Friday, October 23, 2015

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule April 13-19, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:12 Depart from private residence
09:26 Arrive at office
09:55 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
10:27 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
10:35 Meet with Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, Director General of Secretariat of Cabinet Office’s International Peace Cooperation Headquarters
Yamamoto Jota, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji and Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji, and Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro
11:20 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Yamamoto, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Tomita, and Mr. Kuroe
11:22 Depart from office
11:31 Arrive at Iwatani Hydrogen Fuelling Station in Shiba Park, Tokyo. Attend opening ceremony, deliver address
11:46 Depart from Iwatani Hydrogen Fuelling Station
11:55 Arrive at office

PM
12:04 Ruling Party Liaison Conference
12:27 Conference ends
12:29 Film video message for the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research
12:36 Finish filming
01:35 Speak with Okazaki Akiko, wife of former resident Ambassador to Thailand the late Okazaki Hisahiko
01:40 Finish speaking with Ms. Okazaki
02:34 Receive a courtesy call from Vice President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia Alvaro Marcelo Garcia Linera
02:49 Courtesy call ends
02:51 Meet with Chairman of Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum and former Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Omi Koji and LDP Lower House member Omi Asako
03:26 End meeting with Mr. Omi and Ms. Omi
04:57 Depart from office
04:59 Arrive at Diet
05:00 Enter LDP President’s Office
05:01 LDP Officers Meeting
05:25 Meeting ends
05:26 Meet with LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko, LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu, Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro, and colleagues
05:41 End meeting with Mr. Komura, Mr. Tanigaki, Mr. Nikai, and colleagues
05:42 Leave LDP President’s Office
05:43 Depart from Diet
05:45 Arrive at office
05:56 Meet with Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Amari Akira. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)’s Director-General of Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau Sugawara Ikuro also attends
06:13 End meeting with Mr. Amari
06:18 Depart from office
06:31 Arrive at Chinese restaurant Turandot in Akasaka, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Vice-Chairman of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), President of Marubeni Kokubu Fumiya, Executive Vice-President of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation Ota Katsuhiko, and others
07:08 Depart from restaurant
07:19 Arrive at Izumi Garden Tower in Roppongi, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Governor of Kyoto Prefecture Yamada Keiji, President of Keio University Seike Atsushi, Chairman of Obayashi Corporation Obayashi Takeo, President of Nippon Life Insurance Company Tsutsui Yoshinobu, and colleagues at Sumitomo Hall within building
09:11 Depart from Izumi Garden Tower
09:28 Arrive at private residence

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:06 Depart from private residence
08:20 Arrive at office
08:27 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:37 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:40 Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters meeting
09:00 Meeting ends
09:27 Meet with Chairman of Interchange Association, Japan (the representative office of Japan in Taiwan) Ohashi Mitsuo
10:04 End meeting with Mr. Ohashi
10:05 Speak with MOD’s Director-General of Bureau of Personnel and Education Manabe Ro and Vice-Chief of Joint Staff Council Iwata Kiyofumi
10:15 Finish speaking with Mr. Manabe and Mr. Iwata
10:31 Depart from office
10:34 Arrive at LDP Party Headquarters
10:35 Enter President’s Reception Room
10:37 Meet with Yokoda Sakie and Yokoda Shigeru, the parents of Yokoda Megumi who is a Japanese citizen abducted by North Korean government
10:54 End meeting with Mr. and Mrs. Yokoda
10:55 Leave room
10:56 Depart from LDP Party Headquarters
10:59 Arrive at office
11:20 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
11:45 End meeting with Mr. Saiki

PM
01:13 Meet with Secretary-General of Headquarters for Abduction Issue Ishikawa Shoichiro
01:33 End meeting with Mr. Ishikawa
02:26 Receive a courtesy call from Minister for President’s Office of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Aung Min
02:36 Courtesy call ends
03:01 Receive a courtesy call from Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of Executive Affairs Authority of the Government of Abu Dhabi
03:37 Courtesy call ends
03:44 Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, National Policy Agency (NPA)’s Director of Security Bureau Takahashi Kiyotaka, and Deputy Director-General of Public Security Intelligence Agency (PSIA) Sugiyama Haruki enter
03:57 Mr. Yachi, Mr. Takahashi, and Mr. Sugiyama leave
04:14 Mr. Kitamura leaves
04:15 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service Oka Hiroshi
04:54 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Oka
05:04 Receive a courtesy call from the Japan Cherry Blossom Queen and Miss Japan Goddess of Greenery on the occasion of the Green Feather Campaign
05:10 Courtesy call ends
05:23 Speak with Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture Kuroiwa Yuji
05:24 Finish speaking with Mr. Kuroiwa
05:38 Depart from office
05:44 Arrive at Imperial Hotel in Uchisaiwai-cho, Tokyo. Attend the Presidents’ Conference of the Association of Japan Local Banks in banquet hall Mainoma within hotel
06:02 Depart from hotel
06:08 Arrive at office
06:09 Council on Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan meeting
06:18 Council meeting ends
06:48 Depart from office
06:56 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Asada in Akasaka, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Chairman of the board of Mitsubishi Corporation Yorihiko Kojima and President of Fujifilm Holdings Komori Shigetaka
08:44 Depart from restaurant
09:01 Arrive at private residence

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:59 Depart from private residence
09:17 Arrive at office
09:40 Meet with Sankei Shimbun’s former Director of Seoul Branch Office Kato Tatsuya
10:00 End meeting with Mr. Kato
11:30 Meet with Director-General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Amano Yukiya. MOFA’s Director-General of Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department Hikihara Takeshi also attends
11:50 End meeting with Mr. Amano

PM
12:05 Meet with Chief Representative of Komeito Yamaguchi Natsuo
01:02 End meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi
01:26 Meet with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, Vice-Minister for Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji, and Cabinet Office Director-Generals for Policies on Cohesive Society Maekawa Mamoru, Habuka Shigeki, and Tawa Hiroshi
01:50 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Maekawa, Mr. Habuka, and Mr. Tawa
01:51 Meet with Minister in charge of TPP Amari Akira
02:16 End meeting with Mr. Amari
02:58 Meet with Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Shiozaki Yasuhisa. Director-General of Mnistry of Health Labour and Welfare (MHLW)’s Pension Bureau Katori Teruyuki also attends
03:36 End meeting with Mr. Shiozaki
04:31 Meet with Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, 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
05:03 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Kawano
05:04 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
05:17 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
05:18 The fifth Thematic Meeting of the Industrial Competitiveness Council
05:32 Council meeting ends
06:09 Receive a courtesy call from Secretary-General of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Angel Gurría
06:27 Courtesy call ends
06:41 Depart from office
06:43 Arrive at official residence

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:56 Depart from official residence
08:57 Arrive at office
09:05 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
09:40 End meeting with Mr. Kato

PM
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:56 Enter Lower House Speaker’s Drawing Room
01:00 Leave room, enter Lower House Chamber
01:02 Lower House Plenary Session opens
02:58 Lower House Plenary Session adjourns
02:59 Leave Lower House Chamber
03:00 Depart from Diet
03:02 Arrive at Lower House 1st Diet Members’ Meeting Hall. Dental appointment at dentist’s office
03:42 Depart from Lower House 1st Diet Members’ Meeting Hall
03:44 Arrive at office
03:50 Speak with Cabinet Advisor Iijima Isao
03:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Iijima
04:00 Meet with MOFA’s Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji and Director-General of Economic Affairs Bureau Saiki Naoko
04:28 End meeting with Mr. Tomita and Ms. Saiki
04:48 Speak with London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine professor Peter Piot. MOFA’s Director-General of African Affairs Department Maruyama Norio also attends
04:58 End meeting with Mr. Piot
05:07 Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy meeting
05:48 Council meeting ends
05:49 Meet with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Isozaki Yosuke
06:07 End meeting with Mr. Isozaki
06:10 Depart from office
06:33 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo



Friday, April 17, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:06 Depart from private residence
08:18 Arrive at office
08:27 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:37 Cabinet Meeting ends
09:34 Meet with MOFA’s Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Ihara Junichi
10:09 End meeting with Mr. Ihara
10:12 Depart from office
10:18 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Secret report to Emperor
11:06 Depart from Imperial Palace
11:17 Arrive at office
11:52 Depart from office
11:56 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Izuei in Nagata-cho, Tokyo. Lunch meeting with local supporters

PM
12:43 Depart from restaurant
12:45 Arrive at office
01:30 Meet with Governor of Okinawa Prefecture Onaga Takeshi, and Vice-Governor Ageda Mitsuo. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide also attends
02:06 End meeting with Mr. Onaga and Mr. Ageda
03:03 Meet with the president of TBS Television Inoue Hiroshi and the chairman of TBS Television Takeda Shinji
03:20 End meeting with Mr. Inoue and Mr. Takeda
03:21 Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira and Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji enter
03:31 Mr. Matsuyama leaves
03:56 Mr. Amari leaves
04:07 Film video message for diplomatic relations
04:11 Finish filming
04:12 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
04:48 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
05:33 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
05:54 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
05:55 Meet with Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio and Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke
06:20 End meeting with Mr. Kishida and Mr. Sugiyama
06:23 Depart from office
06:29 Arrive at Hotel New Otani in Kioi-cho, Tokyo. Attend Abe Shinzo Koenkai’s festival of sakura-viewing meeting’s eve in banquet hall Ho-Oh-No-Ma, deliver address
08:03 Depart from hotel
08:17 Arrive at private residence

Saturday, April 18, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:47 Depart from private residence
07:57 Arrive with wife Akie at National Garden Shinjuku Gyoen in Naitomachi, Tokyo
07:58 Commemorative photo session with Superintendent General of Metropolitan Police, Metropolitan Police Department staff, local supporters, and others
08:31 Photo session ends
08:35 Speak with Minister of the Environment Mochizuki Yoshio
08:41 Finish speaking with Mr. Mochizuki
09:00 Cherry Blossom Viewing Party hosted by Prime Minister, deliver address. Commemorative photo session with Tsuchiya Tao, leading actress of NHK television series Mare
09:22 Depart from party
09:34 Arrive at private residence

PM
02:22 Depart from private residence
02:37 Arrive at hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo. Exercise at NAGOMI Spa and Fitness within hotel
05:43 Depart from hotel
06:23 Arrive at hotel Andaz Tokyo in Toranomon, Tokyo. Dinner with wife Akie and relatives at restaurant Andaz Tavern within hotel
08:54 Depart from hotel
09:11 Arrive at private residence

Sunday, April 19, 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 (no visitors)

PM
04:40 Depart from private residence
04:52 Arrive at official residence
05:25 Interview with American newspaper Wall Street Journal
06:16 Depart from official residence
06:28 Arrive at hotel Park Hyatt Tokyo in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with friends at Japanese restaurant Kozue within hotel
08:46 Depart from hotel
08:55 Arrive at private residence

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones and Lu Pengqiao

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