Japan prime minister ends US visit with a tour of the University of Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ended his weeklong visit to the U.S. with a tour of the University of Southern California, where he was a student in the 1970s.

The Los Angeles Times reports ( ) the brief visit on Saturday morning was Abe’s final event in the United States before heading home.

Abe had spent three semesters at USC studying English and taking courses in political science, international relations and history.

University officials escorted him around the campus and presented him with a USC letterman’s jacket inscribed with his name.

Earlier in the week, Abe addressed a joint session of Congress and was the guest of honour at a state dinner at the White House. He also held economic discussions in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.