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Coronavirus puts sumo tournament at risk as Japan hunkers down

Job fairs and schools rush to cancel over infection fears

Bodies clash during the January sumo tournament in Tokyo. Plans for the March tournament in Osaka are in doubt. (Photo by Arisa Moriyama)

TOKYO -- Events across Japan are being called off or delayed as a widening coronavirus outbreak sends businesses, local governments and sports leagues into crisis mode.

The list includes job fairs and exams, and even the national sport of sumo is weighing changes ahead of next month's spring tournament in Osaka.

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