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  1. kawika

    Araiso-heya branch out

    Wasn't his kyokai mad at him for not introducing and/or asking permission for their ok to marry Christine? I suppose he could never afford the heya unless his kyokai threw in some money too. I vaguely remember his restaurant, what it a joint venture in a steak house?
  2. kawika

    Araiso-heya branch out

    I wonder if happened with Akebono and his wife? I don't think pro wrestling was his first choice after sumo but I cannot recall.
  3. kawika

    Corona and sumo

    I don't see why they don't get the entire sumo association vaccinated, it is not a huge hurdle. They have like 6 weeks or something, right? Don't they all line up once a year for a flu shot? They pull that off in a day or so. Just need the inventory of vaccines and a little organization. But with the overall situation of how it has been managed in Japan, I suppose I shouldn't hope.
  4. kawika

    Ryuden Scandal

    did the mistress step follow and stated that she had an abortion at his insistence? all this 2nd half information is hard to keep straight.
  5. kawika

    Ryuden Scandal

    I prefer they crash down to makushita, even if they pull 7-0 the next 2 basho. they still give up the silk mawashi and their attendants, so there is sting to the demotion, plus it covers the basics, you don't fight, you go down the elevator until you can fight again, neh.
  6. kawika

    Nagoya Basho 2021

    probably the later, it is the July heat.
  7. kawika

    Nagoya Basho 2021

    it is definitely the hottest arena in all of the basho, for sure.
  8. kawika

    Promotions to Juryo Nagoya 2021

    who has the story about Koutokuzan?
  9. kawika

    Tamanoi Beya & COVID-19

    Tamanoi Stable has 28 rikishi, including 2 sekitori: Azumaryu and Fujiazuma both in the Juryo division.
  10. kawika

    Tamanoi Beya & COVID-19

    The entire Tamanoi stable has withdrawn from the September basho due to COVID-19. It was just on the news in Japan, should be on the news feeds shortly.
  11. kawika

    Back Covers of Sumo World on Instagram

    latest Behind the Curtain article is posted here. https://sumo-news.blogspot.com/
  12. kawika

    Back Covers of Sumo World on Instagram

    all the front covers of all the Sumo World magazine are now online. https://www.sumoworld.net/
  13. kawika

    Back Covers of Sumo World on Instagram

    well, my foray into YouTube continues, here is my 5th upload.
  14. kawika

    Back Covers of Sumo World on Instagram

    @Swami i totally agree, i prefer paper. Clyde seems to still print a limited number, i think this makes him quality for a press card from NSK. I might have a duplicate or two post 2002. let me know, happy to send any duplicates to you. i wanted to get something on Instagram, so hence the back cover pictures.
  15. kawika

    Shiko by everyone

    just read an old Sumo World issue about 2 Hawaiian kids joining sumo September 1976, one whole hour of shiko every morning!