News from Japan, relayed by Tachiai contributor Herouth, that the shimpan will conduct a special board meeting, and affirm Tochinoshin’s promotion to Ozeki. The official announcement will happen on Wednesday in Japan.
Tachiai congratulates the shin-Ozeki, and we look forward to his continued excellent sumo in the tournaments to come.
Tochinoshin's promotion a done deal. Onomatsu, the head of the shimpan department requested a special board meeting, which is where the promotion is rubber-stamped. The official announcement will be Wednesday. https://t.co/4Jy9XNuoWA
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