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SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Sep 11, 2016
Kisenosato set to profit from Hakuho's absence at Autumn Basho
Early on Thursday, it was announced that yokozuna Hakuho had decided to skip the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo due to injury.
Japan Times
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Jul 27, 2016
Won't be long before Kisenosato wins coveted title
When he won his eighth Emperor's Cup on Sunday afternoon, in the eyes of many, yokozuna Harumafuji also guaranteed that ozeki Kisenosato would forever remain in the sport's second rank, never to win the coveted Emperor's Cup.
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Jul 1, 2016
YouTube poses unique challenges for Japan Sumo Association
Every few days, year-round, I receive emails from foreign visitors to Japan asking just how to gain access to morning training sessions at one of the sport's (current) 44 stables.
Japan Times
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
May 26, 2016
Consistent Kisenosato needs title to secure promotion to yokozuna
Few involved in the world of sumo, as fans or as part of the inner workings of the sport would or could ever claim that Kisenosato has been anything other than the most consistent ozeki in recent memory.
Japan Times
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Apr 28, 2016
May tournament has history of delivering memorable results
There is something uplifting, even magical at times about the Natsu Basho each May.
Japan Times
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Mar 29, 2016
Hakuho's best days are behind him
The time has come for yokozuna Hakuho to look in the mirror, recognize the person looking back at him as head and shoulders above all others the greatest sumo wrestler that has ever lived, but to then accept that it is now time to retire, to call it a day.
Japan Times
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Feb 25, 2016
Kotoshogiku faces uphill battle to maintain winning form
Every four years just before the Olympic Games begin, the Japanese broadcast, online and print media announce with the confidence bordering on arrogance just how many gold medals the nation's athletes are "expected" to win. The figure is always given as the "minimum expected."
Japan Times
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Jan 27, 2016
Fortune smiled on Kotoshogiku during surprise run to Emperor's Cup
If, on Jan. 10, the first day of the 2016 Hatsu Basho, the 11,000 sell-out crowd at the Ryogoku Kokugikan had been asked who they thought would be standing atop the dohyo two weeks later to collect the Emperor’s Cup, few, if any, would have pointed to ozeki Kotoshogiku.
Japan Times
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Dec 29, 2015
After Hakuho exceeded all expectations, can Mitakeumi or Homarenishiki become the next superstar?
When former ozeki Tochiazuma was presented with the Emperor's Cup on Jan. 22, 2006, few in the sport could have predicted that Tochiazuma's third and final championship victory would be the last to be awarded to a Japan-born rikishi for the next decade.
Japan Times
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Nov 25, 2015
Kitanoumi’s death overshadows Harumafuji’s triumph
On Sunday, when yokozuna Harumafuji was presented with the Emperor's Cup for the seventh time, the world of sumo was still reeling from the news that Sumo Association Chairman Kitanoumi had died 48 hours earlier from complications related to rectal cancer aged only 62.
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Oct 27, 2015
Kakuryu needs titles to elevate place in sumo's pecking order
If for nothing else, the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka's Kokusai Center may well be remembered as the tourney in which Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu was finally able to call himself the "best of the best" — at least for one basho.
Japan Times
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Oct 1, 2015
Kakuryu leaves questions unanswered after Autumn Basho triumph
In recent years, the Sumo Association has bent over backward looking to put bums on seats at the six tournaments held annually.
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Aug 28, 2015
International Sumo Federation needs major reform, new leadership
With all the recent hullabaloo over Tokyo's scrapped national stadium costing too much, and being an over-the-top architectural white elephant (a new stadium budget was unveiled on Friday), few in Japan noticed the decision of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to give amateur sumo's ambitions of becoming an Olympic sport in 2020 a resounding thumbs down.
Japan Times
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Jul 30, 2015
Time for Hakuho to bring down curtain on legendary career?
In 1971, when the great Taiho retired from the sport of sumo with 32 Emperor's Cups to his name, Hakuho was not yet born.
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Jul 10, 2015
While fondly recalling late Takanonami's career, expectations rising for newest ozeki
In the run-up to the 2015 Nagoya Basho, on June 20 it was announced in the domestic media that former ozeki Takanonami had passed away at age 43.
Japan Times
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
May 27, 2015
Terunofuji could be sumo's next yokozuna
On the back of his first ever Emperor's Cup victory on Sunday, Wednesday morning saw sekiwake Terunofuji promoted to sumo's second rank of ozeki.
Japan Times
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Apr 29, 2015
Hakuho out for No. 35, Henderson out just to survive
When the 2015 Summer Grand Sumo Tournament gets under way on May 10 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan, for the first time in just over three years, Hakuho's dominance over fellow yokozuna Harumafuji and Kakuryu will not be the hot topic on the lips of sumo fans the world over.
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Mar 26, 2015
Hakuho showing no signs of letting up
When Hakuho won his 33rd Emperor’s Cup in January, he was widely acknowledged as the greatest ever grand champion in the history of the sport.
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Mar 9, 2015
Will SMS be the undoing of sumo’s latest foreign ‘star’?
Sumo has a new superstar. Or at least that is what the individual in question appears to be thinking at the moment!
Japan Times
SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Jan 27, 2015
In praise of Hakuho, from those in the know
In the days since yokozuna grand champion Hakuho pushed ozeki Kisenosato from the ring on Day 13 of the Hatsu Basho at Ryogoku's Kokugikan to claim his 33rd Emperor's Cup, the man from Mongolia has been featured in media around the globe.

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