Sekiwake Kakuryu remained perfect alongside Hakuho through seven days at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, outlasting ozeki Harumafuji on Saturday.
After a lot of huffing and puffing in the middle of the ring, Kakuryu won by "yorikiri," pushing Harumafuji to his second defeat of the basho in the marquee matchup of the day.
Yokozuna Hakuho went to 7-0 without any issues, toppling third-ranked maegashira Kyokutenho who has yet to win.
"I had to persevere," Kakuryu said. "I just need to keep this up. I'll continue to do my best and see where that takes me."
Ozeki Baruto kept up by scoring his sixth win off sekiwake Aminishiki (3-4).
Tochigi prefectural police said Thursday that they are questioning a man in his 30s over the murder of a 7-year-old girl in December 2005. Japanese media quoted police as saying that the man, who was arrested for dealing in fake brand-name goods, has hinted at his involvement in the murder. (Japan Today )
People enjoy viewing the 15-meter snow walls of the Yuki no Otani (Great Snow Valley), along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route that passes through the Northern Japan Alps to link Toyama and Nagano prefectures. (The Japan News )
Tokyo prosecutors plan to look into whether a man, who has been arrested for allegedly vandalizing copies of Anne Frank's diary, is mentally competent to be held criminally responsible for his actions, informed sources said Wednesday. (Jiji Press )