Sumo stable master Shibatayama, the former yokozuna Onokuni, who is now the Japan Sumo Association director. Because of the dwindling number of wrestlers, the association, which holds physical examinations prior to all six of its regular tournaments, has lowered the basic entry-level standards for new recruits to enter the sport, getting rid of the measurement requirements that keep some from getting a foot in the door.© Yomiuri Shimbun
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In addition to the declining birthrate and a drop in the overall physical strength of children, the competition among sports to attract children is fierce.
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