Yokozuna Terunofuji wants to put on a show for fans in Nagoya

The upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament marks 50 years since Takamiyama (Jesse Kuhaulua) became the first foreigner in history to win the Emperor’s Cup.

This momentous event was unparalleled for 17 years, that is, until Konishiki’s victory in 1989, which ushered in an era of regular foreign winners, which later turned into the complete domination of non-Japanese wrestlers with the arrival of the Mongols.

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