Japanese women ordered to leave sumo ring despite emergency

Japanese women ordered to leave sumo ring despite emergency
 

Women who rushed to the aid of a man who collapsed in a sumo ring in Japan were ordered by a referee to leave the ring, because females are banned from the space.
The ring is regarded as sacred and women, traditionally seen as "impure", are forbidden from entering.
They ran into the ring when Maizuru city mayor Ryozo Tatami collapsed while giving a speech.
The head of Japan's sumo association later apologised to the women.
"The announcement [to get off the stage] was made by a referee who was upset, but it was an inappropriate act in a situation that involves one's... read more

 
5 April 2018 in World News, Views: 90
Source: BBC
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