Sumo: Takanoiwa drops suit against ex-yokozuna
NHK -- Oct 31
Sumo wrestler Takanoiwa has withdrawn a damages suit against former yokozuna Harumafuji, claiming he can no longer tolerate harassment of his family by his fellow Mongolians.

Takanoiwa filed suit with the Tokyo District Court demanding about 213,000 dollars from Harumafuji, who is also from Mongolia. Harumafuji hit Takanoiwa with a karaoke machine remote control a year ago in a city in western Japan, causing injuries that required a hospital stay.

But the wrestler dropped the suit on Tuesday, according to his lawyer. The lawyer explained that Takanoiwa's family in Mongolia has been subject to harassment far beyond imagination, and that the wrestler wants them to be able to live peacefully.

Takanoiwa issued a statement saying he has decided to pay his own medical expenses and that he will now focus on sumo.

News source: NHK
Feb 22
The 2020 Top League season got off to a strange start as it began in the winter instead of its usual start time in the autumn. (newsonjapan.com)
Feb 18
As Japan ramps up its response to the coronavirus outbreak, one of the largest sporting events in the nation will be curtailed, with participation in the Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners and wheelchair competitors, organizers said Monday. (Japan Times)
Feb 13
Lottery sales of tickets for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are to begin at a center in Tokyo in late April for Japan residents who apply by postcard. (NHK)
Feb 13
Visit any casino of your choosing, and you'd observe that its slot machines are the biggest draw for the foot audience. There are never enough of them for the massive number of customers who are swarming the machines in the hope that their turn would ultimately come. (newsonjapan.com)
Feb 12
Hall of Famer slugged 657 homers in 26-season career, won 1,565 games as longtime manager (Japan Times)
Feb 06
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics torch relay will start on March 12, 2020, and end on July 24, 2020. Olympics organizers will lit up the torch in Olympia, Greece and take it to Athens after one week. Sports enthusiasts can get the latest sports news about the Olympics at Betway. (newsonjapan.com)
Feb 06
Slots are so popular these days, they’ve become home to a few tall tales. But, if you want to be a successful slots player, you need to be able to separate the facts from the fiction. (newsonjapan.com)
Feb 03
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Sunday to inaugurate a new Olympic and Paralympic venue, the Ariake Arena, in Tokyo's Koto Ward. (NHK)
Feb 02
Tokyo Olympic organizers are trying to shoot down rumors that the 2020 Games might be canceled or postponed because of the spread of a new virus. (Japan Times)
Jan 31
Vaccines against a coronavirus that has killed 170 people in China probably won’t be ready by the start of the Tokyo Summer Olympics, a professor who looked at health risks ahead of the games said, adding that he hoped that there was enough time to build defenses. (Japan Times)