The referee’s actions in the match sparked controversy about sexism in sumo and created a wave of criticism aimed at sports officials who “attach importance to regulation over human life”.
Sumo is considered a martial art symbolizing the sacred traditions of Japan. A martial art that the boys show off their health and a muscular body but big and powerful. Sumo martial arts in Japan completely prohibits the participation of women with the notion that women are not … clean.
The rule also prohibits female politicians from entering the stage of an awards competition.
If you are a Japanese woman, then you will be able to see ‘sumo’ pictures
The Japanese Sumo Association still doesn’t allow women to compete in professional sumo up to now.
Kon rarely loses a sumo match, whether the opponent is male or female. But she said most other female boxers quit training when they finished elementary school.
Going to university, Kon became the third female student to join the sumo club.
If you are a Japanese girl, then you will be invited to the sumo show.
Hiyori Kon, the protagonist of the new Netflix documentary, Little Miss Sumo, strives to fight for women’s equality in sumo.
Little Miss Sumo was broadcast worldwide by Netflix on 4/11, contributing to the voices that demand gender equality in Japan.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he wanted to step up policies to empower women in a society that values traditional values like Japan. Japanese women are also questioning the range of constraints they face both at work and at home.
Kon is one of two Japanese people on the list of the 100 most inspiring and influential women in the world in 2019, according to the BBC’s vote.
The other is Yumi Ishikawa, an actor and writer who initiated a movement to protest against women being forced to wear high heels at work #KuToo. KuToo means “shoes” and “pain” in Japanese.