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Prime minister’s schedule on May 21, 2019

  • May 22, 2019
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

May 21, 2019

07:50

Left his private residence in Tokyo’s Tomigaya district.

08:03

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

08:12–08:18

Held a meeting of the Ministerial Council on Traffic Safety Countermeasures.

08:26–08:41

Held a cabinet meeting.

08:43–08:53

Met with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Toshimitsu Motegi.

10:55

Japanese Ambassador to the United States Shinsuke Sugiyama, Senior Deputy Ministers for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori and Kazuyuki Yamazaki, Ambassador for Representative of the Government of Japan for the G20 Summit Koji Tomita, North American Affairs Bureau Director-General Kazuhiro Suzuki, Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs Masatsugu Asakawa, MAFF Vice-Minister for International Affairs Hiromichi Matsushima, METI Vice-Minister for International Affairs Tatsuya Terazawa, MLIT Vice-Minister for International Affairs Yasuhiro Shinohara, and Vice-Minister of Defense for International Affairs Yasunori Nishida entered the room.

11:56

Mori, Yamazaki, Tomita, Suzuki, Asakawa, Matsushima, Terazawa, Shinohara, and Nishida left the room.

11:59

Sugiyama left the room.

13:45–14:09

Received a proposal from Fumio Kishida, chair of the LDP strategic headquarters for the era of 100-year lifespans.

14:10

Secretary-General of the National Security Secretariat Shotaro Yachi, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba, and Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Director-General Hiroshi Oka entered the room.

14:20

Oka left the room.

14:42

All left.

14:44–15:08

Held a meeting of the ceremony committee overseeing the series of rituals accompanying the abdication of the Emperor and ascension of the Crown Prince.

15:33–15:52

Met with South Korean Ambassador to Japan Nam Gwan-pyo. MOFA Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Director-General Kenji Kanasugi was present.

16:05

Director of Cabinet Intelligence Shigeru Kitamura and Public Security Intelligence Agency Deputy Director-General Hirokazu Urata entered the room.

16:12

Urata left the room.

16:39

Kitamura left the room.

16:40

Suzuki entered the room.

17:00

Nishida joined.

17:10

All left.

17:13–18:07

Attended the “gathering between Prime Minister Abe and persons with disabilities.”

18:11

Left the Kantei.

18:18

Arrived at the Tokyo Prince Hotel in Tokyo’s Shiba-koen district. Attended a party of the LDP Hosoda faction, which was held in the hotel’s Ho-O-No-Ma (Main Hall). Delivered remarks.

18:32

Left the hotel.

18:42

Arrived at the Palace Hotel Tokyo in the capital’s Marunouchi district. Attended the “Lights upon the Mountain” award presentation ceremony held in the hotel’s Aoi banquet room. Gave remarks.

18:51

Left the hotel.

18:59

Arrived at the Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district. Met with his mother Yoko and Mitsubishi Corporation Packaging Ltd. President and CEO Hironobu Abe at Origami, a restaurant at the hotel.

19:12

Left the hotel.

19:16

Arrived at Kobori, a Japanese restaurant in Tokyo’s Akasaka district. Dined with Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo Head Office director and chief editorial writer Takayuki Tanaka and Yomiuri Shimbun Group Corporate Officer and President’s Office Chief Riichiro Maeki.

21:59

Left the restaurant.

22:17

Arrived at his private residence.

 

 

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