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Prime minister’s schedule on March 19, 2020

  • March 20, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

March 19, 2020

08:05

Left his private residence in Tokyo, Tomigaya.

08:16

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

08:27-08:42

Held a cabinet meeting.

09:01-09:28

Met with Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Naoki Okada.

09:41

Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Yasutoshi Nishimura, Cabinet Office Administrative Vice Minister Shigetaka Yamasaki, Cabinet Office Vice Minister for Policy Coordination Hiroshi Tawa, Cabinet Office Director-General for Policy Coordination Akihiro Tada and Director-General of Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau Hiroaki Niihara entered the room.

10:20

Cabinet Office Administrative Vice Minister Yamasaki, Cabinet Office Vice Minister for Policy Coordination Tawa, Cabinet Office Director-General for Policy Coordination Tada and Director-General of Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau Niihara left the room.

10:22

Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Nishimura left the room.

10:23-10:41

Met with MAFF Vice-Minister Hiroyuki Suematsu and Director-General of Minister’s Secretariat Masaaki Edamoto.

10:42-10:52

Met with National Security Secretariat Secretary General Shigeru Kitamura; Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretaries Hajime Hayashi and Satoshi Maeda; Director of Cabinet Intelligence Hiroaki Takizawa; MOFA Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau Shigeo Yamada; MOD Director General for Defense Policy Akihiro Tsuchimichi; and Joint Chief Staff Koji Yamazaki.

10:53-10:57

Met with National Security Secretariat Secretary General Kitamura.

10:58

National Security Secretariat Secretary General Kitamura, Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi, MOFA Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba, Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori and Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Kenji Kanasugi entered the room.

11:19

Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Kanasugi left the room.

11:36

All the meeting participants left the room.

11:37-11:59

Met with Director of Cabinet Intelligence Takizawa.

14:52-15:53

Met with LDP Election Strategy Committee Chairperson Hakubun Shimomura.

15:57

Left the Kantei.

15:58

Arrived at the Diet building.

15:59

Entered the Upper House Committee Room No. 41.

16:01

Attended a meeting of the Upper House Committee on General Affairs.

17:01

The Upper House Committee on General Affairs’ meeting adjourned. Left the room.

17:03

Left the Diet building.

17:05

Arrived at the Kantei.

17:10

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga; Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Yasutoshi Nishimura; Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Akihiro Nishimura, Naoki Okada, and Kazuhiro Sugita; Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management Yoshiki Okita; National Security Secretariat Secretary General Shigeru Kitamura; Special Advisors to the Prime Minister Eiichi Hasegawa and Takaya Imai; Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba; MHLW Vice-Minister Toshihiko Suzuki; MHLW Chief Medical and Global Health Officer Yasuhiro Suzuki; METI Vice Minister Hisayoshi Ando and Director-General for Evidence-based Policymaking Masayoshi Arai; and MOD Administrative Vice Minister of Defense Kenichi Takahashi entered the room.

17:16

Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Katsunobu Kato joined the meeting.

17:20

National Security Secretariat Secretary General Shigeru Kitamura; Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba; METI Vice Minister Hisayoshi Ando and Director-General for Evidence-based Policymaking Masayoshi Arai; and MOD Administrative Vice Minister of Defense Kenichi Takahashi left the room.

17:39

All the meeting participants left the room.

17:42-19:04

Attended an intensive hearing session related to the impact of novel coronavirus infection on the real economy.

19:24-19:50

Met with Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Kato; Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga; Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Nishimura; Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries Nishimura, Okada, and Sugita; Special Advisors to the Prime Minister Hasegawa and Imai; and MHLW Vice-Minister Suzuki.

20:37

Left the Kantei.

20:54

Arrived at his private residence.

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