Takanoiwa will announce his retirement from sumo following the latest beating scandal. Former Takanohana oyakata stated his disappointment with Takanoiwa. 言語道断 (gon’go do dan) is a four-character phrase that approximates “speechlessness” because it’s so outrageous that it’s difficult to express. There is an intense irony that Takanoiwa is the first case to be pursued after the Kyokai’s October implementation of its new anti-violence policies. Perhaps this finally draws a line in the sand for the Harumafuji incident?
Takanoiwa intends to hand in his resignation, his associates say. The announcement is expected on the 7th. He first intended to abide by whatever the NSK will decide, but felt responsible for the growing scandal and decided to resign of his own accord.https://t.co/RMqr6qZ13I
— ヘルット (@SumoFollower) December 6, 2018