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    Kensho for Natsu15

    Day 2: 1. Ichinojo 48 2. Kisenosato 43 3. Harumafuji 35 4. Hakuho 20 5. Ikioi 19 6. Kotoshogiku 18 7. Takayasu 13 8. Terunofuji 12 9. Goeido 11 10 Sadanoumi 9
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    Kensho for Natsu15

    Day 1: 1. Ichinojo 48 2. Kisenosato 26 3. Harumafuji 18 4. Ikioi 15 5. Sadanoumi 9 6. Tokushoryu 8 6. Goeido 8 8. Kotoshogiku 7 9. Osunaarashi 5 10 Myogiryu 4 As I expected the Morinaga-sho went to the Hakuho-Ichi bout. Can't remember the last time when Hakuho was not on the #1 spot.
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    Video Stream - Availability

    Currently OK for me... NHK horseracing... Well... Sounds like the p2p net is somehow biased.
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    For Natsu Tochinoshin is from Georgia

    My prefered example for a (German) place name is the City of 'Aachen' and its French counterpart 'Aix-la-Chapelle'. And don't forget to add the Italian 'Monaco' to the 'München' row. As far as I can see there are 2 reasons for different/ changing place names in general. A) Old historical differences due to changes in settlement and development in languages over the course of historical times. B) New naming based on a political agenda by purpose. Edo and Tokyo is a B case, as much as e.g. Leningrad/ St. Petersburg or Chemnitz/Karl-Marx-Stadt, or in a case of a country Burma/Birma vs. Myanmar. Different names and changing names seem to be more frequent as one probably thinks of at first sight. I agree, it's really an interesting topic, but alas, perhaps too off-topic...
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    For Natsu Tochinoshin is from Georgia

    Sorry for being 'off-topic'... Let's see. "Krauts", "Huns", and "Piefke". Mmhh... but what are the other 2? :-D Well, seriously. These 3 instantly come into mind, but what are the other 2 you are thinking of?
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    Endou situation

    I was asking myself just the same question. A DB query says that in the past years all m5 kyujo rikishi who missed out the basho found themselves down in Juryo.
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    When "No" means "No"

    I actually had to look up WP for what a 'MissingNo' is supposed to be. Now I am shocked to find out that I probably discovered _the_ WP entry with the highest ratio of 'good' and 'valuable' rated articles in comparison to even non existing articles in other languages... I guess it's not a bug, but a feauture... ;)
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    When "No" means "No"

    At your earlier reply I wanted to remark that Inoue is only a traditional family name and not an 'invented' shikona, but in the meantime you already did it yourself.^^ Great find! How did you find that!? I can't think of any way to do this by a DB query. BTW: Wildcard searches for shikona names at the DB always yield this result. Is this some sort of bogus/ dummy entry?
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    When "No" means "No"

    LOL. Obviously he didn't like flowers. :) Ah. Yes, of course. Should have been the obvious to look into. The DB hast 2 rikishi with it from ancient times. One of these 出羽海 was changing to and fro between ノ, の, and without it. But at those days there wasn't a concept of orthography we have today. That shikona was certainly regarded as always the same.
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    When "No" means "No"

    So there are 4 ways to write the particle no in a shikona so far. Theoretically there is a 5th one. Not writing it out at all. Names like the 山手線, the Tokyo Yamanote Line, come into mind for example. I wonder, if there is any shikona, which is pronounced with a no, but officially not written out. Has anybody got a clue on this?
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    Endou situation

    WTF?
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    ex-Kotooshu re-entered university

    „I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars – the rest I just squandered.“ - George Best
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    When "No" means "No"

    What a coincedence. Yesterday I was asking myself the very same question.^^ It is used as a no-particle. http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?shikona=*之*&heya=-1&shusshin=-1&b=-1&high=-1&hd=-1&entry=-1&intai=-1&sort=1&l=j But there seems to be no current rikishi with it. Only 1 active rikishi using it Hisanotora.
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    Silly-but-fun online games

    But that's actually quite easy. 90+ % SUV's and a stars and stripes flagpost in every second garden. :-) OR English signs, distances given in miles, but driving on the right side. Don't know of any other country in the world where this comes together. I found out that at the summary page there's a link created that lets you share your game with others, who might be intrested in challenging your result. Here's my best (very best) result so far. https://geoguessr.com/challenge/DiTlPj6Ffj97WQyk Anybody who can beat that? The weirdest place I had to guess was a cross-country ski run...
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    2015 Haru Jungyo

    An overview of a Jungyo schedule can be found on the NSK website (in Japanese): http://www.sumo.or.jp/jungyo/timetable
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    Haru 2015 retirees

    Don't know where to put this. Sandame rikishi Daishodo from Otake-beya will retire after this tournament. https://twitter.com/Aka_Bacon/status/574077071506300928 EDIT: @Mods Thanks for puttings this at the right place.
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    Silly-but-fun online games

    Nice. Makes fun. I got 13k. :-)
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    Haru 2015 retirees

    Something went wrong with this thread. Daishodos post-Haru retirement was anounced shortly before haru basho. He had his intai-ceremony at the Otake-beya senshuraku party. https://www.facebook.com/Osunaarashi/posts/893457990674236 @Mods: Thread should be merged somehow with http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=33874
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    Rikishi talk- Day 2, Day 15- Haru 2015

    torquato (Maegashira, Regular Member): "Missed out a lot of live video coverage this basho, but thanks to senior stable mate Kintamayama I could recover in time and follow the bouts later. I've made a few mistakes in my own postings, but eventually managed to get KK at the end. I will gambarize more and I'm looking forward to the next basho." :-)
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    Kensho for Haru15

    Last but not least day 1. Hakuho 296 (JPY 8.880.000, USD 74.000, EUR 68.000) 2. Goeido 126 (JPY 3.780.000, USD 31.000, EUR 29.000) 3. Kisenosato 112 (JPY 3.360.000, USD 28.000, EUR 26.000) 4. Harumafuji 102 (JPY 3.060.000, USD 25.000, EUR 24.000) 5. Terunofuji 83 (JPY 2.490.000, USD 21.000, EUR 19.000) 6. Kitataiki 78 (JPY 2.340.000, USD 19.000, EUR 18.000) 7. Kotoshogiku 62 (JPY 1.860.000, USD 15.000, EUR 14.000) 8. Endo 56 (JPY 1.680.000, USD 14.000, EUR 13.000) 8. Ichinojo 56 10 Toyonoshima 37 (JPY 1.110.000, USD 9.200, EUR 9.500) Because of Kasutera's question I thought it might be worthwhile to add what this means in net income, at least for the final day. USD and EUR are rounded to the nearest thousand. Thanks for reading.
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    Video Stream - Availability

    AAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhggggggggggggggg!!!!$%&/!!%/&(!&%$%§&%
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    Kensho for Haru15

    As already said, it's the amount of envelopes. Each envelope is worth 62000 JPY, of which 5300 JPY are kept by the Kyokai as some handling fee. 26700 JPY are deposited at the Kyokai to cover future income tax payments of the rikishi. Therefor 30000 JPY is the net income per envelope. I guess this is also the amount in bank notes, which is actually contained in the envelopes. So as of day 14 Hakuho recieved a total of 264 envelopes containing a net income of 7.920.000 JPY (66.000 USD, 61.000 EUR).
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    Kensho for Haru15

    Day 14 1. Hakuho 264 2. Goeido 126 3. Harumafuji 102 4. Kisenosato 89 5. Kitataiki 78 6. Kotoshogiku 62 7. Terunofuji 59 8. Endo 56 9. Ichinojo 50 10 Toyonoshima 37
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    Kensho for Haru15

    Day 13 1. Hakuho 234 2. Goeido 103 3. Harumafuji 102 4. Kisenosato 89 5. Kitataiki 70 6. Endo 56 7. Terunofuji 51 8. Ichinojo 50 9. Kotoshogiku 44 10 Toyonoshima 37
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    Basho Talk Haru 2015

    Hakuho loses and the sun hides in shame... WTF