Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule August 10-16, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:42 Depart from private residence
08:54 Arrive at office
09:05 Meet with new Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Honkawa Kazuyoshi, and former Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minagawa Yoshitsugu
09:10 End meeting with Mr. Honkawa and Mr. Minagawa
09:11 Meet with Minister in charge of Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics Endo Toshiaki
09:24 End meeting with Mr. Endo
09:25 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
10:32 End meeting with Mr. Seko
10:33 Meet with Chairperson of National Public Safety Commission Yamatani Eriko
10:54 End meeting with Ms. Yamatani
10:55 Meet with Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Hayashi Yoshimasa
11:03 End meeting with Mr. Hayashi
11:13 Meet with Minister for Reconstruction Takeshita Wataru
11:28 End meeting with Mr. Takeshita
11:29 Greet new Japanese Ambassador to Rwanda Ohta Kiyokazu and his colleagues
11:40 End greeting Mr. Ohta
11:41 Meet with Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Shiozaki Yasuhisa

PM
12:00 End meeting Mr. Shiozaki
12:01 Receive a proposal from on the New National Stadium from Chairman of New Komeito Diet Affairs Committee Oguchi Yoshinori, and colleague
12:10 End reception
12:37 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
12:50 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Upper House Committee Room No.1
01:00 Meeting of the Budget Committee of the House of Councillors opens
05:17 Meeting adjourns
05:19 Exit Upper House Committee Room No.1
05:20 Enter State Ministers’ Room
05:21 Receive a policy proposal from LDP Lower House member Kawamura Takeo and other Diet members from Nikai Faction
05:27 End reception
05:28 Exit State Ministers’ Room
05:29 Depart from Diet
05:31 Arrive at office
05:32 Meet with Minister in charge of Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan Ishiba Shigeru
05:58 End meeting with Mr. Ishiba
05:59 Meet with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy
06:32 End meeting with Ms. Kennedy
06:33 Record video message for Japan Tent, an international exchange event
06:39 End recording
06:40 Interview with news reporters. Express support for Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s restart of a reactor at its Sendai plant in southwest Japan, “All measures should be taken to ensure the safety before restarting the plant”
06:41 End interview
06:42 Depart from office
07:00 Arrive at private residence
07:16 Depart from private residence
08:48 Arrive at restaurant Sumibi Kushiyaki I. W in Fujiyoshida city, Yamanashi Prefecture. Dinner with secretaries
10:15 Depart from restaurant
10:25 Arrive at holiday home in Narusawa village, Yamanashi Prefecture

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

AM

12:00 At holiday home (no visitors)
Stay at holiday home throughout morning

PM
02:00 At holiday home
Stay at holiday home throughout afternoon
05:14 Depart from holiday home
05:22 Arrive at Chinese restaurant Isai Chugokusaikan Kokyu in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Yamanashi Prefecture. Dinner with PM’s mother Abe Yoko
07:36 Depart from restaurant
09:35 Arrive at private residence

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
09:29 Depart from private residence
10:02 Arrive at Haneda Airport
10:37 Depart from Haneda Airport by Flight 693, All Nippon Airways
11:53 Arrive at Yamaguchi Ube Airport

PM
12:03 Depart from Yamaguchi Ube Airport
12:43 Arrive at Yamaguchi Prefectural Office. Meet with Governor of Yamaguchi Prefecture Muraoka Tsugumasa and Chairman of Yamaguchi Prefectural Assembly Hatahara Motonari.
02:00 Depart from prefectural office
02:12 Arrive at Hotel New Tanaka. Attend lecture meeting organized LDP Yamaguchi prefectural chapter.
Sumiyoshi Shrine
one of three
03:20 Depart from Hotel New Tanaka
04:21 Arrive at Sumiyoshi Shrine in Shimonoseki city, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Attend purification ceremony and commemorative photo session
Sumiyoshi Shrine in Shimonoseki worships the aramitama of the Sumiyoshi kami--the warlike, rough, violent side of the spirit--a spirit of victory. From 1871 through 1946, Sumiyoshi Taisha (in Osaka and part of the three Sumiyoshi shrines) was officially designated one of the Kanpei-taisha (官幣大社), meaning that it stood in the first rank of government supported shrines.
04:26 Depart from Sumiyoshi Shrine
05:01 Arrive at welfare facility Freude Konpira in Shimonoseki city. Visit supporters
05:18 Depart from Freude Konpira
05:31 Arrive at personal residence in Shimonoseki city
06:01 Depart from personal residence
06:17 Arrive at wedding hall Seamall Palace. Attend meeting of supporters’ group
08:00 Depart from wedding hall
08:22 Arrive at Iminomiya Shrine. Attend Suhoteisai Festivals and parades with wife Akie
08:44 Depart from Iminomiya Shrine
09:01 Arrive at chicken restaurant Kinkei. Dinner with wife Akie, Yamaguchi Prefectural Assembly member Hiraoka Nozomu, and colleagues
10:04 Depart from restaurant
10:14 Arrive at personal residence

Thursday, August 13, 2015

AM

12:00 At personal residence in Shimonoseki city, Yamaguchi Prefecture (no visitors)
08:05 Depart from personal residence
08:48 Arrive at Mine City Mitou Hospital in Mine city, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Visit secretary
08:59 Depart from hospital
09:46 Visit local supporters’ residence in Shimonoseki city and give condolence call

PM
12:06 End visit
12:18 Arrive at Yamaguchi Prefectural Assembly Member Takase Toshiya’s residence. Give condolence call to his family
12:25 Depart from Mr. Takase’s residence
12:26 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Inamura. Lunch with Mr. Takase and colleagues
01:15 Depart from restaurant
01:33 Visit local supporters’ residence in Shimonoseki city and give condolence call
04:14 End visit
04:33 Arrive at personal residence
04:34 Meet with President of Japan Medical Association Yokokura Yoshitake and President of Fukuoka Prefecture Medical Association Matsuda Shunichiro
04:53 End meeting with Mr. Yokokura and Mr. Matsuda
06:34 Depart from personal residence
06:43 Arrive at Yamagin Archive. Reception by President of Yamaguchi Bank Fukuda Koichi. Visit Yamagin Archive with wife Akie
07:12 Depart from archive
07:25 Attend KANMON 2015 Firework Festival in Shimonoseki city. Deliver speech and watch fireworks with wife Akie
08:17 Depart from firework grounds
08:36 Arrive at barbecue restaurant Yakiniku Ariran. Dinner with wife Akie
09:39 Depart from restaurant
09:49 Arrive at New Miyazaki Building. Informal meeting with President of a supporters’ group
10:28 Depart from New Miyazaki Building
10:35 Arrive at personal residence

Friday, August 14, 2015

AM

12:00 At personal residence in Shimonoseki city, Yamaguchi Prefecture (no visitors)
08:12 Depart from personal residence
09:11 Visit local supporters’ residence in Nagato city and give condolence call
09:28 Depart from local supporters’ residence
09:54 Arrive at Abe family gravesite. visit the grave of PM’s father, former Minister of Foreign Affairs Abe Shintaro with wife Akie
10:14 Interview with news reporters. Answer question “With the speech on 70th anniversary of WWII coming up, what did you think when folding your hands in prayer?” by saying that “We will firmly walk on the road of peace, and create a Japan of prosperity and pride”
10:15 End interview
10:16 Depart from gravesite
10:34 Arrive at local supporters’ residence in Nagato city and give condolence call
10:41 Depart from local supporters’ residence

PM
12:17 Arrive at Yamaguchi Ube Airport
12:44 Depart from airport via Flight 696, All Nippon Airways
01:51 Arrive at Haneda Airport
02:04 Depart from Haneda Airport
02:24 Arrive at office
02:29 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
02:33 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
04:48 Attend Ministerial Council meeting for the Further Consideration of the New National Stadium Construction Plan
04:56 Meeting ends
05:02 Attend Extraordinary Session Cabinet Meeting
05:24 Meeting ends
06:00 Hold press conference
06:42 Press conference ends
07:03 Depart from office
07:05 Arrive at the Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Nagata-cho, Tokyo. Dinner at restaurant ORIGAMI inside hotel with LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko and Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide
08:24 Depart from hotel
08:41 Arrive at NHK studio in Jinnan, Tokyo.
09:00 Appear on NHK news program
09:42 News program ends
09:46 Depart from NHK studio
09:52 Arrive at private residence

Saturday, August 15, 2015

AM

12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
11:07 Depart from private residence
11:22 Arrive at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery in Sanban-cho, Tokyo. Offer flowers
11:25 Depart from cemetery
11:30 Arrive at Nippon Budokan (Japan Martial Arts Hall) in Kitanomura Park, Tokyo.
11:51 Attend the Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead

PM
12:46 Memorial Ceremony ends
12:47 Depart from Nippon Budokan
12:54 Arrive at official residence
12:55 Meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio
01:07 End meeting with Mr. Kishida
01:17 Depart from official residence
01:19 Arrive at the Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Nagata-cho, Tokyo. Lunch at Japanese restaurant Suiren inside hotel with secretaries.
01:46 Depart from hotel
02:00 Arrive at private residence
02:19 Depart from private residence
03:44 Arrive at holiday home in Narusawa Village, Yamanashi Prefecture
05:40 Dinner with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Deputy President Takahashi Seiichiro, Kake Educational Institution Board of Trustees Chairman Kake Kotaro and Cabinet Advisor Honda Etsuro
10:30 Dinner ends

Sunday, August 16, 2015

AM

12:00 At holiday home in Narusawa village, Yamanashi Prefecture (no visitors)
06:56 Depart from holiday home
07:00 Arrive at golf course Fujizakura Country Club in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Yamanashi Prefecture. Play golf with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Deputy President Takahashi Seiichiro, Kake Educational Institution Board of Trustees Chairman Kake Kotaro and Cabinet Advisor Honda Etsuro

PM

02:27 Depart from golf course
02:31 Arrive at holiday home
04:59 Meet with LDP Upper House member Onuma Mizuho and distinguished professor at Meiji University Onuma Yasuaki
05:47 End meeting with Mr. and Ms. Onuma
05:56 Depart from holiday home
06:03 Arrive at Chairman of Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Yohei’s holiday home in Narusawa village, Yamanashi Prefecture. Dinner with Chairman of LDP Election Strategy Committee Motegi Toshimitsu, Special Advisor to President of LDP Hagiuda Koichi, State Minister of Cabinet Office Nishimura Yasutoshi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu, Chairman of Fuji Television Network, Inc. Hieda Hisashi, and Chairman of Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Yohei
08:23 Depart from Mr.Sasakawa’s holiday home
08:29 Arrive at holiday home

Provisional Translation by APP staff, Han Yanchu and Lu Pengqiao.

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