The local favorite made up for missing out at the inaugural tournament and the Olympics with a clutch performance on home soil.
In a recently launched anime series, the "Dream Monkeys" take to the ice to spread the word of Japanese ice hockey both at home and abroad.
Led by Olympians Yamada and Murakami, Yakult is looking for its first Japan Series championship since 2001.
The 36-year-old, who has coped with numerous injuries in recent years, has won a record 45 Emperor’s Cups.
The 29-year-old Mongolian was ensured of his fifth title when Myogiryu lost an earlier bout.
Terunofuji loses for the first time in his debut at the sport’s highest rank.
At the halfway point, the new yokozuna is firmly in control and appears on his way to a 15-0 record.
The Mongolian outmuscles compatriot Ichinojo on the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.
Fellow yokozuna Hakuho was forced to pull out over COVID-19 protocols.
The host nation earned three marathon medals, with Misato Michishita winning the women's T12 race, while Daiki Kajiwara, Sarina Satomi and Yuma Yamazaki collected badminton golds.
Host Japan becomes the first Asian nation to medal in the sport after an impressive run.
The Tokyo native adds to Beijing, London titles to solidify his place as one of Japan's greatest Paralympians.