Trade, sumo wrestling on Trump agenda in Japan


FILE – In this May 12, 2019, file photo, banners thanking for a sellout crowd are displayed on the first day of Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo. U.S. President Donald Trump’s Japan visit starting on Saturday, May 25, 2019, is to focus on personal ties with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rather than substantive […]

TOKYO, JAPAN (Assocated Press) — What stands nearly 5 feet tall and weighs between 60 and 70 pounds?
It’s the much-ballyhooed trophy that President Donald Trump plans to present to the winner of a championship sumo wrestling match in Tokyo on Sunday.
The White House says the “President’s Cup” is about 54 inches  tall and weighs 60-70 pounds.
Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday on a state visit as the guest of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is taking Trump to the sumo match on Sunday.
The president has said that he finds sumo to be “fascinating” and that the trophy will be U.S.-made.
Trump will also meet Japan’s new emperor on Monday, becoming the first head of state to do so.

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