Be sure to buy The Japan Times on Friday this week to read our exclusive interview with recently retired yokozuna Takanohana.

Jack Gallagher sat down with one of the sumo world’s biggest stars ever for an interview on a wide range of subjects.

Takanohana talks about what is takes to be a sumo wrestler, his most memorable matches, what the sport needs to do to retain popularity and gives his thoughts about women not being allowed on the dohyo.

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