Global Voices: Sumo East and West

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 8:00pm

In recent years, the ancient art of sumo has witnessed an increasing number of foreigners rising to the top of its professional ranks. From Hawaii to Atlantic City, the experiences of American wrestlers provide an entertaining glimpse at the past, present and future of sumo, revealing how this former bastion of Japanese tradition is grappling with globalizing Western forces. Global Voices: Sumo East and West airs Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.2/cable 524).