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Takanohana intends to break his silence and cooperate with an investigation into the assault of a wrestler that cost Mongolian grand champion Harumafuji his career, the Japan Sumo Association said Thursday.

But Takanohana, a former yokozuna on the JSA executive board, will only speak to the association’s crisis management team once police have finished their investigation of the incident, which occurred last month during a regional tour in Tottori Prefecture.

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