The ancient Japanese sport of Sumo is full of tradition and this year's Spring Festival tournament had extra significance. Several of the wrestlers at a famous Tokyo shrine hail from Kumamoto, which was hit by a series of earthquakes last week.
A three-month layoff had cast doubts over Japanese skating star Hanyu's appearance at the Olympics. But the "Ice Prince" became the first man to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals in men's singles since 1952.
Shaken by the fallout from a new scandal involving grand champion Harumafuji, sumo's elders would still prefer to handle crises internally - and punish those who break ranks. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
The Mongolian sumo grand champion Harumafuji has been accused of tainting Japan's national sport after allegations of assault on a junior wrestler. The case has shone a light on the ancient sport.
A volcano eruption by a popular Japanese ski resort has prompted an avalanche, leaving one person dead and injuring at least 16 others. Officials warned the volcano could still spew more rocks and ash.
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