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July 03, 2010

The Economist: Even Ancient Sumo Needs a Good Cleaning.

Gambling with an old, multi-layered and heavyweight sport. See "Japan's Sumo Scandal: Caught Off-Balance". Exceprt:

The scandal says a lot about modern Japan, a country undergoing a sweeping transition from informal, implicit rules to formal, explicit ones. Institutions long closed to public scrutiny are becoming more accountable.

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Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzb├╝hel Desk) at July 3, 2010 01:50 PM

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