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On ‎14‎/‎10‎/‎2020 at 03:57, John Gunning said:

"(Goeido) is also the only ozeki since Tochiazuma to retire at the rank without having been dismissed or demoted." I suppose that's true if you go by the order in which the ozeki were promoted, but of course Kaio, who was promoted before Tochiazuma, retired four years after him at the ozeki rank without facing demotion.

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2 hours ago, ryafuji said:

"(Goeido) is also the only ozeki since Tochiazuma to retire at the rank without having been dismissed or demoted." I suppose that's true if you go by the order in which the ozeki were promoted, but of course Kaio, who was promoted before Tochiazuma, retired four years after him at the ozeki rank without facing demotion.

And, to be fair. Kotooshu and Baruto didn't exactly slide down the banzuke before retiring.

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https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/11/11/sumo/universities-foreign-wrestlers-sumo/

 

A Mongolian high school wrestling champion will be switching to sumo when joining Nittaidai next year.

The college to pro route for foreigners looks like  becoming a more mainstream one in the near future.

 

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On 13/11/2020 at 20:11, John Gunning said:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/11/11/sumo/universities-foreign-wrestlers-sumo/

 

A Mongolian high school wrestling champion will be switching to sumo when joining Nittaidai next year.

The college to pro route for foreigners looks like  becoming a more mainstream one in the near future.

 

I have a question about Tuvaadorj Bukhculuun. You indicate in the article that he won a national title at 92kg in wrestling. Is this for olympic wrestling? Did his high school happen to be Kashiwa Nittai?

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11 hours ago, WAKATAKE said:

I have a question about Tuvaadorj Bukhculuun. You indicate in the article that he won a national title at 92kg in wrestling. Is this for olympic wrestling? Did his high school happen to be Kashiwa Nittai?

Yes and yes.

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On 02/09/2020 at 04:19, Gaijingai said:

Another excellent article by John Gunning. Thanks for posting it. I suppose I should just go ahead and subscribe to the JT... Maybe soon, andmostly for John's articles, although I confess to being interested in many other topics in this amazing country.

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On 03/12/2020 at 09:42, Kaminariyuki said:

Another excellent article by John Gunning. Thanks for posting it. I suppose I should just go ahead and subscribe to the JT... Maybe soon, andmostly for John's articles, although I confess to being interested in many other topics in this amazing country.

I think you would enjoy having a subscription to the Japan Times.  I have what they used to call (and might still call) their Subscription Lite Plan for about 900 yen ($9.00 USD) per month.  This allows me to read up to 80 articles per month which I rarely exceed.  Much as I enjoy the sumo articles, there is plenty of other subject matter to enjoy.

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On 03/12/2020 at 09:42, Kaminariyuki said:

Another excellent article by John Gunning. Thanks for posting it. I suppose I should just go ahead and subscribe to the JT... Maybe soon, andmostly for John's articles, although I confess to being interested in many other topics in this amazing country.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sub/100-sixmonths-campaign/

A limited time offer from The Japan Times.  $1.00/mo for 6 months billed in one lump sum at the beginning.  It says you get "partial" access to The Japan Times & you get to read up to 80 stories/mo.  I can't determine what they mean by "partial" access.  The Plan name is Digital Lite.  Maybe it refers to the fact that you are limited to reading 80 stories/mo as opposed to unlimited access.  After 6 months, you are billed the normal amount (900 yen/mo).

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On 18/12/2020 at 16:28, code_number3 said:

I was curious about Cal's sumo career dates.  In case other forum members are too, the database suggests that while he had registered in November 1968, Cal (a.k.a. Araiwa) did not take part in official tournament bouts until November 1969.  His last tournament bout came on January 22, 1971.

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43 minutes ago, Amamaniac said:

I was curious about Cal's sumo career dates.  In case other forum members are too, the database suggests that while he had registered in November 1968, Cal (a.k.a. Araiwa) did not take part in official tournament bouts until November 1969.  His last tournament bout came on January 22, 1971.

I can ask Cal (Araiwa) to answer this himself.  However, from what he told me, he was talked into entering his first basho by Hanakago Oyakata.  Then after the basho, he went back to the States & worked for Ford Motor for awhile until he decided to come back & rejoin Hanakago Beya.  He told me he had to start all over again. 

********ATTENTION EVERYONE **************** THERE IS A LARGE ACTIVE THREAD ALREADY ESTABLISHED UNDER THE TITLE "ARAIWA" IN THE "FEATURED RIKISHI" SECTION OF SF.  PLEASE POST ALL COMMENTS UNDER THAT THREAD.  THANK YOU!

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