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Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule June 29- July 5, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015 

AM

08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:35 Depart private residence
09:53 Arrive at ANA InterContinental Hotel Tokyo. Attend ACCJ Women in Business Summit sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan at banquet hall Prominence. Give a speech and commemorative photo session http://japan.kantei.go.jp/97_abe/actions/201506/29article2.html
10:30 Depart hotel
10:36 Arrive at office
10:38 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Saiki Akitaka and Russian Ambassador, Harada Chikahito
11:21 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Harada
11:22 Meet with Minister in charge of Ocean Policy, Ms. Yamatani Eriko
11:46 End meeting with Ms. Yamatani
11:57 Courtesy call to pupils from Great Falls Elementary School in Virginia, US. Commemorative photo session

PM 
00:02 End meeting with pupils
00:03 Meet with LDP Secretary-General, Tanigaki Sadakazu
00:37 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
01:40 Meet with Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization, Mr. Amari Akira and Acting Director of Bureau of Headquarters for Japan’s Economic Revitalization, Mr. Sugawara Ikuro
01:57 End meeting with Mr. Sugawara
01:58 Meet with Mr. Amari, Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office, Matsuyama Kenji and Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society, Maekawa Mamoru, Habuka Shigeki, Tawa Hiroshi.
02:03 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Maekawa, Mr. Habuka and Mr. Tawa
02:41 Meet with Minister in charge of IT, Yamaguchi Shunichi
03:06 End meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi
03:11 Courtesy Call from the Paternity Leave Papa Project, Vice-President of Federation of Economic Organizations, Okamoto Kunie and Governor of Fukushima Prefecture, Uchibori Masao. Minister of State for Measures for Declining Birth Rate, Arimura Haruko also attend
03:24 Courtesy call ends
03:27 Depart office
03:35 Arrive at the Imperial Palace. Under the invitation of the Emperor and Empress, attend a tea party with Palau official.
04:41 Depart the Imperial Palace
04:50 Arrive at office
04:59 Depart office
05:00 Arrive at National Diet
05:01 Head towards LDP President’s office
05:03 LDP Officers Meeting 
05:14 Meeting ends
05:15 Meet with LDP Vice-President, Mr. Komura Masahiko, Chief Secretary, Mr. Tanigaki and LDP Chairmen including Nikai Toshiro
05:41 Meeting ends
05:42 Leave the room
05:44 Depart National Diet
05:46 Arrive at office
05:50 Council on National Strategic Special Zones
06:16 Meeting ends
06:28 Depart office
06:46 Arrive at ‘La Jeunesse’ French restaurant, Sarugakucho, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with friends
09:06 Depart restaurant
09:17 Arrive at private residence

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 

AM
07:36 Depart from private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:51 Arrive at office
07:57 Strategic Headquarters for the Promotion of an Advanced Information and Telecommunications Network Society (IT Strategic Headquarters)
08:01 Meeting ends
08:08 Cabinet Meeting
08:21 Meeting ends
08:28 Headquarters for Ocean Policy
08:35 Meeting ends
08:36 Meet with Minister of the Environment, Mochizuki Yoshio
08:40 End meeting with Mr. Mochizuki
10:01 Meet with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Saiki Akitaka
10:19 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
11:20 Meet with President of Astellas Pharma, Nokimuri Masafumi and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Eto Seiichi
11:30 End meeting with Mr. Nokimuri and Mr. Eto
11:40 Meet with Ministry of Finance’s Senior Deputy Director-General of International Bureau, Yamasaki Tatsuo, Deputy Vice-Minister, Fukuda Junichi and Director-General of International Bureau, Asakawa Masatsugu

PM
00:04 End meeting with Mr. Yamasaki, Mr.Fukuda and Mr.Asakawa
00:36 Meet with LDP’s House of Councillors member, Yamashita Yuhei and his wife
00:45 End meeting with Mr and Mrs. Yamashita
01:39 Depart office
01:41 Arrive at National Diet
01:42 Head towards Lower House Chamber. Attend the Lower House Plenary Session
01:45 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Aso Taro
01:46 End speaking with Mr. Aso
01:51 Lower House Plenary session adjourns
01:52 Leave Lower House Chamber
01:53 Leave National Diet
01:55 Arrive at office
01:56 Interview open to all media: when asked ‘How are the government dealing with the JR Tokaido Shinakensen fire,’ Mr. Abe answers, ‘Through the police and fire department, they are currently conducting intelligence gathering.’
02:26 Meet with Minister and Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Shimomura Hakubun and Yamanaka Shinichi
03:05 End meeting with Mr. Shimomura and Yamanaka
03:06 Meet with Chairman of LDP General Council, Nikai Toshihiro
03:43 End meeting with Mr. Nikai
03:44 Speak with Secretary-General of Headquarters for Abduction Issue, Ishikawa Shoichiro
03:56 End speaking with Mr. Ishikawa
04:05 Meeting with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Saiki Akitaka
04:17 End meeting with Mr. Saiki
04:29 Meeting with Director of National Security Council, Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence, Kitamura Shigeru and Director of First Investigation Department of Public Security Intelligence Agency (PSIA), Tago Tsukasa
04:42 Mr. Yachi and Mr. Tago leave
04:57 Mr. Kitamura leaves
05:05 Joint Meeting of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy and the Industrial Competitiveness Council  
05:34 Meeting ends
05:39 Extraordinary Cabinet Meeting
05:46 Meeting ends
06:04 Meet with President of University of South California, Chrysostomos L. Max Nikias. MOFA Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau, Tomita Koji also attends
06:19 End meeting with Mr. Nikias and Mr. Tomita
06:31 The Prime Minister Hosts an Iftar with the Islamic Diplomatic Corps in Japan
06:56 Meeting ends
06:57 Depart office
07:08 Arrive at Tokyo Station Hotel in Marunouchi, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with Chairman of LDP Policy Research Council, Inada Tomomi. and President of East Japan Railway Company, Tomita Tetsuro and East Japan Railway Company Advisor, Otsuka Mutsutake
09:13 Depart hotel
09:35 Arrive at private residence

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

AM

08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:40 Depart private residence
08:56 Arrive at office
08:57 Interview open to all media: ‘When does the Yu-katsu [meaningful evening] policy begin?’ Mr. Abe answers, ‘I would like to start with changing habits of Japan’s long working hours. I also want to effectively apply this.’
08:58 Interview ends
08:59 Meet with Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kishida Fumio and Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Saiki Akitaka
09:51 Meeting ends with Mr. Kishida and Mr. Saiki
09:53 Depart office
09:55 Arrive at National Diet
09:56 Head towards Upper House President’s Reception Room
09:57 Leave the room and head towards Upper House Chamber
09:58 Speak with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Aso Taro
10:00 End speaking with Mr. Aso
10:01 Plenary Session of the House of Councillors
10:41 Upper House Plenary Session leave seat during proceedings
10:43 Leave National Diet
10:45 Arrive at office
11:00 Meet with Director of National Security Council, Yachi Shotaro, Director of Cabinet Intelligence, Kitamura Shigeru, MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau, Hiramatsu Kenji, Ministry of Defense (MOF) Director-General Bureau of Defense Policy, Kuroe Tetsuro and Chief of Staff for Joint Staff Council, Kawano Katsutoshi
11:23 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Kitamura, Mr.Hiramatsu, Mr.Kuroe and Mr. Kawano
11:30 Awards Ceremony to Present the Prime Minister’s Commendations to Contributors to Public Safety
11:48 Ceremony ends

PM
00:03 Meet with Chief Representative of New Komeito, Yamaguchi Natsuo
01:01 End meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi
01:53 Depart office
02:14 Visit to Tokyo Child Guidance Office and Futaba Regional Childrearing Support Center. Exchange views with members of staff and observing telephone calls
02:40 Depart support center
03:00 Arrive at Futaba Regional Childrearing Support Center in Minamimotomachi, Tokyo. Exchange views with users.
03:11 Interview open to all media: ‘How is the government dealing with current and future child abuse that is worsening?’ Mr. Abe answers, ‘There are plans to compile a policy package by the end of year that aims to ensure thoroughness in our response by strengthen the system and emergency response.’
03:14 Interview ends
03:16 Depart support center
03:25 Arrive at office
03:53 Courtesy call to attendees at the European Ambassador Meeting including Japanese ambassador to the UK, Hayashi Keiichi and others
04:17 Courtesy call ends
04:29 Meet with Cabinet Advisor, Hamada Koichi
04:34 End meeting with Mr. Hamada
04:43 Depart office
05:05 Visit to the National Museum of Western Art- Part of an Initiative to Transform People’s Lifestyles (“Yu-katsu”)
05:37 Interview to all media: when asked ‘What are you anticipating from the Yu-katsu policy?’ Mr. Abe answers, ‘Though the policy has just started, to feel that life is more fulfilling. I would like everyone to enjoy themselves.’
05:38 Interview ends
05:39 Depart museum
05:47 Arrive at Tanakashoudou, restaurant in Tokyo. Dinner meeting with secretaries
07:23 Depart restaurant
07:49 Arrive at private residence 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

AM

08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
09:30 Depart private residence
09:46 Arrive at office
09:47 Interview to all media: when asked ‘Thoughts on the restoration on diplomatic ties with US and Cuba,’ Mr. Abe answers, ‘We will welcome this move. I look forward to developing prosperity and regional stability together’.
09:47 Interview ends
10:10 Meeting with MOF’s Deputy Vice-Minister, Fukuda Junichi, Director-General of Budget Bureau, Tanaka Kazuho and Director-General of the Financial Bureau, Nakahara Hiroshi
10:38 Meeting ends with Mr. Fukuda, Mr. Tanaka and Mr. Nakahara
11:42 Speak with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Kimura Taro
11:58 End speaking with Mr. Kimura

PM
01:45 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence, Kitamura Hirofumi
02:13 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
02:14 Meet with MOF’s Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Saiki Akitaka, Director-General of Asian and Oceania Affairs Bureau, Ihara Junichi and Director-General of International Legal Affairs Bureau, Akiba Takeo
02:44 End meeting with Mr. Saiki, Mr. Ihara and Mr. Akiba
02:52 Courtesy Call from the President of the Bundesrat of Germany and His Delegation
03:23 Meeting ends
03:24 Speak to Minister of State for Space Policy, Yamaguchi Shunichi
03:25 End speaking with Mr. Yamaguchi
03:36 Meet with Director of National Security Council, Yachi Shotaro and MOFA’s Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Saiki Akitaka 
04:06 End meeting with Mr. Yachi and Mr. Saiki
04:07 Speak to Chairperson of National Public Safety Commission, Yamatani Eriko
04:09 End speaking with Ms. Yamatani
06:31 Depart office
06:33 Arrive at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Nagata-chou, Tokyo. Dinner meeting in the hotel restaurant, ‘Origami’ with LDP’s Secretary-General, Tanigaki Sadakazu and Chairman of LDP Election Strategy, Motegi Toshimitsu. Chief Cabinet Secretary, Suga Yoshihide also attends.
08:31 Depart from hotel
08:48 Arrive at private residence

Friday, July 3, 2015

AM

06:52 Depart private residence at Tomigaya, Tokyo
07:04 Arrive at office
07:05 Meet with  Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, Kato Katsunobu
08:13 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:14 Strategic Headquarters for Space Development
08:25 Meeting ends
08:29 Attend Cabinet meeting
08:35 Cabinet meeting ends
08:36 Speak to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kishida Fumio and Minister in charge of Abduction Issue, Yamatani Eriko
08:37 End speaking with Mr. Kishida and Ms. Yamatani
08:38 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, Kato Katsunobu
08:52 End meeting with Mr. Kato
08:53 Depart office
08:55 Arrive at National Diet
08:57 Head towards Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
09:00 Attend meeting of the Special Committee of the House of Representatives on the Legislation for Peace and Security and the International Community  

PM
00:11 Special Committee meeting recess
00:12 Leave room
00:14 Depart National Diet
00:16 Arrive at office
00:54 Depart Office
00:55 Arrive at National Diet
00:57 Head towards Lower House 1st Committee Members’ Room
01:00 Special Committee Meeting resumes
05:03 recess
05:04 Leave room
05:06 Depart National Diet
05:08 Arrive at office
05:26 Depart office
05:45 Arrive at ‘Idol’ exhibition hall at Minamiaoyama, Tokyo. Together with President of Mynamar, Thein Sein observing the Myanmar local products exhibition. Mr. Abe’s wife Akie also attends
06:12 Mr. Thein delivers Myanmar’s industry development vision. Commemorative photo session
06:14 Meeting ends
06:15 Depart exhibition hall
06:24 Arrive at office
06:26 Meet with MOFA’s Minister, Kishida Fumio, Vice-Minister, Saiki Akitaka, Administrative Vice-Minister, Sugiyama Shinsuke and Director-General of Asian and Oceania Affairs Bureau, Ihara Junichi
06:54 End meeting with Mr. Kishida, Mr. Saiki, Mr. Sugiyama and Mr. Ihara
07:00 Depart office
07:01 Arrive at official residence
07:15 Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting and Welcome Banquet Hosted by the Prime Minister
08:31 Dinner ends

Saturday, July 4, 2015

AM

08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:07 Depart official residence
08:12 Arrive at Akasaka Palace (State Guest House), Moto-Akasaka, Tokyo
08:51 Attend Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting. Reception of Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung
09:00 Meeting ends
09:01 Commemoration photo session in Sairan-no-Ma
09:02 Photo session ends
09:15 Mekong-Japan Summit Meetings and Other Events in Hagoromo-no-Ma, Akasaka Palace
10:33 Summit meeting ends
10:40 Joint press announcement in Kacho-no-Ma
11:06 Press announcement ends
11:08 Memento presentation for Japan-Mekong regional countries youth soccer cultural exchange in Sairan-no-Ma
11:15 Presentation ends
11:16 Lunch meeting with secretaries in waiting room. Study meeting with Mekong regional countries and MOFA’s staff

PM
01:47 Study meeting ends
01:48 Summit meeting with Prime Minister of Myanmar, Thein Sein in Asahi-no-Ma
02:28 Summit meeting ends
02:30 Joint press announcement in Hagoromo-no-Ma
02:45 Press announcement ends
02:46 Japan-Myanmar joint signing ceremony of Dawei Special Economic Zone cooperation
02:49 Ceremony ends
02:50 See off Mr. Thein Sein
02:52 Finish seeing off Mr. Thein Sein
03:07 Summit meeting with Acting Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha
03:42 Summit meeting ends
03:44 Joint press announcement in Hagoromo-no-Ma
03:55 Press announcement ends
03:57 See off Acting Prime Minister of Thailand, Mr. Prayut Chan-o-cha
03:58 Finish seeing off Mr. Prayut Chan-o-cha
04:15 Summit meeting with Prime Minister of the Cambodia, Mr. Hun Sen in Asahi-no-Ma
04:53 Summit meeting ends
04:55 Joint press announcement in Hagoromo-no-Ma
05:08 Press announcement ends
05:09 See off Mr. Hun Sen
05:10 Finish seeing off Mr. Hun Sen
05:25 Summit meeting with Prime Minister of Laos, Mr. Thongsing Thammavong in Asahi-no-Ma
05:52 Summit meeting ends
05:54 Signing ceremony and joint press announcement in Hagoromo-no-Ma
06:07 Ceremony and press announcement ends
06:08 See off Mr. Thongsing Thammavong
06:09 Finish seeing off Mr. Thongsing Thammavong
06:35 Summit meeting with Prime Minister of Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung in Asahi-no-Ma
07:25 Summit meeting ends 
07:27 Signing ceremony and joint press announcement in Hagoromo-no-Ma
07:51 Ceremony and press announcement ends
08:00 Dinner meeting hosted by Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo with Mr. Nguyen in Yushintei, The Annex of the State Guest House
08:53 Dinner meeting finishes.
09:15 Depart Akasaka Palace
09:32 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Palace

Sunday, July 5, 2015

AM

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

PM
Stay at private residence throughout the afternoon (no afternoon visitors) 

Provisional Translation by Kelly Ing

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