Sumo wrestlers take part in anti-yakuza parade
Sumo wrestlers Kotoshogiku and Kisenosato took part in a police-organized parade in Tokyo’s Suginami Ward on Sunday to raise awareness of the National Police Agency’s ongoing campaign to exclude organized crime gangs from society.
Kotoshogiku and Kisenosato, who are both ozeki (sumo’s second-highest rank) took to the streets to meet and greet locals and spread the message of non-fraternization with yakuza, TBS reported.
“It’s important for our peace of mind and for our livelihoods that organized crime gangs are excluded from all areas of public life. It’s time to barge them out,” said Kotoshogiku.