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Prime minister’s schedule on Feb. 17

  • 2016-02-18 15:00:00
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(Nikkei: February 18, 2016 – p. 4)

 

February 17, 2016

09:29

Left his private residence in Tomigaya.

09:45

Arrived at the Prime Minister’s Office [Kantei].

10:25

Met with Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Yasuhisa Shiozaki and MHLW Health Insurance Bureau Director-General Takeshi Karasawa.

11:20

Met with literary critic Eitaro Ogawa. Then met with Saki Yonezawa, who is known as “Koga Hana-musume” [for her work in promoting the peach blossoms in Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture], et al.

12:03

Met with Komeito Chief Representative Natsuo Yamaguchi.

15:00

Recorded an episode of “Café Sta,” the LDP’s Internet program, at LDP headquarters.

15:49

Met with Minister in Charge of Economic Revitalization Nobuteru Ishihara, Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Kenji Matsuyama, Cabinet Office Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination Masao Nishikawa, Director-General for Economic and Fiscal Management Mamoru Maekawa, Director-General for Economic, Fiscal and Social Structure Shigeki Habuka, and Director-General for Economic Research Hiroshi Tawa at the Kantei.

16:06

Met with former UK Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley. Next met with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Shigeru Kitamura and Defense Intelligence Headquarters Director Tadashi Miyagawa. Director Kitamura stayed behind.

17:04

Met with Secretary-General of the National Security Secretariat Shotaro Yachi, Director Kitamura, MOFA Foreign Policy Bureau Director-General Takeo Akiba, and MOD Bureau of Defense Policy Director-General Satoshi Maeda.

18:12

Met with U.S. Lower House Representative Diana DeGette et al. of the U.S. Congressional Study Group on Japan.

19:00

Attended [the reception for the symposium] “Japanese Companies Will Be Changed by Women Executives” at Roppongi Academy Hills. Then gave an interview to Harvard Business School professor Boris Groysberg.

20:21

Dined with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Eiichi Hasegawa et al. at Karea, a Korean Barbeque restaurant in Honmachi, Shibuya Ward.

22:25

Arrived at his private residence.

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