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14 hours ago, Otokonoyama said:

This was very good. Thanks @John Gunning

from that article:

"The sole American in sumo wasn’t so lucky. Twenty-four-year-old Musashikuni retired this month after failing to recover properly from a broken ankle sustained last November."

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7 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

The Japan News site just published an article: "Sumo: Repeating ritual of shikiri heightens wrestlers' fighting spirit".

It is only available to Premium subscribers...  (alas I am not one of them)

Japan News uses a cookie to count the number of articles you have read.  It allows a certain number before it puts the subscription squeeze on you.  If you delete its cookie, the count starts from scratch. Many other news services do the same thing. I use the free program ccleaner to manage my cookies. Use Options/cookies to flag which cookies to keep and which to delete.

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8 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

The Japan News site just published an article: "Sumo: Repeating ritual of shikiri heightens wrestlers' fighting spirit".

It is only available to Premium subscribers...  (alas I am not one of them)

https://the-japan-news.com/news/sports

 

1 hour ago, Asojima said:

Japan News uses a cookie to count the number of articles you have read.  It allows a certain number before it puts the subscription squeeze on you.  If you delete its cookie, the count starts from scratch. Many other news services do the same thing. I use the free program ccleaner to manage my cookies. Use Options/cookies to flag which cookies to keep and which to delete.

This is the article, I did access this article: https://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0006039602?fp=1a665b4ab7670df5c94f951cf97cc974
If you want to see Murray Johnson explaining pre-bout ritual, check this link https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/sumo/sumopedia/8/

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Tachiai Interviews Murray Johnson, Part 1: “If You Get That Little Taste of Sumo, You Get Hooked”

https://tachiai.org/2019/10/03/tachiai-interviews-murray-johnson-part-1-if-you-get-that-little-taste-of-sumo-you-get-hooked/

Tachiai Interviews Murray Johnson, Part 2: “I’m never going to appeal to everybody!”

https://tachiai.org/2019/10/20/tachiai-interviews-murray-johnson-part-2-im-never-going-to-appeal-to-everybody/

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'Little Miss Sumo' wrestles with sexism in Japan's ancient sport

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A young wrestler dubbed “Little Miss Sumo” is fighting sexism in the ancient Japanese sport, hoping to inspire other women to step into the ring and elevate sumo to Olympic status.

Hiyori Kon is the focus of a new Netflix documentary, “Little Miss Sumo,” which tracks her attempts to take on sporting inequality in a society that lags in all manner of women’s rights...

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/11/04/national/social-issues/little-miss-sumo-wrestles-with-sexism/

 

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On 05/11/2019 at 07:15, Otokonoyama said:

'Little Miss Sumo' wrestles with sexism in Japan's ancient sport

She's a "sumo prodigy" no less. Line from the trailer: "Women are banned  from entering the doyho, so there's no professional women's sumo wrestling" One has nothing to do with the other. There is no professional women's sumo wrestling because there are few that want it and even less willing to pay to see it. It's kind of hard to be a professional at something if no one will pay you for it. 

These articles regurgitate the same garbage over and over like it matters:

" I never lost to a boy before 3rd grade..." Girls mature faster than boys. They can compete at young ages. That changes drastically with puberty. 

" I love to do it and I practice so hard..." Doesn't mean you are owed a living for doing it.

 

On and on. 

 

"Released globally on Netflix on Monday, “Little Miss Sumo” shows growing momentum in Japan for women’s rights."

 

Which shows the whole purpose of this article and documentary. They don't give a crap about women in sumo really. It's just how this helps their agenda.  No concern whatsoever for the actual sport and it's survival as a professional entity.

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