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Prime minister’s schedule on Jan. 18, 2018

  • January 19, 2018
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

Jan. 18, 2018

09:38

Left his private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo.

09:55

Arrived at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo’s Ichigaya-honmuracho district.

10:22

Arrived aboard a Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) helicopter at its Narashino training ground in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

10:25

Inspected a drill by the Special Forces Group, the GSDF’s special unit.

10:41

Received a briefing on the Narashino training ground by Central Readiness Force Commander Shigeru Kobayashi.

10:54

Inspected the ground-based Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile interception system and other equipment.

11:08

Had commemorative photos taken. Saw off Prime Minister Turnbull.

11:14

Inspected a drill by the Special Forces Group.

11:57

Arrived aboard a GSDF helicopter at the heliport on the roof of the Prime Minister’s Office [Kantei].

12:55

Met with incoming and outgoing National Police Agency’s Commissioner-Generals Shunichi Kuryu and Masayoshi Sakaguchi, and Deputy Commissioner-General Masamitsu Miura.

13:57

Met with Policy Research Council Chairman Fumio Kishida.

14:22

Videotaped a message for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum “Davos Summit.”

14:30

Met with Secretary General of National Security Secretariat Shotaro Yachi, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Shigeru Kitamura, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office prosecutor Haruki Sugiyama, and Public Security Intelligence Agency deputy director-general Keiichi Urata [sp.?].

14:41

Met with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Kitamura.

15:28

Arrived at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence. Gave an interview to an Australian newspaper.

16:07

Arrived at the Kantei.

16:59

Greeted Prime Minister Turnbull. Had commemorative photos taken.

17:00

Received a salute and inspected the guard of honor.

17:15

Held a small-group meeting with Prime Minister Turnbull.

18:01

Attended a special meeting of the National Security Council. Prime Minister Turnbull was present.

18:55

Held an expanded meeting with Prime Minister Turnbull.

19:33

Made a joint press announcement.

19:48

Arrived at the Kantei. Hosted a dinner.

21:17

Saw off Prime Minister Turnbull. Stayed overnight.

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