President Trump’s day in Japan: Sumo, cheeseburgers, golf and angry tweets

President Trump’s day in Japan: Sumo, cheeseburgers, golf and angry tweets

Trump Presents “President’s Cup” Trophy to Sumo Wrestling Champion in Tokyo, Japan//Crimson Tazvinzwa

U.S. President Donald Trump presented a special “Trump” trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament in Tokyo, Japan, May 26 during his four-day state visit to the country.

The humongous eagle-topped “President’s Cup” went to wrestler Asanoyama, who actually clinched the title before the matches that Trump attended on Sunday.

The president hoisted the hefty cup into Asanoyama’s arms with the help of an official.

Trump and his wife Melania attended the sumo tournament to get a taste of one of Japan’s most treasured cultural institutions.
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Trump says he is guest of honor at Japan’s ‘biggest event’ in ‘over 200 years’

Trump says he is guest of honor at Japan’s ‘biggest event’ in ‘over 200 years’

Trump presents ‘President’s Cup’ to sumo champion in Tokyo//Crimson Tazvinzwa

Among the current crop of world leaders, US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have something of a unique relationship.

The pair are regular golf buddies and Mr Abe has not missed any opportunity to interact with Mr Trump: they have had more than 40 conversations – in phone and in person – during the Trump presidency. Continue reading Trump says he is guest of honor at Japan’s ‘biggest event’ in ‘over 200 years’

Kim-Trump summit exposes America frailties over North Korea and international political order

Kim-Trump summit exposes America frailties over North Korea and international political order

As the dust settles in the wake of the much-vaunted and, ultimately, failed second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam, are the two countries now back at square one?

Before the summit, the U.S. president had hoped to make a deal with his “friend” Kim, raising speculation of a more solid denuclearization agreement — possibly even an “end-of-war declaration” of the Korean War, which has technically continued even after an armistice agreement in 1953.

Kim, having made an arduous 65-hour train journey from Pyongyang to Hanoi, had hoped to have crushing sanctions eased to help lift his economy. Prior to the meeting, North Korean state media presented their leader’s trip as a “long march” to his countrymen, but now that Kim has come out empty-handed, he’s likely to face some criticism back home. Continue reading Kim-Trump summit exposes America frailties over North Korea and international political order