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Sumo dominance down to heart over matter

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Oct 31, 2018

Sumo dominance down to heart over matter

by John Gunning

The newly-released banzuke (rankings) for the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament see Hakuho back in his old familiar 'Yokozuna 1 East' position. It is the 48th time that the Mongolian veteran has occupied the top slot — a sumo record. Indeed at this stage in his ...

Former yokozuna Harumafuji sued over 2017 assault

National / Crime & Legal Oct 4, 2018

Former yokozuna Harumafuji sued over 2017 assault

Sumo wrestler Takanoiwa filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking ¥24 million ($210,000) in damages from Harumafuji, claiming the former yokozuna's assault last year forced him to miss matches due to injuries and caused him financial loss. Harumafuji faced a summary indictment in December for assaulting the ...

JSA officially accepts Takanohana's resignation during board meeting

Sumo Oct 1, 2018

JSA officially accepts Takanohana's resignation during board meeting

The Japan Sumo Association held an extraordinary board meeting on Monday and officially recognized stablemaster Takanohana's resignation, along with the termination of his stable and the transfer of his wrestlers to the Chiganoura stable. Takanohana had submitted his resignation to the JSA last Tuesday, but ...

Takanohana steps down from JSA

Sumo Sep 25, 2018

Takanohana steps down from JSA

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The Japan Sumo Association attempted to force stablemaster Takanohana to admit that the accusations he filed to the Cabinet Office in March were false. Instead, the former yokozuna who won 22 Emperor's Cups in his illustrious career opted to retire from professional sumo. Takanohana submitted his ...

Sumo Aug 21, 2018

Sumo stablemaster Takanohana falls ill during training session

Sumo stablemaster and former yokozuna Takanohana, currently on a regional sumo tour, was rushed to hospital Tuesday morning after falling ill while coaching wrestlers. An emergency call made at around 10:10 a.m. described the 46-year-old as experiencing convulsions and being unconscious during a training session ...

Byzantine rules govern sumo's name shares

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Jun 13, 2018

Byzantine rules govern sumo's name shares

by John Gunning

Tochinoshin's promotion to ozeki comes with many perks. Most are connected to his life as an active wrestler, such as a boost in salary and parking privileges. One that kicks in after retirement, though, is an automatic three-year grace period before he has to acquire ...

Stablemaster Takanohana seeks fresh start with Japan Sumo Association

Sumo Mar 23, 2018

Stablemaster Takanohana seeks fresh start with Japan Sumo Association

Stablemaster Takanohana said Friday he is willing to withdraw his complaint against the Japan Sumo Association and start from scratch. The former yokozuna had submitted a letter to the Cabinet Office's public certification committee that accused the JSA of improper behavior. The ongoing spat started ...