• Kyodo News


The Japan Sumo Association on Monday fired second-division wrestler Wakakirin following his arrest last week for possession of marijuana.

The JSA executive committee took swift action to impose one of its heaviest punishments on a wrestler three days after police apprehended Wakakirin, 25, whose real name is Shinichi Suzukawa, in Tokyo along with 30-year-old musician Tsutomu Hirano.

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