Sunday, October 25, 2015

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule April 20-26, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:53 Depart from private residence
09:06 Arrive at office
09:07 Meet with Minister in charge of Abduction Issue Yamatani Eriko
09:40 End meeting with Ms. Yamatani
09:41 Meet with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji
10:02 End meeting with Mr. Hiramatsu
10:34 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu; Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke; Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs Yamasaki Tatsuo; Administrative Vice-Minster of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Harihara Hisao; Administrative Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Ishiguro Norihiko; Administrative Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Muto Hiroshi; and MOFA’s Director-General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Uemura Tsukasa
11:21 End meeting with Mr. Kato, Mr. Sugiyama, Mr. Yamasaki, Mr. Harihara Hisao, Mr. Ishiguro, Mr. Muto, and Mr. Uemura

PM
12:41 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
01:01 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
01:15 Speak with Governor of Mie Prefecture Suzuki Eikei
01:26 Finish speaking with Mr. Suzuki
01:27 Speak with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro and LDP Upper House member Iwaki Mitsuhide
01:41 Finish speaking with Mr. Kimura and Mr. Iwaki
01:42 Meet with Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shitaro, and MOFA’s Mr. Saiki and Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Ihara Junichi
02:04 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Saiki, and Mr. Ihara
02:36 Interview with American newspaper Wall Street Journal
03:33 Interview ends
03:50 Receive a courtesy call from Speaker of Milli Mejlis (Parliament) of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ogtay Asadov
meeting with Heike Associaiton
04:01 Courtesy call ends
04:15 Speak with Chairman of National Heike (Taira Clan) Association Nozaki Hiroshi and colleagues
04:23 Finish speaking with Mr. Nozaki and colleagues
04:24 Meet with Mr. Yachi, MOFA’s Mr. Saiki, Mr. Sugiyama, and Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji
04:57 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Saiki, Mr. Sugiyama, and Mr. Tomita
04:58 Depart from office
05:00 Arrive at Diet
05:01 Enter LDP President’s Office
05:02 Speak with Mayor of Shizuoka City (Shizuoka Prefecture) Tanabe Nobuhiro
05:03 Finish speaking with Mr. Tanabe
05:04 LDP Officers Meeting
05:15 Meeting ends
05:23 Leave LDP President’s Office
05:24 Depart from Diet
05:26 Arrive at office
05:43 Ministerial Council on Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues meeting
05:56 Council meeting ends
06:10 Speak with Mr. Yachi and Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary Kanehara Nobukatsu
06:19 Finish speaking with Mr. Yachi and Mr. Kanehara
06:20 Meet with LDP Lower House member Kawai Katsuyuki
06:38 End meeting with Mr. Kawai
07:28 Depart from office
07:41 Arrive at Fuji TV in Daiba, Tokyo
08:00 Appear on news program
08:49 Finish appearance
09:09 Depart from Fuji TV
09:31 Arrive at private residence

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:41 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:54 Arrive at office
07:58 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro, Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Director-General of Budget Bureau Kagawa Shunsuke, Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs Yamasaki Tatsuo, and Director-General of International Bureau Asakawa Masatsugu
08:25 End meeting with Mr. Aso, Mr. Kishida, Mr. Kagawa, Mr. Yamasaki, Mr. Asakawa
08:29 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:38 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:40 Meet with Mr. Aso, MOF’s Mr. Kagawa, Director-General of Tax Bureau Sato Shinichi, and Mr. Asakawa
09:22 End meeting with Mr. Aso, Mr. Kagawa, Mr. Sato, and Mr. Asakawa
09:35 Meet with Minister in charge of TPP Amari Akira, Chief Domestic Coordinator of Governmental Headquarters for TPP Sasaki Toyonari and Deputy Chief Negotiator Oe Hiroshi
09:50 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Sasaki, and Mr. Oe
09:51 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
10:25 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
10:28 Meet with resident US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy
11:00 End meeting with Ms. Kennedy
11:04 Receive a courtesy call from the winners of the 2015 (31st) Japan Prize
11:19 Courtesy call ends
11:20 Speak with the governor of Fukui Prefecture Nishikawa Issei
11:26 Finish speaking with Mr. Nishikawa
11:27 Depart from office
11:30 Arrive at ANA InterContinental Hotel Tokyo in Akasaka, Tokyo. Lunch meeting with former mayor of Yuya-cho, Yamaguchi Prefecture Fujita Yoshihisha and others at Chinese restaurant Karin within hotel
11:48 Depart from hotel
11:55 Arrive at Diet
11:57 Enter Lower House Chamber
11:58 Speak with LDP Lower House member Kishi Nobuo

PM
12:00 Finish speaking with Mr. Kishi
12:02 Lower House Plenary Session opens
12:04 Speak with LDP Executive Acting Secretary-General Hosoda Hiroyuki
12:09 Finish speaking with Mr. Hosoda
12:49 Lower House Plenary Session adjourns
12:50 Leave Lower House Chamber
12:51 Enter Lower House Speaker’s Office. Greet Lower House Speaker Oshima Tadamori
12:53 Leave Lower House Speaker’s Office
12:54 Depart from Diet
12:56 Arrive at office
12:58 Meet with Chairman of LDP Election Strategy Committee Motegi Toshimitsu
01:24 End meeting with Mr. Motegi
01:31 Depart from office
01:40 Arrive at Akasaka Imperial Gardens in Moto-Akasaka, Tokyo. Attend Spring Garden Party with wife Akie
03:18 Depart from Akasaka Imperial Gardens
03:25 Arrive at office
04:32 Interview open to all media: when asked “the possibility of holding a Japan-China Summit meeting during the Asian-African Conference,” Mr. Abe answers, “if there is a chance to hold a summit meeting in a natural way, I am ready. I hope to Japan and China can return to the origin of mutually beneficial relationship based on common strategic interests and further improve our relations.”
04:35 Interview ends
04:36 Depart from office
04:55 Arrive at Haneda Airport
05:21 Depart from airport on personal government aircraft bound for Indonesia in order to attend 60th Anniversary of Asian African Conference Commemoration Summit
(Local time in Jakarta City, Indonesia)
Arrive at Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in Jakarta City, Indonesia
Arrive at Hotel Mulia Senayan in Jakarta City
Stay night at hotel

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
AM
(Local time in Jakarta City, Indonesia)
Attend 60th Anniversary of Asian African Conference (Bandung Conference)
Commemoration Summit at Jakarta Convention Center. Commemorative photo session. Opening Ceremony
Offer flowers at Kalibata Heroes’ Cemetery in Jakarta City. [military casualties and veterans from Indonesia's War of Independence as well as many Japanese veterans of the Imperial Japanese Army who assisted]
Conference with Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt Ibrahim Mahlab within convention center
Give speech at the conference

PM
(Local time in Jakarta City, Indonesia)
Working lunch with King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al Hussein at Hotel Mulia Senayan
Conference with President of Indonesia Joko Widodo within convention center. Conference with Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina
Conference with President of China Xi Jinping. Interview open to all media. Conference with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
Stand and speak with Foreign Minister of Republic of Tunisia Baccouche Taieb.
Dinner meeting at Merdeka Palace
Stay night at hotel

Thursday, April 23, 2015
AM
(Local time in Jakarta City, Indonesia)
Depart from Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in Jakarta City on personal government aircraft

PM
05:38 Finish attendance of 60th Anniversary of Asian African Conference Commemoration Summit, arrive at Haneda Airport on personal government aircraft
05:55 Depart from airport
06:15 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Register return to Japan
06:22 Depart from Imperial Palace
06:39 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Friday, April 24, 2015
AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:32 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:44 Arrive at office
08:04 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:17 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:20 Meet with Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio; Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Miyazawa Yoichi; Minister of the Environment Mochizuki Yoshio; and Commissioner of Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Ueda Takayuki
08:46 End meeting with Mr. Kishida, Mt. Miyazawa, Mr. Mochizuki, and Mr. Ueda
08:47 Meet with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro
09:09 End meeting with Mr. Ohta
09:23 Meet with Special Advisor to President of LDP Hagiuda Koichi
09:40 End meeting with Mr. Hagiuda
10:14 Meet with MOFA’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji
11:01 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Tomita
11:41 Meet with Chairman of Japan-US Business Council Ishihara Kunio
11:56 End meeting with Mr. Ishihara
11:59 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu

PM
12:39 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
01:19 Meet with Minister in charge of TPP Amari Akira and Chief Domestic Coordinator of Governmental Headquarters for TPP Sasaki Toyonari
02:02 End meeting with Mr. Amari and Mr. Sasaki
02:08 Meet with Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, MOFA’s Administrative Vice-Minster for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke, Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji and MOF’s Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs Yamasaki Tatsuo and Director-General of International Bureau Asakawa Masatsugu
02:45 End meeting with Mr. Kishida, Mr. Sugiyama, Mr. Tomita, Mr. Yamasaki, and Mr. Asakawa
02:46 Speak with Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture Ogawa Hiroshi
02:49 Finish speaking with Mr. Ogawa
02:51 Meet with Mr. Kishida; Administrative Vice-Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Sakamoto Yasuo; Mr. Sugiyama; Administrative Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Harihara Hisao; Administrative Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Ishiguro Norihiko; Administrative Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Muto Hiroshi; and Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Tokuchi Hideshi
03:57 End meeting with Mr. Kishida, Mr. Sakamoto, Mr. Sugiyama, Mr. Harihara, Mr. Ishiguro, Mr. Muto, and Mr. Tokuchi
04:20 Speak with Cabinet Advisor Hamada Koichi
04:33 Finish speaking with Mr. Hamada
04:34 Meet with Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji and MOD’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro
05:01 End meeting with Mr. Tomita and Mr. Kuroe
05:24 Interview with Yukan Fuji
05:57 Interview ends
05:58 Speak with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro
06:01 Finish speaking with Mr. Kimura
06:03 NSC meeting
06:24 Meeting ends
06:25 Meet with LDP Lower House member Nukaga Fukushiro
06:43 End meeting with Mr. Nukaga
06:59 Depart from office
07:00 Arrive at official residence



Saturday, April 25, 2015
AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
Stay at official residence throughout morning (no visitors)

PM
02:43 Depart from official residence
02:52 Arrive at hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo. Exercise at NAGOMI Spa and Fitness within hotel
05:43 Depart from hotel
06:08 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Sunday, April 26, 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
12:00 Depart from private residence
12:09 Arrive at salon HAIR GUEST in Shibuya, Tokyo. Hair cut
01:39 Depart from salon
01:51 Arrive at Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall in Hibiya Park, Tokyo. Attend a Citizens’ Rally, “We Will Rescue Everyone with Unflagging Resolve at this Decisive Juncture!” deliver address
02:18 Depart from Hibiya Park
02:33 Arrive at private residence
04:17 Depart from private residence
04:42 Arrive at Haneda Airport
04:53 Interview open to all media: when asked “what your goal of visiting the United States”, Mr. Abe answers, “I plan to deliver a message that Japan and the United States, based on our strong ties, will together build peace and prosperity in the 21st century.”
04:56 Interview ends
05:23 Depart from airport on personal government aircraft bound for United States with wife Akie, in order to have a Summit Conference with President of US Barack Obama. Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio accompanies
(Local time in Boston, US)
Arrive in personal government aircraft at Logan Airport in Boston, US. View John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston City. Dinner meeting at U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s private residence. Wife Akie and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio also attend
Stay night at Hyatt Regency Boston

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones and Lu Pengqiao

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