Hawaii-Born Sumo Legend Akebono Taro Dies in Tokyo at 54

Cynthia Cai
By Cynthia Cai
April 12, 2024NTD Tonight

Sumo wrestling legend Akebono Taro has passed away at age 54. Mr. Akebono was born in Hawaii and became the first foreign-born wrestler to earn the rank of grand champion in Japan.

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