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Sumo Assn Suspends Top Referee for Sexual Harassment

January 14, 2018

Tokyo- The Japan Sumo Association decided Saturday to suspend the top sumo referee for three tournaments for sexually harassing a teenage referee in December last year. The decision was made at an extraordinary meeting of the association’s board held at

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Takanohana dismissed as sumo assn board member

January 4, 2018

Tokyo- A powerful internal council of the Japan Sumo Association voted Thursday to dismiss stablemaster Takanohana as a member of the association’s board over former yokozuna grand champion Harumafuji’s assault on a lower-ranking sumo wrestler. The move came after the

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Harumafuji fined 500,000 yen for assault

January 4, 2018

Tottori- The Tottori Summary Court ordered former sumo grand champion Harumafuji on Thursday to pay a fine of 500,000 yen for assaulting junior wrestler Takanoiwa in October last year. The order followed public prosecutors’ summary indictment last month against the

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Summary indictment filed against ex-sumo champ Harumafuji

December 28, 2017

Tottori- Japanese public prosecutors filed a summary indictment against former yokozuna sumo grand champion Harumafuji on Thursday for assaulting and injuring junior wrestler Takanoiwa in late October. The Tottori District Public Prosecutors Office stopped short of seeking a trial after

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Figure skater Uno wins Pyeongchang Olympic berth

December 25, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese figure skater Shoma Uno, 20, has defended his national title in a Tokyo competition, punching his Olympic ticket to the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Keiji Tanaka, 23, who came second in the competition on Sunday,

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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

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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

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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

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