Yasushi Kakizaki

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Kumamoto in rush to take games to the mat

Jan 9, 2014

Kumamoto in rush to take games to the mat

Kumamoto Prefecture, the nation’s biggest producer of rush but battling through sluggish demand, has gotten some welcome news: A ranking member of the Abe administration has suggested tatami mats may be used in the athletes’ village for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “It’s a blessing,” ...