May – Grand Sumo Preview

Believe it or not, NHK World Japan will be hosting one in the ongoing series of Grand Sumo Previews. In spite of the fact that the Natsu basho has been canceled (although Tachiai and Grand Sumo Breakdown are carrying on with a mock basho) – the crew at Grand Sumo are prepared to talk about the situation with our favorite sport.

NHK WORLD-JAPAN reviews the Grand Sumo spring tournament held without spectators. It also looks at the current situation of sumo after the cancellation of the May tournament.

Tune in Friday (Japan time) to see if they force Raja to get his sinus swabbed by a laughing Chiyomaru in a demonstration of the uncomfortable nature of COVID-19 testing. First showing is 00:30 Eastern time US on Friday / 21:30 Pacific time Thursday.

NHK Grand Sumo Preview – Friday

Yes, it’s that time again! With the Haru Basho only days away, NHK World Japan is streaming their trademark Grand Sumo Preview show. Always worth the watch (my only knock is that it’s fairly short), it looks like we get an inside look at the yobidashi this time, which I am sure I will enjoy.

The show airs at 13:30 JST, and every 6 hours following that. So catch it on the NHK World Japan app, via a web browser, or wait for it to become watchable on demand about a day following.

NHK Grand Sumo Preview

With just a few days to go before the Kyushu basho, its time once again for our favorite sumo presenters to take to NHK World Japan to discuss the upcoming tournament.

I am looking forward to this program’s featured rikishi, the team’s commentary and predictions, and what manner of torture Raja has to endure this time. Maybe they will make him eat the same lunch that Mitakeumi does…

The first showing will be tonight (US time) at 11:30 PM Eastern / 8:30 PM Central. Consult the NHK World web site for the correct time in your location.

NHK World Japan’s Grand Sumo Preview – Friday!

The Friday before any honbasho features a fantastic 25 minute show on NHK World Japan, previewing the upcoming tournament with Hiro Morita, John Gunning and Murray Johnson. These typically feature a recap of the prior basho, interview with key rikishi and some random torture applied to Raja Pradhan.

First airing is in a few hours, so check with NHK World to see when you can catch this must-see program for all sumo fans!