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About Haruibono

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    Auckland ,New Zealand
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    Sumo, Rugby Union and League, Football, Tennis, Basketball, Travelling places,


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    Harumafuji, Kaio, Kakuryu, Kisenosato, Toyonoshima

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  1. Live Streaming - Natsu 18

    The memorial service for Doreen is June 2 St Andrews Church Tokyo at 10am.
  2. Rikishi Status Natsu 2018 - Day 10 update

    This is very sad for Terunofuji. Not that long ago I thought he was heading for the top. Needs to get that diabetes under control, maybe sumo isn't a suitable career for him now. Lose weight,and get healthy. He is young enough to look at other options.
  3. Doreen Simmons' Passing

    Sorry to hear of Doreen's passing. I learned so much from her comments on the NHK English sumo channel. She will be missed. I did think she didn't sound her usual self when she was a guest with Hiro Morita during the March basho, but I didn't think it would be the last time I heard her voice. RIP
  4. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I didn't think he was a sumo player, but an actor, Takashi Takano. I think that clip they showed he was acting, as a sumo player.
  5. When the sumo eventually started last night I put on both my satellite NHK World Premium TV and opened up the website for comparison. Not much difference, it was great to have John and Murray filling in the details, the website was about 20 secs behind the Premium but exactly the same in content except for the graphics in English, which is better for the new sumo watchers. As well I thought the two commentators filled in a little more detail than either of them do on a regular basis, as I think they presume most regular watchers have at least a basic understanding of sumo. Thanks for trying to get it out to the world, if the word got around I'm sure there would be an increase in sumo viewing. People interested in sport often ask me about it, but don't seem to have much more idea about it, than its name, and it's two heavy players in mawashi !!'
  6. In New Zealand it is called NHK World Premium, shown on TV via satellite from Japan through Australia, and on to New Zealand, but could be called TV Japan in other countries. If others can get it free then they are certainly luckier than me. Importantly it shows Sumo live for the full 15 days with access to the bilingual sub channel. Thanks to the English commentary speakers, I have gone from being totally uninformed, to understanding enough, to appreciate and love the sport.
  7. Like you sekitori I subscribe to NHK World with a satellite dish, and get all programmes that they have. I too subscribe to it mainly for sumo to enjoy it live with the English speaking team. I have learned a lot from them. You think you are paying rather a lot... I pay $50 Australian, a month which is around $52 Kiwi on a good day. Fortunately, makuuchi starts at either 7pm or 8pm(depends on daylight saving) Sunday evening, so its at a decent hour to enjoy. I hope that the NHK World English language will be able to be enjoyed for the full 15 days. Looking forward to the basho starting later today.
  8. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Don't they always? I subscribe to NHK World here in NZ and sumo is always bilingual. Sorry apologies, I realise now you mean on their website, not the satellite broadcast.
  9. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Kyujo for Aminishiki and Kisenosato tomorrow???
  10. Hatsu Day 1 match-ups

    What are your predictions for Day 2? I'm impressed!!
  11. Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    I don't know if I understood it correctly but what I took from NHK news last evening, Takanohana was dismissed, but could be voted back to the position at the next annual meeting and appointment of directors.
  12. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    Where did you see that Kisenosato is out ? Obviously been expecting it but I checked NSK and its not mentioned as yet.
  13. Order of the Rising sun for Doreen

    Doreen's commentary on the bilingual broadcast of NHK Sumo helped me understand so very much of the finer detail of the games. Congratulations Doreen. Well deserved.
  14. Day 1 comments - Aki 2017

    Really appreciate this analysis. Thanks.
  15. PR for Natsu 2017

    Are you looking for the May basho? I see buysumotickets.com is taking preorders for foreigners for the July basho.