Young sumo Musashikuni
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Japanese children 'not hungry to be sumo wrestlers'

Sumo wrestling is losing its charm as a career for young Japanese men.

It's a hard life and Japanese children no longer want to commit to the sport.

More and more of the recruits are foreigners from countries such as Mongolia, Bulgaria and Russia, and the US state of Hawaii.

Young sumo Musashikuni and stable master Musashimaru spoke to BBC News about what the life of a sumo involves.

  • 27 May 2014
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