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Prime Minister Suga’s schedule on Sept. 16, 2020

Sept. 16, 2020 

06:44 

Left the House of Representatives members’ dormitory in Tokyo’s Akasaka district. 

06:46 

Arrived at a street in the district. Went for a walk. 

07:22 

Arrived at a street in the Toranomon district. Departed from there. 

07:27 

Arrived at the Capitol Hotel Tokyu in the Nagatacho district. Had a meeting with his secretary at the “Origami” restaurant in the hotel. 

08:23 

Left the hotel. 

08:24 

Arrived at the House of Representatives Second Members’ Office Building.

08:41 

Left the office building

08:44 

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

09:03 – 09:19 

Attended an extraordinary Cabinet meeting. 

09:58 

Left the Kantei. 

10:02 

Arrived at the LDP headquarters. 

10:04 – 10:18 

Posed for photographs for the party’s public relations. 

10:19 

Left the headquarters. 

10:21 

Arrived at the Kantei. 

12:41 

Saw off Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Kantei’s entrance hall. 

12:44 

Left the Kantei. 

12:46 

Arrived at the National Diet Building. 

12:54 

Entered the Lower House chamber. 

12:56 – 12:57 

Met with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshi Kajiyama. 

12:59 – 13:00 

Met with Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso, Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi and LDP General Council Chairperson Tsutomu Sato. 

13:02 

The Lower House plenary session commenced. 

13:45 

Elected the 99th prime minister at the Lower House plenary session at the plenary session. 

13:46 

The plenary session adjourned. Left the Lower House chamber. 

13:48 

Entered the Ministers’ Room in the chamber. 

13:50 – 14:12 

Met with Abe. 

14:13 

Left the room. 

14:15 – 14:32 

Visited to announce his taking office the Lower House speaker, vice-speaker, the House Steering Committee chairman, and each parliamentary group of both ruling and opposition parties in the Lower House. LDP Diet Affairs Committee Chairperson Hiroshi Moriyama accompanied him. 

14:34 – 14:54 

Visited to announce his taking office the Upper House president, vice-president, the House Rules and Administration Committee chairman, and each parliamentary group of both ruling and opposition parties in the Upper House. Secretary-General for the LDP in the House of Councillors Hiroshige Seko accompanied him. 

14:56 

Left the National Diet Building. 

14:58 

Arrived at the Kantei. 

15:01 – 15:28 

Met with Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato, new Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Manabu Sakai and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Naoki Okada. 

15:29 – 15:36 

Met with Komeito Chief Representative Natsuo Yamaguchi for the ruling parties’ leaders meeting. KatoLDP Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai and Komeito Secretary General Tetsuo Saito were present. 

15:37 

Set up a Cabinet formation headquarters.  

15:50 – 16:17 

Summoned new Cabinet ministers to the Kantei. 

17:32 

Left the Kantei. 

17:42 

Arrived at the Imperial Palace. Reported privately to the Emperor. Attended a ceremony of Imperial investiture of prime minister and an Imperial attestation ceremony of new Cabinet ministers. 

20:17 

Left the Imperial Palace. 

20:25 

Arrived at the Kantei. 

21:00 – 21:30 

Gave an interview to media outlets. 

21:32 – 21:39 

Handed over an official appointment to each Cabinet minister.  

21:46 

Held the first Cabinet meeting. 

22:07 

The first meeting ended. 

22:18 – 22:21 

Posed for photographs with the Cabinet ministers.  

22:24 – 22:28 

Handed over an official appointment to special advisors to the prime minister and others.  

22:29 – 22:32 

Posed for photographs with special advisors to the prime minister and others. 

23:13 

Left the Kantei. 

23:19 

Arrived at the House of Representatives members’ dormitory in Akasaka. 

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