(26 May 2019) Security was beefed up around the arena for sumo wrestling in Tokyo on Sunday afternoon, hours ahead of the visit by the US President Donald Trump, who will be accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Later in the day, Abe will introduce Trump to Japan’s ancient sport of sumo. The president will sit ringside at a championship match featuring the oversized athletes. He’ll also present the winner with his own “President’s Cup” trophy.
Trump arrived Tokyo on Saturday to begin his four-day-state visit.
The president and his Japanese host, Abe, started their Sunday with a round of golf at a golf course in Chiba, east of Tokyo.
Abe is Trump’s closest friend among world leaders and it’s the fifth time they played golf together since Trump took office.
Abe’s strategy is to keep his country out of Trump’s crosshairs amid US-Japan trade tensions and the continued threat North Korea poses to both nations.
After the sumo, the leaders will also venture into Tokyo for a dinner double date with their wives.
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