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Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule February 23-March 1, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015


AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:12 Depart from private residence
08:26 Arrive at office
08:52 Depart from office
08:54 Arrive at Diet
08:55 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:58 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
08:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
09:01 Lower House Budget Committee opens

PM
12:04 Lower House Budget Committee recess. Leave room
12:06 Depart from Diet
12:08 Arrive at office
12:52 Depart from office
12:54 Arrive at Diet
12:56 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
12:57 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mr. Aso
12:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
01:00 Lower House Budget Committee reopens
05:00 Lower House Budget Committee adjourns
05:01 Leave room
05:03 Depart from Diet
05:04 Arrive at office
05:10 Meet with Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nishikawa Koya, and Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide
05:25 End meeting with Mr. Nishikawa and Mr. Suga
05:35 Meet with former Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Hayashi Yoshimasa
05:50 End meeting with Mr. Hayashi
05:51 Interview open to all media: When asked “What is your reaction to State Minister Nishikawa’s resignation?” Mr. Abe answers “Since the responsibility of appointing the post is my own, I wish to humbly apologize to the people of Japan. Under the leadership of the new Minister Mr. Hayashi, the aim is to double the income of rural areas and we’ll work hard to achieve this goal.”
05:54 Interview ends
06:00 Depart from office
06:08 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Secret report to the Emperor. State Minister attestation ceremony for Mr. Hayashi
06:46 Depart from Imperial Palace
06:52 Arrive at office
07:02 Give Mr. Hayashi a letter of assignment as the new Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Commemorative photo session
07:04 Photo session ends
07:10 Depart from office
07:12 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting with LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko, LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu, Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro, and Chairperson of LDP Policy Research Council Inada Tomomi
08:51 Everyone leaves

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:22 Depart from official residence
08:23 Arrive at office
08:28 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:38 Cabinet Meeting ends
09:47 Depart from office
09:56 Arrive at hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo. Attend CLSA Japan Forum 2015 in banquet hall Coriander. Deliver speech [Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia]
10:10 Depart from hotel
10:19 Arrive at office
11:19 Speak with LDP Upper House member Yamamoto Ichita
11:29 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamamoto
11:30 Meet with Minister of Defense Nakatani Gen, Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Bureau of Operational Policy Miyama Nobuaki, Chief of Staff for Joint Staff Council Kawano Katsutoshi, and Chief of Staff of Ground Self-Defense Force Iwata Kiyofumi
11:59 End meeting with Mr. Nakatani, Mr. Miyama, Mr. Kawano, and Mr. Iwata

PM
12:16 Depart from office
12:17 Arrive at Diet
12:19 Enter LDP Secretary-General’s Conference Room. Endorse candidates for Shizuoka City and Hiroshima City mayoral elections. Commemorative photo session
12:22 Leave room
12:24 Depart from Diet
12:25 Arrive at office
03:31 Meet with incoming Justice of Supreme Court Otani Naoto and outgoing Justice Shiraki Yu
03:50 End meeting with Mr. Otani and Mr. Shiraki
03:52 Depart from office
03:54 Arrive at Diet
03:55 Enter Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
03:56 Speak with LDP Executive Acting Secretary-General Hosoda Hiroyuki
03:58 Finish speaking with Mr. Hosoda
03:59 Speak with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun
04:00 Finish speaking with Mr. Shimomura
04:02 Lower House Plenary Session opens
04:11 Lower House Plenary Session adjourns
04:13 Depart from Diet
04:15 Arrive at office
04:20 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru and National Police Agency (NPA)’s Director-General of Security Bureau Takahashi Kiyotaka enter
04:30 Mr. Takahashi leaves. Director of Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center Shimohira Koji joins
04:36 Mr. Shimohira leaves
04:50 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:00 Receive courtesy call from Board Chairman of the Shimonoseki Fuku Federation Matsumura Hisashi and Mayor of Shimonoseki City (Yamaguchi Prefecture) Nakao Tomiaki, and colleagues
05:11 Finish speaking with Mr. Matsumura and Mr. Nakao
05:12 Speak with Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi Sanae
05:24 Finish speaking with Ms. Takaichi
06:18 Receive courtesy call from Chairman of the State Great Hural of the Mongolian Parliament Zandaakhuu Enkhbold
06:36 Courtesy call ends
06:37 Depart from office
06:38 Arrive at official residence

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:48 Depart from official residence
07:49 Arrive at office
07:50 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:13 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:52 Depart from office
08:53 Arrive at Diet
08:55 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
09:00 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
02:00 Leave seat during Lower House Budget Committee proceedings
02:03 Depart from Diet
02:05 Arrive at office
02:33 Meet with President of American think tank Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Richard Haas
02:52 End meeting with Mr. Haas
03:00 Interview with Mainichi Shimbun
03:33 Interview ends
04:09 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
04:43 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
05:30 Attend the first meeting of the Advisory Panel on the History of the 20th Century and on Japan’s Role and the World Order in the 21st Century
06:24 Meeting ends
06:27 Depart from office
06:28 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting with relevant State Ministers. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide and others also attend
08:01 Depart from official residence
08:18 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Thursday, February 26, 2015

AM

12:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence (no morning visitors)
09:32 Depart from private residence
09:48 Arrive at office
10:22 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
10:42 End meeting with Mr. Kato
10:43 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
11:18 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
11:47 Receive courtesy call from Miura Peninsula Dairy Farmers Cooperative Union
11:57 Courtesy call ends

PM
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
01:00 Speak with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun
01:01 Finish speaking with Mr. Shimomura
01:02 Lower House Plenary Session opens
02:41 Leave seat during Lower House Plenary Session proceedings
02:42 Depart from Diet
02:44 Arrive at office
04:43 Film video message regarding the Great East Japan Earthquake
05:04 Finish filming
05:05 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of Economic Affairs Bureau Saiki Naoko
05:29 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Ms. Saiki
05:31 Attend National Security Council (NSC) Meeting. Chairperson of National Public Safety Commission Yamatani Eriko also attends
06:15 NSC Meeting ends
06:22 Meet with Japanese ambassador in Brazil Umeda Kunio and other attendees to Meeting of Ambassadors to South and Central America
06:42 End meeting with Mr. Umeda and others
06:44 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting with Chairman of Upper House Budget Committee Kishi Koichi and other ruling party Directors of Upper House Budget Committee. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige also attend
07:54 Everyone leaves

Friday, February 27, 2015

AM

12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:07 Depart from official residence
07:08 Arrive at office
07:10 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:15 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:18 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:28 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:48 Depart from office
08:49 Arrive at Diet
08:51 Enter Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
08:52 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
08:54 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
08:59 Lower House Budget Committee opens

PM
12:02 Lower House Budget Committee recess
12:03 Leave room
12:04 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
12:58 Speak with Mr. Aso
12:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
01:00 Lower House Budget Committee reopens
05:01 Lower House Budget Committee adjourns
05:02 Leave room
05:04 Depart from Diet
05:05 Arrive at office
06:02 Ceremony by the guard of honor to welcome President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski
06:06 Ceremony ends
06:08 Japan-Poland Summit Meeting
06:53 Summit Meeting ends
06:56 Signing Ceremony and Joint Press Conference
07:15 Press Conference ends
07:17 Depart from office
07:18 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister and his wife
08:21 Give a send-off to President Komorowski
08:22 Send-off ends
08:23 Depart from official residence
08:51 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Saturday, February 28, 2015

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
Stay at private residence throughout the morning

PM
12:27 Depart from private residence
12:52 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
01:00 Depart from station on Yamabiko No. 139
02:18 Arrive at JR Koriyama Station
02:20 Depart from station. Minister for Reconstruction Takeshita Wataru accompanies
02:35 Arrive at Higashihara-kikuta public restoration housing in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture. Reception by Governor of Fukushima Prefecture Uchibori Masao. Visit disaster-stricken households. Exchange of opinions with residents
02:58 Depart from public restoration housing
03:29 Arrive at children’s facility Smile Kids Park in Motomiya City, Fukushima Prefecture. Reception by Mayor of Motomiya City Takamatsu Gigyo
03:42 Welcome reception for Duke of Cambridge of the United Kingdom, Prince William in front of the facility
03:44 Reception ends
03:45 Visit the facility with Prince William. Mingle with children. Plant trees
04:17 Visit ends
04:21 Depart from children’s facility Smile Kids Park
04:59 Arrive at Hotel Shikisai Ichiriki in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture
06:06 Reception dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister for Prince William at banquet hall Takasago within hotel
07:49 Dinner meeting closes

Sunday, March 1, 2015

AM

12:00 At Hotel Shikisai Ichiriki in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture (no visitors)
07:59 Depart from hotel
09:44 Arrive at Joban-Tomioka Interchange of Joban Expressway in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture. Attend opening ceremony, deliver speech. Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro; Minister of the Environment Mochizuki Yoshio; Minister for Reconstruction Takeshita Wataru; and Governor of Fukushima Prefecture Uchibori Masao also attend
10:11 Depart from Joban-Tomioka Interchange
10:33 Arrive at Futaba Town Office in Fukushima Prefecture. Reception by Mayor of Futaba Town Izawa Shiro. Visit proposed construction site for interim storage facilities
10:49 Depart from Futaba Town Office
11:20 Arrive at Minamisoma City Sports Center in Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture. Attend graduation ceremony of Odaka Technical High School. Deliver address
11:42 Interview open to all media: When asked “You’ve visited the proposed construction site for interim storage facilities. How will you proceed with the reconstruction?” Mr. Abe answers “I will etch in my heart everyone’s feelings—starting from landowners—towards their hometown while carefully proceed with the reconstruction work.”
11:46 Interview ends
11:48 Depart from Minamisoma City Sports Center

PM

01:13 Arrive at JR Fukushima Station
01:50 Depart from station on Yamabiko No. 46
03:24 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
03:28 Depart from station
03:40 Arrive at hotel The Prince Park Tower Tokyo in Shiba Park, Tokyo. Attend the wedding reception banquet of LDP Lower House member Yamaguchi Taimei’s second son
07:09 Depart from hotel
07:32 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones and Yanchu Han

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