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    Corona and sumo

    Some years ago it was the basis salary for a student job as cashier in a convini or waiter in a Sukiya. So nothing surprising in my opinion. What surprises me more is that a young person does this work. It seemed to me that it was rather reserved for people of a certain age (at the time, young people were more into handkerchief distribution, but we see less of them). Compared to the price level in Japan, I also find it low.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    But he will be thrown directly to makushita if he scores 2-13, then 0-15 in january, no?
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    Yoshikaze situation

    I don't know the place, but threatening or rainy weather is the worst thing that can happen when canyoning. A thunderstorm at the headwaters of the river can cause a violent flash flood that can have disastrous consequences (unfortunately this happens quite frequently). I know, of course, that it's certainly more complicated than that from a legal point of view, but if things really happened as these witnesses say, there comes a time when you have to recognize that activities in the mountains are subject to natural risks. If an adult decides to take them, he or she must assume a minimum of responsibility. Japan is already so reluctant to let people exercise their free will and make exceptions... I may stray a bit from the subject, but trials of this type, sumo star involved or not, lead to regrettable drifts that gradually lead to de-responsibilization of people in the mountains (or in outdoor sports) and a disneylandisation of this space of freedom.
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    Banzuke for November 2020

    Any ideas why Chiyonoumi (ms2, 4-3 >> J14w) is under Nishikifuji (J13w, 7-8 >> J13w)? 4-3 at ms2 is not great, but it is not uncommon to climb to J12 or J13 if the circumstances are appropriate (it happend 9 times in the last 10 years, last time in 2016 when Ryuden regained sekitori status from jonokuchi after his injury). And the circumstances seems to be appropriate here, since Nishikifuji with 7-8 should logically be ranked J14. Where I am wrong here?
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    If I count correctly, 11 wrestlers have already missed at least one bout. It's almost 25% of the Makuuchi It leaves you wondering, because with the Covid, tournaments are less frequent, whereas it was often thought that exhibition tournaments, in particular, encouraged injuries by multiplying the fights...
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    Aki talkie

    My take on it: "A bout is not an invitation to dance, you idiot!" or: "Your bout was more like a f** invitation to dance, you idiot!"
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I'm not too worried about him. We should not forget that he had the toughest program during these first 10 days, fighting all wrestlers between Y and M2. His sumo is not particularly bad. He could even finish with a 5-10 if he's not too stressed by this 1st victory that escapes him. Edit 30.07: His sumo is was not particularly bad... Hum, I jinxed him
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    Mongolian Seirou retires

    Did he apply for Japanese citizenship? If not, with Arawashi, that's two Mongolians in a row without kabu, even though they meets the numbers.
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    Retirees after Haru 2020

    If I summarize, we have 5 ex-sekitori retirement compared to the last tournament: > Toyonoshima > Tochiōzan > Tokushinhō > Sōkokurai > Seirō I know we had a tournament cancellation, but still, that's a lot... With Gōeidō and Arawashi after Hatsu basho, that's 7 ex-sekitori before the start of the July tournament. How does this number compare with recent years?
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    Banzuke for Haru 2020

    It's amazing how reluctant they are, currently, to put Makushita promotees high up the Banzuke. 5 years ago, Asabenkei did Ms1 > J9 with 6 wins. Between 2000 and 2005, 6 consecutive Ms1 with 6 wins went between J9/J10. And now, J14 8-7, J7 4-11 and J10 7-8 is better than Ms1 6-1?! How can that be explained?
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    Olympic jungyo 2020

    So we went from a demonstration sport integrated into the Olympics (at the very beginning), to a shabby two-day jungyo for tourists? It is rather disappointing
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Thanks! Strictly speaking, all these results are better than 11J-10-10 (they have either a yusho or an ascending order), except Kyokuni's 10-9-12J who is somewhat similar, but was 50 years ago. But after all, maybe it's not unthinkable for Asanoyama.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    That's right, I forgot all 3 cases I was speaking about were M1w. By the way, is this not the only situation when the difference between West and East is so important? From M1e, so far, 8 wins were enough to get an extra-slot. From M1w, not enough even with 9 wins!
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    How long ago was the last more or less comparable case of loosened conditions?
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    It's really going to have to be 10 very great wins, then. I don't see him promoted with 31 wins (2 less than the guideline), because he won't have an ascending series (11-10-10) and a he won't have a Yusho-or-similar result in the last-3 to to counterbalance these two shortcomings (11-4 J but 3 wins behind Hakuho does not count imho). But I agree 11 convincing wins may be OK.