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  1. Eikokurai

    Akebono dead at 54

    Sad if that's the case. A funeral is about the person who died. As a grown up, you put that stuff aside for them. You don't even need to talk to anyone, just be present.
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    Akebono dead at 54

    Just saw this on the Guardian and of course had to log in to acknowledge it. 54 is no age at all. So sad. Sumo loses too many of its greats at too young an age. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/11/pioneering-hawaiian-born-sumo-champion-akebono-dies-aged-54
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    Grand Slams in Ozumo

    I'll have to update my infographic now. Terunofuji's win in Hatsu means he has now joined the small group of Career Grand Slam achievers. He has won at least one yusho in all six honbasho now. (Although, it will still need the asterisk for VENUE given the remarks above about the July 2020 win not being in Nagoya. I'm still giving him the CGS though as he still won that honbasho. The location is a detail.)
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    How many yusho will Terunofuji win in his career?

    Hey. I didn't see much of the basho (though I did follow the results and caught a few key bouts), but of course I noted that Terunofuji won the yusho. This means he's now equal with Harumafuji for career total with 9, and the most popular choice in this poll has been reached. Can he reach the benchmark ten, as predicted by around 1 in 5 of forum users? By the way, in winning Hatsu, Terunofuji also completed the Career Grand Slam; that is, he's won at least one yusho in all six honbasho. I'll have to update my infographic when I get the chance.
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    Hisashiburi old friends

    Thanks. I'm going to try and drag myself back into it.
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    Hisashiburi old friends

    Hey, all. Long time no see. I can’t quite say why but I lost my passion for sumo around the time NHK and NSK began cracking down on the YT digest channels. That wasn’t the reason I lost it—I guess it had been slowly on the wane for a while—but it was a natural break and I never got the bug back. I keep forgetting basho are even on, though I have at least checked the banzukes and final results even if I haven’t watched a single bout for months. I’ve missed a lot of changes! People gone, rookies on the rise. Yet I just can’t muster the enthusiasm I once had to watch the daily recaps. Are they even still available? It’s becoming harder to follow this sport.
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    Tracing someone in Japan

    Hey, guys. This is a personal request. I’d like to connect with an old girlfriend of mine in Osaka, but have no idea how to trace someone living in Japan. She’s not on Facebook and her old emails all bounce back. She had bipolar disorder, and was often in periods of deep depression, so I want to see how she’s doing. It’s been 13-14 years since I last saw her. I’ve tried a few times over the years to find her again, but no luck. I know her name and vaguely remember the street she lived on, but I don’t have much else to work with. Anyone know how to find people in Japan short of flying out and lurking on her old street to see if she passes by (where she might no longer live anyway)? Any tips would be welcome.
  8. Eikokurai

    The end?

    I’ve worked around this by following online chess.
  9. Eikokurai

    The end?

    The only question is whether that’s motivating enough for people like Kintamayama to do. Small audience, no likes on YouTube, etc.
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    The end?

    Or even just a Google drive link. I have a guy who uploads uncensored issues of The Economist (which aren’t sold in China) to a Google drive link and his followers can get them there if they have a VPN (he used to put them in a Chinese cloud server but felt it was too risky).
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    The end?

    Is it possible to create an FTP site with videos and just share the link with a private group of members?
  12. Eikokurai

    Hakuho retires

    Just saw the video of his final 'bout' against his son on Twitter and I'm not going to lie, I choked up a little. It made it final. When he retired, it was post-tournament so we didn't know we'd seen his last fight at the time we watched it. Although this one was a humorous exhibition, it was still emotional knowing it was the last time we'd see him on the dohyo in a mawashi. For me personally, that's significant because my time watching sumo began shortly before his Yokozuna promotion (Haru 2007, when he won the first of the two Ozeki yusho), so basically the entirety of the Hakuho era was my era as a sumo fan.
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    New juryo Haru 2023 pics overview

    Leads me to wonder what the record is for number of shisho and heya. That must be up there.
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    YDC Post Hatsu 2023

    No complex calculations required: that’s a promotion. We’re talking about a guy with a solid record of JYs backing up three existing yusho, not some new kid on the block. That string of records there is unambiguously a promotion run.
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    With Takakeisho’s newfound love for kotenage (his two this basho account for 50% of his career total), I wonder if he’s learned from Tamawashi, another pusher-thruster who makes use of that kimarite when the oshi attack fails.