The Rising Sun Sets on Sumo

Sumo, the centuries-old wrestling sport in which majestically fat Japanese giants collide to force each other out of a circular ring, is in such terminal decline that only one teenager showed up this year to take the exam in Fukuoka, impelling this year’s sumo grand champion, Harumafuji, to complain that strict training schedules and lifestyle are the cause of Sumo’s declining popularity.

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