| May 1, 2013

Is Hakuho on his way to becoming the greatest ever?

On sumo’s list of all-time yusho winners, Hakuho currently stands tied with Kitanoumi on 24 championships to date. Just three men stand between the Mongolian and the all-time record: Asashoryu at 25, Chiyonofuji at 31 and Taiho at 32. Many modern-day sumo fans never ...

Star Troupe's top <em>otokoyaku</em> star speaks out

Apr 14, 2013

Star Troupe's top otokoyaku star speaks out

Ahead of their current Taiwan tour, Yuzuki Reon, the current top otokoyaku (male-role actress) with the Takarazuka Revue, took time out between rehearsals at the city-center Tokyo Takarazuka Theater to share with readers of The Japan Times something of her view from such a ...