Sumo 101: Injuries

Sumo May 16, 2019

Sumo 101: Injuries

by John Gunning

One of the most surprising aspects of sumo for first-time watchers is the sheer violence of the sport. Notions of cuddly pandas gently belly bouncing each other out of the ring get blown away when the first thunderclap of a harite (roundhouse head slap) echoes ...

World Oct 22, 2016

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National Jan 6, 2015

Tokyo Fire Department to boost English-capable units to 36 by 2016

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National Dec 24, 2014

Singapore Airlines flight from Osaka hit by turbulence, 14 injured

A Singapore Airlines flight from Osaka to Singapore was hit by strong turbulence on Tuesday, causing injuries to 14 people on board, including one Japanese, the airline said. Flight SQ 615, which was carrying 268 passengers and 13 crew on board, had "encountered sudden severe ...

Schoolchildren taken to hospital after Tokyo expressway accident

National Nov 8, 2014

Schoolchildren taken to hospital after Tokyo expressway accident

Forty-six people, including schoolchildren, were taken to hospital on Saturday morning following an accident involving three buses and a motorcycle on Tokyo's Metropolitan Expressway, the fire department said. They were taken in for minor injuries after a motorcycle crashed into the side of a bus ...