JP Tower to host sumo exhibition bouts on Aug. 29

Aug 17, 2015

JP Tower to host sumo exhibition bouts on Aug. 29

A glitzy skyscraper in front of JR Tokyo Station is set for an unlikely installation at its atrium — a genuine sumo ring. Wrestlers will take part in exhibition bouts in the ring at the KITTE shopping area in JP Tower on Aug. 29, ...

Canadian sumo wrestler Henderson set for Japanese debut

Jul 11, 2015

Canadian sumo wrestler Henderson set for Japanese debut

Canadian Brodik Henderson is hoping his prowess in the remote world of U.S. amateur sumo wrestling will translate into a professional career in the heartland of the ancient sport. The 20-year-old native of Victoria, British Columbia, who stands 6-foot-7 and weighs 360 pounds, will ...

Hakuho leads sumo's Mongolian invasion

Jan 29, 2015

Hakuho leads sumo's Mongolian invasion

Hakuho returned to his corner for a third time to grab another fistful of salt, his face a picture of concentration, his eyes narrowed and focused as the crowd in Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena bristled with anticipation. He turned, tossed the granules high ...

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 ...