‘A great day’ of golf and sumo in Japan for Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump says he had “a great day” on Sunday taking part in golf and attending a sumo match with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The U.S. chief was on the second day of a four-day official go to to Japan, which started with Trump indicating he’d prefer to make progress towards reaching a brand new bilateral commerce settlement.

Simply moments after he stepped off the airplane in Tokyo on Saturday, Trump mentioned he hoped to “handle the commerce imbalance” and “take away boundaries to U.S. exports.”

“We’re getting nearer,” Trump mentioned.

On Sunday, Trump turned the primary U.S. president to observe sumo in the game’s homeland. He waved to the viewers as he entered Kokugikan stadium in Tokyo’s Ryogoku district and then saluted them with applause as they waved and raised their telephones to take images.

Wrestler Asanoyama gained his first championship to earn the Emperor’s Cup. Trump offered the 25-year-old with an extra prize, the President’s Cup, a trophy topped with a bald eagle, the U.S. nationwide chicken.

After the match, Trump and Abe have been joined by their wives for a dinner at a standard Japanese hibachi restaurant.

Trump, second from the left, is served a baked potato with butter whereas sitting at a counter together with his spouse Melania Trump, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and his spouse Akie Abe throughout a dinner on the Inakaya restaurant in the Roppongi district of Tokyo. (Kiyoshi Ota/pool picture by way of AP)

Earlier than the leaders sat down for dinner, Trump informed reporters that he all the time needed to see sumo wrestling and that it was an “unbelievable night.”

Trump additionally mentioned he hopes the President’s Cup that he offered to the match’s winner will probably be round “for many a whole bunch of years.”

Abe mentioned he believes the presentation was an “unforgettable second” for the champion wrestler.

Trump additionally mentioned the leaders had a productive day discussing commerce, the navy and different matters throughout their time collectively.

The Japanese prime minister mentioned {golfing} together with his U.S. counterpart offered them time to privately share their views — ostensibly on issues past the game.

Abe is attempting to entertain the president and keep on his good aspect as the 2 face difficult commerce talks. Interesting to Trump’s style in meals, Abe served him a double cheeseburger made of U.S. beef for lunch.

The leaders performed 16 holes Sunday on a golf course south of Tokyo.

Afterward, Abe informed reporters: “We have been in a position to trade views in a comfortable ambiance. It was fantastic.”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trump-japan-trade-sumo-1.5150316?cmp=rss

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