Haruna Asami won a shock victory over Tomoko Fukumi in the women's under-48kg final, while in the women's under-52kg, another all-Japanese affair, Yuka Nishida triumphed over Misaki Nakamura.
Calm and collected, Hakuho came out slapping at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan arena and then twisted down No. 3 maegashira Kotoshogiku with a grab to the back of the neck
Sato was injured during Wednesday's second leg of the Nabisco Cup quarterfinals. The Japanese international scored one and set up another in Hiroshima's 2-1 victory over Gamba Osaka.