Bush to invite Koizumi to Presley's Graceland

US President George Bush intends to invite Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, a known Elvis Presley enthusiast, to the former estate of the rock legend in Tennessee, the US Ambassador to Japan said today.

Thomas Schieffer told Koizumi today that Bush intends to invite the premier to the US this year, with a possible trip to Elvis’s home, the US embassy said.

Koizumi was due to visit the United States last year, but cancelled the trip ahead of snap elections in September.

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