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President Trump to pay call on Emperor, play golf, watch sumo during Tokyo visit

Yomiuri front-paged a report claiming that it obtained information from a GOJ source on Wednesday about the itinerary of President Trump’s planned trip to Japan on May 25-28 as a state guest. President Trump will reportedly arrive in Japan on the evening of May 25, play golf with Prime Minister Abe in Chiba Prefecture, watch sumo and present a trophy to the winner of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall in Tokyo on May 26, and pay a call on the Emperor and Empress and hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Abe on May 27.


The paper speculated that the President will discuss the DPRK, China, and U.S.-Japan trade negotiations at his talks with the prime minister and meet with family members of the Japanese abductees to convey to them the United States’ readiness to cooperate with Japan in resolving the abduction issue.


TV Tokyo reported yesterday that it has learned that during his visit to Japan next week, President Trump will play golf with Prime Minister Abe at the Mobara Country Club in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, on May 26. The network noted that professional golfer Isao Aoki, who will play golf with the two leaders, serves as a maintenance adviser to the golf course.

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