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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

    Takakeisho injury update

    Which type of injury has better prognosis?
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    New Takanofuji Scandal

    To encourage young people to join sumo, they should reform the payment system, i.e., to pay everyone on the banzuke a monthly salary, and the salary increases CONTINUOUSLY according to banzuke position. For example a MS2 is paid $8000, a MS1 $8100, a J14 $8200, J13 $8300, et al. , only a significant increase for an ozeke or yokozuna. In addition, the tsukebito system should be abolished. Also, the number of bouts per basho should be increased for Sd and MS, e.g. Sd 9 bouts, Ms 11 bouts.
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    YDC comments Aki 2019

    In sumo history, dominant yokozuna appeared at about one in every ten years. I do not see any one in the current younger generation will become a dominant yokozuna. You can have multipe Kise or Kaku-level yokozunas, but not many Takanohana's and rarely Hakuho's.
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    YDC comments Aki 2019

    Well, the younger generation are still weak, as shown by their total wins this year until now: the best is only 45 wins, 9 wins per basho on average, and the most hopeful Takakesho was badly injured again. I don't expect any of them to dominant in near future. The two yokozuna will probably retire by this time next year. The sumo will be in warring kingdoms for several years.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Could be rupture of left pec major ......
  6. Dapeng

    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    Sokokurai is also granted Japan citizenship. He will probably inherit his current master's kabu next March when his master retires (meaning he retires too).
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2019

    A sense of humor
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Tomorrow Hakuho will be happy to grab a defeat from the jaw of victory
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    I noticed a trend: whenever Kakuryu or anther yokozuna/ozeki/rikishi did well, Hakuho was either absent or did poorly in the last 2 or 3 days of the basho. Interesting, isn't it?
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Nagoya 2019

    Well well, the simplified forms are "优胜",easy to remember for sure. Unfortunately the Japanese prefer the traditional forms.
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    Enhou injured

    Sure. It's the hip joint.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    This basho is not a good one but will be remembered for a long time because it's the first one viewed by the president of USA. It's not a good basho because: 1, the much expected and hyped new ozeki turned out to mess up the schedule by re-entering and re-kyujo giving two default wins. 2, mediocre performance by ozekis. 3, bad referee decision on critical bout. 4, "tiger head but snake tail" performances of Tochi and Kaku ruined the yusho race. 5, Day-14 yusho is supposed to be a strong yusho but actually a weak one at only 12 wins.
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    Trump coming to the basho

    I have a question: will the USA Present Cup be awarded each basho from now on? I hope it will be.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Almost every rikishi carries injury to some degree, the question is how healthy he is. As to Takanohana and Kise, they also had their own dilemmas: the yosho was at hand and they did not want to abandon. In both cases, the costs of that yusho were their careers. Anyway, it is bad practice for an apparently injured rikishi to mount the dohyo. Such practice should not be encouraged.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    There were more tricky situations for the healthy rikishi to deal with: the injured Takanohana vs healthy Musashimaru at a playoff bout; and the injured Kisenosato vs healthy Terunofuji on day 15 with yusho at hand. What would the audience / the whole nation respond if the healthy rikishi beat the injured Taka or Kise? Did they dare to win?