Hakuho to kick off bid for history on east side

Dec 24, 2014

Hakuho to kick off bid for history on east side

Record-chasing Mongolian powerhouse Hakuho retained the prestigious east yokozuna slot for the sixth meet in a row as the Japan Sumo Association released the rankings Wednesday for the upcoming New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho will be aiming to surpass yokozuna legend Taiho and ...

Hakuho ties Taiho's mark with 32nd title

Nov 23, 2014

Hakuho ties Taiho's mark with 32nd title

Hakuho proved once again to be sumo’s man of steel as he overpowered fellow yokozuna Kakuryu en route to matching the all-time record of 32 career championships on the final day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, who won his fourth ...

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.