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Prime minister’s schedule on March 16, 2021

  • March 17, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

March 16, 2021 

06:52 

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

06:54 

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

07:11 – 07:41 

Attended a Council for Science, Technology and Innovation meeting.  

07:47 – 07:56 

Attended a Cabinet meeting.  

08:01 – 08:29 

Attended an emergency ministerial meeting to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on non-regular workers.  

09:35 – 09:52 

Recorded a video message for regular members of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry general assembly 

09:56 

Left the Kantei.  

11:16 

Arrived at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo’s Toyama district. Received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  

11:50 – 11:52 

Gave an interview to the press.  

11:53 

Left the place.  

12:22 

Arrived at the Kantei.  

14:05 – 14:15 

Met with Urasoe Mayor Tetsuji Matsumoto of Okinawa Prefecture.  

16:03 – 16:18 

Had a teleconference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven 

16:25 

National Security Secretariat Secretary General Shigeru Kitamura and Director of Cabinet Intelligence Hiroaki Takizawa entered the room.  

16:30 

Kitamura left the room.  

16:36 

Takizawa left the room.  

16:38 – 16:53 

Met with Minister of Justice Yoko Kamikawa 

17:57 – 18:36 

Received a courtesy call from U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Minister of Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi and Minister of Defense Nobuo Kishi were present.  

18:44 – 18:50 

Met with Minister for Health, Labour and Welfare Norihisa TamuraMinister for Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Kazuyoshi AkabaChief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu KatoMinister in charge of Economic Revitalization Yasutoshi NishimuraAssistant Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeshi Fujiihead of the novel coronavirus response office Manabu YoshidaVice-Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Hideki Tarumi; and Chief Medical and Global Health Officer Yasumasa Fukushima 

18:51 – 19:10 

Met with Tamura, Akaba, Kato, and Nishimura.  

19:22 

Left the Kantei.  

19:24 

Arrived at the House of Representatives Second Members’ Office Building 

19:42 

Left the place.  

19:49 

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

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