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  2. Eikokurai

    Corona and sumo

    Well, all I'll say is the Chinese authorities deem the virus serious enough to have most of the country in quarantine and/or restrict our movement. To go out to the supermarket I need to show a card at the one gate of my apartment complex which remains open (two others are sealed) and then have my temperature checked on the way back. People who don't live here aren't allowed to enter at all. This is the case at every apartment complex across Shanghai and presumably the country. And there are said to only be 330+ cases in the whole city, with only a few in my district and none at all on my street. They may be overreacting, but they may also know something we don't. Hard to say. Given the reaction of the Chinese authorities, would it really surprise you if the Japanese conclude from that reaction that the virus is a threat they should take seriously and that it's worth taking similar measures in their own country?
  3. code_number3

    Corona and sumo

    Concern about coronavirus and olympics https://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/51543742
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  5. robnplunder

    Corona and sumo

    There have been so many videos posted by the real people of Wuhan supporting the widespread death. By any chance, do you believe in the Chinese report of 2000+ death so far? What do you think it really is or do you care? Even if you believe its 2 months death toll is 2000+, that isn't alarming to you? Korea went from 30 infected to 580 in seven days. Do you think Japan is immune to it? Even Abe isn't that stupid.
  6. Pandaazuma

    Corona and sumo

    Jesus. Some real dupes in here.
  7. robnplunder

    Corona and sumo

    Fearmongering? One just needs to look at what is happening in Wuhan/Hubei. Nobody believes its death toll report. Various evidence suggests the death toll so far is about 10 times the reported one. That's 20000 in about two months. The extraordinary effort and restriction the Chinese government is putting to fight the spread of the virus is evidence in itself. Even the Hubei officials admit that their death toll number isn't accurate (due to so many dying at home, not enough space at the hospital). Below is just one report and there have been so many videos from Wuhan supporting the widespread death. It is better to be safe than sorry.
  8. Kaninoyama

    Corona and sumo

    Had a trip to Sapporo planned at the beginning of this month to see the Snow Festival--long an item on my bucket list. Plane and hotel reservations made months in advance. However, once the Corona outbreak began we decided to cancel and I have zero regrets for having done so. It will be disappointing if Osaka is canceled but put me in the better-safe-than-sorry camp until we have a true read on the extent of this outbreak.
  9. Eikokurai

    Corona and sumo

    They've already found three cases in Hokkaido and two in Kyushu, both as far from the Tokyo epicentre as you can get. Not unreasonable to expect that Japan's second-largest metropolis, just a two hour train ride from the capital, might be vulnerable to (more) cases of its own and that a street event of 200,000 people would be a good environment for the virus to spread. Edit: Actually Hokkaido has more cases than I thought. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_coronavirus_outbreak_in_Japan
  10. Pandaazuma

    Corona and sumo

    Case in point... https://japantoday.com/category/national/osaka-cancels-one-of-japan’s-biggest-anime-cosplay-events-over-coronavirus-fears
  11. Eikokurai

    Corona and sumo

    I don’t think it would be overreacting. Sumo crowds tend to be at the older end of the age spectrum and it seems like older people are more vulnerable to the virus. It only takes one carrier across the 15 days, one curious tourist from China who wants to see the sumo on their holiday ... not such an outlandish possibility. Overreacting is everyone rushing out to buy toilet paper like in HK. Taking measures to avoid crowds is just reacting.
  12. Ichimawashi

    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Coronavirus The basho may be cancelled We tremble in dread
  13. Pandaazuma

    Corona and sumo

    Completely agree with Moti on the ridiculous fearmongering going on. Sadly, I think that there actually is a chance they could cancel it. Absolutely ridiculous, but officials do tend to err on the side of caution (i.e. saving/covering their own arses in advance). Let's hope sanity prevails.
  14. Eikokurai

    Corona and sumo

    Italy has cancelled football matches this weekend. Pressure not to hold the basho is surely growing. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51599748
  15. Pandaazuma

    Games Bugs

    Superbanzuke site update. I am changing servers on March 3rd and the URL shouldn't change, which is good news for the many filenames on there. @Randomitsuki I mailed you but it was rejected for some reason and I can't get through on this site either. So just to let you know, I will get the new FTP in a week or so and I will try to mail you again and hope the info gets to you. Everything should be fine for Haru anyway.
  16. since_94

    Corona and sumo

    I’m somewhat conflicted. Some people say never trust a tricycle, but I’ve also heard it said “three wheels good, two wheels bad”. As for unicycles, well, don’t even get me started...
  17. Kintamayama

    The Hu on Jedi Fallen Order soundtrack

    Roger Daltrey changed his hairstyle.
  18. since_94

    Heya A-Z with (partial) pictorial history

    Your site is a very valuable resource for watchers of the sumo world. I can figure out who’s who in the lower divisions and among the oyakata only because of it. Absolutely top shelf work putting it together. I’m indebted.
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  20. Kintamayama

    Corona and sumo

    For every tricycle that says something about the corona virus, there are ten others that say the opposite.. https://www.livescience.com/new-coronavirus-compare-with-flu.html https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-rate/ https://www.wired.com/story/coronavirus-is-bad-comparing-it-to-the-flu-is-worse/
  21. Joaoiyama

    Hatsu 2020 Superbanzuke Masters

    The city of Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state Rio de Janeiro just like New York.
  22. robnplunder

    Corona and sumo

    I was surprised at the pace of testing the Diamond Princess guests. If I recall correctly, they were testing about 100 a day for days. Is this a process issue? I can't believe they don't have resources to test more at a time. Ozumo is a 15-day event with people in a close-quarter. I don't see how it can happen given the current situation.
  23. Jejima

    Hatsu 2020 Superbanzuke Masters

    It has been quite blustery of late....
  24. Jejima

    Hatsu 2020 Superbanzuke Masters

    *former capital
  25. Tsuchinoninjin

    Corona and sumo

    Yeah considering how the cases increase in Italy Iran and South Korea it seems they are just gonna try to ignore it by not testing. We'll see.
  26. Naganoyama

    Heya A-Z with (partial) pictorial history

    I have now updated the site to reflect the 2020 yearbook. There are some new features for this year. - In the Special Categories section there is a view for all foreign rikishi indexed on country of origin with the usual link on the rikishi shikona to Sumo Reference and to the pictorial history where present by clicking on the mugshot. - In the Summary section there are two new views: rikishi making their debut and rikishi retiring in each year. (Retiring rikishi are linked to their pictorial history.)
  27. Philioyamfugi

    Enho - predictions?

    Enho is a fantastic addition to the cast of characters. Absolutely deadly on the belt and amazing footwork. He can KK for sure 8-7 ! He's quick enought to elude a thruster like Takakeishou and strike for the belt at an angle like a snake , then work for the throw. It's fun and skillful sumo.
  28. Eikokurai

    Corona and sumo

    A healthy Hakuho among them? It'd be boring. When he's fit he still wins too comfortably.
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