Associated Press Massachusetts Daybook for Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
Dec. 9. GOVERNOR’S SCHEDULE — Gov. Deval L. Patrick meets privately with executives and government officials in Tokyo on Monday as part of a “Massachusetts-Asia Innovation Partnership Mission” to China, Japan and Singapore that began Saturday, Dec. 7, and is scheduled to continue through Tuesday, Dec. 17, accompanied by Massachusetts Clean Energy Center CEO Alicia Barton, state Housing and Economic Development Secretary Gregory Bialecki, state Transportation Secretary Richard A. Davey, the executive director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, C. Richard Elam, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative CEO Pamela Goldberg, state Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard K. Sullivan Jr. and Massachusetts Life Sciences Center President and CEO Susan Windham-Bannister.
12:20 p.m. TOKYO — During a private meeting, closed to news coverage, Patrick and East Japan Railway Co. President and CEO Tetsuro Tomita discuss public transportation.
3 p.m. TOKYO — During a private event, closed to news coverage, online commerce firm Rakuten Inc.’s chief executive and co-founder, Hiroshi Mikitani, and Patrick meet.
4 p.m. TOKYO — During a private event, closed to news coverage, a senior vice-minister of Japan’s Cabinet Office, Yasutoshi Nishimura, and Patrick meet.
4:35 p.m. TOKYO — During a private event, closed to news coverage, Patrick and Japan’s state minister for science and technology, Ichita Yamamoto, meet.
5:30 p.m. TOKYO — During a private event, closed to news coverage, Bialecki, Patrick, the chairman, chief executive and founder of telecommunications firm SoftBank Corp., Masayoshi Son, and other delegation members meet.
Contacts: Heather Johnson, 617-725-4025 or 617-279-3451 (cell).
Bonnie McGilpin, 617-725-4025 or 617-721-8467 (cell).
Juli Hanscom, 617-725-4025 or 978-270-6646 (cell).
2:30 p.m. NEWBORN SCREENING-50TH — The state’s Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett, the executive vice chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s health care consulting division Commonwealth Medicine, Joyce A. Murphy, state Health and Human Services Secretary John W. Polanowicz mark this year’s 50th anniversary of the state’s newborn screening program during a State House ceremony, featuring a recent college graduate diagnosed with a health condition as an infant.
Location: Nurses Hall, State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston.
Contacts: Anne Roach, 617-624-5006.
5 p.m. BOSTON MAYOR-ELECT — The schedule for Boston Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh follows.
5 p.m. Walsh and members of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts participate in a “Mayoral Meet and Greet” event to coincide with the association’s ninth annual dinner. Seaport Boston Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston.
8 p.m. Walsh to be interviewed on the Boston Neighborhood Network television channel’s program “Talk of the Neighborhood with Joe Heisler.”
Contacts: Kate Norton, 617-838-6083.
Sam Chambers, 916-806-7584.