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  1. Raishu

    New Juryo - Hatsu 2021

    There are four promotions (translated shikona just guesses. I will edit this post, if neccessary): Shin-Juryo: Oho (王鵬) - former Naya (Otake-beya) Tohakuryu (東白龍) - former Shiraishi (Tamanoi-beya) Returnees: Yago (Oguruma-beya) Ryuko (Onoe-beya)
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    Retirees November 2020

    After the November basho, the following Rikishi are now retired: Former Sekitori: - Kotoshogiku - Gagamaru - Hitenryu ------------------------------------------------- Non-sekitori retirements: - Kotoseigo - Kihonoumi - Asahijo - Sasazaki - Wakaryusei - Uminishiki - Haruku - Taiga - Oju
  3. Do we know whether he will become wakaimonogshira/sewanin (can't remember which post), or is he set to leave the NSK alltogether?
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    Arashio Criticizes China

    That phenomena is called "language attrition" and can be observed quite often, when someone has left his/her native speaking environment for a longer period of time. Your example of the British man living in Spain prefectly fits the pattern. Especially children are more prone to forgetting about their first language, but basically, the amount of time is the major contributing factor overall. Hence, Sokokurai's preference of Japanese makes perfect sense, since he has been using this language primarily for the largest part of his life. Although there are several other Mongolian speaking Rikishi in Ozumo, we don't know a) how often he interacts with these guys and b) whether their encounters happen in groups where Japanese is predominant? It has also become a field of research: https://languageattrition.org/
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    Preparations of the masses- November 2020

    I am almost 100% sure that the last unnamed Rikishi is probably Kainoryu from Tomozuna beya - currently ranked Ms21w. http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=7130 https://tomozuna-beya.jp/about/makushita/
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    Retired after Aki 2020

    Sounds plausible. I can't find the documentary anymore (probably got taken down?), but it highlighted Daigonishiki as the one responsible for chanko. A quick search shows that Akinomaki also named him as the chanko-ban here on the forum: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/38278-new-recruits-for-kyushu-2018/?page=2
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    Retired after Aki 2020

    There goes the Takasago-beya chanko nabe chef. He had been in charge of the kitchen for years and would appear in documentaries (Asashoryu-days) to give information on how cooking was done in his heya.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Going by memory, only this guy with three JK-Yushos under his belt comes to my mind: LINK EDIT: Seiyashi was quicker!
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Basic rule: A win improves your chances to climb higher, a loss doesn't do any harm (so a 4-4 is still technically a 4-3). This is what I learned in the past.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    So, the question should be about form and not outcome, right? I know it is nitpcking, but it is somewhat funny to often read yusho predictions made by users within the first three days of the tournament, only for them to revise their view on day 8 (when day 3 leader has crumbled already) and dropping their day 8 pick on day 12 to commit themselves to the actual yusho winner. But all good here! This is just my personal take on this.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I think yusho winner predictions on day 2 are as worthy as the 1991 fleer baseball card set. ;-) I know it is fun to speculate, but I wouldn't give a thing on predictions made before day 11 or 12.
  12. Just out of curiousity, do you have any source to underline your assumption, that Kakuryu is planning to naturalize? I couldn't find any statement or whatsoever and has always been of the impression, that his future lies in Mongolia (especially with his family still living there).
  13. Raishu

    Shikihide beya troubles

    Generally a good idea. But with Shikihide, it's difficult. The stable is located in Ryugasaki, Ibaraki prefecture and thus is pretty far away from most of the heya in the Tokyo area. You would easily commute more than three hours each day. I assume, the majority of the oyakata have their apartments/houses near the heya to which they are attached and live there with their respective families. Since being a shisho is a full time job more or less, you must either a) move into Shikihide stable / find a second apartment closeby (which means living away from your family) or b) spend a good portion of time in trains and trams And now you have to find an oyakata who wants to do that. (+ teaching this special group like Akinomaki has already pointed out).
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    Other Runaway rikishi

    (1) In a documentary about Kyokushuzan from the early 2000's, he mentioned that the okami-san was the key factor for the runaways to return to the heya. She also confirmed that. Reason to leave was the harsh training regime by Oshima oyakata. When she begged them to return with tears in her eyes, the Mongolians decided to follow ("We didn't want to make a woman cry"). If it's true or just a bit added drama ... who knows. (2) I guess, that's the documentary about Kyokutaisei.
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    Are Abi's days numbered?

    One basho suspension and/or final warning. Oyakata receiving a salary cut for x months due to lack of guidance. My personal guess.