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Mayor Naomi Koshi is the youngest female mayor in Japan, where only 2 percent of mayors are female. Koshi and another female mayor have asked the Sumo Association to change the rules that bars women from entering a sumo ring. “Sumo is approved by the government, so it should follow the constitution, which says men and women should be treated equally,” she says.

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