Kunihiro Sugiyama, former announcer for public broadcaster NHK, criticizing the decision by the Japan Sumo Association to stop spectators throwing their cushions toward the ring when a yokozuna suffers an upset defeat. New larger cushions, tied together with strings, will be used. (Mainichi Shimbun)© Japan Today
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It's meant to be a compliment to wrestlers by fans delighted by a particularly thrilling bout. It sounds tasteless that cushions will be tied together by strings.
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