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Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule July 20-27, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015 


AM 

09:11 Depart private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo
09:23 Arrive and deliver address Grand Opening Ceremony for Special Events in Commemoration of the 20th Marine Day at the Capital Hotel [SPEECH]
09:59 Depart hotel
10:18 Arrive at Tokyo Coast Security Guard’s vessel base at Aomi, Tokyo.
10:24 Depart on a Japanese Coast Guard patrol vessel, ‘Matsunami’, accompanied with Commandant of Japan Coast Guard, Sato Yuji
10:41 Observes Japan Coast Guard Drills
11:44 End observation
11:46 Arrive at Yokohama Maritime Disaster Prevention Base
11:48 Encourage members of the Japan Coast Guard
11:52 Finish his words of encouragement
11:53 Lunch meeting with Mr. Sato and other generals on the patrol vessel Matsunami, visit

PM 
00:34 End lunch meeting with Mr. Sato and other generals
00:40 Observe rescue drill at the base
01:11 End observation
01:12 Observe Japan Coast Guard Museum, Yokohama
01:27 End observation
01:28 Depart location
01:30 Arrive at the patrol vessel ‘Akitsushima
01:38 Depart ‘Akitsukishima’ via helicopter
01:51 Arrive at official residence’s heliport
01:55 Depart office
02:09 Arrive at office
03:57 Depart office
04:14 Arrive at Fuji TV headquarters in Sendai, Tokyo
04:52 Appear on news program
06:23 Finish filming news program
05:36 Depart from Fuji TV
07:02 Arrive at private residence
07:03 Dinner meeting with Chairman of Ushio electronics company, Ushio Jiro and LDP Lower House member, Kishi Nobuo
09:41 End of dinner meeting with Mr. Ushio and Mr. Kishi

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 

AM 
08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
08:42 Depart from private residence
08:55 Arrive at office
09:02 Cabinet meeting starts
09:10 Cabinet meeting ends
09:13 Headquarters for Healthcare and Medical Strategy Promotion
09:25 Meeting ends
10:06 Depart office
10:16 Arrive at Nippon TV at Shinbashi, Tokyo
10:30 Start filming of BS Nippon News Program TV
11:17 Filming ends
11:21 Depart
11:31 Arrive at office 

PM 
01:00 Meet with Japan Community Broadcast Association, Director of Tominaga Youichi
01:10 End meeting with Mr. Tomigaya
01:43 Meet with LDP Upper House member, Ejima Kiyoshi
01:53 End meeting with Mr. Ejima Kiyoshi
02:15 Meet with Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, Takaichi Sanae
02:30 End meeting with Mr. Takaichi
02:31 Meet with MOFA’s Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service Oka Hiroshi
02:57 Mr. Oka leaves
03:01 Mr. Saiki leaves
03:42 Depart office
03:52 Arrive at hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo. In Grand Ballroom, attend and deliver address at Sports and Culture World Forum Public-Private Collaboration Implementation Committee
04:10 Depart from hotel
04:20 Arrive at office
04:47 Ministerial Council for the Further Consideration of the New National Stadium Construction Plan
04:55 Meeting ends
05:06 Ministerial Council on the Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues
05:20 Meeting ends
05:31 Meeting of Expert panel on the 70th Anniversary of the End of the World War II
05:58 Meeting ends
06:00 Meet with Director of National Security Council, (NSC) Yachi Shotaro and MOFA’s Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Saiki Akitaka
06:29 End meeting with Mr. Yachi and Mr. Saiki
06:38 Depart office
06:39 Arrive at official residence. Dinner with meeting with experts from panel hosted by Mr. Abe
08:26 To see off members
08:27 Finish seeing off members

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 

AM 
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
09:25 Depart official residence
09:26 Arrive at office
09:36 Meet with LDP Lower House member, Kawamura Takeo
10:03 End meeting with Mr. Kawamura
10:04 Meet with Director of NSC, Yachi Shotaro, MOFA’s Director- General of Foreign Policy, Hiramatsu Kenji and Ministry of Defense, Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy, Kuroe Tetsuro and Chief of Staff for Maritime Self-Defense, Kawano Katsutoshi
10:30 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe and Mr. Katsutoshi
10:31 Meet with Director of NSC, Yachi Shotaro
10:52 End meeting with Mr. Yachi
11:13 Meet with MOFA’s Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Saiki Akitaka
11:58 End meeting with Mr. Saiki 

PM 
01:40 Meet with LDP House member, Kawai Katsuyuki
01:58 End meeting with Mr. Kawai
01:59 Meet with LDP House member, Imamura Masahiro and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Kimura Taro
02:21 End meeting with Mr. Imamura and Mr. Kimura
02:23 Record video message for World Assembly for Women
02:34 End recording
02:38 Meet with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Amari Akira, and Cabinet members: Vice-Minister, Matsuyama Kenji and Director-Generals for Policies on Cohesive Society, Maekawa Mamoru, Habuka Shigeki and Tawa Hiroshi
03:01 End meeting with Mr. Amari, Mr. Matsuyama, Mr. Maekawa, Mr. Habuka and Mr. Tawa
03:10 Meet with Ministry of Finance’s Vice-Minister, Tanaka Kazuho and Director-General of International Bureau, Asakawa Masatsugu
03:35 End meeting with Mr. Tanaka and Mr. Asakawa
03:36 Meet with Chairman of Science and Technology in Society Forum, Omi Koji
04:04 End meeting with Omi
04:20 Meet with the former President of Philippines Japanese descent association, Carlos Teraoka
04:36 End meeting with Mr. Teraoka
05:15 Meeting of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy
05:51 Meeting ends
06:31 Reception and commemorative photo with President of Honduras, Mr. Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado. Japan-Honduras Summit Meeting and Other Events
06:32 Ceremony by the guard of honor
06:39 Ceremomy ends
06:41 Summit Conference with President of Honduras, Mr. Hernandez
07:16 Summit ends
07:19 Join declaration signing ceremony
07:21 Ceremony ends
07:22 Joint press release
07:38 Press release ends
07:39 Depart office
07:40 Arrive at official residence, dinner meeting hosted by Mr. Abe and his wife, Akie
08:44 See off President of Honduras, Mr. Hernandez
08:46 Finish seeing off Mr. Hernandez

Thursday, July 23, 2015

AM 
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:27 Depart official residence
08:30 Arrive at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu. Breakfast meeting with JR Tokai Honorary President, Kasai Yoshiyuki
09:51 Depart hotel
09:53 Arrive at office
09:54 Interview open to all media: regarding ‘the successful launch of Soyuz spaceship that astronaut, Yui Kimiya took.’ Mr. Abe comments, ‘Yui san is a middle-age star. I hope that he flourishes in his pursuits and capitalizes on experiences.’
10:08 Meet with Minister in charge of Abduction Issue, Yamatani Eriko
10:44 End meeting with Ms. Yamatani
10:45 Meet with Cabinet Advisor, Fuji Satoshi
11:13 End meeting with Mr. Fuji
11:14 Meet with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Kimura Taro
11:24 End meeting with Mr. Kimura
11:30 Meet with Minister for Reconstruction, Takeshita Watara and Vice-Minister for Reconstruction, Okamoto Masakatsu
11:51 End meeting with Mr. Takeshita and Mr. Okamoto
11:52 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Aso Taro and Ministry of Finance’s Deputy Vice-Minister, Fukuda Junichi

PM 
12:00 End meeting with Mr. Aso and Mr. Fukuda
12:02 Meeting of the Government and Ruling Parties on the FY2016 Guidelines for Budget Requests
00.10 Meeting ends
01:26 Meet with Minister in charge of TPP, Amari Akira, Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Minagawa Yoshitsugu and Governmental Headquarters for TPP members: Chief Domestic Coordinator, Sasaki Toyonari, Deputy Chief Negotiator, Oe Hiroshi
02:06 End meeting with Mr. Sasaki and Mr. Oe
02:07 National Security Council meeting. Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Miyazawa Yoichi also attends
02:41 Meeting ends
02:42 Meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Aso Taro
02:52 End meeting with Mr. Aso
02.53 Meet with Minister in charge of Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics, Endo Yuko and Cabinet advisor, Okamoto Masakatsu
03:10 End meeting with Mr. Endo and Mr. Okamoto
03:11 Meet with the Chairman of the Caucus ‘Protect national interest against TPP negotiations’ that is organized by LDP’s Diet members, Etou Taku, and his collegues
03:28 End meeting with Mr. Etou
03:35 Depart office
03:42 Arrive at Nippon Broadcasting System in Yuraku-cho, Tokyo
04:00 Appear on radio programme
04:32 Finish radio programme
04:34 Depart
04:40 Arrive at office
05:23 Receives a courtesy call from Young Descendants of Former Inhabitants of the Northern Territories of Japan
05:32 Courtesy call ends
05:42 Meeting of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy
06:09 Meeting ends
06:10 Meet with MOFA’s Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau, Hiramatsu Kenji
06:30 Meeting ends
06:31 Depart office
06:32 Arrive at official residence

Friday, July 24, 2015 

AM 
08:00 At official residence (no morning visitors)
08:45 Depart official residence
08:46 Arrive at office
08:52 Headquarters for the Promotion of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games
09:10 Meeting ends
09:16 Cabinet meeting
09:37 Cabinet meeting ends
09:38 Meet with former LDP Secretary-General, Takebe Tsutomu
10:01 End meeting with Mr. Takebe
10:02 Receive a proposal from the LDP on National Resilience and Related Matters
10:21 Finish receiving the proposal
10:27 Meet with Japan-China Economic Association members, Muneoka Shoji and Chairman, Cho Fujio
10:57 End meeting with Mr. Muneoka and Mr. Cho
10:58 Meet with MOFA’s Vice Minister, Saiki Akitaka and Director-General of Intelligence and Analysis Service, Oka Hiroshi
11:39 End meeting with Mr. Saiki and Mr. Oka
11:40 Meet with African Development Bank, President Kaberuka
11:51 End meeting with Mr. Kaberuka

PM 
12:03 Meet with LDP Secretary General Tanigaki Sadakazu
12:36 End meeting with Mr. Tanigaki
01:42 Meet with Director of Cabinet Intelligence, Kitamura Shigeru
02:17 End meeting with Mr. Kitamura
02:18 Meet with Governor of Nagasaki Prefecture, Nakamura Hodo
02:29 End meeting with Mr. Nakamura
02:32 Meeting amongst Main Ministers on the TPP
02:42 Meeting ends
02:47 Meet with Director of NSC, Yachi Shotaro, MOFA’s Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau, Hiramatsu Kenji and Ministry of Defense members: Director-General of Bureau of Defense Policy, Kuroe Tetsuro, Director-General of Bureau of Operational Policy, Miyama Nobuaki, and Chief of Staff for Joint Staff Council, Kawano Katsutoshi
03:11 End meeting with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Hiramatsu, Mr. Kuroe, Mr. Miyama and Mr. Kawano
04:28 Depart office
04:56 Arrive at Zensho-an in Taito, Tokyo. Zazen with LDP Lower House member, Yamamoto Yuji
06:06 Depart temple
06:37 Arrive at Hotel New Otani in Kioichio, Tokyo. Dinner meeting with actor, Tsugawa Masahiko at a sushi restaurant ‘Kyubey’.
09:27 Depart hotel
09:48 Arrive at private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo

Saturday, July 25, 2015

AM

08:00 At private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo (no morning visitors)
Stay at private residence throughout the morning 

PM
No visitors and stay at private residence in the afternoon
05:41 Depart private residence
05:56 Arrive at official residence
06:09 Meet with Chairperson of LDP Policy Research Council, Inada Tomomi
08:21 End meeting with Ms. Inada

Sunday, July 26, 2015

AM

09:52 Depart official residence
10:07 Arrive at Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba in Daiba, Tokyo. Attend, give lecture and take commemorative photo at The International Conference for Women in Business
10:31 Depart hotel
10:48 Arrive at Hanada airport. Lunch with ministerial secretary in private room at Excel Hotel Tokyo 

PM
00:17 Board Japan Airlines flight no. 3971
01:29 Arrive at Kitakyushu City airport
01:36 Depart airport
02:48 Arrive at ‘Michinoeki Ofuku’ in Mineshi City in Yamaguchi prefecture. Purchase soft serve ice cream
02:58 Depart
03:28 Arrive at Rapportyuya cultural facilities. Attend ‘Agricultural Art Festival 2015.’
04:37 Depart
04:59 Arrive at ‘Nakatohonjin’ Izakaya. Dinner meeting with Mayor of Nagato City, Onishi Kurao and Ministeral Secretary
05:37 Depart
06:52 Arrive at Yamaguchi Ube airport
07:29 Board Japan Airlines flight no. 296
08:46 Arrive at Haneda airport
08:58 Depart from from airport
09:24 Arrive at private residence at Tomigaya, Tokyo

Provisional translation by Kelly Ing

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