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Japan Sumo Association Chairman Musashigawa said Thursday he is back to work after undergoing surgery for stomach cancer, but association sources said he is expected to resign this month over betting scandals and the ancient sport’s yakuza ties.

“From now on, all the stablemasters and ranking wrestlers will work together for reform and strive to rebuild the association to overcome the difficulties,” Musashigawa said after an extraordinary association meeting of the sumo board.

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