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Foreign-born Rikishi Popularity Ranking

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This popularity ranking was published in the Asahi Shinbun newspaper yesterday:

1st Takamiyama (2284 votes)

2nd Kotooshu (1246)

3rd Baruto (1231)

4th Konishiki (1172)

5th Musashimaru (1145)

6th Hakuho (1032)

7th Harumafuji (389)

8th Asashoryu (353)

9th Akebono (329)

10th Kyokushuzan (201)

Interesting to see how strongly Takamiyama appeals to the Japanese public. And Asashoryu's lack of popularity is not surprising, but interesting to see it put into numbers: he was chosen by less than 1 out of 10.

(survey methodology: The survey participants answered an online questionnaire at the website of Asahi Shinbun's free "Aspara Club" service. A total of 4,043 people responded. From a list of 29 rikishi, they were asked to choose up to 3.)

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This popularity ranking was published in the Asahi Shinbun newspaper yesterday:

1st Takamiyama (2284 votes)

2nd Kotooshu (1246)

3rd Baruto (1231)

4th Konishiki (1172)

5th Musashimaru (1145)

6th Hakuho (1032)

7th Harumafuji (389)

8th Asashoryu (353)

9th Akebono (329)

10th Kyokushuzan (201)

Interesting to see how strongly Takamiyama appeals to the Japanese public. And Asashoryu's lack of popularity is not surprising, but interesting to see it put into numbers: he was chosen by less than 1 out of 10.

(survey methodology: The survey participants answered an online questionnaire at the website of Asahi Shinbun's free "Aspara Club" service. A total of 4,043 people responded. From a list of 29 rikishi, they were asked to choose up to 3.)

Hi

Can you tell me Georgian's positions?

thanks

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Hi

Can you tell me Georgian's positions?

thanks

Yes, actually the next 5 rikishi are listed in a caption, and they include both Kokkai and Tochinoshin. Number of votes were not mentioned though.

11th Kyokutenho

12th Hakuba

13th Kokkai

14th Asasekiryu

15th Tochinoshin

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I'm surprised Kotooshu is so high up. I don't think of him as a particularly nice guy. Maybe the female population bumped his score up?

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I'm surprised Kotooshu is so high up. I don't think of him as a particularly nice guy. Maybe the female population bumped his score up?

Maybe his appearance in TV commercials is another reason why he ended up in second place?

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