Aug 15, 2014

Statue of sumo legend Taiho unveiled in Russian birthplace

A ceremony to unveil a bronze statue of the late Japanese sumo legend Taiho was held Friday in his birthplace Poronaysk in Sakhalin, eastern Russia, a move achieved through joint efforts by the Russian city and Japanese people. “We hope obstacles hindering peace between ...

Taiho statue to be donated to his birthplace on Russian island

Jul 11, 2014

Taiho statue to be donated to his birthplace on Russian island

A bronze statue of the late sumo great Taiho will be donated to his birthplace on the Russian island Sakhalin at the initiative of supporters here. The 2.27-meter-high statue, which weighs 260 kg, was unveiled at a ceremony on Friday. Local sculptor Toshio Kamada ...

In memoriam: Those we lost in 2013

Dec 28, 2013

In memoriam: Those we lost in 2013

by Jun Hongo

2013 saw the loss of a number of personalities who stood at the top of their respective fields. As the year quietly draws to a close, we reflect on those we lost, their contribution to the world and their ongoing legacy.