Yokozuna Hakuho kicked off the second week of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday like he did the first - dominantly, and at the top of the food chain.
But it was sekiwake Goeido who raised the roof at a packed Fukuoka Kokusai Center, remaining in a share of the lead with Hakuho with a perfect 8-0 mark. Yokozuna debutant Harumafuji trailed the co-leaders among a trio at 7-1.
Hakuho, who is aiming to end a title drought of three meets, pulverized little man Takekaze (2-6) in the day's penultimate bout, sending his opponent reeling over the raised ring with a violent barrage of thrusts.
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)
Police on Friday said that a real estate company employee was stabbed by an unknown assailant in the lobby of an office building near JR Akihabara station. The man is currently in a serious condition in hospital. (Japan Today )