John Gunning

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  1. Preparations of the Y/O Hatsu 2018

    Well in the case of Burajirotono it is repeated, which is why I highlighted the rule / guideline.
  2. Preparations of the Y/O Hatsu 2018 Seems difficult to get to the actual top page now
  3. Preparations of the Y/O Hatsu 2018

    You use profanity freely but this forum has (had?) a rule against it.
  4. 2018 Sumo Calendar

    If anyone wants the 2018 Calendar PM me or email
  5. If you have Japanese stamps sure.
  6. Hakuho misconduct (split from Basho Talk Kyushu 2017)

    In a couple of decades living here that's the first time I've ever heard of those negative connotations, and some web searching shows they don't exist and you are referring to a meaning attached by opposing forces during WWII. The cheer itself is traditional and basically the Japanese version of "hip hip hooray".
  7. Send it to me. I'll translate the note and give them to him.
  8. Harumafuji's blog

    Probably worth bumping this.
  9. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    He said the gyoji raised his gunbai for the man on the west but they both hit at the same time so do-over.
  10. Yokozuna no-nos-short history summary

    Way I heard it they didn't try. They actually did bring the guns in. They ended up in the Sumida river apparently though I did also hear something about a gangster getting one.
  11. Basho Talk Kyushu 2017 (SPOILERS)

    No one? I've raised the topic countless times over the past three or four years on NHK and it was even in my most recent column for Japan Times
  12. Call for opinions: NHK World Sumo

    Thank you all for the input so far. I think the popularity of sumo abroad is really starting to be noticed by various media organizations and you should expect better and deeper coverage over the next while. NHK World has a diverse audience and the sumo content will probably always lean towards the newer fans or people that aren't familiar with the sport but I'm always pushing for more for the long term or knowledgeable fans. I'm gonna pass on everything here so keep your ideas and suggestions coming please. Thanks