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Japanese Prime Minister's wife meets with Boca Raton students

Posted at 10:25 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 22:25:57-04

Students in Boca Raton experienced a once-in-a-lifetime moment during school on Tuesday.

During their visit to President Donald Trump in Palm Beach County this week, the wife of Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe stopped by Logger's Run Middle School to spend time with sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.

Click here to read more about Prime Minister Abe's visit to Palm Beach.

Akie Abe was treated to a huge welcome of food, music and and even art specially made for her by Palm Beach County school district students.

“She's a big part of Japan! It's amazing," said sixth grader Isaac Edelman.

The middle school band and choir kicked off the afternoon with special songs for Akie.

“It was really fun to know that such a special person was coming," said seventh Lucas Custodi.

Then Akie showed her sushi making skills to students in the culinary academy at the middle school.

"It was exciting to meet someone from Japan especially like, the first lady," said 7th grader Kylee Taylor.

The visit comes at a perfect time -- the school is about to kick off a Japanese language course next year as part of their new international business program.

“It's exciting to meet people and I'm excited to learn next year about the Japanese," said Edelman. "It's so hard and unusual for people to see that experience and I'm lucky to have that experience."

Shinzo and Akie Abe will be in Palm Beach County until Thursday.