Hawaii's Kuhaulua calls it a career - Hawaii Sports

TOKYO>> Hawaiian wrestler and trainer Jesse Takamiyama retired from sumo wrestling yesterday after a 45-year career in Japan's ancient sport. Full Story
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Kailua Kona, HI

#1 Jun 7, 2009
Jesse is what you call a PIONEER. He has become a legend in his own time. Japan saw an opportunity to introduce and internationalize sumo to the world by accepting a gaujin into its higher ranks. They saw big yen signs in their heads.

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