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  1. Yamanashi

    Have a go at a Haiku!

    One thing is certain: the fate of Haru basho ... remains to be seen.
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    Sumo myths

    Some heya rikishi travel en masse to local gyms (I assume the oyakata has a package deal). I have seen variety show segments about other heya where they visit the in-house weight room. So yeah.
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    Coronavirus in China

    Imagine a basho day 1 where all the Japanese attendees are wearing their white facemasks. How weird!
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    Wakaichiro has retired

    A question: he just turned 21 this July. Did he declare Japanese citizenship? Is he moving back to Texas or staying in Japan?
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    Hello from England!

    Stupidface: Don't worry about your name choice -- there are some crazy ones here already. So, ganbarou! [On the other hand, I will feel a little weird posting a sentence like "I wish all the rest of us responding to such-and-such had the clarity and depth of understanding that Stupidface has"]
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    Japan's top inventions

    NHK World has a recurring show (in English, etc.) called "Japan's Top Inventions", telling the story of instant ramen, rice cookers, etc. It may interest Forum members that the latest episode is "Emojis". https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/2072029/
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    Greetings from Michigan

    You sound like just the sort of fan who will thrive on this Forum. Welcome!
  8. I never assume that I deserve compliments in the first place, so they are accepted with humility. On the other hand, @RabidJohn said he was jealous, and I never get into an altercation with a jealous man.
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    Goeido to Retire

    I'll bet Goeido was the top vote-getter in Sanspo's "rikishi least likely to blow his retirement money on a Maserati and pimp clothes".
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    Akinomaki's Kuukido

    And because I think, that I won't find such a hoard of smart people anyway outside of the forum. Well, that goes without saying.
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    New recruits for Haru 2020

    I'm going to cut him a little slack considering: 1) he's fifteen 2) they just gave him flowers and want to take his picture for the newspapers 3) if he succeeds in his future calling, he won't be wearing a suit for the next twenty years.
  12. Regarding Kakuryu's English (and his Japanese): My experience with subbed Japanese movies/TV shows leads me to believe that English is to Japanese as French is to English (at least in America). I don't take a second thought about using the term savoir faire or parfait or hors d'oeuvres because it doesn't register in my mind as foreign. Japan has borrowed English words to fill in the new vocabulary of business and entertainment. When I hear a Japanese speaker try English, it's sometime clunky; but their English is infinitely better than my Nihongo. Now Mongolian, that's a whole 'nother matter!. All honor to you, sumojoann!
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    Does anybody know where they are?

    It makes me wonder a little, when I see in the "Today's Birthdays" section that someone is 112 years old. Maybe we missed their obit?
  14. Yamanashi

    44th Fuji TV Grand Sumo Tournament

    The OB in the back before squaring off. https://ameblo.jp/kotooshu-naruto/image-12573992894-14710432137.html
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Makuuchi with no -kaze's is very sad; soon no -ozan's, too?
  16. Yamanashi

    Another Sekitori Marriage

    You beat me to this post!
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    Sumo myths

    Thanks for appending to this thread; I would never have found it! Also, it's interesting to see the shikona of former posters to this site. Fay-sama and Jakusotsu-sama: impressive! [Kintamayama and Otokonoyama -- that's a given]
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    Rikishi Physical Exams 2020

    I always suspected that Enho was a Lamarckian.
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    Abi and Wakamotoharu - SNS banned

    Might? This is a stunningly ignorant idea. It essentially criminalizes helpful social interactions, rikishi-fan and rikishi-rikishi. While they're struggling to bring quality 16-year-olds into Ozumo, they're pushing them away with both hands.
  20. Yamanashi

    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Ozumo Chaos My prediction for Haru: What's-His-Name, Yusho!
  21. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Badenov
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    Enho - predictions?

    Thinking especially about the mentor-pupil relationship that has developed between them, you can well understand why this rule exists.
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    Trivia bits

    You should have included this in "Ridiculous Predictions Hatsu 2020" and now you'd be a god!
  24. Yamanashi

    Goeido to Retire

    Gee, that's two less than Goeido. Can anyone take a deep dive into the data and find out why his string of Ozeki bashos stopped?