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  1. I guess you could view it as collective punishment in the sense that none of them reported what Hokuseiho was doing either, it was a family member of one of the victims that tipped off the NSK that anything was happening. If nothing else, maybe they need to be reminded that they are expected to report things like that. More likely, though, it's just damage control: limiting their ability to make the situation worse by saying or doing the wrong thing, and things like the senshuraku party would be ripe opportunities for outsiders to bait them into doing exactly that. For what it's worth, Tamagaki himself doesn't seem to see them as potential troublemakers (even says he feels sorry for them), but this is a heya-wide issue and any more misbehavior will reflect badly on Miyagino, so he wants them toeing the line.
  2. I'm fairly sure that whatever is on the printed version of the banzuke isn't considered binding for the duration of the basho. We've seen enough examples of current/former sekitori retiring just after banzuke release, and having the retirement properly acknowledged by the NSK, being counted as retired instead of kyujo; or other changes of status happening pre-basho or even during basho. In any case, the NSK site already has the page for Otowayama-stable up with Hagane listed as its one active rikishi (since the other transferree is off-banzuke), so that's going to be how they handle things for January. My assumption is that ex-Kakuryu will still be listed as Kakuryu-oyakata on the printed banzuke because that's how things were when this banzuke was written out weeks ago, but he'll be acknowleged as Otowayama-oyakata regardless.
  3. As far as I'm aware, any oyakata can be a stablemaster. The lowest tier ones can only qualify for a kabu takeover if it's for the purpose of taking over a heya to save it from closure. The others can just acquire a kabu normally, and of course only the ones in the highest tier can branch out and start a new stable.
  4. Eh, a 4-11 at J9 is one win below safety by the numbers, as is a 5-10 at J11, I don't know if I'd call either slam-dunk necessarily. The three that actually got demoted were multiple wins under safety. I can buy that the shimpans didn't feel like either case necessarily demanded a demotion, especially when those that would be coming up in their place didn't really enough to demand a promotion themselves.
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    Preparations of the masses- Kyushu 2022

    He had surgery after the Nagoya basho, his kyujo in Aki was because he was trying to rehab in time and realized at the last minute he wasn't in any condition to come back. He's recovered enough that he was able to participate in the recent tour and lend his chest to other sekitori, but he apparently hasn't ruled out sitting out Kyushu as well if he's not fully recovered.
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    Banzuke for Nagoya 2022

    Asanoyama Hiroki is his full shikona as of this banzuke. Only the given name changed, his surname is still Asanoyama. No idea whether he changes back to Hideki, because Hideki was chosen to honor his deceased high school coach, and it could be he feels like he dishonored the name by getting involved in the scandal.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    I went and looked at his Day 15 match and his hair is pulled tight to his head in the back as per usual for regular chonmage (see the attached image). With that said, he's probably not far off from having the right length for the oicho, he's had the regular chonmage since at least Kyushu last year and I can't imagine it takes as long for mage->oicho as it does for zambara->mage (roughly a year)
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    GTB Natsu 2022- Results!!

    Ah, my mistake then. Still, for the sake of everyone running GTB I hope we don't have to go the manual route again in the future. Pain for both the people entering and the people running the show. Either by the DB server having more reliability now that Doitsuyama's implemented a fix to mitigate the bot issue, or having alternate means of submitting entries like some have mentioned.
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    GTB Natsu 2022- Results!!

    As far as I'm aware, the entry list only displays the people who used the actual entry form through the website. I have no idea if it will eventually have the people who had to email theirs, but those have to be entered into the system manually, which seems like a difficult process from how much Moti seems to be dreading having to do that...
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    GTB Natsu 2022- Results!!

    Got mine in. My apologies to Moti if it isn't in a good format....and also for contributing to the pile of entries he's going to have to do by hand... I'll post here just in case as well:
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    I can't speak for anyone else, but I was pretty sure Endo won while watching in real-time, before I saw any replay. Not every somewhat-close result needs a monoii, if that was the standard then the top division would take another hour.
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    Results GTB- Kyushu Basho 2021- 139 entries, 11 newbies

    I believe so, at the very least it's too late to have made an extra promotion from juryo to take his spot, so it's just a matter of whether you keep Hakuho or blank out his spot, and the latter seems like a punitive option to me so he'll probably still be there.
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    Hattorizakura (Shounanzakura)-intai

    He retired too late to not be on the banzuke, and obviously he didn't do anything that would merit being deleted from it a la Takagenji...he's also not a former sekitori for whom they tend to acknowledge their retirements immediately as they just did with Sagatsukasa. So he's officially counted as kyujo for this basho and his retirement will be acknowledged on the post-basho intai list. Just one of those weird quirks with how they do things.
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    Miyagino beya out of Aki

    The problem is the heya itself is quarantined, and even sekitori who live outside the heya need to go there for morning practice on honbasho days thus exposing them to any still-extant pathogens. The only reason the personnel listed in the OP are exempt from the quarantine is they weren't exposed and wouldn't need to go to the heya each morning to do their jobs.
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    Hattorizakura (Shounanzakura)-intai

    There's two attached oyakata, ex-Tamarikido and ex-Tamanoshima, who won't be retiring for another 20 years or so (there's also ex-Daitetsu but he retires in a couple months), so I don't think it's particularly necessary that anyone cut their career short to take over for ex-Wakashimazu. The second scenario is plausible enough, but by this point I've learned not to assume when someone will retire because it's almost always wrong.