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Trump attends a sumo match as Japan leaves worries about tariffs and North Korea behind

TOKYO - The two sumo wrestlers, 785 pounds of flesh between them, paused as the American president walked in from the corner of the ring waving, clapping and pointing to the crowd, who stood to applaud.

This was the moment 11,500 spectators - and much of the Japanese public - had waited for: President Trump, in a dark suit and pink, striped tie, came Sunday to pay tribute to the traditional Japanese sport of sumo and to award a special President's Cup to the tournament champion.

Concerns over Trump's threatened tariffs and his inflammatory tweets earlier in the day about North

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