‘A great day’ of golf, sumo and sushi 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 event 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 wish to make progress towards reaching a brand new bilateral commerce settlement.

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

“We’re getting nearer,” Trump stated.

On Sunday, Trump grew to become the primary U.S. president to observe sumo in the game’s homeland on Sunday. 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 introduced 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 event, 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 instructed reporters that he at all times needed to see sumo wrestling and that it was an “unimaginable night.”

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

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

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

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

Abe is making an attempt 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 instructed reporters: “We have been capable of trade views in a comfortable environment. It was fantastic.”

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

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