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Kodaira to Be Captain of Japan Team in Pyeongchang Olympics

December 23, 2017

Tokyo- The Japanese Olympic Committee plans to pick speed skater Nao Kodaira as the captain of the country’s team in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, informed sources said Saturday. Kodaira, 31, will be the first female athlete to serve as the


Sumo ass’n puts off action against Takanohana over Harumafuji case

December 21, 2017

Tokyo- The Japan Sumo Association at an extraordinary board meeting on Wednesday put off its decision on its possible action against Takanohana, stablemaster of Takanoiwa, over former yokozuna grand champion Harumafuji’s assault on the junior wrestler. Harumafuji’s stablemaster, Isegahama, resigned


Harumafuji’s assault case sent to prosecutors

December 11, 2017

Tottori- Local police on Monday sent papers to public prosecutors on retired yokozuna professional sumo grand champion Harumafuji on charges of inflicting bodily injuries on a lower-ranking wrestler over drinks in late October. The prefectural police department of Tottori, western


Otani decides to join LA Angels

December 9, 2017

Los Angeles- Japanese professional baseball star Shohei Otani, 23, has decided to join the Los Angeles Angels, his agent announced Friday. “While there has been much speculation about what would drive Shohei’s decision, what mattered to him most wasn’t market


Sumo ass’n to decide actions on assault case in Dec.

December 1, 2017

Tokyo- The Japan Sumo Association plans to adopt disciplinary measures in connection with former yokozuna grand champion Harumafuji’s assault of a junior wrestler, at a board meeting on Dec. 20, officials said Thursday. The association held a regular meeting of


Harumafuji retires over assault case

November 29, 2017

Dazaifu, Fukuoka Pref.- Yokozuna sumo grand champion Harumafuji submitted a letter of retirement to the Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday to take responsibility for assaulting a junior wrestler. The 33-year-old Mongolian yokozuna has told police and the association that he


Sumo boss apologizes to Japan sports chief

November 28, 2017

Tokyo- Japan Sumo Association chief Hakkaku apologized to Daichi Suzuki, commissioner of the Japan Sports Agency, on Tuesday over alleged violence by top sumo wrestler Harumafuji. “I’m really sorry,” Hakkaku told Suzuki in their meeting at the agency. “Violence can


Police to question sumo champ Hakuho on Harumafuji assault

November 27, 2017

Tottori- Local police plan to question yokozuna top-ranking sumo wrestler Hakuho soon over fellow Mongolian grand champion Harumafuji’s alleged assault against a junior wrestler at a drinking party in western Japan last month, it was learned Sunday. The Tottori prefectural