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  1. I should first explain that I have never been to Japan, does not speak the language, and does not know much about its culture. I just love sumo. So I read all the different opinions about the treatment of Hakuho, those who think that he earned this punishment justly, and those who believe it is a testimony of the xenophobia of the Japanese people, and I am trying to decide whose right based solely on the arguments people put forward. I must say I do not think that those who support Hakuho have much of a case. If one of my kids hit another, and it's an unexpected and rare occurance, than it's not my fault. If it's going on for a long time and I know about it but does nothing to stop it, I am responsible for it. But if I fail to be at home, and leave my psychopath favorite kid to abuse his brothers, it a case for welfare an possibly the police Perhaps the Japanese people hate foreigners, but this case does not justify this accusation.
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    Hakuho retires

    Segal is much worse than you describe him, but I will not spoil the party. I was also disappointed to see him there.
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    COVID-delayed oyakata danpatsu-shiki

    Chris posted this not long ago:
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    Asahifuji kanreki dohyo-iri

    Thank you for that. I thought so too. BTW, I remember it was claimed that Chiyonofuji "took it easy" while Hokutoumi was persuing his Yokozuna, it order to help his friend. That's why it was hard for me to believe Hakkaku held anything against Kokonoe.
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    Asahifuji kanreki dohyo-iri

    I didn't know that. I thought Hakkaku had great respect towards Chiyonofuji. Can you please explain and elaborate?
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    Takagenji Caught Smoking Weed

    Isn't there a rule in these forums, that if you praise any type of food you should supply a recipe? Well, if there isn't, there should be. Please provide a recipe for Mohnkuchen, and if possible, your own grandma's recipe!
  7. This is from a documentary on found on YouTube: IT looks amazing and I would really like to see the whole bout.
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    Documentary On the Hawaiian Legends

    I watched the other 2 episodes, and I am still disappointed. To begin with, although it is presented as if each episode tells the story of a different Hawaiian, all the episodes actually focus on Konishiki's story, and only briefly mention the other wrestlers. There are also a lot of stock footage videos which should be already familiar to anyone who spent a day or two searching YouTube for sumo videos. The only new stuff are interviews with Konishiki and Musashimaru. I like both of them, and enjoy hearing them tell their story. Konishiki is very honest and funny, and Musashimaru is hilarious. That said, the interviews are short, and the whole thing seems very disjointed and unfocused. I would prefer simple interviews with Konishiki and Musashimaru, or even just giving them time to tell their story. They are both interesting and funny. I still recommend seeing this series, if only to hear Konishiki telling a story about a certain treatment that I shall not try to describe here. This is only my second post and I don't want to get a warning or to be banned... I should also mention that Konishiki was saying that he was forced to retire - something I didn't know. He offers no explanation, but perhaps it got to do with him being an ex-ozeki falling down to juryo. Lastly, the series includes several clips from an interview of all four Hawaiians together by the late Larry King. I didn't know about that interview. I don't like Larry King as an interviewer, because he had absolutely no sense of humor. The clips, however, were very funny, thanks to the interviewees. I would really like to see the whole interview.
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    Documentary On the Hawaiian Legends

    My first post on these forums... Konichiwa! The documentary is now available in this address: giants Unfortunately, it is only available in the UK. However, I succeeded watching it through free VPN service. I've only watched the first episode (there are three), and honestly, I am a bit disappointed. I don't consider myself an expert on the history of sumo, but the only new thing I've learned is how embarrassed was Konishiki to expose his bare bum in public... Anyway, there are two more episodes, and I hope things will improve.