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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I think we are witnessing Kisenosato's last basho. He will retire with a last Kachi-Koshi.
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    Tochinoshin Ozeki Promotion News

    Anybody knows what Ozeki rank will Toshinoshin get, considering Takayasu and Goeidô went kyujo last basho?
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Wrong may not be the appropriate term. I would rather say outdated. Obviously, this is a point of view... Women themselves should decide whether it is right or wrong. By the way, I find it hard to see a link between more gender equality and women's overweight. I don't think that girls from northern Europe are fatter than average.
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    So two boys get hurt, and then, girls can't do kids' sumo anymore? This kind of statement shows that in this case, it's no longer a question of respect for traditions. It is only about the fact that, for many Japanese, a girl is still a cute, fragile little thing that needs protection. In 2018, could we hope that this way of thinking should evolve a little bit?
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    What are you exactly trying to say here? That a true Japanese respects traditions? And all traditions, even the most obsolete? If so, then you are wrong. I do not deny that some/the majority of Japanese people have a fondness for traditions. But not all of them. Some are progressive. And yes, they are absolutely 100% japanese. No, they are not hāfu... In fact, some people have already been busy explaining to these monks why women should not be persecuted: the European parliament (point 98). Moreover, in the very theoretical case where a woman would be fined after having walked on this soil (some of them have already entered in recent years, btw), I have not doubt that this conviction will be invalidated by the European Court of Human Rights. There are several types of articles in newspapers. Commentary and opinion pieces are part of them.
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Their ass is covered. Only their buttocks are not. In most occidental countries, it's allowed to wear a G-string in public ;)
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    Takanohana-devil's advocate

    There are several rules, and the lenght of excerpts is indeed limited. You can find them here or here (these apply in France only). EDIT: I found a rather good summary in english. This particular french regulation comes from this EU regulation (see point 55). And of course, said regulation comes from ECHR, chapter 10 (Freedom to receive information), if we assume that sport is a matter of public interest (which is not disputed for major sports).
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    Takanohana-devil's advocate

    I think you are wrong. In France, for example, there is this law. Quick translation: The seller or the purchaser of these rights (sport event) can not oppose the broadcast by other services of communication to the public of short excerpts taken free of charge and freely chosen by the non-owner of the rights. These excerpts are broadcast free of charge during news programs. In other words: during 2020 Tokyo Olympics, french TVs will be allowed to broadcast excerpts of Sumo bouts in their news programs, if they respect several conditions (length of extracts, quote from the source, etc.), whether the NSK and the OG Rights Holder agree or disagree. But Sumo is an interesting and particular case, because bouts are very short. I wonder what will be consider as an excerpt... There is more or less the same law in Switzerland, an probably in most EU countries (but I'm not sure of this last point). I thought US "Fair use" would allow the same thing, but apparently I'm wrong.
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    Takanohana-devil's advocate

    Thank you for your answer. I didn't watch these videos, I maybe misunderstood the whole thing. I thought they were excerpts used to illustrate a news about the Harumafuji / Takanoiwa's case. If these excerpts were whole bouts not closely related to the case, use them is indeed debatable. This is very surprising. You are saying that a news channel can't broadcast even seconds of a Baseball game? It's not the same in Europe. No matter how expensive are the rights (Soccer World Cup for example), any media can show excerpts, because it's in the public interest. A media can publish a lot of images if public interest is involved, no matter copyright or even more serious rights (thank God for democratic preservation!).
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    Takanohana-devil's advocate

    Aren't that kind of images covered by the Right to quote?
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    Takanohana-devil's advocate

    Same here. In particular, I do not understand exactly which "copyrighted documents" Asahi TV broadcasted. About Takanohana's version of the scandal, does he claim that the phone / sms story never existed? If yes, then what exactly started the beating?
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Is there a confirmation that he acquired Magaki's kabu yet? When and how is this kind of information be made public, usually?
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    Elections January 2018

    Wikipedia (in english) says Toyonoshima owns Nishikijima kabu (Takasago Ichimon), but there isn't any source provided.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2018

    With 3 wins only at M10 (east or west), no rikishi stayed in makuuchi ever since there is 42 wrestlers in the first division. And as said above, there is "promotable" candidates in Juryo, so no reason for an exception for Aminishiki. With 5 wins at M13, chances are slightly better for Takekaze with 3 occurences of rikishi kept in Makuuchi: Natsu 2005: two J4 with 9-6 were not promoted and Takanowaka stayed at M17w. But Aoiyama is J2. Hatsu 2006: this is the most interesting case, because at J8e with 11 wins, Ryusho had a slight claim to promotion against Yoshokaze M10w with 5 wins, but stayed at J1. Nagoya 2013: really no promotable candidate (best was J8e with 9 wins or J9 with 10 wins). That's why they kept Tamawashi at M16w On the other side, 9 wins at J2w means promotion in around 90% of the cases. But the last case a rikishi was stucked in Juryo is interesting: it was Takanoiwa 9-6 from J2w in Aki 2015. They preferred to keep 7-8 Asasekiryu from M15e (there was only one M16 spot at the time). Another thing plays in favor of Takekaze: Aoiyama lost his last bout, against M17 Daiamami. If you consider this was a "promotion-decider" bout, then it's bad news for Aoiyama (same for Kyotutaisei's lost against Nishikigi). I will give Takekaze a 20% chance to stay in Makuuchi (this is pure speculation)