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Hakuho recording the narration for the year-end special program “The Hakuho Japanese don't know about.” on TBS, 31st 4:30 PM He thinks his pronunciation and understanding has improved with this 3rd time he was narrator.

http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/sumo/news/f-sp-tp3-20131218-1233122.html

For the 5th time Hakuho recorded the narration for the yearly TBS documentary about him, being used to it by now. This time "Also tomorrow I'll live in sumo" - the aim is 4 years more. Aired March 5th, 15:00h JST. Repeated on BS-TBS on the 12th. http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2016/02/19/kiji/K20160219012069490.html

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Maybe interesting for some: the French-German ARTE channel on the web till Apr. 22nd shows a program about traditional medical care for sumo wrestlers at the heya

A french doctor visits Dewanoumi-beya, speaks mainly with Tomoyuki Inui, therapist, acupuncturist and osteopath for the heya and the NSK, also with Hisanotora and others (Fujinohana/-umi), also a former rikishi who runs a chanko restaurant

French page
http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/053966-006-A/medecines-d-ailleurs?autoplay=1
German page
http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/053966-006-A/medizin-in-fernen-laendern?autoplay=1

If the video won't show in your country:
French video with French subtitles
http://arte.gl-systemhaus.de/am/tvguide/SAT/053966-006-A_SQ_2_VOF-STMF_02194681_MP4-2200_AMM-Tvguide.mp4
without
http://arte.gl-systemhaus.de/am/tvguide/SAT/053966-006-A_SQ_2_VOF_02194666_MP4-2200_AMM-Tvguide.mp4
German video
http://arte.gl-systemhaus.de/am/tvguide/SAT/053966-006-A_SQ_2_VA_02194676_MP4-2200_AMM-Tvguide.mp4

with the awful use of sumo for sumotori (why not call Federer a tennis)

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Watching Amakaze's gourmet report segment is always fun, but makes me hungry (Eating...)

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Tomorrows NHK weekly news fukayomi (read deep into - but also "read too much into") has as main subject "Manin-onrei! Why is sumo popularity back?", also about the yusho of Kotoshogiku. The first 30min. are just news of the week.

This is mainly a talk round, often lengthy but with simple explanations for everybody. Expert guests are especially ex-Wakanosato and sumo announcer Kariya (2 more experts and 2 unrelated guests).

http://www2.nhk.or.jp/hensei/program/p.cgi?area=001&date=2016-02-06&ch=21&eid=28471&f=1788

http://www.nhk.or.jp/fukayomi/maru/2016/160206.html

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the whole program is now on YouTube, the sumo part starts after 30min.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awdu9fYTBk0

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The best pre-basho program: BS Fuji Ozumo gappuri soken - still with ex-Kotonishiki, but now as Asahiyama-oyakata:

on the 6th, but it hardly ever ends up on YouTube

Watching Amakaze's gourmet report segment is always fun, but makes me hungry (Eating...)

Again this part made it to YouTube

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Maybe interesting for some: the French-German ARTE channel on the web till Apr. 22nd shows a program about traditional medical care for sumo wrestlers at the heya

A french doctor visits Dewanoumi-beya, speaks mainly with Tomoyuki Inui, therapist, acupuncturist and osteopath for the heya and the NSK, also with Hisanotora and others (Fujinohana/-umi), also a former rikishi who runs a chanko restaurant

At last the episode appeared with English subtitles and in the English section, which is usually viewable from all over the world

http://www.arte.tv/guide/en/053966-006-A/medicines-of-the-world-japan

if not here's the link:

http://arteeurope.gl-systemhaus.de/am/europe/053000/053900/053966-006-A_SQ_4_VOF-STE%5BANG%5D_02243789_MP4-2200_AMM-Tvguide-Europe.mp4

with Spanish subtitles:

http://arteeurope.gl-systemhaus.de/am/europe/053000/053900/053966-006-A_SQ_4_VOF-STE%5BESP%5D_02243785_MP4-2200_AMM-Tvguide-Europe.mp4

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The best pre-basho program: BS Fuji Ozumo gappuri soken - still with ex-Kotonishiki, but now as Asahiyama-oyakata:

on the 6th, but it hardly ever ends up on YouTube

Watching Amakaze's gourmet report segment is always fun, but makes me hungry (Eating...)

Again this part made it to YouTube

and again this time:

a pity the rest isn't there: Asahiyama-oyakata showed the (stilly empty) inside of his new heya

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This was on TV here the other day: what Aminishiki and Ikioi do on a day off


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On Sports Jungle, the two former ozeki Naruto oyakata (Kotooshu) and Baruto made an appearance. Starts at around 10:15 with usual talk of heya life and p.o.v. from a foreigner's perspective.

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I really wish I could understand Japanese. Looked like a very entertaining conversation. (Laughing...)

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Nice program the other day about an amateur sumo women's European champion from Poland on a visit to Japan.

Before and after the training with Japanese female champions at a university club, the making of the shimekomi (silk basho mawashi of a sekitori) (at 8:10) and in the end (at 43:55) a visit to Sadogatake-beya are the highlights of the 1h video.

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Finally had the chance to watch the entire video!

Very very insightful and especially interesting because I can somewhat relate to her reactions and the feelings she had if I ever go to Japan on a sumo-related visit, being a foreigner in a new and strange place and all that. It was very cool to see the amateur sumo club atmosphere and the clear difference in level between amateurs in Japan and outside Japan.

Is it just me or the ladies champion looks like Ura?

All in all, a very enjoyable vid and thanks a bunch for bringing it up here!

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Finally had the chance to watch the entire video!

Very very insightful and especially interesting because I can somewhat relate to her reactions and the feelings she had if I ever go to Japan on a sumo-related visit, being a foreigner in a new and strange place and all that. It was very cool to see the amateur sumo club atmosphere and the clear difference in level between amateurs in Japan and outside Japan.

Is it just me or the ladies champion looks like Ura?

All in all, a very enjoyable vid and thanks a bunch for bringing it up here!

I'll agree with you that Miku Yamanaka does bear a remote resemblance to Ura - before he bulked up .They also both have similar personalities. Off the dohyo they are very humble, sweet, polite and look like nama choco wouldn't melt in their mouths. On the dohyo they are both absolute demons. Here is a video I took of one of Miku's bouts at the last Sumo World Championships in Osaka. She didn't seem too phased by a bit of mage-nage. I have also seen some other ferocious eastern Europeans smash her in the face and give her a bloody nose however she still somehow manages to maintain her composure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXxj-65ZhSs

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Too bad this is entirely in Japanese. This video seems to be about that other younger girl in Miku's sumo club. I wish I can understand a bit of what theyre saying.

Edit: Just watched the whole thing. Is it right to assume that the documentary is about her not being able to beat her senpai Miku in a tournament for 2 straight years?

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Obviously the video John posted doesn't offer an ideal view, but it seemed to me like the Polish woman should've been given the win the first time around. Nice technique to win the rematch though.

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