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President Trump celebrates a tiring trip to Japan, where he says he is making progress on a trade deal, in addition to taking that brought home the win in the culture through the presentation of a trophy to a sumo wrestler, a tournament.
The President said that the trade negotiations with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are in motion, in particular in relation to beef and agriculture.
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“A lot of progress in our trade negotiations with Japan,” Trump said in a tweet. “Agriculture and the beef is strong in the game. A lot will wait until after the July elections, where I expect large numbers!”
In a speech to business people in the U.S. ambassador’s residence, Trump a trade advantage had claimed that Japan has enjoyed, but that the two countries are currently working on a bilateral trade deal.
“I would say that Japan has a significant edge for many, many years, but that’s OK,” Trump said. “Maybe that is why you have to so much to me.” He added that “we are a bit more fair.” He suggested that the barriers for U.S. exports to achieve this.
In addition to trade, Trump told the media that he and Abe also covered topics, including the military.
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Trump four-day trip was not all business, though, as he and Abe a round of golf on Sunday enjoyed. Afterwards, the Prime Minister was glowing about their time together.
“We were able to exchange our views openly in a comfortable atmosphere. It was wonderful,” Abe said.
Following golf, Trump attended a sumo tournament, where he was President of the first U.S. President’s Cup-champion Asanoyama.
Trump said it was “an unbelievable night,” and hoped that the President’s Cup would continue to be excellent, “for many hundreds of years.”
Fox News’ Adam Shaw and the Associated Press contributed to this report.