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  1. Sumo articles by journalists who are Forum members/or not

    I feel a little guilty enjoying but not paying for the excellent articles Mr. Gunning writes.
  2. YDC convenes

    Some of the rumors kicking around the sumo Facebook groups is that a certain political party is angling for an Olympic dohyoiri by a Japanese yokozuna. Don't ask me who what or when.
  3. YDC convenes

    An article about goal setting in Japan http://www.japanintercultural.com/en/news/default.aspx?newsID=248 Article contacts Japanese and American management style but applies here of you substitute the YDC and your own wonder.
  4. GTB- Aki (nomaki) Basho 2018- 61 entries so far

    A little earlier than last time, the helper has been updated with some small readability improvements
  5. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yeah, I'm not sure how much different it is to not making it in other sports. You end up spending good years of life not getting paid at all with only medical bills on the other side. Maybe they could have low-ranked lifers elect to do some schooling part time but as you said, non-collegiate entrants probably didn't mesh well with school anyway...
  6. Games Talk Nagoya 2018

    I felt a lot like Yoshikaze this basho in my games. On to the next basho!
  7. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2018

    Well it seems the very unlikely case of both Jokoryu and Kizenryu being in Juryo together was realized.
  8. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Was it against Takayasu, where Ichinojo had a right hand grip and Takayasu ripped it off and after that Ichinojo just went really strong on him like ripping the grip off pissed him off. When I saw it I felt it was really weird. I have no idea what's going on in his head.
  9. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    The only thing that irks me about Takayasu-Mitakeumi is that they've delivered several torinaoshi decisions for matches that seemed to clearly have a rikishi touch down first, yet this one that really would've matched well with a torinaoshi, they just award it.
  10. Kunroku Ōzeki

    I don't believe there are so many mediocre ozeki, and that was the point of all the statistics that were generated in this thread.
  11. Will Hattorizakura get his second win during Nagoya?

    Third worst rikishi - I guess the current 'classic' answer would be Sawanofuji but among the new guys there are some new contenders. I'd nominate Takanoryu who honestly had an amazing belt battle with Hattorizakura recently https://youtu.be/G94Egq1-R1g?t=368 The other candidates are Toya and maybe Shishimaru.
  12. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2018

    Wondering if it ate your post...
  13. Hot Nagoya? Arena air condition in bad condition..

    Aichi, and especially neighboring Gifu get really nasty in the summer because the air stops moving and gets trapped by the mountains. Kyushuu at least has an ocean breeze most of the time. I used to test cars in Gifu in the middle of summer in a full mechanics jumpsuit :P Though a Hokkaido basho would be awesome. Just to prove a point: Nagoya is at 37C and Kyushu area around 33C, 4 degrees cooler
  14. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I feel like 95% of the time somebody says a rikishi isn't trying it's actually due to some acute injury they are carrying. You don't get to this level by phoning it in.
  15. foreigners?

    Right, so my Aoiyama reference is would they just treat the situation (losing citizenship) the same as them instead of rigidly adhering to the rule and kicking one out. I guess the major issue is losing citizenship and having no visa at that moment and getting expelled for working.