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Hand in hand, two Koreas may seek to end UNESCO wrestling

Asia Pacific Nov 25, 2018

Hand in hand, two Koreas may seek to end UNESCO wrestling

North and South Korea have long grappled over their joint symbols at the United Nations culture organization UNESCO, but they could share the honors this week when twin applications for traditional Korean wrestling come up for consideration. The two Koreas are still technically at war ...

Editorials Nov 25, 2018

Justice in Cambodia

Japan should press Phnom Penh to continue its pursuit of justice, to protect the integrity of the tribunal and the human rights of the Cambodian people.

Takakeisho off to winning start at new stable

Sumo Nov 25, 2018

Takakeisho off to winning start at new stable

Less than two months after suddenly moving to his new stable, Takakeisho gave the Chiganoura stable its first grand sumo tournament champion on Sunday. The 22-year-old had been forced to find a new home after his original stablemaster, controversial former yokozuna Takanohana, abruptly quit the ...

Sumo 101: Illegal moves

Sumo Nov 25, 2018

Sumo 101: Illegal moves

by John Gunning

Prior to their first live experience, many people are under the impression that sumo is a plodding sport in which two overweight men slowly try to force each other backward in a straight line. That illusion is always shattered within minutes of first sitting down ...

Takakeisho claims title on final day

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 25, 2018

Takakeisho claims title on final day

Komusubi Takakeisho won his first career championship on Sunday, the final day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. The 22-year-old Takakeisho, competing in just his 12th tournament in sumo's top flight, beat No. 3 maegashira Nishikigi (8-7), catching a lucky break to finish the tournament ...

Captain Michael Leitch saves day as Japan rallies past Russia

Rugby Nov 25, 2018

Captain Michael Leitch saves day as Japan rallies past Russia

Japan captain Michael Leitch saved his side's blushes Saturday as his second try of the game sealed a 32-27 win over Russia in an international friendly at Kingsholm Stadium. The 30-year-old flanker reacted the quickest to the bounce of the ball following a clever kick ...