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HARUMAFUJI

Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Jul 8, 2020
Sumo's unique kanreki ceremonies provide windows into past
It's looking increasingly likely that it could be December (or even 2021) before Isegahama will be able to don the red rope.
Japan Times
SUMO
Dec 25, 2018
Sumo plagued by violence, harassment in 2018
The violence and scandals that have plagued Japan's sumo world came full circle just after the year's sixth and final tournament, leaving maiden victories by the sport's young up-and-comers in the shadows.
Japan Times
SUMO
Dec 5, 2018
Mongolian sumo wrestler Takanoiwa assaults attendant
The Japan Sumo Association said Wednesday that rank-and-file wrestler Takanoiwa, whose beating by former yokozuna Harumafuji caused a scandal last year, assaulted an attendant of his stable during the ongoing regional tour.
Japan Times
SUMO
Oct 30, 2018
Takanoiwa drops lawsuit against ex-yokozuna Harumafuji over assault
Wrestler Takanoiwa on Tuesday dropped a damages suit filed against former yokozuna Harumafuji for an assault last year, saying his family in Mongolia has been subject to abuse over the legal action.
Japan Times
SUMO
Oct 20, 2018
Five percent of sumo wrestlers suffered physical abuse over past year according to investigation
A third-party investigation found physical abuse persists in Japan's traditional sport of sumo, according to its final report.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Oct 17, 2018
Kyushu Basho an underrated gem for fans
Sumo's Autumn Regional Tour has reached Kansai and will continue winding its way westward until it arrives in Yamaguchi prefecture at the end of the month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 4, 2018
Former yokozuna Harumafuji sued over 2017 assault
Sumo wrestler Takanoiwa filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking ¥24 million ($210,000) in damages from Harumafuji, claiming the former yokozuna's assault last year forced him to miss matches due to injuries and caused him financial loss.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 25, 2018
Takanohana steps down from JSA
The Japan Sumo Association attempted to force stablemaster Takanohana to admit that the accusations he filed to the Cabinet Office in March were false.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 23, 2018
Sumo 101: Hobbies
All sumo wrestlers get a week off starting the day after a tournament ends.
Japan Times
SUMO
May 15, 2018
Former yokozuna Harumafuji's retirement ceremony set for September
Yokozuna Harumafuji, who has quit as a result of a scandal in which he allegedly attacked a lower-ranked wrestler, will have a retirement ceremony this fall, according to his former stablemaster Isegahama.
Japan Times
SUMO
Mar 1, 2018
Takanoiwa takes first steps toward return
Takanoiwa, the wrestler who was injured in a beating by former yokozuna Harumafuji last fall, took part in training Thursday and appeared ready to let fate determine his participation in the upcoming Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.
Japan Times
SUMO
Feb 8, 2018
New third-party committee to investigate every Japan Sumo Association member
In response to successive scandals involving physical violence, the Japan Sumo Association announced Thursday that a third-party committee has convened and will question every member of the JSA.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 28, 2018
Tochinoshin stands out amid chaos
Hoping the return of its top wrestlers would provide excitement and restore a sense of stability to a sport tarnished by months of bad publicity, the Japan Sumo Association instead wound up with something new and unexpected.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 15, 2018
Fans flock to basho despite recent scandals
Fans attending the first day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament expressed their displeasure with the sport's recent scandals despite snapping up the last available tickets on Sunday.
Japan Times
SUMO
Jan 13, 2018
Sumo looks for new promise in wake of scandals
Sumo kicks off its new year on Sunday, with hopes that a stellar New Year Grand Sumo Tournament will help put the ancient sport back on proper footing after two months of turmoil.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Jan 6, 2018
2018: Year of the 800-pound Gorilla
Four topics dominated Japan's non-Twitter news cycle for the last quarter of 2017. Two involved sports: the signing of 23-year-old baseball superstar Shohei Otani to play for the Los Angeles Angels of the American League; and the resignation of sumo grand champion Harumafuji after assaulting a younger...
JAPAN
Jan 6, 2018
JSA ready to call special meeting over sumo referee molestation allegation
In Japanese wrestling's latest scandal, the Japan Sumo Association looks to punish top referee Shikimori Inosuke for allegedly molesting a teen referee during December's winter tournament.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 4, 2018
Stablemaster Takanohana dismissed from post as director at Japan Sumo Association
The Japan Sumo Association board unanimously agreed to remove the sumo elder from his role — the first time a director has been dismissed before the end of his term.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 1, 2018
Ex-JSA director Isegahama eyes re-election as board member
Sumo elder Isegahama, who gave up his seat on the Japan Sumo Association's board of directors after an assault scandal involving a wrestler from his stable, is leaning toward running in February's board election, a JSA source said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 28, 2017
Sumo body looks to demote stablemaster Takanohana over Harumafuji scandal
The Japan Sumo Association on Thursday recommended that sumo elder Takanohana be removed from his post as director, asking that he be demoted over his role in the assault scandal that led to the retirement of grand champion Harumafuji.

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