Sumo wrestlers no longer allowed grow beard for 'good luck'

Sumo Feb 26, 2019

Sumo wrestlers no longer allowed grow beard for 'good luck'

Sumo's governing body told wrestlers Tuesday they are no longer allowed to grow beards, which some competitors in Japan's ancient sport believe will bring them good luck. At a meeting in Osaka, Japan Sumo Association elder Oguruma told the wrestlers' association that beards — along ...

Osaka subway drivers sue over right to grow a beard

National / Crime & Legal Mar 10, 2016

Osaka subway drivers sue over right to grow a beard

Two Osaka subway drivers have sued the city's municipal government after their bonuses were cut because they refused to shave off their beards. "Growing a beard is part of individual freedom, just like choosing clothes or hairstyles," said a lawsuit filed Wednesday with the Osaka ...