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Akinomaki    14,128

Former juryo Kiyonofuji (47) has turned body-builder.

He opened a business for medical care as licensed Anma masseur when 40. After the business was on track, at 45 he wanted to have a new challenge and intensified his gym training. From top 150kg (174 cm) he went to 83kg, with a body fat percentage of 6%.

Gym representative Miyahata (72), who was 4th in the mister universe middleweight class: “A former rikishi turned body builder is a novelty.”

He went to that gym since the age of 19 while rikishi, noticed the members who trained for body-building events and was interested in it also then. He trains to compete at local events.

http://www.chunichi.co.jp/chuspo/article/sumo/news/CK2013101602000165.html

元Kiyonofuji with Miyahata

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Swami    88

Other notables include former sekiwake Myobudani who became a Jehovah's witness.

Swami

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Tony    15

If Baruto stopped his sumo career to protect his knee, it will be surprizing that he'll begin pro wrestling.

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Akinomaki    14,128

Baruto watching. He was invited by IGF president Antonio Inoki and presented by him to the crowd. Inoki: “He is a drinking companion. Interesting as a character, but I don't think he will come to the pro-wrestling world.”
http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/news/p-bt-tp0-20131027-1209814.html
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Akebono today in the kokugikan going for the heavy weight pro-wrestling top
http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/news/p-bt-tp0-20131027-1209811.html
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Akinomaki    14,128

Akebono (210kg) won and is now a pro-wrestling “yokozuna”.
His way after intai etc.
http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/news/p-bt-tp0-20131028-1210309.html
http://www.daily.co.jp/ring/2013/10/28/0006452808.shtml
http://www.sponichi.co.jp/battle/news/2013/10/28/kiji/K20131028006897730.html
Now he wants to have the “revenge” fight with Takatoriki, who got 7 of his 9 kinboshi from him.
http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/prores/mens_prores/198846/
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Akinomaki    14,128

Mongolian former juryo Hoshikaze with boxing background, sacked for yaocho and lost at court, has his fighter debut in the kokugikan Apr. 5th, for Antonio Inoki's federation. He says not as pro-wrestler but as fighter Hoshikaze.

http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/news/p-bt-tp0-20140225-1262384.html
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http://www.daily.co.jp/ring/2014/02/25/0006734218.shtml
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http://efight.jp/news-20140224_28520
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Asojima    1,704

Please tell me this is photoshopped! :-S

Good eye! I finally relented to letting them use my body for the photo. B-)
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Mukonoso    266

Akebono (210kg) won and is now a pro-wrestling “yokozuna”.

His way after intai etc.

http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/news/p-bt-tp0-20131028-1210309.html

http://www.daily.co.jp/ring/2013/10/28/0006452808.shtml

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/battle/news/2013/10/28/kiji/K20131028006897730.html

Now he wants to have the “revenge” fight with Takatoriki, who got 7 of his 9 kinboshi from him.

http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/prores/mens_prores/198846/

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Are these tattoos real? Or fakes just for his wrestling persona?

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Akinomaki    14,128

Are these tattoos real? Or fakes just for his wrestling persona?

He had to cover his arms when he was trainer in Azumazeki-beya - real enough.

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Akinomaki    14,128

After Kyokudozan another ex-rikishi in a regional parliament: ex-sekiwake Hayateumi, the famous jumper, Mr. Saito (40 in July) is re-elected to the Aomori prefectural assembly for Kitatsugaru-gun (Takamisakari also is from there), after winning the seat at the by-elections in September last year.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/election/local/2015/news/20150413-OYT1T50001.html

with supporters
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He was elected for the first time to the local Kitatsugaru-gun Itayanagi town assembly in 2012.
http://www.sponichi.co.jp/society/news/2012/02/21/kiji/K20120221002674590.html

then 120kg
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the jump, hassoutobi in Aki 2004 and winning by uwatenage against Takekaze
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his facebook pic

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Edit: the sponichi article confused me, till I realized it was from 2012

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Akinomaki    14,128

Former ms19 Omusashi, from the old Musashigawa-beya, since 2007 only Norihito (not read Kinji like in his shikona and on sumo-reference) Kimura, after learning the trade in ramen restaurants etc. for 8 years, now opened a tsukemen Chinese noodle restaurant "Tsukemen shiroboshi" in Tokyo's Nakano ward.
http://nakano.keizai.biz/headline/686/
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Akinomaki    14,128

Former makushita 5 Kotoasaki (50) lost his girlfriend in the 1985 Japan Airlines jumbo plane crash, on the 12th of August now 30 years ago. He had remained unmarried but now wants to restart his life.

After intai in 1998 he opened a chanko restaurant in Osaka. Due to an impaired right leg after a cerebral hemorrhage in 2003 (right hand and speech impairment as well) he hadn't climbed up to the spot of the crash in the last years, but managed it this time, to report to his late girlfriend his decision:

When in 2012 he wrote and self-published a book composed of his thoughts about the crash, a woman (61) started to care for the the physical disabled man - and now they want to marry this year.

http://www.hochi.co.jp/topics/20150813-OHT1T50037.html

with his girlfriend in April 1984

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at the spot of the crash on the 12th

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Akinomaki    14,128

I was waiting for that
Top 8 of the gap between the former rikishi and his present job, they usually had to quit early because of injuries
video gone
8: pro-wrestler ms Hokutoarashi
7: runs a construction firm, esp. for jungyo events, j Saigo

6: full-fledged (sekitori class) rakugo sumo (lies) story teller Utamusashi, jk Morimusashi (a career like Sodachizakari, but speaks about his wins)

5: runs an orthopedic clinic sd Togariyama

4: City council member jd Mutsuryu

3: (the famous never on the makuuchi dohyo, who quit in January) m13w Towanoyama helps his girlfriend in her pharmacy

2: sd Fujitora (same first dohyo with Waka-Taka, Akebono ...) 122.5kg->67kg (179cm), runs a sento (public bath)

1: professional singer m3 Daishi, has concerts and CDs, sings in a musical, but he didn't get the part of the genie in Aladin (from above):

Former Daishi - a formidable singer - at an audition for the role of the Jini/genie in the musical Aladin.
http://www.sponichi.co.jp/entertainment/news/2014/11/18/kiji/K20141118009305400.html
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Akinomaki    14,128

Brazilian ex-ms Takaazuma presently repairs the damages from the recent severe flood disaster in Joso city, Ibaraki pref. His house wasn't swallowed by the mud, but the the water ruined the interior. He also helps his coworkers from the same employment agency for temporary work. He's married to a Japanese and has 3 kids.
http://www.sponichi.co.jp/society/news/2015/09/16/kiji/K20150916011141580.html
Cristiano now
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as new recruit
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Akinomaki    14,128

Ex-Kyokudozan (right) and his brother makuuchi gyoji Kimura Hisanosuke with Hisanosuke's son, who made a successful pro-boxing debut today. Ex-Oshima oyakata also send him his blessings.

http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/ring/2015/10/03/0008453617.shtml
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"Kyokudozan" 旭道山 on his right leg.
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Akinomaki    14,128

Ex ms Aratakayama, Mr Chiba (51) with national rugby team hooker Takeshi Kizu (27), whom he taught sumo till the end of middle school in a sumo club in East-Osaka, where he is president of the local sumo association. He also runs there the chanko restaurant "Arata".
Kizu on graduation had been approached by 9 sumo-beya, 18 sumo stronghold high schools and 11 rugby stronghold high schools. Unfortunately he was lost for sumo.
http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/1550700.html
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inhashi    2,036

Asashoryu was recently back in Japan for dinner and chat with comedy manzai Downtown and Chihara Junior. In Japansese, sorry no subtitles available yet.


A topic discussed are hinkaku, getting caught playing football feigning injury leading to forced intai.



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Akinomaki    14,128

ex-Wakanohana III as daimyo in the Hakone daimyo procession on the Culture Day today. Heading the procession are the tsuyu-harai (dew sweepers), who clear the way (and made the people bow to the ground), here not for the yokozuna but in their original office, for their Lords and Ladies.
news pages with video
I still haven't found the direct links for the new design of NTV's news24
http://www.news24.jp/articles/2015/11/03/07313895.html
With the TBS news-i (news-eye) YouTube channel no longer posting videos, trying to look for the direct links in their pages becomes a new task as well
http://news.tbs.co.jp/newseye/tbs_newseye2627189.html

YouTube videos will surely appear later

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