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Japan Times
SUMO
Jan 25, 2013
Harumafuji moves closer to title
His difficult yokozuna debut at the Kyushu Basho now a distant memory, Harumafuji outfoxed ozeki Kisenosato on Friday to move within one win of his third championship title in four meets at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 24, 2013
Undefeated yokozuna Harumafuji inches closer to title
Harumafuji took apart Kotoshogiku and closed in on his third championship title in four meets Thursday as chief rival and fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho crashed to a second loss at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 23, 2013
Harumafuji overpowers Baruto
Harumafuji took full advantage of injury-plagued Baruto to scalp his 10th straight victim at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 22, 2013
Harumafuji bulldozes over Goeido
The verdict is in . . . well, almost.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 21, 2013
Yokozuna Harumafuji remains unbeaten
Yokozuna Harumafuji pulled out the howitzer for Brazilian big boy Kaisei on Saturday to retain his undefeated record on the seventh day of action at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 21, 2013
Harumafuji stays ahead of pack at New Year basho
Yokozuna Harumafuji gave Gagamaru a public flogging to remain the only unbeaten man standing after eight days at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday.
Japan Times
SUMO
Jan 18, 2013
Harumafuji, Kitataiki improve to 5-0
Yokozuna Harumafuji remained in front on the fifth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, with only No. 10 maegashira Kitataiki able to match his perfect 5-0 record.
Japan Times
SUMO
Jan 15, 2013
Harumafuji settles into New Year groove
Yokozuna Harumafuji uncorked a mortar round on would-be challenger Myogiryu to earn his second victory at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jun 20, 2010
Who pays for sumo?
Sumo wrestlers don't make huge salaries but they can get a lot of yen in other ways.
LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
Feb 8, 2010
Japan by the numbers (02.08.10)
What's going on in Japan, by the numbers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Sep 30, 2009
What's in the cards for the future of sumo?
Relying on the tried-and-test cute formula, the beleaguered sumo association rolls out 'sekitori-kun,' a series of chicken little mascots.
Reader Mail
Apr 27, 2008
One-sided view of military burden
Your April 15 editorial "Funding for U.S. military facilities" is, unfortunately, consistent with a trend that's fairly prevalent in the Japanese media -- the one-sided theme of the "burden" borne by Japan for hosting U.S. military facilities. In this editorial the burden was financial, in others...
Reader Mail
Apr 24, 2008
Keep out torch-protection unit
Recently I saw video footage of members of the Chinese government's Olympic Games Sacred Flame Protection Unit -- reportedly from the same paramilitary People's Armed Police that crush protesters in Beijing and Tibet -- roughing up Britons in Britain and Frenchmen in France. It is odd that the Olympic...

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