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Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule July 13- July 19, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015 

AM

08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya (no morning visitors)
09:10 Depart private residence
09:25 Arrive at office
10:00 Meet with Chinese Ambassador to Japan, Cheng Yonghua and Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saiki Akitaka
10:30 End meeting with Mr. Cheng and Mr. Akitaka
11:08 Depart office
11:10 Arrive at Lower House 1st Diet Members’ Meeting Hall, receive dental treatment at dentist’s office
11:28 Depart Lower House
11:30 Arrive at office
11:39 Meet with President of Lions Club International Association, Yamada Mihiro and former Minister of Transport, Fujii Takao

PM
00:03 End meeting with Mr. Yamada and Mr. Fujii
00:48 Depart office
00:55 Arrive at Hotel Okura in Toranomon, Tokyo. Attend and deliver address at 30th National Meeting of the Japan Private Kindergarten PTA Association in banquet hall Heian
01:23 Depart hotel
01:26 Arrive at office
03:05 Meet with Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary, Takamizawa Nobushige
03:29 End meeting with Mr. Takamizawa
03:30 Meet with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Eto Seiichi
04:11 End meeting with Mr. Eto
04:57 Depart office
04:58 Arrive at National Diet
05:00 Head towards LDP’s President’s Office
05:01 LDP’s Officers Meeting
05:14 Meeting ends
05:15 Meet with LDP members: Vice-President, Komura Masahiko, Secretary-General, Tanigaki Sadakazu and Executive Acting Secretary-General, Hosoda Hiroyuki and Chairman of LDP Election Strategy, Motegi Toshimitsu.
05:43 Depart room
05:45 Depart National Diet
05:46 Arrive at office
06:07 Depart office
07:21 Arrive at Federation of Economic Organizations in Otemachi, Tokyo. Attend, deliver address and take commemorative photos at The Sixth Asian Business Summit Reception  
07:44 Depart reception
07:57 Arrive at Japanese restaurant, ‘Kouetsu’ in Akasaka, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with former Lower House Speaker, Ibuki Bunmei. Chief Cabinet Secretary, Suga Yoshihide and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, Kato Katsunobu also attend
08:40 Depart from restaurant
08:45 Arrive at LDP headquarters, appear on LDP internet program Café Sta
09:22 Depart headquarters
09:41 Arrive at private residence

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

AM

07:51 Depart from private residence
08:02 Arrive at office
08:13 The eighth meeting of the Headquarters for Promoting Decentralization Reform  
08:18 Meeting ends
08:23 Cabinet meeting starts
08:35 Cabinet meeting ends
08:36 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Aso Taro
09:20 End meeting with Mr. Aso
09:52 Meet Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Suryo Bambang Sulisto and Indonesian Ambassador to Japan, Yusron Ihza Mahendra
10:24 End meeting with Mr. Suryo and Yusron
10:53 Meet with Secretary-General of Headquarters for Abduction Issue, Ishikawa Shoichiro
11:20 End meeting with Mr. Ishikawa
11:21 Meet with Director of National Security Council, Yachi Shotaro and Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Saiki Akitaka
11:48 End meeting with Mr. Yachi and Mr. Saiki

PM
02:35 Director of National Security Council, Mr. Yachi, Director of Cabinet Intelligence, Mr. Kitamura, Head of LDP Yamanashi Chapter, Shimizu Takenori and Director of Cabinet Satellite Intelligence, Shimohira Koji enters
02:48 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Shimohira leave
03:09 Mr. Kimura leaves
03:19 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Saiki Akitaka
03:48 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
04:20 Meet with Special Advisor to President of LDP, Hagiuda Koichi
04:46 End meeting with Mr. Hagiuda
05:00 Meet with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Amari Akira and Cabinet Office members: Vice-Minister, Matsuyama Kenji, Director-Generals for Policies on Cohesive Society, Maekawa Mamoru, Habuka Shigeki and Tawa Hiroshi
05:26 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Maekawa, Mr. Habuka and Mr. Tawa
05:32 Courtesy Call from the Consortium for the Promotion of the Modern Industrial Heritage in Kyushu and Yamaguchi to Inscription on the World Heritage
05:44 Courtesy call ends
05:45 Meet with Chairperson of LDP Policy Research Council, Inada Tomomi
06:18 End meeting with Ms. Inada Tomomi
06:24 Depart office
06:47 Arrive at private residence

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
AM

07:30 Depart private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:41 Arrive at office
07:45 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, Kato Katsunobu
08:11 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:53 Depart office
08:54 Arrive at National Diet
08:56 Head towards 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
00:10 Leave seat during proceedings
00:12 Depart National Diet
00:13 Arrive at office
00:18 Meet with Chief Cabinet Secretary, Suga Yoshihide
00:26 End meeting with Mr. Suga
06:37 Interview to all media: when asked ‘Has the Security bills been approved by the Lower House Members of the Diet?’ Mr. Abe answers, ‘I would like to proceed in explaining this to our citizens including the discussion in the National Diet in an easy-to-understand manner.’
06:38 Depart office
06:44 Arrive at soba restaurant, ’Sampei’ in Akasaka, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Yomiuri Newspaper group board member and Top Advisor, Oikawa Shouichi, and an artist of Western painting, Kinutani Kouji
08:36 Depart restaurant
08:56 Arrive at private residence

Thursday, July 16, 2015

AM
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya ( no morning visitors)
09:28 Depart private residence
09:47 Arrive at office
10:40 Courtesy Call from the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan
10:53 Courtesy call ends
10:57 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Aso Taro, Ministry of Finance members, Vice-Minister, Tanaka Kazuho, Deputy Vice-Minister, Fukuda Junichi and Director-General of Tax Bureau, Sato Shinichi
11:34 Mr. Tanaka, Mr. Fukuda and Mr. Sato leave
11:41 Mr. Aso leaves
11:45 Filming video message for industrial group 
11:51 Finish filming

PM
00:47 Depart office
00:49 Arrive at National Diet
00:50 Head towards Lower House Waiting Room No. 14
00:51 Meeting of LDP Diet Members
00:57 Meeting ends
00:58 Depart room
00:59 Head towards Lower House Plenary Meeting Hall
01:02 Lower House Plenary Session opens
02:06 Meeting adjourns
02:07 Depart the hall
02:09 Depart National Diet
02:11 Arrive at office
02:12 Interview open to all media: when asked ‘the security bills that have been approved by the lower house of the Diet,’ Mr Abe answers, ‘for our national citizens to have a greater understanding, our whole party will be mobilized and will continue to work hard’.
02:14 Interview ends
02:30 Meeting with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Eto Seiichi
03:41 End meeting with Mr. Eto
03:45 Meet with Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense, Mr. Nishi Masanori and Ministry of Defense, Director-General of Bureau of Local Cooperation, Nakajima Akihiko
03:56 End meeting with Mr. Nishi and Mr. Nakajima
04:19 Meeting of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy
05:13 Meeting ends
05:14 Meet with Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, Takaichi Sanae
05:27 End meeting with Mr. Takaichi
06:46 Depart office
06:55 Arrive at Japanese restaurant, ‘Tsuyama’ in Akasaka, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with former Prime Minister, Mori Yoshiro, LDP’s Executive Acting Secretary-General, Hosoda Hiroyuki and Secretary-General for LDP in Upper House, Date Chuichi.
08:41 Depart restaurant
09:13 Arrive at private residence

Friday, July 17, 2015

AM
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:42 Depart private residence
08:56 Arrive at office
09:03 Cabinet meeting starts
09:08 Cabinet meeting ends
09:14 The meeting of Global Warming Prevention Headquarters
09:22 Meeting ends
09:25 Speak with Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation, Mr. Ohta Akihiro
09:35 End speaking with Mr. Ohta
09:36 Meet with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Amari Akira, Cabinet members, Vice-Minister, Matsuyama Kenji and Director-Generals for Policies on Cohesive Society, Habuka Shigeki and Tawa Hiroshi
09:56 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama and Mr. Tawa
10:02 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Saiki Akitaka enters
10:52 MOFA’s Director-General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau, Uemura Tsukasa, Director-General of International Legal Affairs Bureau, Akiba Takeo and Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service Oka Hiroshi join
11:18 Mr. Uemura and Mr. Oka leave
11:30 Mr. Saiki and Mr. Akiba leave

PM
00:01 Meet with LDP Secretary-General, Tanigaki Sadakazu
00:40 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
01:55 Formal Prime Minister, Mori Yoshiro enters
02:00 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Saiki Akitaka, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Shimomura Hakubun and Minister in charge of Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics, Endo Toshiaki join
03:37 All members leave
03:38 Interview open to all media: when asked ‘What kind of decision has been reached for the new National Stadium plans?’ Mr. Abe answers, “I have decided that we will cancel the current plan for the New National Stadium that is to be the venue for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, and create a new plan from scratch.”
03:42 Interview ends
04:08 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence, Kitamura Shigeru
04:35 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
05:00 Speak with MOFA’s Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ihara Junichi and Director-General of International Legal Affairs Bureau, Akiba Takeo
05:10 End speaking with Mr. Ihara and Mr. Akiba
05:30 Reception and commemorative photo with Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel. Japan-Luxembourg Summit Meeting and Other Events
05.31Pay courtesy to honor guards
05:37 Honor guards ceremony ends
05:39 Summit conference with Prime Minister Bettel
06:23 Conference ends
06:28 Joint press release
06:40 Press release ends
06:41 Depart office
06:42 Arrive at official residence. Dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister Abe
07:55 To see off Prime Minister Bettel 
07:56 See-off ends
08:17 Meet with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Eto Seiichi
10:01 End meeting with Mr. Eto

Saturday, July 18, 2015

AM

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

PM
02:13 Depart official residence
02:33 Arrive at wedding venue ‘Shimomegurogajoen’ in Shimomeguro, Tokyo. Attend LDP’s Upper House member, Ejima Kiyoshi’s eldest daughter’s wedding reception banquet
05:23 Depart wedding ceremony
05:54 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Sunday, July 19, 2015

AM

10:00 At private residence (no morning visitors)
Stay at private residence throughout the morning

PM
04:13 Depart private residence
04:22 Arrive at ‘Hair Guest’ hairdressers in Shibuya, Tokyo, receive haircut
05:57 Depart from hairdressers
06:12 Arrive at private residence

Provisional translation by Kelly Ing

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