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  1. Miki-san provides the updated info re kensho prize money (see Kensho Aki 2019 thread): http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0005770009
  2. Sadly, content blocked in my "region"...
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Could it have anything to do with the politics surrounding the dissolution of the Takanohana Ichimon? If I remember correctly, Onomatsu oyakata was one of the first defectors, and his promotion to head shimpan came around the same time.
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    Kensho Aki 2019

    While listening to the NHK English commentary during the Summer tournament, I heard one person say that a small percent of the kensho sponsor money actually goes to the yobidashi. Is there any truth to this claim?
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    The new mongolian generation

    I am glad that you included this young Mongolian. He has eked out nine straight KKs. He probably won't match Tomokaze's rise (Makuuchi debut after 11 tournaments), mainly because, as you pointed out, he doesn't have the necessary body mass. But once he does have it, he will be a force to be reckoned with. He exhibits more hunger, technical talent, and sumo sense than any of the other names on your list IMHO.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    It is interesting to speculate how many yusho Hakuho has left in him. In the last year and a half, he has only completed three tournaments (3 out of 9, i.e., 33%). He won two of those three tournaments, in convincing zensho style (i.e., 22% yusho productivity). We are essentially six tournaments away from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but Hakuho has a goal of remaining and possibly winning a yusho at an age older than Chiyonofuji. So let's say for the sake of argument that he has another nine tournaments before he hangs up his mawashi. Based on the aforementioned numbers, he could possibly win two more championships, bringing his total up to 44 (not a very auspicious number, 4=shi=death). Perhaps the bicep injury will reduce his yusho productivity, and leave him with 43 yusho. Not shabby, but that means there will be quite a few yusho scraps left on the table going forward.
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    Top 10 Sumo Records Natsu 2019 Edition

    I suspect it will be a long time before you have to make any changes to this category!
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    Best singer among rikishi

    While there are a number of sekitori with singing chops, it is my impression that Ikioi is generally viewed as the best.
  9. A large part of this story was carried word for word in the Japan Times as well. (Which came first, the Kyodo chicken or the mighty AP egg?) https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2019/05/27/sumo/trophy-presented-trump-go-display-sumo-museum/#.XO1WSi2B10I
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    From what I can glean, on May 27, the YDC gave their verdict on the May tournament saying that the explanations coming from the shimpancho (head judges, esp. Onomatsu) were muddled and insufficient, which caused unnecessary confusion. Significantly, the incidents in question involved Asanoyama's bouts on Day 11 and Day 13. Apparently, they had very little to say about Yokozuna Kakuryu, which I had always assumed was their primary focus/raison d'être.
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    Kensho Natsu 2019

    Despite that, and despite ending with a 11-4 record, he still walked away with the most kensho in this tournament. 377 x ¥56,700 is a tidy chunk of change. That being said, some people seem to like him just fine.
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    Trump coming to the basho

    For most of the other trophies received by the yusho winner, there is a public announcement stating what is included with the prize (e.g., Carona beer with the Mexican trophy/plaque). I went back and listened to the presentation of the President's Cup, and there were no specials detail given. Perhaps that has yet to be worked out, or it will remain a trophy and nothing more... (Still looking)
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    Trump coming to the basho

    If that were true, you'd start seeing Top Division wrestlers taking shivs into the ring.
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    Trump coming to the basho

    I won't dispute your first claim, but I dare you to make the latter one face to face with John. LOL
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    New kesho mawashi (pics)

    This keshomawashi is featured on Chiyootori's instagram page, but during the recent Summer Tournament, it was Chiyomaru who wore it in the daily Top Division dohyoiri. Chiyootori was in the Makushita Division and hence had no opportunity to wear it. Apparently, stablemates - not to mention brothers - are comfortable in sharing their keshomawashi. P.S., You can't tell from the photos, but the truck really sparkles in the light.