Diplomatic Bluebook 2019
Opening Special Feature
Daily Schedule of an International Trip by the Foreign Minister ─ASEAN-related Foreign Ministers' Meetings─
An overseas visit by the Foreign Minister: Leaving busy Tokyo, having chats with foreign ministers of other countries in gorgeous locales, visiting various famous places, and relishing splendid banquets… No no, it's not like that.
It actually means enduring long flights, attending international conferences, and holding bilateral meetings in the minutes between conferences.
It means building relationships of trust and friendships with ministers of other countries during a short stay, having animated discussions about recent international issues, and coordinating efforts in various issues. This is an introduction of such busy international trips by the Foreign Minister.
After the Japan-Russia Foreign Ministers' Meeting and the Japan-Russia Foreign and Defense Ministerial Consultation (“2+2” Ministerial Meeting), depart Moscow
23-hour flight Stop over in Dubai
Foreign Ministers' Meetings with seven countries before and after the Japan-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting
11：00 Japan-Timor-Leste Foreign Ministers' Meeting
11：20 Informal talk with the Foreign Minister of Papua New Guinea
11：30 Japan-Australia Foreign Ministers' Meeting
12：35 Japan-EU Foreign Ministers' Working Lunch
16：30 Mekong-Japan Foreign Ministers' Meeting
18：30 Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers' Meeting
19：20 Gala dinner
(Time is also set aside during the intervals for advance preparation for meetings, etc.)
Saturday. But there is no weekend during an overseas visit.
East Asia Summit (EAS)
Foreign Ministers' Meeting
Last day in Singapore
Departing Singapore for the next country to visit, Myanmar