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President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a joint news conference at the Akasaka Palace, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Tokyo. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)

Japan's prime minister took a tumble while golfing with Trump


President Trump seemingly missed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tumbling during their recent game of golf in Japan, according to Business Insider.

Business Insider on Thursday reported that a Japanese news helicopter caught the incident in full when it happened last Sunday.

The footage shows a man suggested to be Abe chipping his way out of a sand trap before hustling to climb out of the steep bunker and back onto the green.

The man loses his balance at the top, however, sending him rolling backwards while the other player had his back turned.

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The lapse in balance seemingly went unnoticed by the crowd on the green, and the man identified as Abe eventually emerged from the sand trap unharmed.

The Los Angeles Times on Monday reported that Trump arrived the day before at the Kasumigaseki Country Club outside Tokyo to play golf with Abe.

Abe surprised Trump with the style of trucker hats the latter popularized during his 2016 presidential election campaign in the U.S.

The white hats were embroidered in Trump’s favorite color – gold – and featured a play on his “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan last year.

“Donald & Shinzo, Make Alliance Even Greater,” the hats read, signifying the friendship between the U.S. and Japan.

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Abe and Trump played nine holes of golf, and they were joined by Hideki Matsuyama, who is ranked as the world’s fourth-best golfer.

The two world leaders and their respective wives then ate dinner at an expensive teppanyaki grill in downtown Tokyo.

“Our relationship is really extraordinary,” Trump said of his ties with Abe. “I don’t think we’ve ever been closer to Japan than we are right now.”

Trump was visiting Japan as part of his five-nation tour of Asia, which also includes stops in China, South Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

The president discussed America’s trading relationship with Japan and North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons during his stop.

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