Former yokozuna Onokuni now acts as JSA's public face

Sumo Mar 11, 2020

Former yokozuna Onokuni now acts as JSA's public face

by John Gunning

Shibatayama stablemaster is one of the more visible members of the Japan Sumo Association's board of directors. As head of the public relations department, he is the one who announces many major decisions to the press and, along with Chairman Hakkaku, is the person most ...

JSA needs to look outward for good of sumo

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Dec 25, 2019

JSA needs to look outward for good of sumo

by John Gunning

Whatever hopes fans had for a peaceful end to the year were dashed when Japan Sumo Association officials instructed Takagenji to take part in his regularly scheduled bout on Dec. 11 despite the wrestler being diagnosed with influenza earlier in the day. Ten years after ...