Tsuchinoninjin

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About Tsuchinoninjin

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  1. Tsuchinoninjin

    Takanoiwa hits his tsukebito

    I understand where you're coming from as there's always someone who watches 2 or 3 basho and arrives with a list of 100 improvement points, but in this instance I don't think this is a uniquely Western uproar considering everyone seems to be using the 暴力問題 wording. If there are people actually calling for the dismantling of the tsukebito system they probably don't really understand it very well. As with anything foreign the most 'weird' points get needlessly amplified and that's generally what anyone ever knows about it. Its like how everyone thinks there's a used-panty vending machine on every street corner in Japan and nobody knows the reality of the vending machines being stocked with tiny herbal energy drinks that claim a cure for all diseases and probably immaculate conceptions for women. And yeah, behind the scenes its worse, but wouldn't it be nice if it got better? It'd probably solve some issues with recruitment of good quality Japanese rikishi, and more accessible heyas for fans and reporting...
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    Salary raise

    Between the sales tax raise and removal of deductions for "high" earners the real buying power is probably going to remain largely the same.
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    Superbanzuke Masters Kyushu 2018 and 2018 World Championship

    Woop! Best result yet. Thanks for the 'shou. I hope I can improve my dailies in the future.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Why did the guy with the NO SASHIMI NO LIFE tshirt leave to take his shirt off? I really want to know.
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    Games Talk Kyushu 2018

    If Ichinojo ever moved fast enough to disallow Tochinoshin a belt grip off the tachiai it would be the eighth wonder of the world!
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Kyushu 2018

    1. Daishoho KK 2. Tomokaze MK 3. Ichinojo 8-7 4. Chiyonoumi KK 5. Maikeru KK 6. Sadanoumi MK 7. Wakatakakage KK 8. Irodori MK 9. Takanoiwa KK 10. Toyonoshima KK TB 11
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    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Wow, he knows he's a dead man after he shows the picture. I wonder how the new code of conduct will apply when a rikishi gets beaten by their wife?
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    GTB 9-shoe 2018- Invitation to play and results

    Helper is updated -> http://sumoninjin.droppages.com/sumoHBcustom.html
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    Takanohana resigns

    I would not say the general population of Japan are sumo fans. I accost almost everyone I eat lunch and dinner with about sumo, and it's rare that they know even all the yokozuna. On the toudai vs entertainers quiz show last week they showed the gyoji uniform and gunbai as a visual question to what profession is this type question. That nobody got it (out of like 30 people) until a hint swept in showing a banzuke speaks volumes. I like sumo and all, but let's not kid ourselves on the popularity.
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    Takanohana resigns

    I seriously disagree that the general public views some conspiracy against takanohana. There might be some voices on Facebook or Twitter that are old school yokozuna takanohana fans but talking to typical Japanese about this I get a completely different impression. They don't even see it as some schism, just that the sumo association is some strange people and takanohana is one of them. My coworker put it succinctly - he's the weirdest one of a weird bunch. Honestly if takanohana and his lawyer don't even agree on recent events it's really less of a conspiracy and just he's a lot less intelligent than his outward fashion supposed. It's really too bad since he's clearly a capable technical coach / recruiter.
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Aki 2018

    Thank you for the game! I will try my best next time.
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    Takanohana resigns

    Feel free to ignore, but considering a 100% true unmolested version of events will never see the light of day, speculation and opinionation will be nuts on this emotional topic, could we preemptively have a opinion/speculation thread and maybe have this thread dedicated to news and other quotes from the related honjins?
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Also, how could you deny Ozeki rank to someone getting only 3 or 4 losses per basho?
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    Games Bugs

    The next banzuke is too stupid, can someone fix this?
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Thank you Fujishima Deputy Director from saving this forum a lot of heart burn.