Former sumo grand champion Wakanohana will waive his inheritance from his father, the late Futagoyama, his lawyer said at the Tokyo Family Court on Monday.

Wakanohana, who has severed his ties with professional sumo and is currently known as sports commentator Masaru Hanada, apparently had discussed the issue with his father while he was still alive and agreed to waive the inheritance.

“The issue of inheritance is being reported on television, in magazine articles and in newspapers. This is a private matter which involves the family and waiving the inheritance was thought as the best way to completely resolve this problem,” his lawyer said.

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