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Takayasu (right) slaps down Mitakeumi to improve to 7-1 in the ongoing Autumn Basho at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Sunday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 17, 2023
Takayasu and Atamifuji retain lead as all three ozeki fall
Both demotion-threatened ozeki, Takakeisho and Kirishima, took losses to drop to 5-3.
Takakeisho (right) is defeated by Shodai in their Day 7 bout at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 17, 2023
Takakeisho gives up share of lead with loss to Shodai on Day 7
The result leaves two rank-and-file wrestlers, No. 7 Takayasu and No. 15 Atamifuji, tied for the lead at 6-1.
Hoshoryu (right) defeats Asanoyama on Day 6 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Friday.
Sep 15, 2023
Hoshoryu defeats Asanoyama in showdown at Autumn Basho
Hoshoryu won a battle of current and former ozeki to improve to 3-3.
Takakeisho (right) battles Abi during their bout at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Thursday.
Sep 14, 2023
Ozeki Takakeisho part of eight-way tie for lead at Autumn Basho
Demotion-threatened ozeki Takakeisho (4-1) defeated Abi to improve to 4-1.
Abi (left) and Kirishima battle during Day 4 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Wednesday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 13, 2023
Hokutofuji falls, three maegashira lead Autumn meet after Day 4
Onosho, Kinbozan and Atamifuji stand atop the leaderboard after four days of action at Ryogoku Kokugikan.
Hokutofuji (right) grapples with Kirishima during Day 3 of the Autumn Basho at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Tuesday.
Sep 13, 2023
Hokutofuji shines early as sumo's English streaming era begins
The Day 2 presentation by YouTube channel Sumo Prime Time was a welcome development for international fans.
Komusubi Tobizaru (left) forces out ozeki Hoshoryu during their Day 3 bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Tuesday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 12, 2023
Hokutofuji outmaneuvers Kirishima to complete ozeki sweep
Following Kirishima's loss, there are no longer any undefeated wrestlers among the three distinguished sanyaku ranks.
Ozeki Takakeisho bounces back from a loss on Day 1 by defeating Nishikigi on the second day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Monday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 11, 2023
Hokutofuji upsets rising star Hoshoryu on Day 2 of Autumn meet
A day after upsetting Takakeisho, No. 1 maegashira Hokutofuji improved to 2-0 by slapping down Hoshoryu
Hoshoryu receives his winnings after defeating Abi on the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan on Sunday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 10, 2023
Hoshoryu makes winning start as ozeki at Autumn meet
The three ozeki are the highest-ranked competitors following Terunofuji's withdrawal from a second straight 15-day tournament.
Kazuki Paul Tsuyukusa with his dog Sunny in Fukuoka
Sep 9, 2023
Kazuki Paul Tsuyukusa: 'It’s better to live without being noticed everywhere.’
A former rikishi, Kazuki Paul Tsuyukusa has swapped his sumo stable for the life of a salaryman.
Hoshoryu could become the first wrestler since Hakuho in 2006 to win the  Emperor’s Cup in his ozeki debut.
Sep 8, 2023
Young ozeki duo will be in spotlight at Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament
The Autumn Basho is shaping up to be another unpredictable event.
Yokozuna Terunofuji will miss his second straight tournament due to a back injury.
Sep 8, 2023
Yokozuna Terunofuji pulls out of Autumn Basho with back injury
The 31-year-old Terunofuji, who was forced out of action on Day 4 of the July tournament, has been unable to train without pain.
Daieisho (left) and Kirishima take part in a practice session at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Saturday.
SUMO / Inside Sumo
Sep 6, 2023
Power of ozeki trio on display in muted return of open practice session
The first Yokozuna Deliberation Council sōken training session open to the public in four years has taken place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
Hakuoho will be forced to miss the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament after having surgery on his left shoulder.
Sep 4, 2023
Rising star Hakuoho to miss Autumn Basho due to shoulder surgery
Miyagino, better known as the former yokozuna Hakuho, winner of a record 45 top-division titles, revealed Hakuoho had the operation on Thursday.
Concerns over brain injuries could one day see wrestlers return to a standing tachiai (initial charge) rather than crouching.
Aug 16, 2023
Future of sumo could feature bigger rings — and better care
Though notoriously slow to change, the next 50-100 years could see a number of major developments that alter how sumo is contested and enjoyed.
Hakuoho displayed power, grit and technique on the way to 11 wins in his top-division debut last month at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.
Aug 2, 2023
Hakuoho hints at what's to come with breakout makuuchi debut
Last month's Nagoya Basho may have just been the coming out party for sumo’s newest superstar.
Former sumo wrestler Daisuke Yanagihara discusses his lawsuit against the Japan Sumo Association during a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan on Monday.
Aug 1, 2023
Former wrestler sues sumo association for alleged mistreatment
The former fourth-division rikishi said he was told to fight or quit as coronavirus cases rose in Tokyo ahead of the 2021 New Year Basho.
Hoshoryu (right), joined by Tatsunami stablemaster, participates in a news conference following his promotion to ozeki in Nagoya on Wednesday.
Jul 27, 2023
Hoshoryu's Nagoya triumph shows enduring power of Mongolian rikishi
Kirishima and Hoshoryu’s promotions to ozeki have shown that the Mongolian era of sumo dominance isn’t close to concluding just yet.
Shonannoumi (right) defeats Nishikigi on Day 12 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Jul 20, 2023
Nishikigi suffers surprising loss as Hokutofuji claims share of first place at Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament
Hokutofuji rejoined his fellow rank-and-filer in pole position for the title after 12 days.
Nadine, a 43-year-old tourist from the U.S., wears a sumo wrestler costume and tries to spar against former sumo wrestler Towanoyama in the sumo ring at Yokozuna Tonkatsu Dosukoi Tanaka in Tokyo in June 30.
Jul 23, 2023
Sumo retirees play for laughs from tourists flooding back to Japan
Themed restaurants, including those offering sumo performances, are part of a tourism ecosystem that Prime Minister Fumio Kishida hopes will add ¥5 trillion a year to the nation's economy.


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