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Peace award for Asashoryu
Today in Nagasaki a peace award was given to Yokozuna Asashoryu (originally Dolgorsuren Dagvadorj), the first Mongolian-Japanese to attain sumo wrestling's highest rank of yokozuna. The award was given by a local atomic bomb victims' group to this 22-year-old champion sumo wrestler who has made significant contributions to strengthening relations between Mongolia and Japan. Asashoryu is the 12th recipient of this peace award.