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  1. Kaninoyama

    Yoshikaze situation

    Please excuse my poor choice of words as I provided a hasty translation with little time to do so. The Japanese word used was 虐待 which is typically translated as "abuse," so a "video of the mother subjecting their children to abuse" might be a better way to word it. And the examples given in the article seem to be more of the nature of verbal abuse rather than physical. And no, the kids certainly did not "deserve" it. No child "deserves" to be abused. Original posted edited for clarity.
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    Yoshikaze situation

    Weekly periodical Shukan Shincho has obtained video that appears to show Yoshikaze's soon-to-be ex-wife verbally abusing their children. Yoshikaze acknowledged that it is his children in the video, and said he just wants taking care of his kids, who are now living with him, to be his top priority right now. Article (Japanese only)
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    Flat Earth Society and Sumo

    Plus, I imagine they sign a waiver when they enter sumo absolving the heya, kyokai, etc. from responsibility for injury, death, etc.
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    Tokitsukaze under house arrest

    I think it was the opposite. He submitted his resignation, but it was rejected by the Kyokai and he was given a suspension instead:
  5. It's certainly possible he will be embraced post-retirement. I also get the sense that Asashoryu is better liked now than he was while active. But whenever I discuss sumo with with Japanese friends and acquaintances (actual sumo fans or otherwise), the inevitable response at the mention of Hakuho is a look of disapproval--along with a comment about his lack of proper hinkaku befitting a Yokozuna.
  6. I get the sense that Hakuho is not well-liked by the general public here in Japan, so I suspect he won't be getting many commercial appearance offers.
  7. In Japan or in Mongolia?
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Daieisho has a pre-Yokozuna Kakuryu vibe about him. Unassuming. Keeps grinding slowly up the banzuke. You barely notice him. But then, just when you think he's going to plateau, he takes it up a notch. Won't surprise me at all if he eventually grinds his way to Ozeki.
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    Who Is This Woman?

    More than you might think. In recent years there's been a boom of young Japanese female sumo fans, and they even have a nickname: Suu-jyo (スー女) .
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    Who Is This Woman?

    Or the endurance. Most young'uns these days in Japan can't even do the seiza like their elders. I myself usually have to tap out after about two minutes. To think that she sat unflinching day after day for more than six hours, I think she should also get a special prize. The seiza-sho?
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Indeed I was.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Wasn't his opponent, it was the gyoji who was in his way the entire bout.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    The replay makes it clear what that something was.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Pun intended?
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Mission accomplished.