Controversy erupts over senior yakuza members receiving ringside sumo seats
Some senior yakuza members were provided with ringside seats during a recent sumo tournament held here, police said. The ringside seats were part of those set aside for sumo patrons, including companies and support groups that made a certain amount of donations to the Japan Sumo Association. The revelation suggests a possible illicit deal between a gang and sumo supporters.
(Mainichi, Aug 15)
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