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    Haru jungyo 2024

    https://www.city.gotemba.lg.jp/ please do inform the Japanese too
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    Haru jungyo 2024

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    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    Who the hell this guy is?
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    Hokuseiho Out- Hakuho Demoted - Miyagino-beya Closing

    Well Hokuseiho never struck me as a bully rather probably for me this came out of a situation where he was tasked to do something that he is not capable or willing to done, as for example, as one of the heya elders he was expected to train/supervise the younger ones and being incapable he became frustrated
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    Changes you'd like to see in sumo in 2024

    Interestingly, 12ft does not help. It usually does to circumvent paywalls https://12ft.io/
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    Changes you'd like to see in sumo in 2024

    Wish they are improvements on the injury treatment in the sport. Japan has some of the finest specialists worldwide and it is a shame they seem not be asked about ideas how to prolong rikishis career. I am feeling that commercialization could be further expanded by allowing for example heyas to wear sponsor type of yukata or similar. Scouting, as the number of incoming rikishis is going down, could be worked on. As the new rikishis gravitate towards two or three major heyas, and I cannot believe myself that I am saying this, but some randomization via a US-style draft system could be considered, so there are more viable and active heyas.
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    Enho condition

    Hakuho to have his own ichimon?
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    Rikishi 2nd careers

    If they can do it, there is no excuse for us, I guess, not to do it
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yūshō Discussion Kyūshū 2023

    I was at the two of those. Of course I do not have any recollections of why did the rikishi at Ms6 ended up promoted. The only faint memory is the Baruto promotion. I did not say he should be, I was merely wondering if a 5-2 at Ms6 merited a promotion. Then I started exploring the chances of 6-9 at J14 staying in Juryo and saw it is plausible so yeah unless someone retires Waka is staying for one more basho in Makushita ranks.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yūshō Discussion Kyūshū 2023

    There are some cases indeed for 5-2 at Ms6 rank promotions to Juryo https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query.aspx?show_form=0&form1_rank=MS6&form1_wins=5&form1_losses=2&form2_rank=J I see there are six possible demotable records (Azumaryu, Hakuoho, Hitoshi, Chiyosakae, Tenshoho, Chiyomaru) and Wakatakage could come at worst as the seventh promotable candidate if all win out their remaining matches (Hakuyozan, Takerufuji, Oshoumi, Tochimusashi, Kitadaichi, Tsushimanada and then Wakatakakage) Anyhow, he is too strong for Makushita and it would be a great disservice to all his opponents to leave them linger their for one more basho.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yūshō Discussion Kyūshū 2023

    No chances for Wakatakakage to come back to Juryo?
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    Kyujo Updates for 2023 Kyushu

    I guess he meant that the tournament would go on until Takakeisho wins per Kyokai’s requirements for promotion: non-henka oshi-tsuki sumo which could prolong the tournament like forever and for it to happen it might need a Christmas miracle, so yeah Wakatake could be quite right: Wakamiso should be cleared and for the December part
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    Nishonoseki (Kisenosato) activities

    Unfortunately, Ibaraki has a very bad image among Japanese as a backward agricultural province full of people having complexes towards their own origin. So, while Nishonoseki is quite funny and might make some people reconsider that notion, this prejudice would still hinger in decades to come. When I tell a Japanese that I have been there they are an awe as if I went to the moon. And I have been there several times. Kairakuen in spring is quite nice. Fukuroda Falls in winter provides for great shots and if you cannot go to DC to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, then Tsukuba’s quite good alternative too.
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    Hakuho's Net Worth

    I would be surprised if it were only that amount, I would speculate it is in hundreds given the fact on how many ad campaigns he has been the face, as starters. God knows how many businesses he was invited to be a part of.
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    Ex-Ozeki Asashio has passed away

    Has it really tough during Asashoryu various transgressions. However I felt he managed the stable really well. rest in peace