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Prime minister’s schedule on May 17, 2019

  • May 18, 2019
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

May 17, 2019

08:07

Left his official residence.

08:08

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

08:16–08:23

Held a nine ministers’ meeting of the National Security Council.

08:33–08:43

Held a cabinet meeting.

08:52–09:22

Met with LDP Headquarters for the Promotion of Revision of the Constitution Chairperson Hakubun Shimomura.

09:26–09:56

Met with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba, Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori, MOFA North American Affairs Bureau Director-General Kazuhiro Suzuki, and Economic Affairs Bureau Director-General Shingo Yamagami.

10:10–10:40

Met with Director-General Suzuki, MOD Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Kenichi Takahashi, and MOD Bureau of Defense Policy Director-General Akihiro Tsuchimichi.

14:04–14:14

Met with LDP Lower House member Takeo Kawamura.

14:17–14:39

Was presented with shincha [the first tea of the season] by Japan Tea Central Association Chairperson Yoko Kamikawa, “Tea Maidens” from eight prefectures, and others. Chairman Hiroshi Moriyama and other members of the LDP Diet Members’ League for the Promotion of the Tea Industry were also present.

14:40–15:10

Met with Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobukatsu Kanehara, Vice-Minister Akiba, and Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Director-General Kenji Kanasugi.

16:06–16:44

Received a courtesy call from Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee.

16:45–17:17

Met with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Shigeru Kitamura.

17:19–17:48

Held a meeting of the Council for the Implementation of Education Rebuilding.

17:57

Left the Kantei.

18:02

Arrived at the Toshi Center Hotel in Tokyo’s Hirakawacho district. Attended the reception for the LDP Policy Research Council Chairperson’s National Meeting, which was held in the Orion banquet room. Gave remarks.

18:40

Left the hotel.

18:53

Arrived at Uzu, a pub in Tokyo’s Uchikanda district. Dined with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Eiichi Hasegawa and his executive secretaries.

21:57

Left the pub.

22:16

Arrived at his private residence in Tokyo’s Tomigaya district.

 

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