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Prime minister’s schedule on May 28, 2019

  • May 29, 2019
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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May 28, 2019

08:41

Left his private residence in Tomigaya, Tokyo.

08:55

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

09:03-09:15

Held a cabinet meeting.

09:40

Left the Kantei from its rooftop heliport aboard a Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter with his wife Akie.

10:01

Landed on the destroyer “Kaga” anchored at the Maritime Self-Defense Force Yokosuka Base in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

10:33-10:35

Welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump and the First Lady. Posed for commemorative photographs.

10:37-10:53

PM Abe and President Trump delivered remarks to members of Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marine Corps.

10:56-11:01

Saw off President Trump and the First Lady with his wife Akie.

11:19

Left the destroyer aboard a Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter with his wife Akie.

11:36

Arrived at the Kantei’s rooftop heliport.

12:34-12:46

Met with Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Masahiko Shibayama and National Public Safety Commission Chair Junzo Yamamoto.

13:54

Gave an interview to media outlets.

13:55

Left the Kantei.

13:57

Arrived at the Diet building.

13:58

Entered the Lower House Chamber. Attended the Lower House plenary session.

14:07

The Lower House plenary session adjourned.

14:08

Left the Lower House Chamber.

14:10

Left the Diet building.

14:12

Arrived at the Kantei.

14:13

Foreign Minister Taro Kono, MOFA Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba, Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori and Director-General for European Affairs Yasushi Masaki entered the room.

14:57

Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya and MOD Director General for Defense Policy Akihiro Tsuchimichi joined the group.

15:06

All the meeting participants left the room.

15:24-16:15

Met with MOFA Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Yamazaki and Ambassador for Representative of the Government of Japan for the G20 Summit Koji Tomita.

16:16

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko, Financial Services Agency Commissioner Toshihide Endo, METI Vice Minister Takashi Shimada, Director-General for Trade Policy Shigehiro Tanaka, Director-General of Manufacturing Industries Bureau Koji Inoue, and Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Commissioner Hisayoshi Ando entered the room.

16:34

Financial Services Agency Commissioner Endo left the room.

16:45

METI Vice Minister Shimada, Director-General for Trade Policy Tanaka, Director-General of Manufacturing Industries Bureau Inoue and Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Commissioner Ando left the room.

16:51

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Seko left the room.

16:52-17:07

Met with Minister of the Environment Yoshiaki Harada, Ambassador for Representative of the Government of Japan for the G20 Summit Tomita, Fisheries Agency Director-General Shigeto Hase, METI Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau Director-General Yuji Iida and Vice Environment Minister Hideka Morimoto.

17:08-17:38

Met with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Shigeru Kitamura.

17:39-18:01

Met with National Security Secretariat Secretary General Shotaro Yachi, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba and Director-General for Middle Eastern and African Affairs Hiroshi Oka.

19:45

Left the Kantei.

19:53

Arrived at Palace Hotel Tokyo in Tokyo’s Marunouchi district. Dined with Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Shinsuke Sugiyama, Columbia University officials and others at the hotel’s “Hagi” banquet room.

21:26

Left the hotel.

21:42

Arrived at his private residence.

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