Asojima

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    Araiwa

    Were these your yusho and doten-yusho certificates?
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    Araiwa

    I deleted the post. I misread some of the dates.
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    Preparations of the Y/O- November 2020

    In theory, his shisho could submit his intai papers.
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    Best Way to Get Into Sumo?

    How many times would you be allowed to pick Hattorizakura???
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    Best Way to Get Into Sumo?

    Kind of won't cut it. You lack size, experience and even a remote knowledge of what you want to get into. If you are not a troll, find something else for a career.
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    Outside my window, is a truck..

    And the Indian standby:
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    What will Hatorizakura get this up coming basho?

    His training probably consists of playing the newest video game. Edit: On second thought, that might be too strenuous.
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    Japanese TV Streaming

    Effective today, all of the Shermings are off the air. They may return with new links. Wait and see. Edit: They are back. No changes.
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    Japanese TV Streaming

    FWIW, Vaughn TV has returned with its old Sherming series of streaming links for Japanese TV channels. The new links are: NHK G: https://vaughn.live/sherming993 Asahi: https://vaughn.live/sherming994 TBS: https://vaughn.live/sherming995 NTV: https://vaughn.live/sherming996 Fuji: https://vaughn.live/sherming997 TV Tokyo: https://vaughn.live/sherming998 Part of Juryo and all Makuuchi should be streamed by NHK G for the Aki basho. On startup, Vaughn will display a series of short ads at the bottom of the screen. After a few seconds, the final ad will appear with a X-off in the upper right. Click the X and the rest of the streaming will be ad-free. It looks like the NHK stream is running with about a one minute delay.
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    What will Hatorizakura get this up coming basho?

    He will end the year with an upbeat ipponzeoi on day 15. (1-6)
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    What will Hatorizakura get this up coming basho?

    ??? Poll closes on 08/11/20 at 20:43 ???
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    Preparations of the Y/O- November 2020

    As a yokozuna, Musashimaru was allowed to retire using his active status shikona. While he was waiting for the Musashigawa kabu to come available, he then temporarily used the Furiwake and Oshima kabu. He never left the kyokai.
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    Araiwa

    I met Jessie several times. He was fun to be with. His vocal cords were gone before I met him.
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    Araiwa

    I was stationed in Japan for 6 years (Navy) and was an avid sumo fan the whole time I was there. My favorites were Wajima (watched him, didn't live with him), Hasegawa, Kaiketsu, and Jessie. Jessie retired in 1984, started Azumazeki heya and retired from that at 65 yoa. He is still in Japan and still makes it into the news occasionally. The word is that he has developed some serious health problems.
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    Araiwa

    Welcome to the forum. As a sumo fan and Japan resident in the 70's, you have triggered my interest. A few questions: 1. How did you become interested in sumo, and how did you find your way to Hanakago? 2. You had a good record while you were active. What prompted your intai? 3. It looks like you spent an additional 30 years in Japan. What were you doing during this period?
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    New recruits Haru 2021

    He will be gone within one year.
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    If I read the initial post correctly, there was no mention of Tosanoumi's chances of making ozeki. He was simply mentioned as an interesting, but very unpredictable rikishi. I fully agree with that assessment. I never knew how his matches would turn out.
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    The last time we played the "Next Ozeki" game, we ended up with 19 that would be crowding that rank. I don't think any of them made it.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Usually some time before the next basho.
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    21 Aki 20, The Results

    Welcome to the 21 game for Aki 20. The game is a simple pre-basho game in which you are given 21 matchups that may occur in the next basho. Your job is to decide whether each match will occur, and, if so, who will win it. Normally, each of the 42 makuuchi rikishi will be found in one and only one match. Abi has been suspended for Aki, so we have included one Juryo in the 21 club. The matchups are selected on the basis of closeness in rank and the closeness in win-loss records. The intent is to select 21 of the least predictable matches. Entries are submitted as posts in this topic. Each match will have two rikishi labeled “A” and “B”. For each match, enter the match number and either A or B for your selected winner. If you do not think the match will occur, enter an “X”. For example: 1. A 2. X 3. B ... The winner is the entry with the most correct answers. (X counts.) If one of the rikishi for a match does not appear on the dohyo for the entire basho, that match will be counted as correct for all entries. An entry other than A, B or X will be counted as incorrect. If two or more entrants have the same number of correct picks, the one having the FEWEST other entrants making each of those correct picks will be the leader. If the agreement counts are equal, the entrant with the earliest time of entry will be the leader. Entry deadline is 2 days before shonichi at 05:00 AM (JST) on Friday, September 11. No new entries or entry modifications will be accepted after the deadline. Here are the 21 matches for Aki 20. The numbers in parens are the the results of the most recent matches between the two. Aki 2020 A B 1 Ye Hakuho (0-0) M1e Terunofuji 2 Kw Endo (2-2) Yw Kakuryu 3 Oe Asanoyama (2-2) S1e Shodai 4 S1w Mitakeumi (2-3) Ow Takakeisho 5 S2e Daieisho (3-2) Ke Okinoumi 6 M1w Takanosho (1-0) M2w Tamawashi 7 M2e Hokutofuji (1-2) M3e Myogiryu 8 M3e Terutsuyoshi (0-1) M4e Yutakayama 9 M6e Takayasu (3-0) M4w Tochinoshin 10 M5e Kiribayama (1-1) M5w Takarafuji 11 M7w Aoiyama (0-2) M6e Kagayaki 12 M7e Ryuden (0-1) M8e Tokushoryu 13 M9e Enho (0-0) M8w Wakatakakage 14 M10w Kotoeko (2-1) M9w Onosho 15 M11e Chiyotairyu (1-2) M10e Sadanoumi 16 M11w Kotoshogiku (1-1) M13e Meisei 17 M12w Kaisei (1-0) M12e Kotoshoho 18 M13w Ishiura (0-0) M14e Tobizaru 19 M15e Shimanoumi (2-1) M15w Shohozan 20 M16w Hoshoryu ((2)-1) M16e Kyokutaisei 21 M17e Ichinojo (0-1) J2w Kotonowaka Each match must appear on a separate line in your entry. Use shift-enter to avoid double-spacing.
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    21 Aki 20, The Results

    The final results: Aki 2020 A B X Day 1 Ye Hakuho 9 M1e Terunofuji 0 24 Hakuho kyujo from Day 1. All correct 2 Kw Endo 8 Yw Kakuryu 11 14 Kakuryu kyujo from Day 1. All correct 3 Oe Asanoyama 30 S1e Shodai 3 0 14 4 S1w Mitakeumi 22 Ow Takakeisho 10 1 No Match 5 S2e Daieisho 28 Ke Okinoumi 5 0 15 6 M1w Takanosho 21 M2w Tamawashi 12 0 11 7 M2e Hokutofuji 26 M3e Myogiryu 7 0 10 8 M3e Terutsuyoshi 9 M4e Yutakayama 24 0 1 9 M6e Takayasu 22 M4w Tochinoshin 10 1 5 10 M5e Kiribayama 22 M5w Takarafuji 11 0 5 11 M7w Aoiyama 6 M6e Kagayaki 27 0 1 12 M7e Ryuden 28 M8e Tokushoryu 3 2 1 13 M9e Enho 18 M8w Wakatakakage 15 0 1 14 M10w Kotoeko 18 M9w Onosho 15 0 2 15 M11e Chiyotairyu 18 M10e Sadanoumi 15 0 2 16 M11w Kotoshogiku 15 M13e Meisei 18 0 2 17 M12w Kaisei 12 M12e Kotoshoho 21 0 2 18 M13w Ishiura 16 M14e Tobizaru 17 0 No Match 19 M15e Shimanoumi 20 M15w Shohozan 13 0 13 20 M16w Hoshoryu 25 M16e Kyokutaisei 8 0 3 21 M17e Ichinojo 10 J2w Kotonowaka 3 20 No Match No 21 matches scheduled for Days 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Check out the last few basho. This is already happening naturally. The deadwood tends to clear itself. The two sitting on the top are not preventing anyone from replacing them. The old gang is dropping to Juryo, then Makushita, then intai. The only thing that is preventing the new guys from advancing is the new guys.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    The low-rankers are updated as a group after a shimpan change.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    On days 13-15, only 1/3 of the low rankers are active. They start the day's matches later.
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    Both komusubi (and one sekiwake) are in the toilet. No matter what happened in the final days of the basho, Terunofuji will end up as a komusubi. Why risk further injury? Smart move.