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A former hairdresser for sumo wrestlers has filed a civil lawsuit against stable master Oitekaze for allegedly assaulting him in March, sumo sources said.

The hairdresser, or “tokoyama” as they are known, is scheduled to have his first trial session in late October. He is requesting about ¥5 million in damages, according to the lawsuit filed at the Kumamoto District Court.

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