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Prime minister’s schedule on Sept. 23, 2018

  • September 24, 2018
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

Sunday, September 23, 2018

09:22

Left his private residence in Tokyo’s Tomigaya district.

09:36

Arrived at the Imperial Palace. Attended the Shuki-koreisai (autumn ceremony in remembrance of past Emperors, Empresses, and their relatives) and Shuki-shindensai (autumn ceremony of thanks to the gods).

10:46

Left the Imperial Palace.

10:51

Arrived at his official residence.

12:15 – 12:30

Met with Secretary-General of the National Security Secretariat Shotaro Yachi, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba, and MOFA Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Director-General Kenji Kanasugi.

12:40

Left his official residence.

12:42

Arrived at the Sabo Kaikan Annex in Tokyo’s Hirakawa-cho district.

12:48 – 13:37

Met with Association of Families of Victims Kidnapped by North Korea representative Shigeo Iizuka, Secretary-General Takuya Yokota, Sakie Yokota, et al. in the Rokko Conference Room at the Sabo Kaikan Annex. Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue Katsunobu Kato et al. were present.

14:02 – 14:26

Attended the national rally for the abduction issue at the Schönbach Sabo Conference Room at the Sabo Kaikan Annex. Delivered remarks.

14:27

Left the building.

14:40

Arrived at his private residence.

15:56

Left his private residence.

16:22

Arrived at Haneda Airport.

16:30 –

16:32

Gave an interview to media outlets.

16:55

Departed with his wife, Akie, aboard a government plane for New York to participate in the United Nations General Assembly.

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