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Prime minister’s schedule on Oct. 22, 2020

Oct. 22, 2020 

07:14 

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

07:18 

Arrived at the Prime Minister’s Office [Kantei]. Went for a walk on the grounds of the Kantei. 

07:56 

Left the Kantei. 

07:58 

Arrived at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district. Had breakfast with his secretaries at the hotel’s restaurant “Origami.” 

08:41 

Left the hotel. 

08:43 

Arrived at the Diet members’ No. 2 office building of the House of Representatives.  

08:54 – 08:56 

Met with Election Strategy Committee Chairperson Taimei Yamaguchi of the Liberal Democratic Party. 

08:58 

Left the Diet members’ No. 2 office building. 

09:00 

Arrived at the Kantei. 

09:15 – 09:30 

Met with head of novel coronavirus response office Manabu Yoshida; Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba; MOFA Consular Affairs Bureau Director-General Koichi Mizushima; MHLW Administrative Vice-Minister Hideki Tarumi; and MHLW Chief Medical and Global Health Officer Yasumasa Fukushima. 

09:31 – 09:33 

Met with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Hiroto Izumi. 

09:34 – 09:36 

Met with Vice-Minister Akiba. 

09:40 

Left the Kantei. 

09:47 

Arrived at the Imperial Palace. Signed the official register to announce his return to Japan. 

09:57 

Left the Imperial Palace. 

10:06 

Arrived at the Kantei. 

10:10 – 10:42 

Met with Minister of the Environment Shinjiro Koizumi. 

10:43 – 10:50 

Met with Minister in charge of Regional Revitalization Tetsushi Sakamoto and Special Advisor Izumi. 

11:38 – 11:40 

Posed for commemorative photographs with head of Girl Scouts of Kanagawa Kimiko Arai and others. House of Representatives member Karen Makishima of the LDP, an advisor of Girl Scouts of Kanagawa, was present. 

11:41 – 11:55 

Met with Headquarters for Promoting Administrative Reform Chairperson Yasufumi Tanahashi of the LDP. 

13:14 

Left the Kantei. 

13:18 

Arrived at Hotel Grand Arc Hanzomon in Tokyo’s Hayabusacho district. Attended, gave a message of condolence and laid flowers at the national memorial service for police officers who died in the line of duty and martyrs of police supporters held at the Banquet hall “Fuji.” 

14:02 

Left the hotel. 

14:06 

Arrived at the Kantei. 

14:32 – 14:43 

Met with Yokohama City Mayor Fumiko Hayashi. 

14:44 – 14:57 

Met with Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Yasutoshi Nishimura; Special Advisor Izumi; Cabinet Office Administrative Vice-Minister Shigetaka Yamasaki; CAO Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination Hiroshi Tawa; and CAO Directors-General Sachihiro Hayashi and Hiroyuki Inoue. 

15:01 – 15:26 

Held a meeting of the Council on National Strategic Special Zones. 

15:30 – 15:47 

Met with Deputy Prime Minister/Finance Minister Taro Aso, Vice-Minister of Finance Mitsuru Ota, and Director-General of the Budget Bureau Koji Yano. 

15:48 – 15:50 

Met with Deputy Prime Minister Aso. 

15:52 – 16:05 

Met with Hamamatsu City Mayor Yasutomo Suzuki, the chairperson of the “association of heads of local governments for creating vigorous regions;” and Governor of Akita Prefecture Norihisa Satake, deputy chairperson of the association; Governor of Mie Prefecture Eikei Suzuki, secretary-general of the association; and former Takeo City Mayor Keisuke Hiwatashi of Saga Prefecture, head of the association’s secretariat. 

16:06 – 16:19 

Met with Governor Satake. 

16:40 – 16:52 

Received a courtesy call from Adm. Phil Davidson, Commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. 

17:04 

National Security Secretariat Secretary-General Shigeru Kitamura; Director of Cabinet Intelligence Hiroaki Takizawa; MOFA Foreign Policy Bureau Director-General Shigeo Yamada; MOD Defense Policy Bureau Director-General Masumi Oka; and Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Koji Yamazaki entered the room. 

17:14 

Takizawa, Yamada, Oka and Yamazaki left the room. 

17:18 

Kitamura left the room. 

17:25 – 17:35 

Met with Tohoku Economic Federation Chairman Makoto Kaiwa and others. House of Representatives member Akihiro Nishimura of the LDP was present. 

17:36 – 17:46 

Met with Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeshi Fuji, MIC Administrative Vice-Minister Buichiro Kuroda and MIC Local Administration Bureau Director-General Tsuyoshi Takahara. 

18:36 

Left the Kantei. 

18:38 

Arrived at the Diet members’ No. 2 office building of the House of Representatives. 

18:56 

Left the Diet members’ office building. 

18:59 

Arrived at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district. Dined with his secretaries at the hotel’s restaurant “Origami.”  

20:21 

Left the hotel. 

20:26 

Arrived at the dormitory. 

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