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Mark Buckton

Mark Buckton has covered sumo for The Japan Times Online since 2006 and has long worked with broadcast media such as the BBC and CNN when things go awry in the sport. He has contributed to six books on Japanese culture, and is a columnist at entertainment magazine Eye-Ai.

For Mark Buckton's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

| Mar 26, 2015

Hakuho showing no signs of letting up

When Hakuho won his 33rd Emperor’s Cup in January, he was widely acknowledged as the greatest ever grand champion in the history of the sport. At the time, he moved past Taiho into first place on the all time leaders, in the process equalling ...

In praise of Hakuho, from those in the know

| Jan 27, 2015

In praise of Hakuho, from those in the know

In the days since yokozuna grand champion Hakuho pushed ozeki Kisenosato from the ring on Day 13 of the Hatsu Basho at Ryogoku’s Kokugikan to claim his 33rd Emperor’s Cup, the man from Mongolia has been featured in media around the globe. As is ...