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Kirishima Captures 2nd Title with Victory at Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament
Ozeki Kirishima finally lived up to his name, and even surpassed it in a way. Kirishima captured hi...
November 26, 2023
Sumo in Crisis as Dwindling Number of Wrestlers Forces Body to Knock Over Tradition
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Asashio, Former Ozeki and Noted Stablemaster, Dies at Age 67
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The Sumo Scene / Foreign Wrestlers Starting to Dominate Amateur Ranks of Japan’s National Sport
Sumo is regarded as Japan’s “national sport,” but from the standpoint of a competitive endeavor, the...
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The Sumo Scene / Strong Work Ethic Put Atamifuji on Cusp of Title at Recent Tournament
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October 18, 2023
The Sumo Scene / Eating Is Also Part of Training, Goes Beyond Just a Boiling Pot of Stew
When you hear the word “chanko,” what kind of cuisine comes to mind? No doubt, many would answer a b...
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Former Sekiwake Okinoumi Wrestles Final Bout in Oki Classical Sumo Style
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September 24, 2023
The Sumo Scene / Unique Tradition Is Celebratory Moment Marking Longevity Milestone for Ex-Rikishi
The run-up to the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament featured a special moment for Hakkaku, the chairman o...
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Yokozuna Terunofuji Withdraws from Sept. Sumo Tournament
Yokozuna Terunofuji has withdrawn from the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, which is set to kick off Su...
September 8, 2023
The Sumo Scene / Unique Combination of Sport, Culture Helps Serve as Major Draw for Overseas Visitors
We’re on the verge of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, and the perfor...
September 6, 2023
Sumo Fans Watch 1st Open Training Session in 4 Years
The yokozuna judging committee held a practice session on the main ring at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in ...
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The Sumo Scene / New Ozeki Hoshoryu Destined to Follow in Huge Footsteps of Accomplished Uncle
When Mongolian sumo wrestler Hoshoryu was informed of his promotion to the rank of ozeki on July 26 ...
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