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Prime minister’s schedule on Jan. 17, 2020

  • January 18, 2020
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Jan. 17, 2020


Left his private residence in Tokyo’s Tomigaya district.


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

07:53 – 08:33

Attended a Cabinet meeting.

08:41 – 08:49

Attended a meeting of the Nuclear Emergency Preparedness Headquarters.

10:00 – 10:12

Met with Shigenobu Tamura, a member of the LDP Policy Research Council.

10:38 – 10:47

Received a courtesy call from Akira Yoshino, who will be inaugurated as director of an international research center for zero emissions at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshi Kajiyama was present.

11:11 – 11:55

Attended a meeting of the Council on Economy and Fiscal Policy.

12:12 – 12:32

Attended a ruling parties’ liaison meeting.

12:34 – 12:39

Met with Liberal Democratic Party Election Strategy Committee Chairperson Hakubun Shimomura.

12:40 – 12:45

Met with LDP Executive Acting Secretary-General Tomomi Inada.

12:46 – 12:49

Met with Teruo Mochizuki and Kayoko Mochizuki, the brother and the second daughter of the late Minister of the Environment Yoshio Mochizuki. LDP Policy Research Council Chairperson Fumio Kishida was present.

12:50 – 12:56

Met with Kishida.

13:55 – 14:15

Met with National Security Secretariat Secretary General Shigeru Kitamura, Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary Hajime Hayashi, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Takaya Imai, MOFA Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba, and Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori.

14:20 – 14:41

Met with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Hiroaki Takizawa.

15:01 – 15:33

Had an informal meeting with newspaper and news agency editorialists, et al.

15:34 – 15:54

Had an informal meeting with in-house commentators et al. working for commercial broadcasters stationed in Tokyo.

15:55 – 16:15

Had an informal meeting with heads of the media outlets that belong to the Cabinet Kisha Club.

16:20 – 16:29

Met with National Police Agency Commissioner-General Mitsuhiro Matsumoto, his predecessor Shunichi Kuryu, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Superintendent-General Minoru Saito, and his predecessor Masamitsu Miura.

16:30 – 16:56

Met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi, MOFA Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Director-General Shigeki Takizaki, and MOFA Director-General for North American Affairs Kazuhiro Suzuki.


Left the Kantei.


Arrived at Omotesenke’s Tokyo practice room in Tokyo’s Nibancho district. Attended the “First Tea Ceremony of the New Year” with his wife Akie, his mother Yoko, and his younger brother Nobuo Kishi, who is a member of the LDP and the House of Representatives.


Left the Omotesenke practice room.


Arrived at the Kantei.

17:45 – 18:05

Met with Mary Jean Eisenhower and Merrill Eisenhower Atwater, a granddaughter and the great grandson of the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower, respectively. MOFA’s Suzuki and Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Kenichi Takahashi were present.

18:06 – 18:23

Met with Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Sanae Takaichi.


Left the Kantei.


Arrived at “Shimonoseki Shunpanro Tokyo,” a Japanese restaurant in Tokyo’s Hirakawacho district. Dined with Central Japan Railway Company Chairman Emeritus Yoshiyuki Kasai, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation Chairman and CEO Shigetaka Komori, and journalist Yoshiko Sakurai.


Left the restaurant.


Arrived at his private residence.

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