President Trump to meet Japan’s emperor, talk with Prime Minister Abe


After a day spent playing golf and watching sumo wrestling, President Donald Trump gets down to more formal business Monday during his trip to Japan.

He’s set to become the first head of state to meet Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito, who succeeded his father on May 1.

Trump will also be the guest of honor at a banquet hosted by the emperor at Japan’s Imperial Palace.

And Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plan to hold talks and a joint news conference.

Trump has set measured expectations for what will be accomplished, tweeting that serious trade negotiations with Japan “will wait until after their July elections,” referring to upcoming parliamentary elections.

Also expected to be on the agenda: North Korea.

Japanese sumo fans also say they’re happy President Trump took the opportunity during his visit to Tokyo to watch the national sport in person — even if his attendance caused some changes to the usual arrangement for fans.

Trump presented a special trophy to the winner of a tournament after Sunday’s match.

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