Japan Sumo Association
May 20, 2014
Of the three grand sumo tournaments held at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan every year, May's summer basho is the favorite of many sumo fans. One reason is that May is definitely one ...
May 12, 2013
Early on the morning of April 11, makuuchi division sumo wrestler Sokokurai was training diligently at the Arashio stable in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district for his comeback.
April 04, 2013
One-time disgraced makuuchi division wrestler Sokokurai will be returning to the raised ring after the Japan Sumo Association overturned his 2011 banishment over alleged match...
March 08, 2012
After the shocking decision to cancel last year’s spring sumo tournament because of a bout-rigging scandal that saw 25 wrestlers and former wrestlers drummed out of the sport,...
February 23, 2012
Japan's ancient sport of sumo rang up debts of almost $50 million in 2011 after a match-fixing scandal which triggered a television black-out and a government warning.
February 01, 2012
Former yokozuna Kitanoumi, who resigned as chairman of the Japan Sumo Association three years ago to take responsibility for a drug possession charge against one of his...
December 12, 2011
The Japan Sumo Association decided on Dec. 9 to purchase and manage all existing "toshiyori myoseki," or sumo coaching license shares, which until now have been traded and sold ...
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