Security concerns hinder Trump visit to sumo tournament on Japan trip

Security concerns hinder Trump visit to sumo tournament on Japan trip
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Plans for President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE to visit a sumo tournament during his trip to Japan are being hindered by security concerns, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The president is scheduled to travel to Tokyo this month and be the first foreign leader to meet Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants Trump and his wife, Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump introduces Mariano Rivera for Medal of Freedom ceremony with Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' Trump awards Yankees legend Mariano Rivera the Medal of Freedom The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE, to attend the finals of a sumo tournament on May 26.

According to AP, the more than 1,000 seats near the ring that are generally sold out will be an issue for organizers because buyers will all have to be checked in advance of the event.

Organizers may also have to ban the sale of canned beer in the front section where Trump is expected to sit.

Trump said last month that he had been convinced to attend the installation of a new emperor after Abe told him it was 100 times bigger than the Super Bowl.