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  1. Morningstar

    YDC convenes -after Aki 2023

    Short of some kind of scandal, if he wins in November he will get promoted. They know they need someone to replace Terunofuji soon. Any Ozeki winning 2 in a row will do.
  2. Morningstar

    Houshouryuu Ozeki

    Adopted and raised by a wolf, born Trojan princes. Also, descendants of the Gods, and lots of other typical stuff. Pretty standard fare for Mediterranean civilizations.
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    Videos Haru Basho 2023 - Days 1-15

    I want to thank @Kintamayama for his videos. I always look forward to watching them during (and after) the Basho. This time I especially enjoyed his Juryo highlight matches with Ochiai & Enho as well as other interesting bouts in the 2nd division.
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    The end?

    The only Sumo I watched was Kintamayama's stuff because it felt the most like news reporting with highlights, was short and to the point, and keep a lot of unneeded drama out of things. So, I have next to no experience with other channels. Kintamayama's videos would have been covered under fair use here in the US, as they were short exerts of the larger whole (short highlights of the important parts of the match), added new information/were transformative (with his stats and other added info), covered topics of public concern (sporting results), and do not impact the commercial value of the original. Sadly, Youtube has their own policy that is far stricter than the law requires. Some of the other channels that posted the whole top division matches with a little voice over to rant about whatever they feel like are on far shakier grounds. If I was practicing law in the IP realm (I do not, and none of this is legal advice), I'd think it would be very hard for them to win against someone posting a ~15 min highlight reel with some added reporting than someone posting all 3+ hours of the top division. Anyway, back to work studying for by Bar Exam.
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    The end?

    If the strikes are just against your translations of interviews, then you should file a counter-notice. Because your translations are transformative (i.e. changing the language), about something that is in the public interest (i.e. newsworthy), and non-commercial (you are not monetized I think), you have an argument for fair use.
  6. Morningstar

    Sumo Do Sumo Don't - TV Series Remake!

    Watched the first three episodes and have a pretty good impression. Very formulistic and follows the basic tropes closely. No surprises so far. I'm looking forward to the next episode.
  7. Morningstar

    Is Sumo On the Ropes?

    Dude's bio reads like one of the Edgelord dipshits on the talking about Sumo site. The piece is just silly and full of logic holes.
  8. Morningstar

    Mitakeumi new ozeki pics overview

    Yusho, Marriage, and Ozeki promotion all in short order. I hope he is recovered enough by March from all the celebration. I also wish him a happy married life and great sucess.
  9. I would like to think that the punishment will be proportionate with the kind of gambling they did. I'm not aware of any details having leaked out, but there is a huge difference in my mind between Pachinko and Mahjong Vs betting on Sports or worse yet Sumo. If they bet on Sumo, then expulsion is the likely outcome, just small amounts on games then maybe a fine and short suspension, on Sports or large amounts then everything is on the table. Last time I was in Japan Pachinko and Mahjong parlors were everywhere. I learned to play Mahjong and Shogi in a back ally parlor in a part of Yokohama I was technically not allowed to be in. Frankly if this is what they got in trouble for, the NSK should have just laughed it off and told them to be more discrete.
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    Miyagino beya out of Aki

    Previously infected and/or vaccinated persons can still catch and transmit the virus. It is also transmittable by asymptomatic persons. Infact according the the World Health Organization two days before symptoms show is when it is most transmittable. So the ban on participation is totally reasonable if not disappointing for those of us wanting to see win number 46 for Hakuho and Hokuseiho first Juyro tournament. But, we will just have to look forward to their dominance in November.
  11. Morningstar

    Miyagino beya out of Aki

    The perfect 15 and 0 performance? It seems like he sure is struggling against the super duper talented new guy's /s Hakuho is well knows for being super competitive and driven to win. I very much doubt that he wants to miss any Basho. And coming off a perfect tournament he looked to be in a favorable position to win this one. It is sad that he will not get to try, and that no one will get the opportunity to test themselves against the best of all time.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2021

    I do not think Meisei did enough to force a 3rd Sekiwake slot. Had he managed to put dirt on any of the Ozeki he faced and maybe won a few more against the lower rankers he faced, then I could see it. But, a weak 8-7 just does little to justify opening a third slot for him. I'm 50/50 on a third Komusubi slot opening for Ichinojo, but leaning right now to no. While he did beat two Ozeki, one Sekiwake, and both Komusubi, his day 12 &13 losses to lower rankers really hurt him. If he had picked those up, I could see them doing it for sure. He looked good and dominate, even Ozeki like. But, his past meltdowns after being promoted to a high rank really hurt him here. If he has another great tournament in September, I can see them fast tracking him up to Ozeki if no one else is on a good promotion run, as I expect they are going to be needing some replacements soon.
  13. Morningstar

    The difference between a sekitori and a non-sekitori

    Shintoism's forced split from Buddhism is relatively recent. Prior to the late 1800's they were the same religion. And, both still retain numerous connections. So there is no reason that they can not be Buddhist origin taboos.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    Ms3's that go 4-3 are routinely also not promoted. With the latest being Kitaharima in November 2020 going 4-3 and only making it to Ms1e. In the last decade alone there have been over a dozen examples. A J14 having a losing record and staying in Juryo has less precedent, but is not unknown. Wakakosho did it two times in a row with 7-8 scores till he finally got a 6-9 on the third try and got demoted back in 2004.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    Not really. They did not have a lot of good demotion candidates, and no one forced the issue with a very strong performance. So one to replace Kakuryu due to his retirement, and the other to replace Yago for his 4-11 from J10. Bushozan loos to get a lucky break. Or it could be the other way around.