Japan Advance To Round Of 16 In World Cup!

Japanese people all over Japan, and all over the world, are celebrating their “Japanese Blue” Soccer team today. Though Japan lost their World Cup soccer match against Poland today by a score of 1-0, they still managed to get through to the Round of 16. This is a pretty big deal, as Japan has only…

Takayasu Promoted to Ozeki!

Today, sekiwake Takayasu was promoted to Ozeki–the second-highest rank in Sumo. At 27 years old, this is a great acheivment. Takayasu (Akira Takayasu) is very popular in Japan, as he is half-Japanese (father is from Japan) and half-Filipino (mother is from Phillippines). The Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday officially promoted sekiwake Takayasu to the second-highest…

Kisenosato Promoted to Yokozuna!

After a wait of 19 years, Japan has its next Japan-born Yokozuna…Yokozuna Kisenosato! Yokozuna Kisenosato was promoted today at an official ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, making him the only active Japan-born Yokozuna, as all the other Yokozuna are Mongolian. Kisenosato secured his promotion by winning the New Year’s Grand Sumo Tournament with a record of…

Grand Sumo Battle Mobile Game!

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Co., Ltd., in collaboration with HINATA Corporation are planning the release of a new mobile app: “Grand Sumo Battle!” The app has been officially approved by the Japan Sumo Association, and pre-registration has already begun. The app is set to go live later this year, so don’t miss out! You can pre-register…

Kisenosato Wins Emperor Cup!

Fans of Sumo will be happy to hear that Ozeki Kisenosato as finally won his first Emperor’s Cup! Yes, after coming very close several times last year, Kisenosato clinched the New Year grand Sumo Tournament one day before by defeating maegashira No. 13 Ichinojo, but added the icing to the cake by defeating Yokozuna Hakuho…