Friday, November 13, 2015

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule May 11-17, 2015


Monday, May 11, 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
09:51 Arrive at office
11:05 Meet with Governor of Nagasaki Prefecture Nakamura Hodo and Mayor of Sasebo City (Nagasaki Prefecture) Tomonaga Norio
11:20 End meeting with Mr. Nakamura and Mr. Tomonaga
11:24 Speak with New Grand Chamberlain of Imperial Household Agency Kawai Chikao, former Grand Chamberlain of Imperial Household Agency Kawashima Yutaka, and Grand Master of the Ceremonies of Imperial Household Agency’s Board of the Ceremonies Akimoto Yoshitaka
11:29 Finish speaking with Mr. Kawai, Mr. Kawashima and Mr. Akimoto
11:30 Meet with Chairman of Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai) Kobayashi Yoshimitsu, former Chairman of Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai) Hasegawa Yasuchika
11:46 End meeting with Mr. Kobayashi and Mr. Hasegawa

PM
12:03 Ruling Party Liaison Conference
12:25 Conference ends
01:50 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
02:05 End meeting with Mr. Omi and Ms. Omi
03:55 Meet with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji, and Cabinet Office Director-Generals for Policies on Cohesive Society Maekawa Mamoru, Habuka Shigeki and Tawa Hiroshi
04:15 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Maekawa, Mr. Habuka, and Mr. Tawa
04:20 Phone Conference with Prime Minister of UK David Cameron. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Kato Katsunobu and Seko Hiroshige also attend
04:30 Phone Conference ends
04:57 Depart from office
04:58 Arrive at Diet
04:59 Enter LDP President’s Office
05:00 LDP Officers Meeting
05:36 Meeting ends
05:46 Leave LDP President’s Office
05:47 Depart from Diet
05:49 Arrive at office
06:00 Chairman of Panel for Nuclear Power Renaissance Policy, Former President of University of Tokyo Akito Arima and others
06:18 End meeting with Mr. Akito
06:30 Depart from office
06:31 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting with Manager of Yomiuri Giants baseball team Tatsunori Hara and Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Amari Akira
08:16 Mr. Tatsunori and Mr. Amari leave

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:26 Deaprt from official residence
08:27 Arrive at office
08:32 Cabinet meeting
08:43 Cabinet meeting ends
08:54 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
09:55 End meeting with Mr. Kato
11:34 Receive a request from the Headquarters for the Revitalization of Education of the LDP
11:52 Finish receiving the request

PM
12:53 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:56 Enter Lower House Speaker’s Reception Room
01:00 Leave Lower House Speaker’s Reception Room, enter Lower House Chamber 
01:02 Attend the plenary session of the Lower House
02:50 The plenary session of the Lower House adjourns. Leave the Lower House Chamber
02:51 Depart from Diet
02:53 Arrive at office
03:25 Meet with LDP Upper House member Yamamoto Ichita
03:41 End meeting with Mr. Yamamoto
03:42 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
04:16 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
04:17 Meet with LDP Lower House member Nukaga Fukushiro
04:41 End meeting with Mr. Nukaga
04:42 Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, and Deputy Director-General of Public Security Intelligence Agency (PSIA) Sugiyama Haruki enter
04:58 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Sugiyama leave
05:15 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:17 Hold the 5th meeting in 2015 of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy
06:17 Meeting ends
06:19 Depart from office
06:26 Arrive at Tokyo Prince Hotel in Shibakoen, Tokyo. Attend a party hosed by LDP Hosoda faction in banquet hall Ho-Oh-No-Ma within the hotel, deliver address
06:40 Depart from hotel
07:00 Arrive at Building 1-chome 3-bankan in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Informal talk with Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi Sanae, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shimomura Hakubun, Chairperson of LDP Policy Research Council Inada Tomomi, and others in commentator Kin Birei’s office within the building
08:33 Depart from the building
08:55 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Wednesday, May 13, 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
08:47 Arrive at office
08:50 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
09:31 End meeting with Mr. Seko
09:53 Depart from office
09:54 Arrive at Diet
09:55 Enter Upper House President’s Reception Room
09:57 Leave Upper House President’s Reception Room, enter Upper House Chamber
10:01 Attend the plenary session of the Upper House
11:41 Leave in the middle of the plenary session of the Upper House
11:43 Depart from the Diet
11:45 Arrive at the office

PM
12:56 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu
01:30 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
02:09 Meet with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Shimomura Hakubun
02:36 End meeting with Mr. Shimomura
02:47 Depart from office
02:55 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Secret report to Emperor
04:03 Depart from Imperial Palace
04:12 Arrive at office
04:20 Meet with Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, 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
04:45 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu, and mr. Kuroe
05:51 Reception for Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium Charles Michel. Commerorative photo session
05:52 Commerorative photo session ends
05:53 Attend a ceremony by the guard of honor
05:58 Ceremony ends
06:00 Japan-Belguim Summit Meeting with Prime Minister Charles Michel
06:50 Summit Meeting ends
06:51 Joint Press Release
07:05 Press Release ends
07:06 Depart from office
07:07 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister Abe Shinzo
08:33 See off Prime Minister Charles Michel

Thursday, May 14, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:17 Depart from offcial residence
09:18 Arrive at office
09:19 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
10:02 End meeting with Mr. Kato
10:16 Meet with Mayor of Sappora-city Akimoto Katsuhiro, Secretary-General for LDP in Upper House Date Chuichi, LDP Upper House member Hashimoto Seiko, and others
10:29 End meeting with Mr. Akimoto, Mr. Date, and Ms. Hashimoto
10:35 Deliver address for the inauguration of Ambassador of Japan to New Zealand, Cook Islands, and SamoaTakata Toshihisa and others
10:44 Finishing address
10:49 Meet with Minister in charge of Promoting Women’s Empowerment Arimura Haruko. Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji, Cabinet Office’s Director-General of Gender Equality Bureau Takegawa Keiko also attend
11:22 End meeting with Ms. Arimura
11:56 Receive a report on the development of the Legislation for Peace and Security by the ruling coalition from LDP Vice-President Komura Masahiko and Deputy Chief Representative of Komeito Kitagawa Kazuo. Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio, Minister of Defense Nakatani Gen, and Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide also attend

PM
12:15 Finishing receiving the report
12:53 Depart from office
12:54 Arrive at Diet
12:56 Enter Lower House Speaker’s Reception Room
01:00 Leave Lower House Speaker’s Reception Room, enter Lower House Chamber
01:02 Attend the plenary session of the Lower House
03:06 The plenary session of the Lower House adjourns. Leave the Lower House Chamber
03:07 Depart from Diet
03:09 Arrive at office
04:21 The meeting of the Nine Ministers’ Group of National Security Council (NSC)
04:32 Meeting ends
04:41 Extraordinary Cabinet Meeting
04:51 Extraordinary Cabinet Meeting ends
05:03 Hold the 30th meeting of the Education Rebuilding Implementation Council
05:23 Meeting ends
06:00 Hold a press conference to mark the cabinet decision on the Legislation for Peace and Security
06:35 Press conference ends
06:36 Depart from office
06:37 Arrive at official residence

Friday, May 15, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:56 Depart from official residence
07:57 Arrive at office
08:28 Cabinet meeting
08:42 Cabinet meeting ends
08:44 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
09:35 End meeting with Mr. Kato
09:54 Depart from office
09:56 Arrive at Diet
09:57 Enter Lower House Committee Room No. 17
10:00 Attend a meeting of the Committee on Economy, Trade and Industry of the Lower House

PM
12:04 Meeting adjourns
12:05 Leave Lower House Committee Room No.17
12:06 Depart from Diet
12:07 Arrive at office
12:09 Meet with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Kimura Taro
12:15 End meeting with Mr. Kimura
12:53 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:56 Enter Lower House Speaker’s Reception Room
12:57 Speak with Minister of Defense Nakatani Gen
12:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Nakatani
01:00 Leave Lower House Speaker’s Reception Room, enter Lower House Chamber
01:02 Attend the plenary session of the Lower House
02:42 Leave in the middle of the plenary session of the Lower House
02:43 Depart from Diet
02:44 Arrive at office
03:04 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
03:35 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
03:52 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka, Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke, and Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Nagamine Yasumasa
04:24 End meeting with Mr. Saiki, Mr. Sugiyama, and Mr. Nagamine
04:25 Meet with Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Nagamine Yasumasa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s Director-General of International Cooperation Bureau Ishikane Kimihiro, Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs Yamasaki Tatsuo, Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Deputy Vice-Minister Fukuda Junichi, and Director-General of MOF’s International Bureau Asakawa Masatsugu
05:06 End meeting with Mr. Nagamine, Mr. Ishikane, Mr. Yamasaki, Mr. Fukuda, and Mr. Asakawa
05:27 Depart from office
05:33 Arrive at Hotel Okura’s annex in Toranomon, Tokyo. Attend a a celebration of the establishment of the Robot Revolution Initiative Council in the banquet hall Orchard Room within the hotel, deliver address
05:46 Depart from hotel
05:51 Arrive at office
05:53 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
06:25 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
06:28 Depart from office
06:32 Arrive at Nippon Press Center Building in Uchisaiwai-cho, Tokyo. Attend “the gathering in memory of Abe shintaro with Prime Minister Abe Shinzo,” deliver address
08:02 Depart from the building
08:10 Arrive at Starbucks coffee Four Seas Pond Sanno Building Store. Dinner with President of Nippon Television Holdings, Inc Okubo Yoshio and President of Nikkei Visual Images, Inc. Akiyama Teruto, and others from the mass media
09:34 Depart from the store
09:48 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no visitors)
06:52 Depart from private residence
07:17 Arrive at Haneda Airport
07:44 Depart from Haneda Airport by Flight 103, Japan Airlines. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige, Cabinet Advisor Honda Etsuro accompany Prime Minister
08:30 Arrive at Itami Airport
08:44 Depart from Itami Airport
09:28 Arrive at Higashi Yuenchi Park in Chuo-Ku, Kobe. Mayor of Kobe-city Hisamoto Kizo and others receive Prime Minister
09:30 Offer flowers at the Monument of Victims and Reconstruction in Higashi Yuenchi Park. Visit the Lights of Hope Monument. State Minister of Cabinet Office Nishimura Yasutoshi and other colleagues also attend
09:36 Finish vising the Monument
09:38 Depart from park
09:54 Arrive at a company that manufactures women’s shoes in Nagata-cho, Kobe. Visit the company
10:14 Depart from the company
10:33 Arrive at the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution in Chuo-ku, Kobe. Governor of Hyogo Prefecture Ido Toshizo and Chairman of the Institution Kawata Yoshiaki recevie Prime Minister. Visit the institution.
10:50 Exchange views with volunteers
11:03 Depart from the institution
11:21 Arrive at Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel in Chuo-ku, Kobe. Meet with female entrepreneurs in the banquet hall Moyasan within the hotel
11:42 Depart from hotel
11:51 Arrive at Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) Kobe Container Terminal. Visit

PM
12:02 Depart from Kobe Container Terminal
12:49 Arrive at Hotel Swisshotel Nankai Osaka in Chuo-ku, Osaka-city
12:50 Depart from the hotel
12:51 Arrive at Namba Station
01:00 Depart by Train Koya 9 from Namba Station
02:20 Arrive at Gokurakubashi Station
02:25 Depart from Gokurakubashi Station by cable car
02:31 Arrive at Koyasan Station
02:33 Depart from Koyasan Station
02:44 Arrive at the Koyasan Shingon Sect Main Temple Kongobu-ji in Koya-cho, Wakayama Prefecture. Governor of Wakayama Prefecture Nisaka Yoshinobu and others receive Prime Minister. Meet with members of the temple. Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro also attends
03:50 Depart from the temple
04:00 Arrive at Ekoin Temple in Koya-cho, Wakayama Prefecture. Exchange views with tourists from overseas and members of groups of licensed guide-interpreters
04:30 Interview open to all media: when asked, “how will today’s visit affect the future policy?” Mr. Abe answers, “ It is important to hand down the words and experience I heared from everyone. I will make the most of (the words and experience). And I will work hard to futher increase foreign tourists to Japan.”
04:34 Interview ends
04:35 Depart from the temple
05:27 Arrive at roadside rest area Kinokawa Manyounosato in Katsuragi-cho, Wakayama Prefecture. Rest
05:34 Depart from rest area
07:26 Arrive at Hotel Hamachidoiri-no-Yu-Kaishu
07:45 Dinner with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige, Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro, and other colleagues in resturant Shiosai within the hotel
09:44 Dinner ends

Sunday, May 17, 2015

AM
12:00 At hotel (visitors)
08:35 Depart from Hotel Hamachidoiri-no-Yu-Kaishu
09:17 Arrive at a section of National Route 311 in Tanabe City where work is underway to repair the road following a natural disaster. Visit. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige, Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro, and Governor of Wakayama Prefecture Nisaka Yoshinobu also attend
09:31 Depart from the site
09:51 Arrive at a forest planted by LDP Wakayama branch. Visit. Commorative photo session with Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro and others
09:54 Depart from the forest
09:57 Arrive at a worksite where the Nakahechi Town Forest Union is thinning forests. Test drove a processor and exchanged views with workers
10:10 Depart from the worksite
10:32 Arrive at Kumano Hongū Taisha (a Shinto shrine) in Tanabe City. Visit the shrine
11:00 Depart from the shrine
11:04 Arrive at Kumano Hongu Heritage Center. Vist the center.
11:17 Exchange views with Mayor of Tanabe City Manago Mitsutoshi and others
11:32 Finish exchanging views
11:41 Arrive at Oyunohara where Kumano Hongu Taisha was originally located at. Visit Oyunohara.
Noon Depart from Oyunohara

PM
12:23 Arrive at tourist facility Kodoaruki-no-sato-chikatsuyu. Lunch at resturant Kumanoji
12:55 Depart from resturant
01:49 Arrive at Hanwa Expressway Inami Service Area in Inami-cho, Wakayama Prefecture. Buy orange juice and other things in a shop
02:04 Depart from the Service Area
03:03 Arrive at fiber products manufacturing machine maker Shima Seiki in Wakayama-city. Visit. Try on a vest made by machine
03:36 Depart from the maker
04:27 Arrive at Kansai Airport
05:23 Depart from Kansai Aiport by Flight 26, StarFlyer
06:22 Arrive at Haneda Airport
06:39 Depart from Haneda Airport
07:11 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Provisional Translation by Pengqiao Lu and Erin M. Jones

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