March Sumo Competition Under Consideration

March Sumo competition under consideration

The Japan Sumo Association says it is considering what to do about next month's scheduled competition in light of the spread of the new coronavirus.

The second of the annual six regular championships is scheduled to begin at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium from March 8.

Rank-and-file Wrestler Wins Sumo Tournament

Rank-and-file wrestler wins sumo tournament

In the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, a wrestler at the bottom of the rankings in the top Makuuchi Division has won the Emperor's Cup.

Tokushoryu beat Ozeki Takakeisho on the final day of the tournament on Sunday, clinching the title with 14 wins and one loss.

Imperial Family Watch Sumo

Imperial family watch sumo

Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and their daughter, Princess Aiko visited Tokyo's Kokugikan arena to watch the main bouts on the 14th day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday.

The Chairman of the Japan Sumo Association, Hakkaku, and stable masters welcomed them when they arrived at around 5 p.m.

Endo Suffers 2nd Loss On 8th Day Of Sumo Tourney

Endo suffers 2nd loss on 8th day of Sumo tourney

On the eighth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, Endo suffered his second loss in an anticipated match with another popular rank-and-file wrestler, Enho.

Enho has risen to his best ranking and attracted attention. Endo, who defeated two Yokozunas and one Ozeki wrestler earlier in the tournament, lost the much-watched bout.