Takayasu, who has a Filipina mother and Japanese father, has been promoted to the sport’s second-highest grade of Ozeki at May 2017.
His Grandmother is living at the tiny island of Jandayan, part of the quiet town of Getafe in Bohol province.
In the rough-and-tumble world of sumo, at least three heavyweights compete with Filipino blood running in their veins. They are Akira Takayasu, Masunoyama Tomoharu and Mitakaeumi Hisashi.
Source: Manila Bulletin & NKH