Kisenosato promoted to Yokozuna

 By 江戸村のとくぞう - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55436521

By 江戸村のとくぞう - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55436521

Congratulations to Kisenosato! He was promoted to Yokuzuna after winning the New Years Tournament.  He is the first Japan-born wrestler to be promoted to Yokuzuna in 19 years. Sumo is more international than most people think.  The other 3 active Yokuzuna are all from Mongolia, and of the current top 42 wrestlers, 15 were not born in Japan. 

You can watch his first Ring Entering Ceremony as a Yokuzuna here: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170127_29/

To watch the New Year's Tournament check out NHK World's Grand Sumo page here: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/vod/sumo/