Sunday, August 28, 2016

Prime Minister of Japan’s Schedule August 1-7, 2016

August 1, 2016


AM
09:12 Depart private residence in Tomigaya.
09:43 Meet with Foreign Minister, Mr. Kishida Fumio at the Prime Minister’s Office.
10:17 Meet with Economic Revitalization Minister, Mr. Ishihara Nobuteru, Vice Minister of the Cabinet Office, Mr. Nishikawa Masao, Cabinet Office Councillor, Mr. Habuka Shigeki, Policy Director General, Mr. Niihara Hiroaki. Mr. Ishihara stay behind.
11:11 Meet with LDP General Council Chairman, Mr. Nikai Toshihiro.

PM
12:32 General meeting of LDP members of both houses of the Diet in the Diet building, followed by meeting with Vice President, Mr. Komura Masahiko and general meeting of LDP Lower House members.
13:02 Lower House plenary session. Meet with Regional Revitalization Minister, Mr. Ishiba Shigeru in the Lower House.
13:44 National Security Council meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office.
15:00 Opening ceremony of extraordinary Diet session at the Upper House main chamber.
15:19 Meet with Upper House President, Mr. Date Chuichi, Vice President Mr. Gunji Akira at the minister’s office in the Diet.
15:39 Meet with LDP Election Strategy Committee Director General, Mr. Motegi Toshimitsu at the Prime Minister’s Office.
16:22 Meet with Komeito leader, Mr. Yamaguchi Natsuo.
17:01 LDP executive meeting at the Diet.
17:46 Meet with LDP Executive Acting Secretary General, Mr. Hosoda Hiroyuki at the Prime Minister’s Office.
18:46 Meet with Keio University President, Mr. Seike Atsushi, Obayashi Corporation Chairman, Mr. Obayashi Takeo, others at members-only Tsunamachi Mitsui Club.
21:43 Arrive at his private residence.

August 2, 2016

AM

08:38 Depart private residence in Tomigaya
09:01 Informal government- ruling parties policy meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office, followed by meeting with LDP Policy Research Council chair, Ms. Inada Tomomi.
10:02 Cabinet meeting.
11:22 Meet with Vice Foreign Minister, Mr. Sugiyama Shinsuke, MOFA Intelligence and Analysis Service Director General, Mr. Suzuki Satoshi.

PM
13:36 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Hagiuda Koichi.
13:56 Attend memorial service at the Aoyama Funeral Hall in Minami-Aoyama for victims of terrorist attack at restaurant in Bangladesh.
14:44 Interview by media outlets at the Prime Minister’s Office.
15:05 Meet with elementary and middle school “kid reporters” from Okinawa, Hokkaido.
16:01 Ad hoc cabinet meeting, followed by meeting with Finance Minister, Mr. Aso Taro.
17:24 Meet with National Security Secretariat chief, Mr. Yanai Shotaro, Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office chief, Mr. Kitamura Shigeru, National Police Agency Security Bureau chief, Mr. Okita Yoshiki. Mr. Kitamura stay behind.
18:58 Meet with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Mr. Eto Seiichi.
20:25 Arrive at his private residence.

August 3, 2016

AM

08:47 Depart his private residence in Tomigaya.
09:16 Meet with General Council Chairman, Mr. Nikai Toshihiro, others at LDP headquarters.
09:33 Ad hoc General Council meeting. Photo-taking with LDP executives.
10:32 LDP executive meeting.
11:13 Interview with media outlets at the Prime Minister’s Office, followed by National Security Council meeting.

PM
12:31 Meet separately with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Mr. Hayashi Motoo, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr. Moriyama Hiroshi, Defense Minister, Mr. Nakatani Gen, Reconstruction Minister, Mr. Takagi Tsuyoshi, and Administrative Reform Minister, Mr. Kono Taro.
13:32 Ad hoc cabinet meeting, followed by meeting with ministers who were stepping down.
14:17 Meeting with Komeito leader, Mr. Yamaguchi Natsuo, attended also by Chief Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Suga Yoshihide, LDP Secretary General, Mr. Nikai Toshihiro, and Komeito Secretary General, Mr. Inoue Yoshihisa.
14:35 Creation of cabinet reshuffle headquarters, followed by the summoning of new ministers.
16:10 Informal report to the Emperor at the Imperial Palace, followed by attestation ceremony for new ministers.
18:30 News conference at the Prime Minister’s Office.
19:04 Hand out appointment documents to ministers for specific duties; followed by first cabinet meeting.
19:51 Souvenir photo with cabinet ministers.
20:46 Arrive at his private residence.

August 4, 2016

AM

09:25 Depart private residence in Tomigaya.
09:49 Meet with Tokyo Governor, Ms. Koike Yuriko at the Prime Minister’s Office, followed by meeting with special adviser to the prime minister, Mr. Kawai Katsuyuki.
10:26 Meet with National Security Secretariat chief, Mr. Yachi Shotaro, Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office chief, Mr. Kitamura Shigeru, the Foreign Ministry's Foreign Policy Bureau Director General, Mr. Ishikane Kimihiro, and the Defense Ministry’s Defense Policy Bureau Director General, Mr. Maeda Satoshi.
10:59 Meet with House of Representatives member, Mr. Kawamura Takeo, followed by recording of a video message to Japanese young people on studying in the U.S.

PM
13:27 Meet with LDP Vice President, Mr. Komura Masahiko.
14:35 Meet with Prime Minister’s special adviser, Mr. Eto Seiichi.
15:15 Meet with Mr. Yachi, Vice Foreign Minister, Mr. Sugiyama Shinsuke.
16:34 Meet with Nippon Signal Co. Chairman, Mr. Furuhata Yohei and his group, followed by meeting with Royal Ballet dancers, Mr. Hirano Ryoichi and Ms. Takada Akane.
17:12 Meet with Mr. Yachi, Mr. Ishikane, Mr. Maeda, SDF Chief of Staff, Mr. Kawano Katsutoshi.
18:01 Dinner with Mr. Komura, LDP Secretary General, Mr. Nikai Toshihiro, Defense Minister, Ms. Inada Tomomi, and others at his residential quarters in the Prime Minister's Office.

August 5, 2016

AM
09:04 Attend a Cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office.
09:40 Meet with Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Mr. Yamamoto Yuji.
10:09 Report privately to the Emperor and attend the Imperial attestation ceremony of state ministers.

PM
12:17 Arrive at the Prime Minister’s Office.
13:25 Have photographs taken with state ministers and later attend a meeting with state ministers.
14:31 Attend the appointment ceremony of parliamentary vice ministers, have photographs taken with them, and later have a meeting with parliamentary vice ministers.
15:04 Meet with officials of the LDP’s Yamaguchi prefectural chapter.
15:42 Meet with Cabinet Intelligence Director, Mr. Kitamura, later with Defense Policy Bureau Director General, Mr. Maeda and Admiral, Mr. Kawano, Joint Staff Chief, at the Prime Minister’s Office.
17:47 Depart Haneda Airport by JAL flight 265.
18:43 Arrive at Hiroshima Airport.
19:51 Meet with the prime minister’s secretaries at “Boston” restaurant in Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima in Hiroshima City. Stay overnight at the hotel.

August 6, 2016

AM
07:39 Depart Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima in Hiroshima City.
08:00 Attend the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
09:30 Attend a “meeting for hearing from A-bomb survivors” at Righa Royal Hotel Hiroshima. Health, Labor and Wealth Minister, Mr. Shiozaki and Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Kishida were present.
10:23 Hold a press conference.

PM
12:03 Depart Hiroshima Airport by JAL flight 256.
13:14 Arrive at Haneda Airport.
13:48 Meet with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management, Mr. Nishimura, National Security Secretariat Secretary General, Mr. Yachi, Cabinet Intelligence Director, Mr. Kitamura, Japan Coast Guard Commandant, Mr. Nakajima, and the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Asia and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Director General, Mr. Kanasugi.

August 7, 2016

AM
Stay at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence throughout the morning

PM
15:46 Have his hair cut at “Barber Shop Muragi”at the Hilton Tokyo.
17:23 Arrive at his private residence in Tomigaya.

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