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NHK’s SUMO goes global

July 11th saw the opening bouts of Japan’s six grand Sumo tournaments. Japanese public broadcaster NHK is covering the bouts in detail and NHK World TV is now broadcasting a daily round-up of the most rousing matches of the day.

The championship runs from July 11th – 25th, and NHK will screen its show three times during each 24-hour period.

NHK says this is a sensational time for Sumo, with a yokozuna (grand champion) chasing a record and a collection of ozeki (champion) wrestlers closing in on the top rank. NHK WORLD TV extends the excitement to viewers across the globe with this new show.

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