President Trump is expected to attend a sumo match during his visit to Japan next month.
Preparations are being made for Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe to attend the final day of the two-week Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on May 26, the South China Morning Post reported Monday.
The White House requested front-row box seats at Ryōgoku Sumo Stadium. The seats are located about 16 feet away from the “dohyō,” the ring in which the wrestling takes place.
Trump may also award the winning wrestler with the Emperor’s Cup.
The sumo match is planned for Trump’s first day in a three-day trip to the country.
It would be Trump’s second visit to Japan. He and first lady Melania Trump visited the country on their trip to Asia in November 2017. The president is also expected to travel there again in late June to attend the G-20 in Osaka.