1990s

Asian Geographic - - Front Page -

In 1993, Ake­bono, an Amer­i­can sumo wrestler from Hawaii, be­comes the first for­eign sumo wrestler to ob­tain the high­est sumo rank, yokozuna. In 1994, sumo rated as the most pop­u­lar sport in Ja­pan, sig­nif­i­cantly ahead of soccer and base­ball.

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