Half-Filipino sumo fighter Takayasu trains in Nagakute, central Japan. Photo: Kyodo

Half-Filipino sumo wrestler takes centre stage in Japan – and on the tiny Philippines island where his grandparents live

‘Takayasu’ who has a Filipina mother and Japanese father, has been promoted to the sport’s second-highest grade of ozeki

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Half-Filipino sumo fighter Takayasu trains in Nagakute, central Japan. Photo: Kyodo
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