• Kyodo News


A former hairdresser, or “tokoyama,” for sumo wrestlers is considering bringing a lawsuit against stable master Oitekaze for allegedly assaulting him in March, sources said Tuesday.

Oitekaze has reported this to a special directive committee of the Japan Sumo Association in the latest case tarnishing the image of the ancient sport.

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