on Making the New National Stadium a Showcase of New Japanese Technology
11:27 Courtesy call ends
11:28 Speak with former Prime Minister Mori Yoshiro
11:39 Finish speaking with Mr. Mori
11:40 Meet with Minister in charge of Women’s Empowerment and Minister of State for Measures for Declining Birthrate Arimura Haruko

PM
12:01 End meeting with Ms. Arimura
12:07 Meet with Director of LDP Headquarters for the Abduction Issue Furuya Keiji
12:31 End meeting with Mr. Furuya
03:24 Depart from office
03:33 Arrive at Nezu Museum in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo
03:39 Visit museum with Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel
03:55 End visit
03:56 Depart from museum
04:04 Arrive at office
04:10 Reception for Chancellor Merkel. Commemorative photo session
04:11 Reception and photo session end
04:12 Ceremony by the guard of honor to welcome Chancellor Merkel
04:18 Ceremony ends
04:19 Small group summit meeting with Chancellor Merkel
05:32 Meeting ends
05:38 General summit meeting with Chancellor Merkel commences
06:27 Meeting ends
06:34 Ceremony for the exchange of memorandums and Joint Press Conference
07:01 Ceremony and Joint Press Conference end
07:05 Receive courtesy call from Japanese and German business figures
07:48 Courtesy call ends
07:49 Depart from office
07:50 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister Abe Shinzo
09:18 Give send-off to Chancellor Merkel
09:20 Send-off ends

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:26 Depart from official residence
07:27 Arrive at office
07:33 Cabinet Meeting begins
07:42 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:00 Meet with Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, Cabinet Office’s Director General of Secretariat of the International Peace Cooperation Headquarters Yamamoto Jota, 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 Director-General of Bureau of Operational Policy Miyama Nobuaki
09:09 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Yamamoto, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Miyama
09:18 Depart from office
09:37 Arrive at Tokyo Memorial Hall in Yokoami, Tokyo. Attend Spring Memorial Service for the Victims of War Damage in Tokyo and the Victims of the Great Kanto Earthquake
10:47 Depart from Tokyo Memorial Hall
11:12 Arrive at office
11:40 Meet with Cabinet Office’s Director-General of Gender Equality Bureau Takegawa Keiko

PM
12:00 End meeting with Ms. Takegawa
12:01 Attend Ruling Party Head Meeting with Chief Representative of New Komeito Yamaguchi Natsuo
01:03 Meeting ends
01:51 Interview with Iwate Nippo, Kahoku Shimpo, Fukushima Minpo, and Fukushima Minyu
02:05 Interview ends
02:06 Meet with Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke and Director-General of Budget Bureau Tanaka Kazuho
02:59 End meeting with Mr. Kagawa and Mr. Tanaka
03:03 Speak with Cabinet Office’s Vice-Minister Matsuyama Kenji and Director-General of Decoration Bureau Kuroba Ryosuke
03:12 Finish speaking with Mr. Matsuyama and Mr. Kuroba
03:21 Meet with Secretary-General of Headquarters for the Abduction Issue Ishikawa Shoichiro
03:36 End meeting with Mr. Ishikawa
03:37 Meet with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, Cabinet Office’s Mr. Matsuyama and Director-Generals for Policies on Cohesive Society Maekawa Mamoru, Habuka Shigeki, and Tawa Hiroshi
03:53 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Maekawa, Mr. Habuka, and Mr. Tawa
04:00 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
04:27 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
04:50 Meet with Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, 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 Director-General of Bureau of Operational Policy Miyama Nobuaki
05:16 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Miyama
05:17 Joint Meeting of Reconstruction Promotion Council and Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters
05:35 Meeting ends
06:00 Press Conference
06:23 Press Conference ends
06:25 Depart from office
06:26 Arrive at official residence

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:17 Depart from official residence
09:18 Arrive at office
09:19 Meet with Chairman of Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum and former Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Omi Koji
09:52 End meeting with Mr. Omi
10:40 Meet with Vice-Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Muraki Atsuko
11:21 End meeting with Ms. Muraki
11:36 Speak with Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Shiozaki Yasuhisa
11:46 Finish speaking with Mr. Shiozaki
11:47 Meet with Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Amari Akira

PM
12:07 End meeting with Mr. Amari
01:03 Film video message for civilian policy symposium. President of Graduate School of Management, Globis University Hori Yoshito also attends
01:09 Finish filming
02:08 Depart from office
02:12 Arrive at National Theater of Japan in Hayabusa-cho, Tokyo
02:42 Attend Memorial Ceremony Marking the Fourth Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Deliver ceremonial address, and offer flowers
03:32 Leave ceremony
03:34 Depart from National Theatre
03:39 Arrive at office
04:01 Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, and Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director of Defense Intelligence Headquarters (DIH) Miyagawa Tadashi enter
04:10 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Miyagawa leave
04:28 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:17 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy meeting
06:05 Council meeting ends
06:29 Meet with participants of Japanese American Leadership Delegation [individual pictures taken]
06:42 End meeting
06:43 Depart from office
06:44 Arrive at official residence

Thursday, March 12, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:18 Depart from official residence
09:19 Arrive at office
09:38 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
10:39 End meeting with Mr. Kato
10:40 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
11:09 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
11:14 Receive courtesy call from Vice-President of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz
11:29 Courtesy call ends
11:39 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu

PM
12:05 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
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
05:03 Lower House Budget Committee adjourns
05:04 Leave room
05:05 Enter LDP Secretary General’s Conference Room. Endorse candidate for Kanagawa Prefecture gubernatorial election. Commemorative photo session
05:07 Leave room
05:09 Depart from Diet
05:10 Arrive at office
05:12 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
05:33 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
05:34 National Security Council meeting
06:13 Meeting ends
06:17 Depart from office
06:26 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Fukudaya in Kioi-cho, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with former Prime Ministers Nakasone Yasuhiro, Kaifu Toshiki, Mori Yoshiro, Koizumi Junichiro, Fukuda Yasuo, and Aso Taro. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide also attends
08:55 Depart from restaurant
09:15 Arrive at private residence


Friday, March 13, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no visitors)
07:05 Depart from private residence
07:16 Arrive at office
07:18 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:00 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:18 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:29 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:50 Depart from office
08:51 Arrive at Diet
08:53 Enter Lower House Committee Room No. 1
08:59 Lower House Budget Committee opens

PM
12:29 Lower House Budget Committee adjourns
12:30 Leave room
12:33 Enter State Ministers’ Room
12:52 Leave room
12:57 Enter Lower House Committee Room No. 15
01:00 Meeting of Lower House Committee on Financial Affairs opens
03:00 Leave seat during proceedings
03:01 Depart from Diet
03:03 Arrive at office
03:20 Speak with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
03:31 Finish speaking with Mr. Kitamura
03:32 Meet with Minister in charge of Abduction Issue Yamatani Eriko and Secretary-General of Headquarters for Abduction Issue Ishikawa Shoichiro
03:49 End meeting with Ms. Yamatani and Mr. Ishikawa
04:03 Receive courtesy call from President of International Olympic Committee (IOC). President of Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) Takeda Tsunekazu and Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun also attend
04:16 Courtesy call ends
04:25 Meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of the French Republic Laurent Fabius and Minister of Defense of the French Republic Jean-Yves Le Drian. Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio and Minister of Defense Nakatani Gen also attend
04:45 End meeting with Mr. Fabius and Mr. Le Drian
04:55 Depart from office
04:56 Arrive at Diet
04:57 Enter Lower House Speaker’s Reception Room
04:59 Leave room
05:00 Enter Lower House Chamber
05:02 Lower House Plenary Session opens
06:29 Leave seat during Plenary Session proceedings
06:31 Enter State Ministers’ Room
06:51 Leave room
06:52 Enter Lower House Chamber
07:00 Lower House Plenary Session adjourns
07:01 Exchange greeting with Lower House Speaker Machimura Nobutaka, Lower House Vice-Speaker Kawabata Tatsuo, Chairman of Lower House Committee on Rules and Administration Hayashi Motoo, and each faction in ruling and opposition party. each political party ruling or opposition. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro and Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide accompany
07:15 Finish greeting
07:16 Depart from Diet
07:17 Arrive at official residence
07:32 Reception dinner for President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta hosted by Prime Minister
08:49 Give send-off to President Kenyatta
08:51 Depart from official residence
09:06 Arrive at private residence

Saturday, March 14, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no visitors)
07:26 Depart from private residence
07:47 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
07:56 Depart from station via Hayabusa no. 101
09:30 Arrive at JR Sendai Station
09:34 Depart from station
09:44 Arrive at Sendai International Center in Aoba Ward, Sendai City
10:00 Hold meeting with Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
10:24 Meeting ends
10:25 Greet the Emperor and Empress
10:27 Finish greeting the Emperor and Empress
11:03 Attend opening ceremony of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, deliver address
11:30 Ceremony ends
11:57 Deliver speech at General Meeting Session of Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

PM
12:10 Finish delivering speech
12:21 Hold meeting with Acting Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha
12:59 Meeting ends
01:09 Hold meeting with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
01:21 Meeting ends
01:38 Lunch meeting hosted by Prime Minister Abe Shinzo
02:39 Lunch meeting ends
03:00 Attend High Level Partnership Dialogue on Women’s Leadership. Deliver address
03:24 Finish delivering address
03:27 Depart from Sendai International Center
03:57 Arrive at Sendai Royal Park Hotel in Izumi Ward, Sendai city
04:08 Hold meeting with King of the Kingdom of Swaziland Mswati III
04:24 Meeting ends
04:36 Hold meeting with President of the Republic of Vanuatu Baldwin Jacobson Lonsdale
04:50 Meeting ends
05:05 Hold meeting with Prime Minister of the Republic of Rwanda Anastase Murekezi
05:30 Meeting ends
05:50 Receive courtesy call from Vice-President of Indonesia Jusuf Kalla and others
06:48 Courtesy call ends
07:10 Attend reception hosted by Japanese government in banquet hall Royal Hall within hotel. Deliver speech
07:48 Leave reception
07:49 Dinner with wife Akie and secretary at restaurant Chef’s Terrace within hotel
09:25 Finish dinner

Sunday, March 15, 2015

AM
12:00 Stay night at hotel (no visitors)
09:15 Hold meeting with Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania Mizengo Kayanza Peter Pinda at Sendai Royal Park Hotel in Izumi Ward, Sendai City
09:34 Meeting ends ends
10:22 Hold meeting with President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe
11:05 Meeting ends
11:12 Receive courtesy call from heads of Inter-Parliamentary Union and other international organizations
11:37 Courtesy call ends
11:42 Hold meeting with President of the Federated States of Micronesia Emanuel Mori
11:54 Meeting ends

PM
12:10 Hold meeting with Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia Samdech Hun Sen
12:45 Meeting ends
12:59 Hold meeting with President of the Republic of Kiribati Anote Tong
01:15 Meeting ends
01:34 Depart from hotel
02:14 Arrive at JR Sendai Station
02:30 Depart from station via Hayabusa no. 20
04:03 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
04:08 Depart from station
04:24 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones and Yanchu Han

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