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President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama — Pool/Getty Images

President Trump tweeted after meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo Sunday that the U.S. and Japan are making "great progress" in trade negotiations. But he played down expectations of striking a deal during his visit to the Asian country.

"Great progress being made in our Trade Negotiations with Japan. Agriculture and beef heavily in play. Much will wait until after their July elections where I anticipate big numbers!"
— President Trump

The big picture: There were rallies for and against Trump on the first day of his 4-day visit to Japan, during which the president, first lady Melania Trump, Abe and his wife, Akie Abe, joined about 11,500 people at a sumo wrestling championship in Tokyo.

A sumo battle during the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
Trump with sumo wrestler Asanoyama in Tokyo. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
First lady Melania Trump at the Mori Building Digital Art Museum, with Abe's wife, Akie Abe, in Tokyo. Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images
Akie Abe and Melania Trump at the Mori Building Digital Art Museum. Photo: Pierre Emmanuel Deletree — Pool/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest Japan's monarchy and Trump in Tokyo. Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images
Supporters near Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, where the sumo contest is held. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Go deeper: Reality check: Trump claims he can strike a trade deal with Japan by May

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Fringe right plots new attacks out of sight

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Domestic extremists are using obscure and private corners of the internet to plot new attacks ahead of Inauguration Day. Their plans are also hidden in plain sight, buried in podcasts and online video platforms.

Why it matters: Because law enforcement was caught flat-footed during last week's Capitol siege, researchers and intelligence agencies are paying more attention to online threats that could turn into real-world violence.

Kids’ screen time up 50% during pandemic

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

When the coronavirus lockdowns started in March, kidstech firm SuperAwesome found that screen time was up 50%. Nearly a year later, that percentage hasn't budged, according to new figures from the firm.

Why it matters: For most parents, pre-pandemic expectations around screen time are no longer realistic. The concern now has shifted from the number of hours in front of screens to the quality of screen time.

In photos: D.C. and U.S. states on alert for pre-inauguration violence

National Guard troops stand behind security fencing with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building behind them, on Jan. 16. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Security has been stepped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S. as authorities brace for potential violence this weekend.

Driving the news: Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by some supporters of President Trump, the FBI has said there could be armed protests in D.C. and in all 50 state capitols in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.