NHK World’s Grand Sumo Osaka Coverage – Friday!

The NHK World’s Grand Sumo team will be starting the Haru basho with a “Grand Sumo Preview” program Friday (Japan time), followed by “Grand Sumo Live” for the final 50 minutes of day 1 Sunday.

The 30 minute “Grand Sumo Preview” program will be the latest in a string of outstanding programs that look into the upcoming tournament, and each program typically features a recap of the previous tournament, a feature rikishi section (maybe Tamawashi?), and a session where Raja Pradhan is forced to be some massive fellow’s practice partner.

Schedule (All Times US Eastern)

Thursday March 7th @ 11:30 PM
Friday March 8th @ 03:30 AM
Friday March 8th @ 11:30 AM
Friday March 8th @ 05:30 PM

NHK Grand Sumo Live For Day 15

As they have done in the past, the NHK Grand Sumo team will be live for the final day of the Hatsu basho. For folks who are interested, it will cover the final matches of the top division, and feature the yusho ceremony and awarding of many large and amazing trophies to either Tamawashi or Takakeisho. Tune it at 4:30 PM Japan time and enjoy 90 minutes of live sumo with all of the details and commentary.

*Note, until such time as the steaming pile of junk called WordPress can fix the live blogging feature, Team Tachiai will sitting out live blogging.

NHK World Grand Sumo Review Airs Friday (Japan Time)


NHK World’s Grand Sumo team keeps up the intensity with a year and 2018 Grand Sumo Review program, airing during Friday Japan time. Details on the NHK web site, though it seems that once again Raja Pradhan gets tortured.

2018 Grand Sumo Review

US Show Times

  • 11:30 PM Eastern Thursday / 08:30 PM Pacific
  • 03:30 AM Eastern Friday / 12:30 AM Pacific
  • 11:30 AM Eastern Friday / 08:30 AM Pacific
  • 05:30 PM Eastern Friday / 02:30 PM Pacific

You can watch it online from your computer, mobile device or most streaming systems such as an Apple TV.

NHK Grand Sumo Preview Airs Thursday / Friday


It’s become a fixture of the sumo calendar for the English speaking world. With the opening day of the Kyushu basho just a few days away, NHK World brings us another preview of the tournament, along with highlights and features about sumo and rikishi. Fans are eager to see what new torture Raja is subject to, and what kind of discussion breaks out between Murray and John.

Make sure to tune in and enjoy it as its broadcast, or visit the NHK World web site to watch it via video on demand (works great on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and other streaming platforms).

Schedule (All Times US Eastern)

Thursday November 8th @ 11:30 PM
Friday November 9th @ 03:30 AM
Friday November 9th @ 11:30 AM
Friday November 9th @ 05:30 PM