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Mark Buckton

Mark Buckton has covered sumo for The Japan Times Online since 2006 and has long worked with broadcast media such as the BBC and CNN when things go awry in the sport. He has contributed to six books on Japanese culture, and is a columnist at entertainment magazine Eye-Ai.

For Mark Buckton's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

| Nov 7, 2014

Kyushu Basho 2014: A tale of two Mongolians

There are two men to watch when the action gets underway at sumo’s final basho of 2014, down in Fukuoka on Sunday. Both are Mongolian. One, in just his first tournament in the top division so very nearly upstaged the other, arguably the greatest wrestler who ...