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    Started watching Sumo when Konishiki won his first Yusho (he was my favorite rikishi at the time) ...
    Studied and obtained academic degree in Japan ...
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  1. Dapeng

    Sokokurai is Japanese and Arashio now

    Still not updated on the NSK website, as of today April 7.
  2. Dapeng

    Corona and sumo

    Agree. They won't hold another closed door basho. The epidemic will end in June and we'll see a normal July basho.
  3. Dapeng

    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Congratulations to Sokokurai! After returning, he earned a Juryo yusho, a kinboshi, a ginosho, and a junyusho. Fairly good and proved himself to be a good rikishi. If was never banned, he could have made a sanyaku. Wish him success as a heya owner.
  4. Dapeng

    General Corona Banter

    50-60% of infected people do not show symptom but almost equally infectious to others. This makes COVID-19 almost impossible to prevent by quarantine, unless you lock down the entire country for a long time which will eventually cause more death than the disease itself.
  5. Dapeng

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    As some people have said, he will try to reach yusho 50
  6. Dapeng

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    As sumo fans we are lucky to see such a yokozuna in action.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    He is no worse than Kakuryu, but still significantly below Hakuho. In fact Hakuho had full control in that bout. Anyway, no one should be blamed for losing to Hakuho
  8. Dapeng

    Hakuho & the Olympics - a dilemma.

    Unless this Covid, like SARS, disappears after this summer, we'll have to wait for the vaccine to be available to be completely safe. Currently the vaccines have gone into phase-1 in US and China. If successful, will be available early next year. I think if the Olympic is postponed to July 2021, people will be willing to attend.
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I think the black coats sitting around the clay stage are a recent thing, but the pretended resignation after a mistake was an old tradition when there was no black coats thus his mistake was much more serious.
  10. Dapeng

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Double deaths mean live, like double negatives are positive. Also, he will use all he has to add 7 more yushos to eliminate any "4" in his yusho numbers.
  11. Dapeng

    Hakuho & the Olympics - a dilemma.

    If he is willing, he can make it to the next year until the Olympics. He is still the best.
  12. Dapeng

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2020

    I made a mistake when I counted his bashos. May be still too early to say he is a poor ozeki, but technically he is one-skilled and vulnerable after being forced into yotsu. His body-built determined and it's hard for him to improve. The upper ranks already learnt how to deal with him. Also, if a rikishi is prone to injury, it usually means he is already at his extreme in maintaining his rank. He can be OK even good at low sanyaku but will keep struggling to maintain his ozeki rank. On the other hand, Asanoyama looks more promising and I predict he will be the next yokozuna.
  13. Dapeng

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2020

    Ozekiwake is the proper title for him.
  14. Dapeng

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2020

    21 wins in four bashos ... and may be demoted again in May ...
  15. Dapeng

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2020

    Well, until today his record as ozeki is one kachikoshi and two makekoshi and one kyujo. Not very good, isn't it?