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Prime minister’s schedule on March 15, 2022

March 15, 2022

07:53  

Left the Prime Minister’s Residence [Kotei] on foot.  

07:54  

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

07:58-08:08  

Minister of Justice Furukawa Yoshihisa, Minister for Foreign Affairs Hayashi Yoshimasa, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kuryu Shunichi, Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary Takizaki Shigeki, Immigration Services Agency Commissioner Sasaki Shoko, and MOFA European Affairs Bureau Director-General Uyama Hideki entered the room.   

08:21-08:31  

Held a Cabinet meeting.  

08:33-08:45  

Gave a written appointment to National Public Safety Commission member Takebe Yukio and Council for Science, Technology and Innovation members Ueyama Takahiro, Hatano Mutsuko, Shinohara Hiromichi, and Suga Hiroaki, in the presence of National Public Safety Commission Chairperson Ninoyu Satoshi and Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Kobayashi Takayuki.  

09:36-09:57  

Met with Former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, MOFA Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department Director Kano Takehiro, and Former Ambassador to Malaysia Miyagawa Makio.  

09:58-10:05  

Met with Abe.  

10:06-10:20  

Met with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Terada Minoru.  

10:21  

Matsuno, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kihara Seiji, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Isozaki Yoshihiko, Kuryu, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management Murata Takashi, National Security Secretariat Secretary-General Akiba Takeo, Director of Cabinet Intelligence Takizawa Hiroaki, Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Yamada Shigeo, Uyama, and MOD Defense Policy Bureau Deputy Director-General Yamato Taro entered the room.  

10:47  

Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs Kanda Masato and Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Commissioner Hosaka Shin entered the room.  

10:48  

All left the room.  

11:00-11:37  

Met with Akiba, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mori Takeo, and MOFA Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Director-General Funakoshi Takehiro.  

12:04-12:27  

Attended a liaison meeting of the government and ruling parties.  

14:19-14:39  

Met with Imperial Household Agency Grand Steward Nishimura Yasuhiko.  

14:43-14:53  

Received a request from LDP Secretary-General Motegi Toshimitsu, LDP Policy Research Council Chairperson Takaichi Sanae, Komeito Secretary-General Ishii Keiichi, and Komeito Policy Research Council Chairperson Takeuchi Yuzuru to provide a special benefit to pensioners.  

15:14-15:29  

Recorded a video message for business organizations.  

15:35-15:50  

Met with Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Mori Masafumi, MHLW Health and Welfare Bureau for the Elderly Director-General Habu Eiji, and METI Assistant Vice-Minister Kataoka Koichiro.  

16:30-16:45  

Met with Akiba, Takizawa, MOD Defense Policy Bureau Director-General Masuda Kazuo, and MOD Defense Intelligence Headquarters Ozaki Yoshinori.  

16:46-17:00  

Met with Takizawa.  

17:09-17:25  

Met with Finance Minister Suzuki Shunichi, Vice-Minister of Finance Yano Koji, and MOF Budget Bureau Chatani Eiji.  

18:10-18:28  

Held a phone conference with United Arab Emirates (UAE) Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.  

19:29-19:33  

Gave an interview to media outlets.  

19:34  

Left the Kantei on foot.   

19:35  

Arrived at the Kotei.

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