What has been touted as the best Japan-U.S. relationship in the postwar era started with a cowboy movie and will end with an Elvis Presley museum.

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is now on a trip to the United States to hold on Thursday what will probably be his last summit with President George W. Bush.

For Koizumi's last official trip to the U.S., the White House has prepared a Memphis, Tenn., trip to visit Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, as a gesture to underscore his close friendship with Bush and as a present pleasing to Koizumi, a big fan of "the King."