Harumafuji said mad at smartphone use by junior wrestler
Jiji -- Nov 16
Sumo grand champion Harumafuji is likely to have lost his temper at the smartphone use by a junior wrestler he allegedly assaulted in late October, informed sources said Wednesday.

According to the sources, the junior sumo wrestler, Takanoiwa, used his smartphone while being scolded by the 33-year-old yokozuna for his rude attitude toward older wrestlers. Harumafuji got very angry and hit him in his head with a beer bottle, among other violent acts.

The incident happed when Harumafuji was drinking with other Mongolian wrestlers, including Takanoiwa, 27, and Yokuzuna Hakuho, in the western city of Tottori, where they were on a sumo tour.

Hakuho tried to stop the violence, the sources added.

Accepting Takanoiwa's offense report, the Tottori prefectural police department has launched an investigation. The department is expected to send officers to Fukuoka, where the Kyushu grand tournament is taking place, investigative sources said.

横綱・日馬富士が平幕・貴ノ岩に暴行したとされる問題で、現場となった宴席に横綱・白鵬らも同席していたことが分かりました。 関係者によりますと、暴行の現場となった鳥取県内での宴会の現場には、横綱の白鵬も同席していたということです。
News sources: Jiji, ANNnewsCH
Mar 25
Springtime cherry blossoms are drawing crowds of sightseers to the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo. (NHK)
Mar 25
Two tires of a plane operated by low-cost carrier Peach Aviation Ltd went flat after landing at a southwestern Japanese airport Saturday morning, stranding the aircraft and causing the runway to be closed for over two hours. (Japan Today)
Mar 24
The US military has shown to the media for the first time F-35B fighter jets deployed in Japan. (NHK)
Mar 24
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a female Korean national for allegedly dumping the corpse of her newborn baby boy in the Kabukicho red-light district of Shinjuku Ward last year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
Mar 24
Japanese public prosecutors indicted four major general contractors on Friday for rigging bids in the Chuo Shinkansen high-speed magnetic levitation railway project in violation of the antimonopoly law. (Jiji)
Mar 23
A court in Japan has sentenced a former care worker to death for killing 3 elderly residents at a nursing home in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. (NHK)
Mar 23
Police on Thursday served another arrest warrant on a 27-year-old man over the murder of a high school girl last year - the 10th arrest warrant to be served on the suspect, who has admitted to killing and dismembering nine people at his apartment near Tokyo. (Japan Times)
Mar 22
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his visiting Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, agreed on Wednesday to accelerate talks on planned joint economic activities at the four disputed northwestern Pacific islands so that certain progress can be achieved when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Russia possibly in late May. (Jiji)
Mar 21
A female zookeeper at Ueno Zoological Gardens in Tokyo sustained injuries Tuesday after a gorilla bit her right arm, police said. (Japan Today)
Mar 20
Police said Monday they have arrested three Taiwanese women for allegedly attempting to smuggle gold worth around 50 million yen ($470,000) into Japan in their bras. (Japan Today)