Trump To Attend Championship Sumo Match In Japan

The South China Morning Post reports:

US President Donald Trump is expected to attend the final day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo in late May and may be granted the honour of awarding the Emperor’s Cup to the victorious wrestler.

The White House has requested front-row box seats at the Ryogoku Sumo Stadium on May 26, the final day of the two-week tournament, and the Japan Sumo Association is making preparations for the visit.

Unless modifications are made to the boxes, the US president will sit on the floor in a space about 1.3 metres square and about 5 metres from the raised clay “dohyo” where the wrestlers fight.