As if earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear crisis should not be enough there is yet another crisis to be added. The sumo crisis, which may be almost on an equal level of crisis for some people.
It actually started a few months back when it was discovered that a few sumo wrestlers had been part of fixing some matches; of course this is part of a scheme organized by one or more of the organized crime gangs in Japan. Today came the verdict. 19 wrestlers forced to retire, 6 from the highest makuuchi division, 8 from the second highest juryo division, and the rest from the lower divisions (see wikipedia for details on sumo). 17 coaches demoted because of their wrestlers involvement.
Unfortunately I don’t think this is an April’s Fools Day joke 🙁