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Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule June 15-21, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

AM
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:44 Depart from private residence
09:58 Arrive at office
11:16 Accept an interview with the monthly magazine WiLL
11:51 Interview ends
11:52 Meet with Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Yamaguchi Shunichi and Cabinet Office Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Morimoto Koichi
11:58 End meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi and Mr. Morimoto

PM
02:19 Accept an interview with a Hong Kong–based television broadcaster Phoenix Television
02:37 Interview ends
02:38 Meet with the President of Phoenix Television Liu Chang-le
02:51 End meeting with Mr. Liu
04:06 Meet with Minister of State for Regulatory Reform Arimura Haruko and Cabinet Office Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Habuka Shigeki
04:28 End meeting with Mr. Arimura and Mr. Habuka
04:32 Receive a courtesy call from members of the Wise-men Group on the Japan-Brazil Strategic Economic Partnership
04:43 Courtesy call ends
04:58 Depart from office
04:59 Arrive at the Diet
05:00 Enter LDP President’s Office
05:01 LDP Officers Meeting
05:22 Meeting ends
05:35 Leave LDP President’s Office
05:36 Depart from the Diet
05:38 Arrive at office
05:43 Meeting of the Ministerial Council on the Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues
05:56 Meeting ends
05:57 Speak with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira
05:58 Finish speaking with Mr. Amari
06:01 Meet with Chairperson of LDP Policy Research Council Inada Tomomi
06:19 End meeting with Ms. Inada
06:22 Receive a request to the Government on the return of the Northern Territories from Governor of Hokkaido Harumi Takahashi and others
06:32 Finish receiving the request
06:35 Depart from office
06:42 Arrive at Imperial Hotel in Uchisaiwai-Cho, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Chairman of Japan Association of Corporate Executives Kobayashi Yoshimitsu, Vice-Chairman of Japan Association of Corporate Executives Ninami Takeshi and others
08:35 Depart from the hotel
08:51 Arrive at private residence

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

AM
12:00 At private residence (no visitors)
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:02 Depart from private residence
08:14 Arrive at office
08:29 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
09:05 End meeting with Mr. Seko
09:07 The fourth meeting of the National Resilience Promotion Headquarters
09:17 Meeting ends
09:24 Cabinet meeting
09:35 Meeting ends
09:36 Speak with Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Shiozaki Yasuhisa
09:39 Finish speaking with Mr. Shiozaki
09:53 Depart from office
09:55 Arrive at the Diet
09:56 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 21
10:00 Meeting of the Committee on Economy and Industry of the Upper House
11:58 Meeting adjourns. Leave Upper House Committee Room No. 21

PM
12:00 Depart from the Diet
12:01 Arrive at the office
12:02 Interview open to all media: when asked “the response to the eruption of Mount Asama,” Mr. Abe answers, “The government is strengthening safety measures and gathering relevant information. I hope to achieve perfection of safe measures.”
12:53 Depart from office
12:55 Arrive at the Diet
12:56 Enter Lower House Chamber
12:57 Speak with Chairman of LDP Election Strategy Committee Motegi Toshimitsu
12:59 Finish speaking with Mr. Motegi
01:00 Speak with LDP Executive Acting Secretary-General Hosoda Hiroyuki
01:01 Finish speaking with Mr. Hosoda
01:02 Lower House Plenary Session
01:21 Leave in the middle of Lower House Plenary Session
01:23 Depart from the Diet
01:24 Arrive at the office
01:30 Meet with Minister for Reconstruction Takeshita Wataru and Vice-Minister of Reconstruction Agency Okamoto Masakatsu
01:48 End meeting with Mr. Takeshita and Mr. Okamoto
02:44 Receive a courtesy call from a delegation led by Governor of the State of Hawaii David Ige. Chairman of Japan-Hawaii Parliamentarians’ Union, LDP Lower House member Kawamura Takeo also attends
03:09 Receive proposals from the Special Committee on Fiscal Rehabilitation of the Policy Research Council of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP); the Regulatory Reform Committee of the Headquarters for Japan's Economic Revitalization; and the Committee for Realizing a Positive Economic Cycle of the Headquarters for Japan's Economic Revitalization
03:43 Finish receiving proposals
03:50 Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji, and Cabinet Office Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Maekawa Mamoru enter
04:07 Mr. Matsuyama and Mr. Maekawa leave
04:18 Mr. Amari leaves
04:19 Meet with Minister in charge of Administrative Reform Arimura Haruko and Secretary-General of Headquarters for Promotion of Administrative Reform Takimoto Sumio
04:33 End meeting with Ms. Arimura and Mr. Takimoto
04:34 Meet with Chairman of General Assembly of LDP Members in House of Councillors Mizote Kensei
05:04 End meeting with Mr. Mizote
05:05 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
05:16 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
05:17 The 47th meeting of the Regulatory Reform Council
05:31 Meeting ends
05:37 Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro and Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru enter
05:45 Mr. Yachi leaves
06:00 Mr. Kitamura leaves
06:01 Meet with Director of National Security Council (NSC) Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru, Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro, and Chief of Staff for Joint Staff Council Kawano Katsutoshi
06:27 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Kuroe, and Mr. Kawano
06:30 Depart from the office
06:31 Arrive at the official residence

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AM
08:00 At the official residence (no morning visitors)
09:08 Depart from official residence
09:09 Arrive at the office
09:50 Depart from the office
09:55 Arrive at the Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall in Hibiya Park, Tokyo. Attend a Regular General Meeting of the National Association of Chairpersons of City Councils, deliver an address
10:13 Depart from the public hall
10:17 Arrive at the office
10:23 Meet with Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seko Hiroshige
10:36 End meeting with Mr. Seko

PM
02:52 Depart from the office
02:54 Arrive at the Diet
02:56 Enter Upper House Committee Room No. 1
03:00 Party Leaders’ Debate
03:49 Party Leaders’ Debate ends
03:51 Leave Upper House Committee Room No. 1
03:53 Depart from the Diet
03:54 Arrive at the office
04:10 Meet with Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ohta Akihiro
04:32 End meeting with Mr. Ohta
04:45 Receive a courtesy call from Deputy Managing Director r of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Furusawa Mitsuhiro
04:59 Courtesy call ends
05:00 Meet with Minister of State for Special Missions Yamaguchi Shunichi and Secretary-General of Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters Yokoo Hidehiro
05:15 End meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi and Mr. Yokoo
05:23 The first meeting in FY2015 of the Forum for Consultations between the National and Regional Governments
05:32 Meeting ends
05:59 Reception for Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Zoran Milanovic. Commemorative photo session
06:00 Commemorative photo session ends
06:01 A ceremony by the guard of honor
06:07 Ceremony ends
06:08 Japan-Croatia summit meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic
06:51 Summit meeting ends
06:53 Joint press announcement
07:04 Joint press announcement ends
07:05 Depart from office
07:06 Arrive at the official residence. Reception hosted by Prime Minister Abe
08:25 Send-off for Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic
08:26 Send-off ends

Thursday, June 18, 2015

AM
12:00 At official residence (no visitors)
07:09 Depart from official residence
07:10 Arrive at the office
07:11 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
08:15 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:48 Depart from office
08:50 Arrive at the Diet
08:52 Enter Lower House Committee Room No.1
08:53 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro
08:55 Finish speaking with Mr. Aso
08:56 Meeting of the Budget Committee of the Lower House

PM
12:02 Meeting adjourns
12:03 Leave Lower House Committee Room No.1
12:05 Depart from the Diet
12:06 Arrive at the office
12:53 Depart from the office
12:55 Arrive at the Diet
12:57 Enter Lower House Committee Room No.1
01:00 Meeting of the Budget Committee of the Lower House reopens
05:04 Meeting of the Budget Committee of the Lower House adjourns
05:05 Leave Lower House Committee Room No.1
05:07 Depart from the Diet
05:08 Arrive at the office
05:13 The 1st meeting of Service Productivity & Innovation for Growth
05:46 Meeting ends
05:48 The 17th meeting of the Administrative Reform Promotion Council
05:59 Meeting ends
06:06 The 10th meeting of the Council for Science, Technology, and Innovation
06:29 Meeting ends
06:30 Depart from the office
06:35 Arrive at the official residence of the Lower House Speaker in Nagata-Cho, Tokyo. Informal discussion with Lower House Speaker Oshima Tadamori, Lower House Vice-Speaker Kawabata Tatsuo, Chairman of LDP General Council Nikai Toshihiro, Chairperson of LDP Policy Research Council Inada Tomomi, and other LDP cadres
08:16 Depart from the official residence of the Lower House Speaker
08:33 Arrive at the private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Friday, June 19, 2015

AM
12:00 At the private residence (no visitors)
07:46 Depart from private residence
07:59 Arrive at the office
08:08 Meeting of the Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters
08:16 Meeting ends
08:20 Cabinet meeting
08:39 Cabinet meeting end
08:40 Speak with Minister of Justice Kamikawa Yoko
08:43 End speaking with Ms. Kamikawa
08:44 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu
09:10 End meeting with Mr. Kato
09:24 Depart from the office
09:25 Arrive at the Diet
09:26 Enter Lower House Committee Room No.16
09:30 Meeting of the Committee on Health, Labour, and Welfare of the Lower House
10:33 Leave in the middle of the meeting
10:35 Depart from the Diet
10:36 Arrive at the office
10:37 Meet with former Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Masuda Hiroya
10:52 End meeting with Mr. Masuda
10:57 Meet with former Prime Minister Mori Yoshiro, Secretary-General of Japan-Korea Parliamentarians’ Union Kawamura Takeo
11:35 End meeting with Mr. Mori and Mr. Kawamura

PM
12:01 Meet with LDP Secretary-General Tanigaki Sadakazu. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide also attends
12:34 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
12:48 Meet with MOFA’s Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau Tomita Koji and Ministry of Defense (MOD)’s Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy Kuroe Tetsuro
01:08 End meeting with Mr. Tomita and Mr. Kuroe
01:29 Depart from the office
01:30 Arrive at the Diet
01:31 Enter the Lower House Chamber. Attend the Lower House Plenary Session
01:33 Speak with Minister in charge of Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan Ishiba Shigeru
01:36 Finish speaking with Mr. Ishiba
01:37 Speak with LDP Executive Acting Secretary-General Hosoda Hiroyuki
01:38 Finish speaking with Mr. Hosoda
01:43 Low House Plenary Session ends
01:44 Leave Lower House Chamber
01:45 Depart from the Diet
01:47 Arrive at the office
01:48 Meet with Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Amari Akira and Acting Director of Bureau of Headquarters for Japan’s Economic Revitalization Sugawara Ikuro
02:08 End meeting with Mr. Amari and Mr. Sugawara
02:09 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura Shigeru
02:33 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
02:42 Depart from the office
02:55 Arrive at the Federation of Economic Organizations [Keidanren] Assembly Hall in Otemachi, Tokyo. Attend the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Shinkin Banks, deliver an address
03:20 Depart from the Hall
03:35 Arrive at the office
03:51 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aso Taro, Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s Deputy Vice-Minister Fukuda Junichi, and MOF’s Director-General of Budget Bureau Tanaka Kazuho, and MOF’s Director-General of Tax Bureau Sato Shinichi
04:23 Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Amari Akira, Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office Matsuyama Kenji, and 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 Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society Tawa Hiroshi enter
04:35 Mr. Matsyama, Mr. Maekawa, Mr. Habuka, and Mr. Tawa leave
04:44 Mr. Amari leaves
04:45 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka
04:54 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
04:55 Meet with President of Japan-Korea Parliamentarians’ Union Nukaga Fukushiro
05:18 End meeting with Mr. Nukaga
05:26 Receive a courtesy call from participants of the High-Level Seminar on Peacebuilding, National Reconciliation and Democratization in Asia [3 minutes]
Tomorrow’s seminar is the first ever attempt to gather government representatives, members of international organizations, intellectuals, and members of NGOs who have been involved in the areas of peacebuilding, national reconciliation and democratization in Asian countries. I would like to conclude my address and expression of gratitude to you by stating my hope that this seminar will provide a means for all of you to have a meaningful exchange of opinions, and be an opportunity to communicate your collective wisdom to the international community as we work to build even greater peace and prosperity in Asia.
05:53 Courtesy call ends
05:54 Meet with the Founder and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab and the Professor of Keio University Takenaka Heizō
06:03 End meeting with Mr. Schwab and Mr. Takenaka
06:33 Reception for President of the Republic of Niger Issoufou Mahamadou, commemorative photo session
06:34 Ceremony by the guard of honor
06:41 Ceremony ends
06:43 Japan-Niger Summit Meeting with President Issoufou
07:22 Summit meeting ends
07:24 Signing ceremony. Joint press announcement
07:44 Joint press announcement ends
07:45 Depart from the office
07:46 Arrive at the official residence. Reception dinner hosted by Prime Minster
08:44 Send off for President Issoufou
08:45 Send-off ends


Saturday, June 20

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

PM
03:16 Depart from the official residence
03:28 Arrive at the hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo. Work out at the gym NAGOMI Spa and Fitness within the hotel
06:18 Depart from the hotel
06:38 Arrive at the Arcadia Khigaya Shigaku Hall in Kudankita, Tokyo. Attend a party in honor of the publication of the late former Chairman of Cabinet Legislation Bureau Komatsu Ichiro’s book, deliver an address
07:05 Depart from the hall
07:16 Arrive at the French restaurant Hotel De Mikuni in Wakaba, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture Kuroiwa Yuji, actor Ishida Junichi, and others
09:10 Depart from the restaurant
09:28 Arrive at the private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Sunday, June 21

AM
12:00 At the private residence (no visitors)
10:00 At the private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
Stay at the private residence throughout the morning (no visitors)

PM
02:05 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Saiki Akitaka and Administrative Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Sugiyama Shinsuke
03:03 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Shinsuke
05:03 Dinner with LDP Lower House member Kishi Nobuo and other relatives
09:25 Dinner ends


Provisional Translation by Lu Pengqiao

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