Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule August 24-30, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015
AM


12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:13 Depart from private residence
07:25 Arrive at office
07:32 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:45 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:49 Depart from office
08:51 Arrive at Diet
08:53 Enter Upper House Committee Room No.1
08:55 Meeting of Budget Committee of the House of Councilors opens
11:55 Meeting recesses. Exit Upper House Committee Room No.1
11:57 Depart from Diet
11:58 Arrive at office
12:00 Meet with LDP Lower House member Kaneko Megumi and Miyazaki Kensuke

PM
12:06 End meeting with Ms. Kaneko and Mr. Miyazaki
12:07 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
12:11 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
12:55 Depart from office
12:57 Arrive at Diet
12:58 Enter Upper House Committee Room No.1
01:00 Meeting of Budget Committee of the House of Councilors reopens
05:18 Meeting adjourns. Exit Upper House Committee Room No.1
05:19 Enter LDP President’s Office
05:20 LDP Officers Meeting
05:39 Meeting ends
05:40 Speak with Chairman of LDP Election Strategy Committee Motegi Toshimitsu
05:41 End speaking with Mr. Motegi
05:42 Exit LDP President’s Office
05:43 Depart from Diet
05:45 Arrive at office
06:02 Receive a courtesy call from Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa
06:30 Courtesy call ends
06:47 Depart from office
06:48 Arrive at official residence
06:49 Host a dinner banquet for female ambassadors to Japan
08:28 Dinner banquet ends

Tuesday August 25, 2015
AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:08 Depart from official residence
07:09 Arrive at office
07:16 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:27 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:29 Cabinet meeting
08:41 Meeting ends
08:42 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:49 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:55 Depart from office
08:57 Arrive at Diet
08:58 Enter Upper House Committee Room No.1
09:02 Meeting of Special Committee of the House of Councillors on the Legislation for Peace and Security of Japan and the International Community opens
11:31 Meeting recesses
11:32 Exit Upper House Committee Room No.1
11:35 Enter State Ministers’ Room
11:46 Exit State Ministers’ Room
11:47 Enter Upper House Committee Room No.1
11:48 Meeting of Special Committee of the House of Councillors on the Legislation for Peace and Security of Japan and the International Community reopens. Meeting recesses
11:49 Speak with Minister of Defense Nakatani Gen, LDP Upper House member Sato Masahisa, and other colleagues
11:51 Finish speaking with Mr. Nakatani, Mr. Sato and other colleagues
11:54 Depart from Diet
11:55 Arrive at office

PM
12:55 Depart from office
12:56 Arrive at Diet
12:58 Enter Upper House Committee Room No.1
01:00 Meeting of Special Committee of the House of Councillors on the Legislation for Peace and Security of Japan and the International Community reopens
06:19 Meeting adjourns
06:20 Exit Upper House Committee Room No.1
06:22 Depart from Diet
06:24 Arrive at office
06:25 Meeting with Minister in charge of Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics Endo Toshiaki
06:40 End meeting with Mr. Endo
06:46 Meeting with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
06:52 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
06:58 Depart from office
07:07 Arrive at the building of Urban-Net Ōtemachi Building in Ōtemachi, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun, Chairperson of National Public Safety Commission Yamatani Eriko, JR Tokai Honorary President Kasai Yoshiyuki, and President of Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS) Nishihara Masashi, and other colleagues in Level 21 Tokyo Hall in the building
08:42 Depart from the building
08:57 Arrive at private residence

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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AM
08:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:52 Depart from private residence
09:08 Arrive at office
09:30 Phone conference with U.S. President Barack Obama. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige, Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, and Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru also attend
10:10 Phone conference ends
10:45 Meet with Chairman of Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum, former Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Omi Koji
11:05 End meeting with Mr. Omi
11:06 Meet with former Minister for Reconstruction Nemoto Takumi
11:35 End meeting with Mr. Nemoto
11:36 Meet with LDP Lower House member Kawai Katsuyuki
11:47 End meeting with Mr. Kawai
11:50 Meet with Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Bureau of Finance and Equipment Mimura Toru

PM
12:10 End meeting with Mr. Mimura
12:12 Meet with Chief Representative of New Komeito Yamaguchi Natsuo
01:05 End meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi
02:30 Meet with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira and Cabinet Office’s Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Tawa Hiroshi
02:48 End meeting with Mr. Amari and Mr. Tawa
02:52 Meet with Chairman of LDP Research Commission on Tax System Noda Takeshi
03:21 End meeting with Mr. Noda
03:22 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
03:51 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
04:14 Receive a courtesy call from a congressional delegation of the U.S.-Japan Caucus led by U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro (TX-20)
04:32 Courtesy call ends
05:30 Meet with new Chairman of Sankei News Ota Hideaki and former Chairman of Sankei News Kiyohara Takehiko
05:52 End meeting with Mr. Ota and Mr. Kiyohara
05:53 Attend a meeting of the Ministerial Council on the Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues
06:08 Meeting ends
06:09 Meet with Secretary-General of Headquarters for Abduction Issue Ishikawa Shoichiro
06:23 End meeting with Mr. Ishikawa
06:24 Meet with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro
06:26 End meeting with Mr. Kimura
06:29 Depart from office
06:31 Arrive at official residence
08:15 Depart from official residence
08:34 Arrive at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Aomi, Tokyo. Communicate with Kimiya Yui, an astronaut assigned to the Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” of International Space Station (ISS), and other astronauts
09:25 Depart from museum
09:48 Arrive at private residence

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence in Tokyo (no visitors)
08:55 Depart from private residence
09:11 Arrive at office
09:20 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
09:44 End meeting with Mr. Seko
09:54 Depart from office
09:56 Arrive at Diet
09:57 Enter Upper House 32nd Committee Members’ Room
10:00 Meeting of the Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the House of Councillors opens
11:08 Leave seat during proceedings
11:10 Depart from Diet
11:12 Arrive at office
11:33 Meet with Chairman of Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives (JA-Zenchu) Okuno Choei, and colleagues
11:44 End meeting with Mr. Okuno
11:50 Meet with MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji and Director of Gender Mainstreaming Division Matsukawa Rui

PM
12:08 End meeting with Mr. Hiramatsu and Ms. Matsukawa
12:46 Meet with Minister in charge of Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics Endo Toshiaki
01:22 End meeting with Mr. Endo
01:42 Receive a courtesy call from a delegation of Latin Americans of Japanese descent
01:49 End reception
01:54 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka enters
02:11 Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke enters
02:18 MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji enters
02:35 Mr. Hiramatsu leaves
03:02 Everyone leaves
03:07 Record video message for the First Ise-Shima Summit Forum
03:26 End recording
03:27 Meet with Minister of State for Measures for Declining Birthrate Arimura Haruko, Cabinet Office Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Takekawa Mitsuo, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT)’s Director-General of Lifelong Learning Policy Bureau Kawamura Junko, and Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW)’s Director-General of Equal Employment, Children and Families Bureau Ando Yoshiko
04:02 End meeting with Ms. Arimura, Mr. Takekawa, Ms. Kawamura and Ms. Ando
04:03 Meet with Minister of State for Disaster Management Yamatani Eriko
04:08 End meeting with Ms. Yamatani
04:24 Meet with President of Japan-Korea Parliamentarians’ Union Nukaga Fukushiro
04:47 End meeting with Mr. Nukaga
04:48 Meet with Chairman of Parliamentary League for Volcanic Eruption Prediction and Countermeasures of the LDP Furuya Keiji
05:13 End meeting with Mr. Furuya
05:17 received proposal from the Parliamentary League for Volcanic Eruption Prediction and Countermeasures of the LDP
05:30 End reception
05:31 Meet with Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi Sanae
05:56 End meeting with Ms. Takaichi
06:32 Welcome President of the Republic of Liberia Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Attend commemorative photo session
06:33 Attend ceremony by the guard of honor
06:38 Ceremony ends
06:42 Attend Japan-Liberia Summit Meeting with Mrs. Sirleaf
07:18 Summit meeting ends
07:22 Joint press release
07:34 Joint press release ends
07:35 Depart from office
07:37 Arrive at official residence. Host banquet
08:42 Give a send-off to Mrs. Sirleaf
08:44 Send-off ends



Friday, August 28, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:42 Depart from official residence
07:44 Arrive at office
07:48 Attend Meeting of the Council for Combating Childhood Poverty
08:01 Meeting ends
08:06 Attend fourth meeting of Ministerial Council for the Further Consideration of the New National Stadium Construction Plan
08:17 Meeting ends
08:26 Cabinet Meeting
08:36 Cabinet meeting ends
08:38 Meet with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun
08:58 End meeting with Mr. Shimomura
10:37 Depart from office
10:55 Arrive at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Takanawa, Tokyo
11:05 Receive a courtesy call from Chief of Staff to the First Lady of U.S. Tina Tchen and her colleagues
11:26 End reception
11:37 Receive a courtesy call from former president of Latvia Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga and her colleagues

PM
12:11 End reception
12:31 Luncheon with Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and other UN officers
01:41 Luncheon ends
02:03 Attend the opening of World Assembly for Women in Tokyo (WAW! Tokyo 2015) Public Forum. Deliver speech
03:31 Public Forum ends
03:48 Receive a courtesy call from President of the National Assembly of the Lao PDR Pany Yathotou and her colleagues
04:16 End reception
04:28 Receive a courtesy call from Former Vice-Chancellor of the Asian University for Women Fahima Aziz and her colleagues
04:57 End reception
05:12 Receive a courtesy call from Australia’s Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Michaelia Cash
05:35 End reception
05:47 Receive a courtesy call from Côte d'Ivoire’s Minister of Commerce Jean-Louis Billon and her colleagues
06:25 End reception
06:58 Attend commemorative photo session with student volunteers
07:02 Photo session ends
07:04 Attend reception and deliver speech
07:30 Reception ends
07:39 Dinner with CEO of Lockheed Martin Marillyn A. Hewson and her colleagues
08:52 Dinner ends
08:53 Depart from hotel
09:18 Arrive at private residence

Saturday, August 29, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
09:57 Depart from private residence
10:20 Arrive at Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa in Takanawa, Tokyo
Continue to attend World Assembly for Women in Tokyo (WAW! Tokyo 2015)
10:30 Receive a courtesy call from former British Prime Minister's wife Cherie Blair
10:58 End reception
10:59 Attend commemorative photo session with Brazilian entrepreneur Aoki Chieko and her colleagues
11:02 Photo session ends
11:24 Attend small group breakout session of WAW! Tokyo 2015. Deliver speech

PM
12:12 Leave breakout session
12:14 Depart from hotel
12:16 Arrive at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Takanawa, Tokyo
12:19 Attend small group breakout session of WAW! Tokyo 2015. Deliver speech
12:27 Leave breakout session
01:11 Luncheon with President of the Republic of Liberia Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other attendees
02:10 Luncheon ends
02:11 Visit a tea ceremony booth with US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy
02:21 Leave tea ceremony booth
02:53 Attend small group breakout session of WAW! Tokyo 2015. Deliver speech
03:07 Leave breakout session
03:09 Depart from hotel
03:11 Arrive at The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo in Takanawa, Tokyo
03:12 Attend small group breakout session of WAW! Tokyo 2015. Deliver speech
03:35 Leave breakout session
03:37 Depart from hotel
04:03 Arrive at private residence

Sunday, August 30, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
Stay at private residence throughout morning

PM
01:06 Depart from private residence
01:31 Arrive at Bunkyo Civic Center in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. Attend opening Ceremony for the UN Women Japan Liaison Office. Deliver speech and attend commemorative photo session
02:04 Depart from Bunkyo Civic Center
02:26 Arrive at private residence

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

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