Monday, October 12, 2015

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule March 30-April 5, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

AM
12:55 Finish attendance of state funeral for former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, arrive at Haneda Airport on private government aircraft
01:05 Depart from airport
01:27 Arrive at private residence
01:45 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:46 Depart from private residence
09:01 Arrive at office
09:05 Speak with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Kato Katsunobu and Seko Hiroshige
09:19 Finish speaking with Mr. Kato and Mr. Seko
09:23 Depart from office
09:25 Arrive at Diet
09:26 Enter Lower House Committee Room No. 1
09:30 Lower House Budget Committee opens

PM
12:08 Lower House Budget Committee adjourns
12:09 Leave room
12:12 Enter State Ministers’ Room
12:23 Leave room
12:24 Enter Lower House Speaker’s Drawing Room
12:30 Leave room, enter Lower House Chamber
12:32 Lower House Plenary Session opens
12:43 Lower House Plenary Session adjourns. Leave Lower House Chamber
12:44 Enter State Ministers’ Room
12:54 Leave room
12:56 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
01:00 Upper House Budget Committee opens
04:36 Upper House Budget Committee adjourns. Leave room
04:38 Depart from Diet
04:48 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Register return to Japan
04:53 Depart from Imperial Palace
05:00 Arrive at Diet
05:05 Enter Upper House President’s Reception Room
05:08 Leave room, enter Upper House Chamber
05:11 Upper House Plenary Session opens
05:15 Leave seat during Upper House Plenary Session proceedings
05:17 Enter LDP President’s Office
05:26 LDP Officers Meeting
05:41 Meeting ends
05:42 Speak with LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko, LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu, and Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro
05:52 Finish speaking with Mr. Komura, Mr. Tanigaki, and Mr. Nikai
05:53 Leave LDP President’s Office
05:54 Depart from Diet
05:55 Arrive at office
06:10 Receive a courtesy call from Defense Minister of the Republic of India Manohar Parrikar
06:25 End meeting with Defence Minister Parrikar
06:26 Meet with incoming Commander of JGSDF Northern Army Okabe Toshiya and outgoing Commander of JGSDF Northern Army Tanabe Kishiro
06:32 End meeting with LIT Okabe and LIT Tanabe
06:33 Depart from office
06:34 Arrive at official residence

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:11 Depart from official residence
08:12 Arrive at office
08:18 Cabinet Meeting begins
08:40 Cabinet Meeting ends
08:41 Meet with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Shimomura Hakubun and Director-General of MEXT’s Elementary and Secondary Education Bureau Komatsu Shinjiro
09:21 End meeting with Mr. Shimohira and Mr. Komatsu
09:22 Speak with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro
09:29 Finish speaking with Mr. Kimura
09:30 Meet with Minister in charge of Administrative Reform Arimura Haruko and Secretary-General of Headquarters for Promotion of Administrative Reform Takimoto Sumio
09:59 End meeting with Ms. Arimura and Mr. Takimoto
10:00 Meet with Chairman of LDP Headquarters for Regional Diplomatic and Economic Partnership Eto Seishiro and Director of LDP Foreign Affairs Division Akiba Kenya
10:21 End meeting with Mr. Eto and Mr. Akiba
10:22 Meet with Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro
10:40 End meeting with Mr. Nikai
11:07 Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru enters
11:28 Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro and Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director of Defense Intelligence Headquarters Miyagawa Tadashi enter
11:41 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Miyagawa leave
11:43 Mr. Kitamura leaves

PM
12:31 View cherry blossoms with secretaries in Kantei south garden
12:41 Finish viewing cherry blossoms
01:30 Meet with LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko
02:07 End meeting with Mr. Komura
02:08 Meet with Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Nagamine Yasumasa, Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Vice-Minister for International Affairs Yamasaki Tatsuo and Director-General of International Bureau Asakawa Masatsugu
02:35 End meeting with Mr. Nagamine, Mr. Yamasaki, and Mr. Asakawa
02:45 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
03:08 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
03:09 Speak with incoming Administrative Vice Minister of Reconstruction Agency Okamoto Masakatsu and outgoing Administrative Vice Minister of Reconstruction Agency Harada Yasuo
03:13 Finish speaking with Mr. Okamoto and Mr. Harada
03:14 Meet with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Mr. Saiki, Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji, and Director-General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Uemura Tsukasa
03:59 End meeting with Mr. Saiki, Mr. Tomita, and Mr. Uemura
05:06 Depart from office
05:13 Arrive at Ark Mori Building in Akasaka, Tokyo. Attend opening ceremony of the Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center, deliver address
05:37 Depart from Ark Mori Building
05:41 Arrive at office
06:03 Hold Administrative Reform Promotion Council meeting
06:08 Council meeting ends
06:25 Receive a courtesy call from members of the Project Advisory Board of the Asia Center of the Japan Foundation
06:41 Courtesy call ends
06:44 Depart from office
06:51 Arrive at Imperial Hotel in Uchisaiwai-cho, Tokyo. Attend inauguration reception of the President of Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, deliver address
07:04 Depart from hotel
07:22 Arrive at Hatoyama Hall in Otowa, Tokyo. Attend a cherry blossom viewing party of LDP policy group “Kisaragi-kai”
08:17 Depart from Hatoyama Hall
08:41 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:27 Depart from official residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:40 Arrive at office
07:46 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:50 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:53 Depart from office
08:54 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
09:00 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
09:01 Upper House Budget Committee opens
11:52 Upper House Budget Committee recess, leave room
11:54 Depart from Diet
11:56 Arrive at office

PM
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
05:15 Upper House Budget Committee adjourns
05:16 Leave room
05:18 Depart from Diet
05:20 Arrive at Central Government Building No. 8. Attend the inauguration ceremony for the Children and Child-Rearing Headquarters and delivered an address to the Headquarters staff
05:29 Depart from Central Government Building No. 8
05:30 Arrive at office
05:32 Meet with Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Amari Akira, Cabinet Office’s Vice-Minister Matsuyama Kenji and Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Maekawa Mamoru
05:52 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama, and Mr. Maekawa
06:46 Depart from office
07:03 Arrive at Myochi Hall in Yoyogi, Tokyo. Attend wake for the late chairman of Myochikai Kyodan (a Japanese Buddhist lay organization) Miyamoto Takeyasu
07:07 Depart from Myouchi Hall
07:16 Arrive at pizza shop En Boca Tokyo in Motoyoyogi-cho, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with friends
09:54 Depart from pizza shop
10:00 Arrive at private residence

Thursday, April 2, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:20 Depart from private residence
09:35 Arrive at office
09:53 Meet with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Vice-Minister Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji
11:10 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Tomita
11:11 Meet with Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, Director-General of Secretariat of the International Peace Cooperation Headquarters Yamamoto Jota, MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, and Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro
11:45 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Yamamoto, Mr. Hiramatsu, and Mr. Kuroe
11:46 Meet with U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK)

PM
12:06 End meeting with Sen. Sullivan
12:07 Speak with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro
12:15 Finish speaking with Mr. Ohta
12:16 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
12:58 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
01:30 Meet with Cabinet Advisor Munakata Norio
02:01 End meeting with Mr. Munakata
02:02 Meet with LDP Lower House member Kawai Katsuyuki
02:22 End meeting with Mr. Kawai
02:23 Meet with LDP Lower House member Takemoto Naokazu
02:39 End meeting with Mr. Takemoto
02:40 Meet with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu, and Mr. Kuroe
03:04 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu, and Mr. Kuroe
03:05 Meet with LDP Lower House member Kawamura Takeo
03:34 End meeting with Mr. Kawamura
03:35 Speak with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun and Vice-Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Yamanaka Shinichi
03:48 Finish speaking with Mr. Shimomura and Mr. Yamanaka
03:57 Meet with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe, and MOD’s Chief of Staff for Joint Staff Council Kawano Katsutoshi
04:27 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Kawano
04:28 Meet with former Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Shindo Yoshitaka
04:45 End meeting with Mr. Shindo
05:12 Attend the Government-Labor-Management Meeting for Realizing a Positive Cycle of the Economy
06:01 Meeting closes
06:11 Hold a meeting of the founders of the national movement to support children’s futures
06:23 Meeting ends
06:33 Attend a meeting of Advisory Panel on the History of the 20th Century and on Japan’s Role and the World Order in the 21st Century
07:08 Meeting ends
07:10 Depart from office
07:11 Arrive at official residence

Friday, April 3, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:57 Depart from official residence
08:58 Arrive at office
08:59 Meet with Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio and Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
09:38 End meeting with Mr. Kishida and Mr. Saiki
09:46 Speak with Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Shiozaki Yasuhisa and Administrative Vice-Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Hara Katsunori
09:56 Finish speaking with Mr. Shiozaki and Mr. Hara
09:59 Cabinet Meeting begins
10:17 Cabinet Meeting ends
10:20 Hold the fifth meeting of the Council on Overcoming Population Decline and Revitalizing Local Economy in Japan
10:33 Meeting ends
10:34 Depart from office
10:48 Arrive at Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo Headquarters Building in Otemachi, Tokyo. Attend a ceremony to commemorate the establishment of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, deliver address
11:03 Depart from Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo Headquarters Building
11:16 Arrive at office
11:30 Speak with President of Japan Medical Association Yokokura Yoshitake
11:44 Finish speaking with Mr. Yokokura

PM
12:02 Meet with associate professor at University of Tokyo Ikeuchi Satoshi. Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary Kanehara Nobukatsu also attends
01:10 End meeting with Professor Ikeuchi
02:01 Hold talks with families of abductees who were abducted by North Korea
02:51 Talks end
03:05 Receive a courtesy call from a delegation led by Democratic Leader of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
03:56 Courtesy call ends
04:00 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
04:28 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
04:30 Meet with Director of NSC Yachi Shotaro, Secretary-General of Cabinet Office’s Headquarters for International Peace Cooperation Yamamoto Jota, MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Hiramatsu Kenji, and MOD’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro
05:05 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Yamamoto, Mr. Hiramatsu, and Mr. Kuroe
07:07 Depart from office
07:13 Arrive at Hotel New Otani in Kioi-cho, Tokyo. Informal talk with AOKI Holdings Chairman Aoki Hironori, Nitori Holdings CEO Nitori Akio, and colleagues in banquet hall edo ROOM within hotel
08:45 Depart from hotel
09:00 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo



Saturday, April 4, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
Stay at private residence throughout the morning (no visitor)

PM
01:10 Depart from private residence
01:23 Arrive at hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo. Exercise at NAGOMI Spa and Fitness within hotel
04:10 Depart from hotel
04:33 Arrive at private residence

Sunday, April 5, 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
01:44 Depart from private residence
01:54 Arrive at hotel Hilton Tokyo in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo. Hair cut at barber shop Muragi within hotel
03:18 Depart from hotel
03:28 Arrive at private residence
04:51 Depart from private residence
04:57 Arrive at residence of the late Morita Yoshiko, wife of the late Morita Akio in Aobadai, Tokyo. Attend gathering in memory of Yoshiko
05:40 Depart from Morita residence
05:48 Arrive at private residence

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones and Lu Pengqiao

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