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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


Sumo association questions Kakuryu, Terunofuji on Harumafuji incident

November 24, 2017

Tokyo- The Japan Sumo Association questioned two senior Mongolian wrestlers Kakuryu and Terunofuji on Thursday about alleged violence by grand champion Harumafuji against junior wrestler Takanoiwa, both also from Mongolia, over drinks late last month, informed sources have said. Kakuryu,


Harumafuji questioned by Sumo group over assault

November 19, 2017

Tokyo- The Japan Sumo Association started questioning top wrestler Harumafuji in Tokyo Sunday morning over his alleged assault of a lower-ranking wrestler, informed sources said. The questioning of the 33-year-old Mongolian sumo grand champion, or yokozuna, is being conducted by


Baseball Championship

November 19, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese infielder Shuta Tonosaki hits a RBI single at the fourth inning during the Asia Professional Baseball Championships final match between South Korea and Japan at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Jiji Press

Harumafuji said mad at smartphone use by wrestler

November 16, 2017

Tokyo- Sumo grand champion Harumafuji is likely to have lost his temper at the smartphone use by a junior wrestler he allegedly assaulted in late October, informed sources said Wednesday. According to the sources, the junior sumo wrestler, Takanoiwa, used