Saturday, November 28, 2015

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule May 25-31, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

AM
08:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:43 Depart from private residence
08:56 Arrive at office
09:30 The second meeting of the Cyber Security Strategy Headquarters
09:35 Meeting ends
09:41 Receive a proposal from the Science and Technology Parliamentary Association
10:01 End reception
10:12 Meet with Secretary-General of Headquarters for Abduction Issue Ishikawa Shoichiro
10:27 End meeting with Mr. Ishikawa
10:29 Meet with Minister of Defense Nakatani Gen, Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, MOFA’s Director-General of International Legal Affairs Bureau Akiba Takeo, and Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuo
11:32 End meeting with Mr. Nakatani, Mr. Yachi, Mr. Akiba, and Mr. Kuroe

PM
12:12 Depart from office
12:19 Arrive at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery. Attend the Ceremony of Reverence, lay a wreath
12:45 Depart from Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery
12:54 Arrive at office
01:36 Film video message for medical science-related activity
01:59 End filming
02:01 Meet with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji, Cabinet Office Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Maekawa Mamoru, Cabinet Office Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Habuka Shigeki, Cabinet Office’s Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Tawa Hiroshi
02:34 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Maekawa, Mr. Habuka, and Mr. Tawa
02:35 Meet with Former Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Masuda Hiroya
03:12 End meeting with Mr. Masuda
03:20 Meet with Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Nagamine Yasumasa
04:02 End meeting with Mr. Nagamine
04:03 Meet with Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Deputy Vice-Minister Fukuda Junichi and MOF’s Director-General of Tax Bureau Sato Shinichi
04:29 End meeting with Mr. Fukuda and Mr. Sato
Suga and Yamaguchi think shirt itches
04:33 Presentation of Kariyushi Shirt from the Governor of Okinawa Prefecture Takeshi Onaga. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide and Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs Yamaguchi Shunichi also attend
04:45 Presentation ends
04:53 Depart from office
04:54 Arrive at Diet
04:55 Enter LDP Secretary-General’s Conference Room
04:56 Endorse the Governor candidate for Gunma Prefecture. Photograph Session
04:58 Leave LDP Secretary-General’s Conference Room
04:59 Enter LDP President’s Office
05:01 LDP Officers Meeting
05:20 Meeting ends
05:38 Speak with Chairman of LDP Election Strategy Committee Motegi Toshimitsu
05:42 Leave LDP President’s Office
05:43 Depart from Diet
05:45 Arrive at office
06:14 Reception for Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak. Commemoration Photograph Session.
06:15 Ceremony by the guard of honor
06:21 Ceremony ends
06:23 Japan-Malaysia Summit Meeting with Prime Minister Najib Razak
07:19 Summit meeting ends
07:22 Joint Press Announcement
07:36 Joint Press Announcement ends
07:37 Depart from office
07:38 Arrive at the official residence. Banquet hosted by Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and wife Akie
08:56 Send off Prime Minister Najib Razak and his spouse Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor
08:58 Send-off ends

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:27 Depart from office
07:32 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
08:13 End meeting with Mr. Seko
08:24 Cabinet meeting
08:40 Cabinet meeting ends
08:41 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
09:53 End meeting with Mr. Kato
09:54 Depart from office
09:56 Arrive at Diet
09:57 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 43
10:00 Meeting of the Committee on Health, Labour, and Welfare of the Upper House

PM
12:03 Meeting adjourns. Leave Upper House Committee Room No. 43
12:04 Depart from Diet
12:06 Arrive at office
12:36 Depart from office
12:38 Arrive at Diet
12:40 Enter LDP President’s Office
12:41 Meet with Chief Representative of Japan Innovation Party Matsuno Yorihisa
12:49 End meeting with Mr. Matsuno
12:50 Leave LDP President’s Office
12:52 Enter Lower House Speaker’s Reception Room
12:55 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro and Minister of Defense Nakatani Gen
12:59 End meeting with Mr. Aso and Mr. Nakatani
01:00 Leave Lower House Speaker’s Reception Room, enter Lower House Chamber
01:02 Plenary session of the Lower House
04:01 Plenary session adjourns, leave Lower House Chamber
04:02 Depart from Diet
04:04 Arrive at office
04:05 Meet with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Miyazawa Yoichi and State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Takagi Yosuke
04:23 End meeting with Mr. Miyazawa and Mr. Takagi
04:48 Meet with Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, and Director of Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center Shimohira Koji
04:56 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Shimohira leave
05:08 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:17 Meeting of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy
06:22 Meeting ends
06:28 Ceremony to Present the Commendations for Contributors to Consumer Support for FY2015
06:40 Ceremony ends
06:56 Receive a courtesy call from a delegation led by Chairman of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee of the United States Michael D. Rogers
07:13 Courtesy call ends
07:15 Depart from office
07:32 Arrive at Italian restaurant Ristorante ASO. Dinner meeting with Chairman of the ANA Holdings Inc.’s Board Ito Shinichiro and President of ANA Holdings Inc. Katanozaka Shinya
09:01 Depart from the restaurant.
09:09 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:14 Depart from private residence
07:27 Arrive at office
08:54 Depart from office
08:56 Arrive at Diet
08:58 Enter Lower House Committee Room No. 1
09:00 Meeting of the Special Committee of the House of Representatives on the Legislation for Peace and Security of Japan and the International Community

PM
12:01 Meeting adjourns
12:02 Leave Lower House Committee Room No. 1
12:04 Depart from Diet
12:05 Arrive at office
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Lower House Committee Room No. 1
01:00 Meeting of the Special Committee of the House of Representatives on the Legislation for Peace and Security of Japan and the International Community reopens
05:02 Meeting adjourns
05:03 Leave Lower House Committee Room No. 1
05:05 Depart from Diet
05:07 Arrive at office
05:13 Meeting of the Ministerial Council on the Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues
05:27 Meeting ends
05:28 Speak with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro
05:30 Finish speaking with Mr. Ohta
05:43 Meet with Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro, former Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nishikawa Koya, and others
06:17 End meeting with Mr. Nikai, Mr. Nishikawa, and others
06:22 Depart from office
06:31 Arrive at Palace Hotel Tokyo in Marunouchi, Tokyo. Attend a party hosted by LDP faction Santo in banquet hall Aoi within the hotel, deliver an address.
06:41 Depart from the hotel
06:49 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Kurosawa in Nagata-Cho, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with President of Nippon Television Holdings, Inc. Okubo Yoshio, journalist Goto Kenji, and others
09:37 Depart from the restaurant
09:53 Arrive at private residence

Thursday, May 28, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:12 Depart from private residence
07:24 Arrive at office
07:26 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:53 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:54 Depart from office
08:55 Arrive at Diet
08:57 Enter Lower House Committee Room No. 1
09:03 Meeting of the Special Committee of the House of Representatives on the Legislation for Peace and Security of Japan and the International Community

PM
12:02 Meeting adjourns
12:03 Leave Lower House Committee Room No. 1
12:05 Depart from Diet
12:06 Arrive at office
12:47 Meet with Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide
12:54 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at Diet
12:57 Enter Lower House Committee Room No. 1
01:00 Meeting of the Special Committee of the House of Representatives on the Legislation for Peace and Security of Japan and the International Community reopens
05:04 Meeting adjourns
05:05 Leave Lower House Committee Room No. 1
05:07 Depart from Diet
05:08 Arrive at office
05:19 National Security Council meeting
05:54 Meeting ends
06:03 Depart from office
06:11 Arrive at Hotel New Otani in Kioi-Cho, Tokyo. Attend a party hosted by LDP Lower House member Hosoda Hiroyuki in banquet hall Ho-Oh-No-Ma, deliver address
06:22 Depart from office
06:40 Arrive at Japanese restaurant Shinbashi Matsuyama in Ginza, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige and others
07:21 Depart from the restaurant
07:27 Arrive at steakhouse Kawamura in Ginza, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro, LDP Lower House member Kawamura Takeo, and others
09:28 Depart from the steakhouse
09:48 Arrive at private residence



Friday, May 29, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
07:54 Depart from private residence
08:05 Arrive at office
08:14 Cabinet meeting
08:29 Cabinet meeting ends
09:19 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
09:41 End meeting with Mr. Seko
09:54 Depart from office
09:56 Arrive at Diet
09:57 Enter Upper House President’s Reception Room
09:58 Leave Upper House President’s Reception Room, enter Upper House Chamber
10:01 Plenary Session of the Upper House
10:15 Speak with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
11:38 Leave in the middle of the Plenary Session of the Upper House
11:40 Depart from Diet
11:42 Arrive at office
11:44 Interview open to all media: when asked “how will the government handle the volcano eruption in Kuchinoerabu Island, Kagoshima Prefecture,” Mr. Abe answers, “the government will work together and make every effort to ensure the safety of residents in the island.”
11:46 Interview ends
11:48 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management Nishimura Yasuhiko in the Crisis Management Center
11:53 End meeting with Mr. Seko and Mr. Nishimura

PM
12:04 Ruling Parties Leaders’ Conference with Chief Representative of Komeito Yamaguchi Natsuo
12:53 Conference ends
01:10 Receive a fifth proposal from the Headquarters for Accelerating Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake of the Ruling Parties
01:24 End reception
01:26 Meet with Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Amari Akira and Acting Director of Bureau of Headquarters for Japan’s Economic Revitalization Sugawara Ikuro
01:42 End meeting with Mr. Amari and Mr. Sugawara
01:43 Receive a courtesy call from violinist Vadim Repin. Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Japan Evgeny Afanasiev and MOFA’s Director-General of European Affairs Bureau Hayashi Hajime also attend
02:04 Courtesy call ends
02:13 Receive a courtesy call from the Iris Princesses and others. Former Minister of Finance Nukaga Fukushiro and Mayor of Itako City, Ibaraki Prefecture Hara Hiromichi also attend
02:19 Courtesy call ends
02:20 Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji, Cabinet Office Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Maekawa Mamoru, Cabinet Office Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Habuka Shigeki, and Cabinet Office’s Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Tawa Hiroshi enter
02:32 Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Maekawa, Mr. Habuka, and Mr. Tawa leave
02:42 Mr. Amari leaves
03:02 The sixth Thematic Meeting of the Industrial Competitiveness Council
03:48 Meeting ends
03:49 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
04:22 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
05:35 Reception for President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, and President of the European Council Donald Tusk. Ceremony by the guard of honor
05:43 Ceremony ends
05:44 Japan-EU Summit Meeting, small assembly attends
06:14 Meeting ends
06:16 Commemoration Photograph session
06:17 Session ends
06:18 plenary Japan-EU Summit Meeting. Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida Fumio and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Miyazawa Yoichi also attend
07:06 Meeting ends
07:18 Joint press announcement
07:33 Joint press announcement ends
07:35 Depart from office
07:36 Arrive at the official residence. Dinner
08:48 Send off President of the European Commission Juncker, and President of the European Council Tusk
08:49 Send-off ends

Saturday, May 30, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
Stay at official residence throughout morning

PM
01:36 Depart from official residence
01:43 Arrive at Imperial Palace. Attend the ancient style equestrian show and tea party to celebrate the Emperor and Empress’s 80th birthday
04:18 Depart from Imperial Palace
04:27 Arrive at official residence
04:28 Meet with Minister of State for Disaster Management Yamatani Eriko, State Minister of Cabinet Office Akazawa Ryusei, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management Nishimura Yasuhiko. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide also attends
04:47 Depart from official residence
05:00 Arrive at Salon HAIR GUEST in Shibuya, Tokyo. Haircut
06:16 Depart from the salon
06:25 Arrive at official residence
06:26 Interview open to all media: when asked “how will the government respond after receiving the reports of the volcano eruption,” Mr. Abe answers, “we are closely watching changes of the situation, and I want to make sure the completeness of the measures for people that have been evacuated.”
06:27 Interview ends

Sunday, May 31, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:54 Depart from official residence
07:57 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
08:08 Depart from the station by Shinkansen Train Yamabiko 127. Minister for Reconstruction
Takeshita Wataru accompanies Prime Minister
09:33 Arrive at JR Koriyama Station
09:38 Depart from the station
09:56 Arrive at Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST (FREA), in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture. Observe the solar photovoltaic power generators and other facilities. Exchange views with employees
10:14 Depart from the Institute
10:16 Arrive at a manufacturer of food product machinery in Koriyama City. Exchange views with employees
10:38 Depart from the manufacturer
11:09 Arrive at restaurant Hachimonjiya in Miharu-Cho, Fukushima Prefecture. Lunch

PM
12:10 Depart from the restaurant
12:18 Arrive at emergency Kaiyama temporary housing area in Tamura County. Governor of Fukushima Prefecture Uchibori Masao, Head of Katsurao Village Matsumoto Masahide, and others receive Prime Minister. Hold a roundtable with residents of Kaiyama emergency temporary housing area. Exchange views with business operators and visit a temporary shop
12:56 Depart from the area
01:34 Arrive at Ban-etsu Expressway’s Bandasan Service Area. Buy Aizu salty vanilla custard cream
01:42 Depart from the service area
02:23 Arrive at Yanaizu Nishiyama Geothermal Power Plant in Yanaizu-Cho, Kawanuma County, Fukushima Prefecture. Town Mayor of Yanaizu-Cho Iseki Shoichi and others receive Prime Minister. Obeserve the inside of the generator building, the inside of the generator structure, and the site of the geothermal production well
03:11 Interview open to all media: when asked “ how will the government accelerate the reconstruction of the disaster-affected areas?” Mr. Abe answers, “the policy package to revive
Fukushima suffering from the nuclear disaster will be approved in Cabinet meeting in mid-June.”
03:14 Interview ends
03:15 Depart from the Power Plant
04:45 Arrive at JR Koriyama Station
04:47 Meet with Minister for Reconstruction Takeshita Wataru and Former Minister for Reconstruction Nemoto Takumi in the station’s VIP room
05:00 End meeting with Mr. Takeshita and Mr. Nemoto
05:05 Depart from the station by Shinkansen Train Yamabiko 52
06:23 Arrive at JR Tokyo Station
06:28 Depart from the station
06:37 Arrive at hotel Andaz Tokyo in Toranomon, Tokyo. Dinner with wife Akie, Mr. Abe’s mother Kishi Yoko, and others at the restaurant Andaz Tavern within the hotel
09:03 Depart from the hotel
09:18 Arrive at the private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Provisional Translation by Pengqiao Lu and Erin M. Jones

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