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Prime minister’s schedule on Oct. 20

  • 2015-10-21 15:00:00
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(Nikkei: October 21, 2015—p. 4)

 

October 20, 2015

09:06

Left his private residence in Tomigaya.

09:27

Met at Liberal Democratic Party headquarters with candidates expected to run in Osaka Prefecture’s gubernatorial election, Kochi Prefecture’s gubernatorial election, or Osaka City’s mayoral election to hand them certificates endorsing them on the LDP ticket. Met with LDP Election Strategy Committee Director General Toshimitsu Motegi.

09:41

Attended an LDP board meeting.

10:04

Met at the prime minister’s office [Kantei] with Minister for Vitalizing Local Economy Shigeru Ishiba. Held a cabinet meeting. Thereafter held a meeting of the Council on National Strategic Special Zones.

10:32

Met with Shotaro Yachi, chief of the Secretariat to the National Security Council, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Vice Minister Akitaka Saiki.

11:23

Arrived at the Imperial Palace to attend a celebration of HM the Empress’ birthday.

12:56

Met at the Kantei with Minister for Abduction Issue Katsunobu Kato.

14:01

Met with Cabinet Intelligence Director Shigeru Kitamura and Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center Director Koji Shimohira. CI Director Kitamura stayed behind. Thereafter recorded a video message for a reception for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit.

15:50

Met with MOFA Vice Minister Saiki, MOFA Deputy Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama, and MOFA Asian & Oceanian Affairs Bureau Director General Kimihiro Ishikane.

16:19

NSC Secretariat Chief Yachi and MOFA Vice Minister Saiki.

17:01

Held an NSC meeting.

18:34

Arrived at “Ryugetsuen,” a Korean barbecue restaurant in Yotsuya, to dine with Yoshitada Konoike, chairm
an of the House of Councillors’ special committee on peace and security legislation; Masahisa Sato, a director of the House of Councillors’ special committee on peace and security legislation; et al. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroshige Seko were present.

21:18

Arrived at his private residence.

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