Harumafuji's latest bid for promotion to yokozuna continued to gather pace Saturday as he took out Gagamaru to come through the first week of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament unscathed and tied for the lead with a 7-0 record.
Harumafuji, aiming for back-to-back titles after winning the Nagoya Basho without a single loss, was given a run for his money by his Georgian opponent at Ryogoku Kokugikan, but he showed good technique as he broke up a mid-ring stalemate and got both arms around the No. 2 maegashira to beat him with a "shitatenage" underarm throw. Gagamaru dropped to 2-5.
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )
Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. (Tokyo Reporter)