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Security concerns hinder Trump visit to sumo tournament on Japan trip

Plans for President Trump 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.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, 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.

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