Since September 2008, having moved there in August 2008 for a brief stay. As a long time martial artist, I've always had an interest in all martial arts. When I arrived in Japan, a large portion of the TV news coverage was dedicated to the Wakanoho marijuana scandal. Coming from a Canada, a country with a quite liberal take on marijuana, I found the whole debacle quite fascinating, and so I avidly followed the story. This led to me watching the September 2008 basho on TV to see what Ozumo was all about, and I was hooked.