Tag - sadogatake



Kotonowaka (left) competes at the Spring Basho in Osaka in March. The grandson of former yokozuna Kotozakura has decided to take on the legend's ring name.
May 2, 2024
Love of family behind return of historic sumo ring name
The tenure of ozeki Kotonowaka lasted just one tournament, with the wrestler changing from his father’s ring name to that of his late grandfather.
Sumo wrestler Kotonowaka (left) attends a news conference in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, on Jan. 31. Sitting next to him is his father and stablemaster Sadogatake.
Mar 26, 2024
Ozeki Kotonowaka to change ring name to Kotozakura
The 26-year-old finished the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament with a 10-5 record in his ozeki debut.
Japan Times
Jul 20, 2022
COVID-19 outbreaks in sumo stables disrupt Nagoya meet
No. 2 maegashira, Kotonowaka, is one of 49 wrestlers from the two stables who either caught the virus or came into close contact with someone testing positive.
Japan Times
Jan 13, 2021
Sumo stables deserve more scrutiny after wrestler's shock retirement
The decision by Kotokantetsu to leave the sport rather than risk infection with the coronavirus at the New Year Basho has resulted in a wave of outrage against the Japan Sumo Association.
Japan Times
Mar 21, 2020
Kototenzan struggled with sumo lifestyle, but found stardom in pro wrestling
When the 2020 NFL Draft gets under way on April 23rd, Joe Burrow is widely expected to be the first overall pick after leading Louisiana State University to the National Championship, winning the Heisman Trophy and having one of the best seasons for a quarterback in college football history.
Mar 15, 2020
Kotozakura had limited run as yokozuna but successful tenure as stablemaster
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Apr 1, 2017
Ex-ozeki Kotooshu opens own stable
Former Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu established his new own stable on Saturday, making him sumo's first European-born stablemaster.
Mar 2, 2017
Kotooshu to establish own stable
Former Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu will leave the Sadogatake stable and establish his own stable in April, a Japan Sumo Association source said Wednesday.
Jul 16, 2016
Ailing ozeki pulls out of tournament
Ozeki Kotoshogiku has withdrawn from the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament due to injury, his stablemaster Sadogatake said on Saturday.
Japan Times
Apr 25, 2016
Kotoyuki, Ikioi reach sekiwake rank
Kotoyuki and Ikioi both won promotion to sekiwake, sumo's third-highest rank, as the Japan Sumo Association released its rankings for the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan