Japan Airlines forced to add extra flight for sumo wrestlers
Japan Airlines (JAL) was forced to add an extra domestic flight last week to accommodate a large group of sumo wrestlers flying from Tokyo t...
Champion sumo wrestler shifts to American football, joins Colorado State Rams
“I’m more excited than nervous about the fact that I’ll have to learn how to survive and continue to aim for the NFL in a football pro...
Babies battle it out in 1-on-1 crying matches during Japanese traditional festival
Japan’s “crying baby sumo” festival, which involves scared infants competing against each other by loudly weeping, has returned for the firs...
Netflix unveils trailer for sumo wrestling drama series ‘Sanctuary’
Netflix has unveiled the trailer and release date for its Japanese sumo wrestling drama series, “Sanctuary.”
“Sanctuary” follows a teenage ...
Meet Kyuta Kumagai, the 10-Year-Old World Champion Sumo Wrestler
Meet Kyuta Kumagai, a 187-pound sumo wrestler and the world champion in the under-10 category.
Talent from a young age: When Kumagai was sti...
Sumo Wrestler Becomes One of Japan’s Youngest COVID-19 Deaths at 28
Shobushi, or Kiyotaka Suetake, a 28-year-old sumo wrestler passed from multiple organ failure after contracting COVID-19.
A statement from J...
Bottom-Ranked Sumo Wrestler Burst Into Tears After Winning First Championship
A sumo wrestler who entered Japan’s first major tournament of the year at the lowest rank broke down in tears after beating the odds a...
Sumo Wrestler Goes Viral With Video of Him Signing Autographs
This sumo wrestler’s “autograph” or handprint, is a big hit on social media.
The wrestler, identified as Takayasu, has wo...
Women Enter Sumo Ring to Save Man’s Life, Get Kicked Out For Being Female
A pair of women who tried to save a man’s life inside a sumo ring were ordered to leave the platform because they were deemed ritually “uncl...
970 Pounds of Sumo Wrestlers Jiggle After Colliding in Super Slow-Mo
Do you ever find yourself wondering what happens to sumo wrestlers’ bodies when they collide during matches? Well, wonder no more — th...
Japanese Sumo Robots Can Wrestle By Themselves and It’s Scary AF
Japan’s national sport of sumo wrestling could be taken over by robots in the age of technology.
Traditional sumo involves two large men pus...
New Japanese Perfume Will Make You Smell Like a Sumo Wrestler
A perfume company in Japan, which offers scents that are uniquely Japanese, has finally come up with a fragrance for those people who have a...