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Sumo Feb 8, 2019

Wrestler retires for bullying apprentice

The Japan Sumo Association on Friday accepted the retirement of a sumo wrestler who repeatedly choked and bullied a lower-ranked apprentice wrestler at the stable run by Bulgarian-born former ozeki Kotooshu. The JSA's board of directors handed the stablemaster a 10-percent cut for three months ...

Apprentice wrestler choked, bullied at Kotooshu-run stable

Sumo Jan 31, 2019

Apprentice wrestler choked, bullied at Kotooshu-run stable

An underage apprentice sumo wrestler has been the subject of repeated physical abuse and bullying at the stable run by Bulgarian-born former ozeki Kotooshu, the Japan Sumo Association announced Thursday. According to the JSA, a 20-year-old, fourth-tier sandanme wrestler subjected an apprentice at the Naruto ...

Number of cases of school bullying rises to new high in Japan

National Oct 25, 2018

Number of cases of school bullying rises to new high in Japan

Japanese schools reported a record number of bullying cases in fiscal 2017 amid a nationwide effort to have teachers identify even the most minor cases in order to tackle problems while they are still at an early stage, the education ministry said Thursday Public and ...