The NSK has been stingy with sekitori promotions again—there are only two. Both Ms1s posted 4-3 records and will be fighting in the salaried ranks in May. Chiyoarashi returns after spending a single basho in Makushita; quite a contrast with his previous gap between Juryo appearances, which lasted over eight years! And Tochimaru (pictured) makes his sekitori debut after toiling in the lower divisions for a decade and being passed over last time.
The two clear corresponding demotions are J14w Kotoyusho (4-11) and J12e Hakuyozan (4-11). The lack of other promotions means that J10w Churanoumi (5-10) and J14e Takakento (7-8) survive with records that certainly put them on the demotion bubble. Missing out on promotion is Ms3e Nishikawa (4-3), who I thought would go up, as well as Ms4e Tsushimanada (4-3) and Ms5w Hokuseiho (5-2), who seemed like long shots.