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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
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    Terunofuji situation - Kyushu 2023

    Does not look good for him. Hope he considers his future health when he makes a decision on what would be the best thing to do next.
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    Yokozuna-kai convenes after 4 years

    Someone had several drinks during the meeting, it seems.
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    Harumafuji activities

    The work he does with education is quite impressive. To open and run a school requires not only ambition but also a great deal of caring about the public good, which is quite refreshing to see in the sumo world.
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    Rikishi 2nd careers

    Wow, a great transformation. Wish him all the best going forward on his birthday. Let’s hope his heart issue get better with the leaner body.
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    Banzuke for Aki 2023

    What are the chances of Hitoshi or Kamito to make it to the paid ranks this tournament? I have not watched much of them so I do not know what to expect l.
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    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Thank you for introducing me to Reddit Sumo @sumojoann
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    Oyakata activities

    Ex-oonokuni does not look well. Any news what is going with his health
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    What makes a great ozeki?

    Unfortunately, that is not the case. It is a popular oozeki not a great one and while I cannot with a straight face say that I watched all sumo on NHK in the last 25 years, I can say that when I have, I have never heard the term. It seems for me a niche otaku word for a specific rikishi. My point was though is that an ozeki is a great rikishi, so the question what makes a great ozeki is a strange one for me. Then I said that while there is a distinction between a Yokozuna and a great yokozuna there is no such for ozeki and your example does not bring any evidence to the contrary. You gave several talk shows as an example which deal with predominantly withWaka/Takanohana who of course were both successful and popular at the same time as oozekis. Why Waka is referred as the meioozeki and it the Yokozuna is interesting one to me at least. And it all started with the off remark tgat Goeido was kind of a failed ozeki while achieving things like 15-0 zen yusho as all of them on a regular basis did during the Hakuho reign. I see now another comment that he was goofing around in his first two years while of course he scored a 12-3 during that those two years because all failing oozeki do that every second tournament while they are underperforming. So much subjectivity for the simple fact that as an ozeki your task is either to retain the rank or to aim for Yokozuna. If you chose the former, you can achieve as many 8-7 results as you would like and that would be fine and no stats would prove you have been a miserable one.