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10:00 AM on 07.25.2013

Japanator Eats: Chanko - the soup of Sumo champions

I recently went to a restaurant in Tokyo which specializes in Chankonabe, or the hot pot-style cooking of Chanko, which is the traditional soup that Sumo wrestlers eat in order to get big and strong. It starts with a simple ...

Kristina Pino


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Terra Battle In-Game Giveaway

Celebrate the launch of the Terra Battle Download Starter campaign by following them on Twitter to receive 5 Energy to get a jumpstart once the game launches. Developed by the legendary Final Fantasy creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Terra Battle launches in October..




3:30 PM on 09.09.2009

Sumo wrestlers get custom double-wide seat at McDonald's

What do you do if you want to grab a bite to eat at McDonald's, but your ass is the width of a compact car? That's not an issue for sumo wrestlers in Tokyo's Taito ward. The McDonald's right near the Ryogoku Kokugikan arena g...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 08.04.2009

Australian teenager plops down for some sumo practice

Who says sumo is just a guy's sport? Most of the nearly-naked sumo wrestlers do, but that's not stopping Samantha-Jane Stacey from embarking on the path to become a world-class sumo wrestler. You can see here the journey this...

Brad Rice

11:00 AM on 07.09.2009

Sumo grand champ Asashoryu announces divorce

That's right: if you're a woman who happens to be a chubby-chaser, then you've got the chance to land yourself a jackpot of a man here. The sumo grand champion Asashoryu announced that he's getting a divorce from his wife of ...

Brad Rice