Friday, September 25, 2015

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule March 16-22, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:58 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
08:11 Arrive at office
08:12 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:40 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:48 Depart from office
08:50 Arrive at Diet
08:51 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
08:56 Upper House Budget Committee opens
11:54 Upper House Budget Committee recess
11:55 Leave room
11:57 Depart from Diet
11:59 Arrive at office

PM
12:00 Speak with President of Yamaguchi Prefectural Assembly Yanai Shungaku, Vice-Governor of Yamaguchi Prefecture Fujibe Hidenori, and colleagues
12:07 Finish speaking with Mr. Yanai, Mr. Fujibe, and colleagues
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
01:00 Upper House Budget Committee reopens
04:59 Upper House Budget Committee adjourns
05:00 Leave room
05:01 Enter LDP President’s Office
05:05 LDP Officers Meeting
05:21 Meeting ends
05:22 Leave room
05:23 Depart from Diet
05:25 Arrive at office
05:45 Depart from office
05:55 Arrive at United Nations University (UNU) in Jingumae, Tokyo. Attend the Symposium of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations, deliver address
06:51 Depart from university
07:04 Arrive at official residence
07:10 Reception for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife. Dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister and his wife
08:28 See off Secretary-General Ban and his wife

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:23 Depart from official residence
07:25 Arrive at office
07:30 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:25 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:28 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:35 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:53 Depart from office
08:55 Arrive at Diet
08:56 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
08:58 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
09:00 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
09:01 Upper House Budget Committee opens
11:54 Upper House Budget Committee recess
11:55 Leave room
11:57 Depart from Diet
11:59 Arrive at office

PM
12:31 Meet with Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Nagamine Yasumasa and Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Director-General of International Bureau Asakawa Masatsugu
12:54 End meeting with Mr. Nagamine and Mr. Asakawa
12:55 Depart from office
12:56 Arrive at Diet
12:58 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
01:00 Upper House Budget Committee reopens
04:53 Upper House Budget Committee adjourns
04:54 Leave room
04:56 Depart from Diet
04:57 Arrive at office
05:18 Attend the Conference on Promoting Direct Investment into Japan
05:55 Conference ends
05:56 Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department Hikihara Takeshi enter
06:14 Mr. Hikihara leaves
06:20 Mr. Saiki leaves
06:33 Depart from office
06:34 Arrive at official residence
06:49 Receive courtesy call from former President of the United States Bill Clinton. Commemorative photo session. Former Prime Minister of Japan Mori Yoshiro and resident U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy also attend
06:50 Commemorative photo session ends
06:51 Dinner meeting with former President Clinton
08:16 Dinner meeting ends
08:17 See off former President Clinton
08:21 Finish seeing off former President Clinton

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:45 Depart from official residence
08:46 Arrive at office
08:53 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
09:42 End meeting with Mr. Seko
09:53 Depart from office
09:55 Arrive at Diet
09:56 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
09:57 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
09:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
10:00 Upper House Budget Committee opens
11:59 Upper House Budget Committee recess

PM
12:00 Leave Upper House Committee Room No. 1
12:02 Depart from Diet
12:03 Arrive at office
12:54 Depart from office
12:56 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
01:01 Upper House Budget Committee reopens
04:12 Upper House Budget Committee adjourns
04:13 Leave room
04:14 Depart from Diet
04:16 Arrive at office
04:20 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
04:49 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
05:34 Depart from office
05:51 Arrive at Waseda University in Nishi-Waseda, Tokyo. Attend the JFK Symposium, “The Torch Has Been Passed: JFK’s Legacy Today”, deliver a speech
06:57 Depart from Waseda University
07:19 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting with Lower House Budget Committee’s Chairman Oshima Tadamori, Director Moriyama Hiroshi, and other colleagues. Cabinet Chief Secretary Suga Hiroshige and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu also attend
08:29 Everyone leaves

Thursday, March 19, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:14 Depart from official residence
09:15 Arrive at office
09:16 Interview open to all media: When asked “How will the government respond to the Bardo National Museum terrorist attack in Tunisia?”, Mr. Abe answers “terrorism cannot be tolerated. In the future we will deepen cooperation with international community and do everything we can in the fight against terrorism.”
09:17 Interview ends
09:19 Meet with LDP Lower House member Nukaga Fukushiro
09:39 End meeting with Mr. Nukaga
09:51 Receive a courtesy call from next generation Latin American leaders of Japanese Descent
10:05 Courtesy call ends
10:35 Receive a courtesy call from the winners of the High School Speech Contest on the Northern Territories
10:42 Courtesy call ends
11:10 Meet with Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Koizumi Shinjiro
11:36 End meeting with Mr. Koizumi
11:37 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu

PM
12:11 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
12:47 Meet with Minister of State for Disaster Management Yamatani Eriko
01:12 End meeting with Ms. Eriko
01:13 Meet with Mr. Tanigaki and Secretary-General of New Komeito Inoue Yoshihisa
01:37 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki and Mr. Inoue
01:38 Meet with Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Oishi Toshio
02:00 End meeting with Mr. Oishi
02:36 Depart from office
02:44 Arrive at Imperial Hotel in Uchisaiwai-cho, Tokyo. Attend the 121st Annual General Meeting of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) in banquet hall Fuji within hotel, deliver address
03:07 Depart from hotel
03:12 Arrive at office
03:13 Meet with Minister of State for Special Missions Arimura Haruko and Cabinet Office Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Takegawa Mitsuo
03:20 End meeting with Ms. Arimura and Mr. Takegawa
03:48 Receive a courtesy call from Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States of America
04:09 Courtesy call ends
04:34 Receive a courtesy call from Harvard University graduate students
04:43 Courtesy call ends
04:48 Meet with 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 Joint Staff Council Kawano Katsutoshi
05:18 End meeting with Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Kawano
05:34 Attend the13th meeting of the Council on National Strategic Special Zones
06:01 Meeting ends
06:02 Meet with Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka, MOFA’s Administrative Vice-Minister Sugiyama Shinsuke, and Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Ihara Junichi
06:34 End meeting with Mr. Kishida, Mr. Saiki, Mr. Sugiyama, and Mr. Ihara
06:35 Meet with LDP Lower House member Kawai Katsuyuki
06:50 End meeting with Mr. Kawai
06:58 Arrive at izakaya Umaizo in Akasaka, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Yomiuri Shimbun’s Director of Politics Bureau Tanaka Takayuki and colleagues
09:38 Depart from izakaya
09:59 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo



Friday, March 20, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:03 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:15 Arrive at office
07:19 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:05 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:08 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:25 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:53 Depart from office
08:55 Arrive at Diet
08:56 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
08:57 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro and Minister of Defense Nakatani Gen
08:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso and Mr. Nakatani
09:00 Upper House Budget Committee opens
11:55 Upper House Budget Committee recess
11:56 Leave room
11:57 Depart from Diet

PM
12:01 Arrive at subway Kasumigaseki Station in Kasumigaseki, Tokyo. Offer flowers for those who perished in the sarin gas attack on Tokyo's subway system.
12:04 Interview open to all media: When asked “Twenty years have passed since the sarin gas attack on Tokyo's subway system. What thought did you hold when you offered flowers today?” Mr. Abe answers “I want to express my condolences for all who perished and my sympathies to bereaved family members and those who are suffering from the after-effects of the gas.”
12:05 Interview ends
12:07 Depart from station
12:09 Arrive at office
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
01:00 Upper House Budget Committee reopens
05:11 Upper House Budget Committee adjourns
05:12 Leave room
05:14 Depart from Diet
05:16 Arrive at office
05:21 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
05:46 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
06:08 Attend the motivational ceremony for the FY2015 Regional Vitalization Personnel Support System, deliver address. Commemorative photo session
06:24 Commemorative photo session ends.
06:25 Depart from office
06:26 Arrive at official residence

Saturday, March 21, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
09:21 Depart from official residence
09:29 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Attend the Spring Korei-sai Festival and the Spring Shinden-sai Festival
10:53 Depart from Imperial Palace
10:59 Arrive at official residence

PM
01:01 Depart from official residence
01:09 Arrive at hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo. Exercise at NAGOMI Spa and Fitness within hotel
03:15 Depart from hotel
03:25 Arrive at official residence

Sunday, March 22, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
09:16 Depart from official residence
09:17 Arrive at office
09:22 Depart from Kantei rooftop heliport on Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) helicopter
09:40 Arrive at National Defense Academy (NDA) in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture
09:52 Speak with Minister of Defense Nakatani Gen, President of NDA Kokubun Ryosei, and colleagues in main building reception office
10:03 Finish speaking with Mr. Nakatani, Mr. Kokubun, and colleagues
10:13 NDA Graduation Ceremony commences in auditorium

PM
12:30 Graduation Ceremony closes
12:43 Lunch meeting with Mr. Nakatani, Mr. Kokubun, and colleagues in NDA President’s Reception Office
01:07 Lunch meeting ends
01:11 Appointment and Oath Ceremony in auditorium
01:20 Ceremony ends
01:29 Depart from Defense Academy on JGSDF helicopter
01:46 Arrive at Kantei rooftop heliport
01:50 Depart from office
02:09 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones and Lu Pengqiao

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