Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Prime Minister of Japan's Schedule June 20-28, 2013

June 20, 2013 (Thurs)


03:42 Finishes tour of Europe. Arrives from England at Haneda airport on a government plane with wife Akie
03:59 Leaves airport
04:24 Arrives at Imperial Palace. Report of return
04:32 Leaves Imperial Palace
04:41 Arrives at office
04:58 Koji Omi, former Minister of Finance
06:20 Leaves office
06:34 Arrives in front of the Waterras complex in Awajicho, Tokyo. Gives speech
06:54 Leaves Waterras
07:14 Arrives at Hotel Okura in Toranomon, Tokyo. Dines at Chinese restaurant with Masahiko Ichiriki, president of Kahoku Shimpo; Masahito Yoshida, President of Fukui Newspaper Company; Sotaro Kosaka, President of Shinano Mainichi Shimbun; Go Oishi, President of Shizuoka Newspaper Company; Michikazu Shiraishi, Chairman and President of Kyoto Newspaper Company. Katsunobu Kato, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, is present
08:51 Leaves hotel
09:08 Arrives at private residence in Tomigaya

June 21, 2013 (Fri)


07:59 Leaves private residence in Tomigaya
08:10 Arrives at office
08:11 Toshiro Yonemura, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management
08:22 Cabinet meeting begins
08:46 Cabinet meeting ends
09:17 Shigeru Kitamura, Cabinet Intelligence Officer
10:05 Taizo Nishimuro, Japan Post President
10:27 LDP’s Yuriko Koike, Chairperson, Public Relations Headquarters; Takuya Hirai, Public Relations Headquarters. Katsunobu Kato, Chief Cabinet Deputy Secretary, is present
11: 27 Kensei Mizote, Secretary-General for the LDP in the House of Councillors; Hiromi Yoshida, Deputy Secretary for the LDP in the House of Councillors

12:49 Leave official residence
01:23 Arrives at Tokiwadai Station’s north exit in Tokiwadai, Tokyo. Gives street speech
01:37 Lays flowers at a monument for police officer Kunihito Miyamoto who died in the line of duty
01:39 Leaves station
01:53 Arrives in front of Itabashi Green Hall. Gives street speech
02:12 Leaves Itabashi Green Hall
02:39 Arrives at Keidanren Assembly Hall in Otemachi, Tokyo
03:00 Attends Annual Meeting of the National Association of Shinkin Banks and gives address
03:18 Leaves assembly hall
03:54 Arrives at the west exit of JR Kita Senju Station. Gives street speech
04:12 Leaves station
04:38 Arrives at east exit of Takenotsuka station. Gives street speech
04:59 Leaves station
05:41 Arrives at Ichinoe Station’s exit 7. Gives street speech
06:04 Leaves station
06:44 Arrives at office
07:28 Leaves office
07:30 Arrives at official residence. Dines with lyricist Yasushi Akimoto and Yoshio Nakamura, Emeritus Professor at Tokyo Medical and Dental University
09:05 Leaves official residence
09:21 Arrives at private residence

June 22, 2013 (Sat)


10:13 Leaves private residence
11:08 Arrives in front of Minami Osawa Station in Hachioji City, Tokyo. Gives street speech. Stump speech schedule
11:32 Leaves station
11:44 Arrives at restaurant in the same city. Has lunch with Koichi Hagiuda, LDP House Member

12:26 Leaves restaurant
01:02 Arrives at south exit of JR Musashi-Koganei Station. Gives street speech
01:24 Leaves station
01:58 Arrives at Kichijoji Station’s north exit rotary. Gives street speech
02:21 Leaves station
02:52 Arrives at north exit of Shakujiikoen Station. Gives street speech
03:11 Leaves station
04:00 Arrives at west exit of JR Shinjuku Station. Gives street speech
04:21 Leaves station
05:08 Arrives at west exit of JR Kamata Station. Gives street speech
05:35 Leaves station
06:15 Arrives at Italian Restaurant Argento Tatsuji ASO in Ginza, Tokyo. Dines with actor Masahiko Tsugawa.
09:17 Leaves restaurant
09:34 Arrives at private residence

June 23, 2013 (Sun)


07:09 Leaves private residence in Tomigaya
07:35 Arrives at Haneda Airport
08:00 Leaves Haneda on ANA flight 125. Itsunori Onodera, Defense Minister; Eiichi Hasegawa, Adviser to the Prime Minister also go
10:03 Arrive at Naha Airport
10:34 Leave airport
11:07 Arrive at Peace Memorial Park in Itoman, Okinawa. Inside, lays flowers at the National Cemetery for the War Dead. Attends with Hirokazu Nakaima, Governor of Okinawa Prefecture
11:13 Leaves national cemetery
11:17 Arrives at Okinawa Peace Prayer Hall inside park
11:44 Leaves hall
11:52 Inside park, attends the Memorial Ceremony to Commemorate the Fallen on the 68th Anniversay of the End of the Battle of Okinawa. Offers flowers and gives address

12:52 Gives interview to media outlets inside park
12:57 Leaves Memorial Peace Park
01:32 Arrives at Naha’s ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Okinawa Harborview
01:49 Dines with Governor Nakaima in hotel’s banquet hall. Ichita Yamamoto, Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs; Aiko Shimajiri, Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office; Kurayoshi Takara, Vice Governor of Okinawa, are present
02:42 Leave hotel
02:52 Arrive at Naha Airport
03:21 Leaves airport on JAL flight 916
05:25 Arrives at Haneda Airport
05:36 Leaves airport
06:19 Arrives at private residence
10:55 Interview with media outlets at private residence

June 24, 2013 (Mon)


08:35 Leaves private residence in Tomigaya
08:49 Arrives at office
10:20 Katsunobu Kato, Chief Cabinet Deputy Secretary
10:51 Itsunori Onodera, Defense Minister; Hideshi Tokuchi, Director-General of Defense Policy Bureau
11:31 Shigeru Kitamura, Cabinet Intelligence Officer; Koji Shimohira, Director, Defense Intelligence Headquarters enter
11:48 Mr. Shimohira exits
11:54 Mr. Kitamura exits

12:04 Courtesy call from the children of Eisu Gakkan Elementary School in Fukuyama, Hiroshima and Great Falls Elementary School in Virginia, U.S.A.
12:54 Leave office
12:55 Arrive at National Diet
12:56 House of Representatives chamber
01:02 Opening of Plenary Session of the House of Representatives
01:04 House of Representatives Plenary Session break
01:06 Leave National Diet
01:07 Arrive at office
01:54 Leave office
01:55 Arrive at National Diet
01:56 House of Representatives chamber
02:02 Reopening of House of Representatives Plenary Session
05:28 House of Representatives Plenary Session adjourns
05:31 Hiroyuki Hosoda, Acting Chief Secretary of LDP
05:41 LDP President Chamber
05:43 LDP officer meeting
06:08 Leave National Diet
06:09 Arrive at office
06:13 Start of the Meeting of the Government Tax Commission
06:20 Excuses himself from meeting
06:42 Leaves office
06:59 Arrive at private residence

June 25, 2013 (Tues)


08:39 Leaves private residence in Tomigaya
08:54 Arrives at office
09:05 Cabinet meeting
09:30 Richard Armitage, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; Joseph Nye, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense
10:00 Meeting of the Advisory Council on the “Challenge Again” Initiative
10:50 Hideshi Tokuchi, Director-General of Defense Policy Bureau
11:49 Shigeru Ishiba, LDP Secretary-General enters

12:08 Mr. Ishiba exits
12:09 Government party leaders’ discussion with Natsuo Yamaguchi, President of New Komeito Party. Party Secretary-Generals Mr. Ishiba and New Komeito’s Yoshihisa Inoue are present
12:38 Koichi Hagiuda, Deputy Director-General of the Headquarters for the Revitalization of Education of the Liberal Democratic Party
02:06 Interview with Asahi Shimbun
02:52 Katsuyuki Kawai, Chairman of the Lower House Foreign Affairs Committee
03:09 Taro Aso, Finance Minister; Yasushi Kinoshita, Head of Budget Bureau; Kazuho Tanaka, Head of Tax Bureau enter
03:48 Mr. Kinoshita and Mr. Tanaka exit
04:06 Mr. Aso leaves
04:23 Tomomi Inada, Administration Reform Minister
05:01 Receives Report on the Reform of the System of Large Metropolitan Areas and the System of Administrative Service Provision by Basic Municipal Units
05:58 Yoshihide Suga, Katsunobu Kato, Hiroshige Seko, Kazuhiro Sugita, Chief and Vice-Chief Cabinet Secretaries
06:33 Leaves office
06:34 Arrives at official residence. Dines with journalist Yoshiko Sakurai, Terumasa Nakanishi, Emeritus Professor at Kyoto University
08:05 Leaves official residence
08:11 Arrives at Hotel Leport Kojimachi in Hirakawacho, Tokyo. Inside banquet hall has informal talk with Takeshi Iwaya and Taimei Tamaguchi, both LDP House of Representatives Members
08:57 Leaves hotel
09:13 Arrive at private residence
09:20 TBS interview

June 26, 2013 (Wed)


09:23 Leaves private residence in Tomigaya
09:42 Arrives at office
09:43 Interview with media outlets
10:40 Seiichi Kondo, Commissioner for Cultural Affairs
10:59 Atsuo Saka, former head of Japan Post
11:03 Sadakazu Tanigaki, Chairman of Diet Members Behind the Management of Official Documents Association
11:20 Seiko Noda, LDP General Council Chairperson; Taro Kimura, Aide to the Prime Minister
11:56 Leaves office
11:57 Arrives at National Diet

12:00 House of Councillors Chairman’s Reception Office
12:04 House of Councillors Plenary Session Chamber. Attends plenary session
01:00 Plenary session break. Leaves chamber
01:02 House of Representatives Plenary Session Chamber
01:03 Opening of House of Representatives Plenary Session
01:14 House of Representatives Plenary Session recess. Leaves chamber
01:15 Greets Bunmei Ibuki and Hirotaka Akamatsu, Speaker and Vice-Speaker of the House of Representatives, along with both LDP and New Komei parties
01:26 Leaves National Diet
01:28 Arrives at office
01:53 Leaves office
01:55 Arrives at LDP Headquarters
02:04 LDP’s Election Campaign Strategy Headquarters meeting
02:21 House of Councillors Election Headquarters’ sign hanging
02:25 Leave party headquarters
02:28 Arrive at National Diet
02:29 Greets Kenji Hirata and Masaaki Yamazaki, President and Vice-President of the House of Councillors, along with both LDP and New Komei parties
02:40 Leaves National Diet
02:42 Arrives at office
03:14 Akira Amari, Minister of Economic Revitalization; Takashi Matsumoto, Cabinet Office Undersecretary enter
03:55 Mr. Matsumoto exits
04:03 Mr. Amari exits
04:04 Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
04:10 Fumio Kishida, Foreign Minister; Akitaka Saiki, Deputy Foreign Minister; Shinsuke Sugiyama, Director General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs; Yoshihide Suga, Chief Cabinet Secretary
04:54 Tomomi Inada, Administration Reform Minister
05:03 Education Rebuilding Implementation Council
06:00 Press conference
06:33 Leaves office
06:35 Arrives at official residence. Dines with Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Kaoru Kamata, Chancellor of Waseda University; and Education Revitalization Meeting members
08:08 Leaves official residence
08:11 Arrives at House of Councillors Meeting Hall
08:12 Appears on IT Policy Minister Ichita Yamamoto’s Internet program
08:41 Leaves meeting hall
08:55 Arrives at private residence

June 27, 2013 (Thurs)


09:29 Leaves private residence in Tomigaya
09:43 Arrives at office
09:54 Takeo Kawamura, LDP Election Campaign Strategy Committee Chairman
10:55 Akinori Eto, Vice Defense Minister; Hideshi Tokuchi, Director-General of Defense Policy Bureau
11:52 Hisahiko Okazaki, former Ambassador to Thailand, enters

12:12 Mr. Okazaki exits
01:18 Yoshihide Suga, Katsunobu Kato, Hiroshige Seko, Kazuhiro Sugita, Chief and Vice-Chief Cabinet Secretaries, enter
01:28 Mr. Suga exits
01:48 All exit
01:49 Sanae Takaichi, Policy Research Council Chairman of the LDP
02:20 Chikao Kawai, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs; Akitaka Saiki, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
02:49 Ichita Yamamoto, Minister of State for Ocean Policy and Territorial Issues
03:17 Shigeru Kitamura, Cabinet Intelligence Officer
04:10 Shingo Matsuo, Chairman of Kyushu Economic Federation
05:02 Masaki Fukuyama, Executive Director of Kyodo News Agency. Hiroyuki Suzuki, head of Politics Department of Kyodo News, is present
05:57 Leaves office
06:12 Arrives at beauty parlor "Hair Guest" in Shibuya, Tokyo. Gets haircut
07:31 Leaves beauty parlor
07:53 Arrives at Park Hyatt Tokyo Hotel in Nishi Shinjuku. Inside, dines with Yasutake Tango and Isao Ijima, both Cabinet advisers
09:31 Leaves hotel
09:40 Arrives at private residence

June 28, 2013 (Fri)


07:42 Leaves private residence in Tomigaya
07:55 Arrives at office
08:02 Headquarters to Promote Civil Service Reform
08:15 Cabinet meeting
08:36 Atsuko Muraki and Junichi Kaneda, former and current Undersecretaries of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry
08:51 Leaves office
09:17 Arrives at Haneda Airport
09:52 Leaves airport on JAL flight 111. Hiroshige Seko, Cabinet Deputy Secretary; Eiichi Hasegawa, Adviser to the Prime Minister also go
10:37 Arrives at Osaka (Itami) Airport for visit to Osaka Prefecture
10:45 Leaves airport
11:06 Arrives at Yomiuri Television in Chuo-ku, Osaka. Records program.

12:23 Leaves Yomiuri Television
12:35 Arrives at industrial robot maker Muscle in Chuo-ku. Takes tour. Chats with employees.
12:58 Leaves Muscle
01:21 Arrives at Osaka University’s Toyonaka Campus in Toyonaka, Osaka. Chats with college students.
02:05 Interview with media outlets
02:17 Leave campus
02:25 Arrive at Osaka (Itami) Airport
03:10 Leaves airport on ANA flight 30
03:55 Arrives at Haneda Airport
04:09 Leaves airport
04:39 Arrives at office
07:09 Leaves office
07:17 Arrives at live music house Nicofarre in Roppongi, Tokyo
07:34 Attends a party leader’s debate sponsored by Internet video service NicoNico. Video can be found here
09:04 Leaves Nicofarre
09:24 Arrives at private residence

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