[sumo] Yokozuna Demotions

rowan klein rowanklein at yahoo.com.au
Sat Jun 2 08:07:05 EDT 2007

you can read some newspaper articles from the Japan Times and Mainichi at


Emmett Wayne <emmett.wayne at us.army.mil> wrote: -----Original Message-----
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The background of its founding stems from the 1950
Hatsu basho when three yokozuna Terukuni, Azumafuji
and Haguroyama all withdrew from the basho and the
Kyokai was forced to react due to huge public
outcries. Idiotically the Kyokai's reactionary move
was to demote them to ozeki, which caused far more
public outcries so they had to retract from their
initial decision.

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This is the first time I have heard this story.  Is there somewhere on the
web where I can read about the whole incident.

Thank you.


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