Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule April 27-May 3, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015
AM
(Local time in Boston, U.S.)
Visit the site of the Boston Marathon bombing incident, lay a wreath
Visit Harvard Kennedy School. Deliver address, question and answer session with students
Visit Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

PM
designed so he does not bow
(Local time in Washington DC, U.S.)
Arrive by personal government aircraft at Andrews Air Force Base on outskirts of Washington, DC
Visit and walk around Lincoln Memorial guided by President of U.S. Barack Obama 
Visit Arlington National Cemetery, lay a wreath
Visit Holocaust Memorial Museum

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
AM
(Local time in Washington DC, U.S.)
Welcome ceremony at White House, summit meeting with President of U.S. Barack Obama

PM
(Local time in Washington DC, U.S.)
Joint Press Conference
Attend a luncheon hosted by Vice-President of U.S. Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at U.S. Department of State
Attend a state dinner at White House

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
again careful not to bow or lean forward
AM
(Local time in Washington DC, U.S.)
Visit National World War II Memorial
Deliver an address to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress

PM
(Local time in Washington DC, U.S.)
Interview with Nippon TV in Blair House
Attend a reception hosed by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, meet with members of the U.S. Senate 
Participate in a symposium organized by Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
Meet with members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Attend a dinner reception for contributors to U.S.-Japan relations in Freer Gallery of Art.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
AM
(Local time in Washington DC, U.S.)
Attend a breakfast meeting with members of the U.S. science and technology community
Depart on personal government aircraft from Andrews Air Force Base on outskirts of Washington, DC

PM
Arrive at San Francisco International Airport by personal government aircraft
Exchange opinions with members of the U.S. business community, technology industry, and venture capital industry
Attend the Silicon Valley Japan Innovation Program and other events at Stanford University
Visit the headquarters of Tesla Motors and the headquarters of Facebook, and hold talks with Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Facebook CEO Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
Visit the Gladstone Institutes, which are affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco Hold talks with Gladstone Institutes Senior Investigator and Director of Kyoto University’s Center for iPS Cell Research and Application Shinya Yamanaka and other members of the Institutes
Receive a courtesy call from Governor of the State of California Edmund G. Brown Jr., attend a cocktail reception and banquet held for contributors to Japan-U.S. exchange

Friday, May 1, 2015
AM
(Local time in California, U.S.)
Attend a breakfast meeting with Japanese entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley
Depart from San Francisco International Airport by personal government aircraft
Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport

here Abe bows
PM
(Local time in California, U.S.)
Attend a luncheon with contributors to Japan-U.S. exchange
Attend the Japan-U.S. Economic Forum
Hold talks with accompanying press group
Hold talks with Japanese nationals living in the United States and Japanese-Americans
Visit the Go For Broke Monument for Japanese American World War II veterans, lay a wreath
Visit the Japanese American National Museum, attend a reception hosted by the Museum

Saturday, May 2, 2015
AM
(Local time in California, US)
Hold talks with members of the KAKEHASHI Project
Visit University of Southern California

PM
(Local time in California, US)
Depart from Los Angeles International Airport on personal government aircraft

Sunday, May 3, 2015
AM
(In transit)

PM
(Japan time)
03:03 Finish visit to U.S., arrive at Haneda Airport on personal government aircraft with wife Akie
03:20 Depart from airport
03:44 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
05:33 Depart from private residence
06:54 Arrive at Chinese restaurant Ren in Fujiyoshida city, Yamanashi Prefecture. Dinner with mother Kishi Yoko, friends, and secretary
08:51 Depart from restaurant
09:01 Arrive at holiday home in Narusawa Village, Yamanashi Prefecture

Provisional Translation by: Erin M. Jones and Lu Pengqiao 

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