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Sumo wrestler and kids, 1986
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 20, 2017
Sue Palumbo ©Stars and Stripes
Yokota Air Base, Japan, October, 1986: Wakasegawa, a sumo wrestler from Tokyo's Isegahama Stable, easily (and good-naturedly) weathers the onslaught of Kevin Greenwood, left, and two of his friends during a demonstration of the popular Japanese sport for students from Yokota's elementary and high schools. "The American children get so excited and seem to enjoy the demonstrations more than the Japanese children," said Wakasegawa, one of 22 wrestlers on hand for the cultural exchange.
Stars and Stripes' story about the sumo wrestlers' visit to Yokota.