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Prime minister’s schedule on April 13, 2018

  • April 14, 2018
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

April 13, 2018

08:07

Left his official residence for the Prime Minister’s Office [Kantei].

08:13

Held a cabinet meeting.

08:25

Attended an Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters and Anti-Crime Countermeasures Ministers Meeting.

08:46

Met with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Shigeru Kitamura.

9:26

Met with MOFA Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba and Director-General for Asian and Oceania Affairs Kenji Kanasugi.

9:59

Met with Chief Negotiator for TPP Kazuyoshi Umemoto, MOFA Senior Deputy Ministers for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori and Kazuyuki Yamazaki, Director-General for North American Affairs Kazuhiro Suzuki, Director-General for Economic Affairs Kanji Yamanouchi, MOF Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs Masatsugu Asakawa, MAFF Director-General for International Affairs Shin Yokoyama, METI Vice Minister for International Affairs Tadao Yanase, MLIT Vice-Minister for International Affairs Hiroshi Tabata and MOD Vice-Minister of Defense for International Affairs Ro Manabe.

10:14

Met with Chief Negotiator for TPP Umemoto, MOFA Senior Deputy Ministers for Foreign Affairs Mori and Yamazaki, Director-General for North American Affairs Suzuki, Director-General for Economic Affairs Yamanouchi, MOF Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs Asakawa, MAFF Director-General for International Affairs Yokoyama, METI Vice Minister for International Affairs Yanase and MLIT Vice-Minister for International Affairs Tabata.

11:12

Met with Special Adviser to Prime Minister Kentaro Sonoura.

12:36

Arrived at Haneda Airport.

14:00

Arrived at Itami Airport via ANA #25.

14:55

Arrived at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashi-Osaka City. Met by Mayor Kazuyoshi Noda. Inspected the Rugby Stadium facilities currently under renovation. Posed for commemorative photos with elementary school students. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasutoshi Nishimura and Lower House member Koichi Munekiyo joined the visit.

15:26

Visited Big Daishowa Seiki Co., Ltd.’s Osaka factory in Higashi-Osaka City.

16:03

Arrived at Hyoda Instruments Corporation in Higashi-Osaka City. Visited a manufacturing facility for industrial thermometers. Exchanged views with the company’s employees.

16:25

Gave an interview to media outlets.

16:28

Posed for commemorative photos with the company’s employees.

17:19

Arrived at Tenjibashi-suji Shotengai [a local shopping avenue] in Kita-ku, Osaka City. Met by Lower House member Yasuhide Nakayama. Walked down the shopping street.  Posed for commemorative photos with pedestrians. Bought croquettes.

17:35

Paid a visit to Osaka Tenman-gu [Shinto shrine].

17:52

Arrived at Tenman Tenjin Hanjo-tei, a permanent Rakugo theater.  Toured the theater.

18:17

Arrived at Ogawa-tei Tora-chan Ueroku-ten, a Yakiniku restaurant, in Tennoji-ku, Osaka. Had dinner with LDP Osaka Prefectural Chapter Chair Akira Sato and other Lower House members who belong to the Osaka Prefectural Chapter.

19:45

Arrived at Imperial Hotel Osaka in Kita-ku, Osaka City.

19:47

Posed for photos with LDP local assembly members elected from Osaka area in the hotel’s “Nadeshiko-no-ma” banquet room.

20:15

Participated in a gathering with the LDP local assembly members held in the hotel’s “Yoshino-no-ma” banquet room. Stayed overnight.

 

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