Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule April 6-12, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:39 Depart from private residence
09:52 Arrive at office

PM
02:13 Meet with Chief Minister of Rajasthan State of India Vasundhara Raje. Resident Ambassador of India in Japan Deepa Gopalan and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department Yamada Takio also attend
02:28 End meeting with Chief Minister Raje
02:29 Meet with Chairman of LDP Diet Affairs Committee in House of Councillors Yoshida Hiromi and LDP Upper House member Yamamoto Ichita
03:15 End meeting with Mr. Yoshida and Mr. Yamamoto
03:54 Meet with Secretary-General for LDP in Upper House Date Chuichi
04:28 End meeting with Mr. Date
04:29 Meet with Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi Sanae
05:05 End meeting with Ms. Takaichi
05:40 Receive a courtesy call from participants in the New Economy Summit 2015
06:03 Courtesy call ends
06:13 Depart from office
06:26 Arrive at hotel Mandarin Oriental Tokyo in Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Tokyo. Attend Arab Week Reception in banquet hall Grand Ballroom, deliver address
06:42 Depart from hotel
06:52 Arrive at sushi restaurant Sushi Jin in Kyobashi, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with President of Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd. Asahina Yutaka and colleagues
09:01 Depart from restaurant
09:23 Arrive at private residence

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:25 Depart from official residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:39 Arrive at office
07:49 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:01 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:55 Meet with MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji, and MOD’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro
11:30 End meeting with Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Tomita, and Mr. Kuroe
11:31 Meet with Chairman of Nippon Seinenkan Ozato Sadatoshi
11:43 End meeting with Mr. Ozato

PM
01:17 Depart from office
01:27 Arrive at Hotel New Otani in Kioi-cho, Tokyo. Attend New Economy Summit 2015 in banquet hall Tsurunoma within hotel, deliver address
01:42 Depart from hotel
01:49 Arrive at office
01:50 Speak with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro
02:03 Finish speaking with Mr. Kimura
02:32 Meet with personnel of the JA Group, including the Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives (JA-ZENCHU)
02:48 End meeting with personnel of the JA Group
03:30 Receive a proposal on Energy Mix from LDP Research Commission on Nuclear Energy Policies and Supply and Demand Issues
03:44 Finish receiving the proposal
03:54 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro and Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Director-General of Budget Bureau Tanaka Kazuho enter
04:57 Mr. Tanaka leaves
05:01 Mr. Aso leaves
05:04 Education Rebuilding Implementation Council meeting
05:33 Council meeting ends
05:36 MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Uemura Tsukasa enter
05:46 Mr. Uemura leaves
06:01 Mr. Saiki leaves
06:02 Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, and Director of Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Shimohira Koji enter
06:13 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Shimohira leave
06:32 Mr. Kitamura leaves
06:34 Depart from office
06:37 Arrive at Sanno Park Tower in Nagata-cho, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Mr. Kimura, LDP Lower House member Yagi Tetsuya and colleagues at Chinese restaurant Tameikesannouheichinrou within Sanno Park Tower
07:11 Depart from Sanno Park Tower
07:28 Arrive at hotel The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo in Takanawa, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with friends at Japanese restaurant Takanawa-Shingenchaya within hotel
08:50 Depart from hotel
09:12 Arrive at private residence

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:32 Depart from private residence
08:45 Arrive at office
08:57 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
09:41 End meeting with Mr. Seko
10:06 Depart from office
10:31 Arrive at Haneda Airport
10:58 See off Emperor and Empress bound for Palau with wife Akie
11:40 Finish seeing off Emperor and Empress
11:43 Depart from Haneda Airport

PM

12:10 Arrive at office
12:54 Depart from office
12:56 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
12:59 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
01:00 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
01:01 Upper House Budget Committee opens
05:19 Upper House Budget Committee adjourns
05:20 Leave room
05:21 Depart from Diet
05:23 Arrive at office
05:25 Speak with Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Yamaguchi Shunichi
05:31 Finish speaking with Mr. Yamaguchi
05:43 Receive a courtesy call from U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter
06:14 Courtesy call ends
06:15 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
06:31 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
06:35 Depart from office
06:40 Arrive at building Kasumigaseki-Commongate in Kasumigaseki, Tokyo. Attend the memorial service for the late former Japan Ambassador to Thailand Okazaki Hisahiko at conference center Kazan-Kaikan within building
06:55 Depart from building
07:00 Arrive at official residence

Thursday, April 9, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:27 Depart from official residence
07:28 Arrive at office
07:32 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:23 End meeting with Mr. Seko
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
08:58 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
09:00 Upper House Budget Committee opens

PM
12:10 Upper House Budget Committee recess
12:11 Leave room
12:12 Depart from Diet
12:14 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
03:31 Upper House Budget Committee adourns
03:32 Leave room
03:33 Enter State Ministers’ Room
03:55 Leave room
03:56 Enter Upper House President’s Reception Room
03:57 Leave room, enter Upper House Chamber
04:01 Upper House Plenary Session opens
04:53 Leave seat during Upper House Plenary Session proceedings, enter Upper House President’s Reception Room
05:02 Leave room
05:03 Make rounds to President of Upper House Yamazaki Masaki, Vice-President Koshiishi Azuma, Chairman of Upper House Committee on Rules and Administration, and ruling and opposition parties
05:17 Finish making rounds
05:18 Depart from Diet
05:20 Arrive at office
05:21 Interview open to all media: when asked about the approval of 2015 budget bill, Mr. Abe answers, “I hope to send the warm waves of economic recovery all over the country. (In the current Diet session) I want to promote reforms on issues such as Japan Agricultural Cooperatives.”
05:23 Interview ends
05:53 Meet with Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji
06:16 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Saiki, and Mr. Tomita
08:20 Depart from office
08:45 Arrive at Haneda Airport
09:19 Reception for Emperor and Empress returning from Palau with wife Akie
09:24 Reception ends
09:29 Depart from Haneda Airport
09:58 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo



Friday, April 10, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:05 Depart from private residence
08:17 Arrive at office
08:28 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:39 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:41 Council for Science, Technology and Innovation meeting
09:19 Council meeting ends
10:17 Deliver address for the inauguration of Ambassador to Australia Kusaka Sumio and colleagues
10:40 Address ends
10:48 Meet with the late chairman of Myochikai Kyodan (a Japanese Buddhist lay organization) Miyamoto Takeyasu’s eldest son Miyamoto Keiji
10:58 End meeting with Mr. Miyamoto
11:14 Meet with MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Ihara Junichi
11:55 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Ihara

PM
12:01 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
12:49 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
01:34 Depart from office
01:50 Arrive at Shibuya Ward Office in Shibuya Ward, Udagawa Town, Tokyo. Turn in Yamaguchi Prefectural Assembly Election absentee ballot
01:56 Depart from Shibuya Ward Office
02:03 Arrive at National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Yoyogikamizono-cho, Tokyo. Attend the 49th ceremony inaugurating the joint training for new civil servants, deliver address
02:24 Depart from National Olympics Memorial Youth Center
02:37 Arrive at Diet Members’ No.1 Office Building of the Lower House.Dental examination at dentist’s office
03:28 Depart from building
03:30 Arrive at office
03:38 Meet with Minister of Finance Aso Taro, Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Vice-Minister Kagawa Shunsuke, and Director-General of Tax Bureau Sato Shinichi
04:23 End meeting with Mr. Aso, Mr. Kagawa, and Mr. Sato
04:24 Meet with Mr. Saiki
04:54 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
04:56 NSC meeting
05:27 NSC meeting ends
05:28 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mr. Aso
05:43 End meeting with Mr. Aso
05:55 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
06:22 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
06:34 Depart from office
06:43 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Kinki University Fisheries Laboratory Ginza in Ginza, Tokyo. Dinner with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige and secretary
09:07 Depart from restaurant
09:25 Arrive at private residence

Saturday, April 11, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
06:45 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:10 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
07:20 Depart from station on Kagayaki no. 503. Former Prime Minister Mori Yoshiro and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Hasegawa Eiichi
09:54 Arrive at JR Kanazawa Station
09:55 View station premises
10:02 Finish viewing
10:03 Exchange of opinions with Governor of Ishikawa Prefecture Tanimoto Masano and volunteer guide Kita Masuo
10:09 Finish exchanging opinions
10:11 Depart from station
10:28 Arrive at welfare facility Share Kanazawa in Kanazawa City. Exchange of opinions with residents
10:52 Depart from Share Kanazawa
11:15 Arrive at agricultural corporation Rokusei in Ishikawa Prefecture. View the corporation. Taste sample onigiri and kaki-mochi
11:36 Depart from agricultural corporation

PM
12:03 Arrive at Udon restaurant Nakasa Nakaten-Jonanten in Komatsu city, Ishikawa Prefecture. Lunch with former Prime Minister Mori Yoshiro and colleagues.
12:42 Depart from restaurant
12:48 Arrive at construction machinery company Komatsu’s training facility Komatsu no Mori in Komatsu City. View training facility, commemorative photo session
12:58 Depart from Komatsu no Mori
01:15 Arrive at Komatsu Awazu Factory in Komatsu City. View factory, Exchange of Opinions with employees
01:36 Depart from factory
02:23 Arrive at Kiyokawa Plating Industry Nanotechnology Development Center in Fukui City. Attend a planting experiment, view factory. Chairman of LDP Policy Research Council Inada Tomomi accompanies Prime Minister Abe
02:43 Depart from Kiyokawa Plating Industry Nanotechnology Development Center
02:54 Arrive at JR Fukui Station. View the construction of Hokuriku Shinkansen extension. The Speaker of the Upper House Ymazaki Masaaki accompanies Prime Minister Abe
03:04 Depart from JR Fukui Station
03:10 Arrive at Fukui Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Fukui City. Exchange of Opinions with students and graduates of the University of Fukui
03:30 Depart from Fukui Chamber of Commerce and Industry
03:54 Arrive at the head office of Glass frame maker Charmant in Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture. View the company
04:20 Interview open to all media: when asked, “How will today’s visit make effects on regional revitalization and local economic recovery,” Mr. Abe says, “today I for the first time took Shinkansen to visit Kanazawa. This two and a half hours trip was really comfortable. The station was also brimming with energy. Indeed these are the effects of the inauguration.”
04:26 Interview ends
04:30 Depart from the company
05:35 Arrive at Komatsu Airport
06:05 Depart from airport on ANA Flight 758
06:51 Arrive at Haneda Airport
07:08 Depart from airport
07:31 Arrive at private residence

Sunday, April 12, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
10:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
Stay at private residence throughout morning

PM
Stay at private residence throughout afternoon and evening

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones and Lu Pengqiao

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