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Prime Minister Visits Canada and the United States (United States)
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Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi left Ottawa, Canada for Andrews Air Force Base in Washington DC, United States (US), on the early evening of June 28 (Japan time: morning of June 29).
After participating in the Arrival Ceremony at the White House on the morning of June 29 (Japan time: night of the same day), Prime Minister Koizumi and Mr. George W. Bush, the President of the US, held a meeting and a joint press conference.
On the afternoon of June 29 (Japan time: early morning of June 30), Prime Minister Koizumi offered a wreath at the Arlington National Cemetery. In the evening the Prime Minister attended an official dinner.
On the morning of June 30 (Japan time: early morning of July 1), Prime Minister Koizumi arrived in Memphis, Tennessee in the southern part of the US on Air Force One with the President and Mrs. Bush.
In Memphis, Prime Minister Koizumi visited Graceland, the residence of Elvis Presley. Prime Minister Koizumi was greeted by the former wife of late Presley, among others, and thereafter toured the residence together with the President and Mrs. Bush.
Prime Minister Koizumi then visited the National Civil Rights Museum located at the site where Civil Rights Movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. In the afternoon (Japan time: early morning of July 1), Prime Minister Koizumi left for Japan, having completed all of the scheduled meetings and activities.