Japanese PM’s wife visits DC university for the deaf

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife, Akie Abe (PHOTO: MPD)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the U.S., his wife Akie visited Gallaudet University accompanied by D.C. Police’s deaf liaison unit.

Before heading to Mar-a-Lago in Florida to meet with her husband, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a Saturday dinner in honor of the Japanese delegation, Akie toured the school.

Gallaudet University is the country’s top school for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, or those who study Deaf culture. D.C. Police’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing liaison unit, who work alongside Gallaudet University to address safety concerns on campus, helped welcome Akie to the campus.

Melania did not accompany Akie on the school visit.