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Washuyama last won the day on September 25 2012

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  1. Just for identification purposes, I'm pretty sure that is the late Yokozuna Takanosato (ex-Naruto Oyakata) in the Twitter vid. Couldn't tell who was receiving the tough love.
  2. Tochinoshin Ozeki Promotion News

    You are correct (it Y1E was a typo) Fixed.
  3. Foreign Rikishi and Japanese Language Skills

    Which has always amazed me. Especially the proper use of idioms/humor/sarcasm, which, from what I understand, is especially difficult for non-native speakers to master. I'm envious of those that have the dedication/discipline to learn another language. On a semi-related note, I know how to order a beer and ask for directions to the nearest toilet (usually in that order) in quite a few languages. (<-- I have my priorities...)
  4. Tochinoshin Ozeki Promotion News

    Agreed. And to answer the inevitable question: Kisenosato will hold the Y2e slot. Placing Tochi in the O2w slot balances the East and West sides of the banzuke.
  5. Preparations of the Y/O- May 2018

    He's just letting Nojo get a little confidence.
  6. Doreen Simmons' Passing

    Her along with Andy Adams and all the others that had a part in Sumo World 40+ years ago helped introduce and educate me on the world of sumo when I was that little boy pictured to the left. I remember in 2007 when I saw her in the kokugikan being too star-struck to say hi to her. She will truly be missed.
  7. Sumo in slow motion

    YMY looks like he has lost quite a bit of muscle. I guess it's to be expected after replacing keiko with partying.
  8. TV Japan no longer on Dish Network

    I know of this crazy Israeli guy that posts the videos on You Tube...
  9. Retirees-after Haru 2018

    I remember that day specifically because my parents wanted to go get a good seat for the fireworks show (on Yokota Air Base) and I cried until they let me watch sumo on tv (it was opening day of the basho). No way I was going to miss sumo to watch some stupid fireworks!
  10. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2018

    I totally agree. IMHO, Hakuho is still at the top with Kak and Kise a distant 2nd/3rd. But all 3 are losing the battle with time and injuries.
  11. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2018

    My guess regarding Tochinoshin's Ozeki promotion requirements are he needs 11 wins in Natsu. He may get in with 10, but 11 should be able to quiet any naysayers. Ever since he's bee in Makuuchi, I've looked forward to the Hakuho-Tochinoshin match-up, and while most have been entertaining, there's still a big, fat do-nut on one side of the win column. 'Noshin's recent performances have me again anticipating this match-up. I truly hope both rikishi are on their "A" game for Natsu (although part of me would rather see Hak bring his C or D game).
  12. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    This isn't the first time Goeido has henka'd Tochinoshin in Osaka. He also did it to him in March 2016.
  13. Ex-Makuuchi Soutairyuu retires

    To include a Forum member (KotoViki) among those taking a snip. (from facebook, so unsure if everyone will be able to see it)
  14. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I think Tochinoshin will take the 2nd Sekiwake slot with Ichinojo taking K1e.
  15. å…ƒAsashoryu activities

    I saw a 15 min video posted on Facebook. It was a digest type of all the matches with only the matches (and a few replays). I would love link it here but I'm a compu-idiot. The originator was "Hula-Mongolia" if any of you would like to take a shot.