Ryuji Sonoda

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Japanese national women's judo head coach Ryuji Sonoda announces his... News PhotoAdult,Athleticism,Head Coach,Japan,Judo,Martial Arts,Portrait,Quitting a Job,Ryuji Sonoda,Sport,Sword,Tokyo - Japan,Vertical,Women,Women's Judo,Wood - MaterialPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPJapanese national women's judo head coach Ryuji Sonoda announces his resignation in Tokyo on January 31, 2013 after allegations emerged he had beaten his athletes with wooden swords. Sonoda offered an apology and a deep bow at a press conference. He said the claims made by a 15-strong group of judokas of physical punishment, including face-slapping, were 'more or less true'. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)