The female sumo wrestler breaking barriers
Hiyori Kon hopes to see a change in sumo rules which will allow her to compete professionally in Japan.
A film by BBC World Service Asia Hub.
Produced by Lara Owen, edited by Kevin Kim and filmed by Jiro Akiba.
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