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Hakuho speaking at a Japan-Mongolia business and education interaction seminar.

http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/nnp/f_toshiken/article/54531

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In the film THERMAE ROMAE 2, sequel of the bath time slip comedy from ancient Rome to present Japan, Fujiazuma will appear as a rikishi.

http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/sumo/news/p-sp-tp3-20131126-1223291.html

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In the film THERMAE ROMAE 2, sequel of the bath time slip comedy from ancient Rome to present Japan, Fujiazuma will appear as a rikishi.

I've read the manga, and it's weirdly hilarious. Recommended.
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And a good choice as well. Fujiazuma embodies the "typical" sumotori perfectly.

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Hakuho with a nationwide appeal helps fund-raising for a youth (6) with an incurable hearth disease to get a transplantation in the US. So far less than 20% of the necessary sum had been raised:
http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/11/28/kiji/K20131128007095770.html
with the mother holding his handwritten kanji 愛 (love) and a message to Hakuho from the kid
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For the celebration of 60 years of the Kochi pref. Sumo federation, past and present sekitori from that pref. came. Pic at:
http://www.kochinews.co.jp/?&nwSrl=311886&nwIW=1&nwVt=knd
Toyonoshima, Tatekawa-oyakata (Tosanoumi), Takasago-oyakata (Asashio), Tochiozan


Hand-shake with Homasho at a visit to a primary school in his hometown Shimonoseki. He also did keiko with the kids.
http://www.minato-yamaguchi.co.jp/yama/news/digest/2013/1128/13p.html
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They should've picked Harumafuji for the one-day police chief activity -- didn't he get a degree from a Mongolian police academy or something? he could've had some real-life practice ;)

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Toyonoshima was in his hometown of Sukumo, Kochi prefecture over the weekend to attend the third annual Toyonoshima Cup, a sumo tournament for elementary schoolchildren. About 100 children participated.

Opening address from Toyonoshima.

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Watching the bouts.

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Toyonoshima's tsukebito Tokiarashi also attended, here dishing out the chanko.

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Toyonoshima also put his mawashi on for a keiko session with the kids.

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And the awards ceremony at the end.

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“Terrible, harder than keiko.”

Is that something he should be saying? lol

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Hakuho PR for a dinosaur exhibit from Mongolia in Ueno – not forgetting basho PR.
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“If I were to fight a dinosaur ? Reducing my present weight to half and run away.”
“This year's last basho in Kyushu the contents of my sumo were also good and it was a good year. Next year I want to get one or two closer to Taiho's 32 yusho.”
http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/general/2013/12/14/0006571581.shtml
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/sumo/news/20131214-OYT1T00716.htm
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Box champion Yamanaka with iniv. classmate Daido: “I'm a sumo champion as well. I dream that I want to become yokozuna.”
http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/news/f-bt-tp0-20131214-1231465.html
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Like Hakuho having his own kids sumo tournament after Toyonoshima since 2011 this year new was also Yoshikaze.
http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/12/14/kiji/K20131214007198280.html

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Hakuho PR for a dinosaur exhibit from Mongolia in Ueno – not forgetting basho PR.

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“If I were to fight a dinosaur ? Reducing my present weight to half and run away.”

“This year's last basho in Kyushu the contents of my sumo were also good and it was a good year. Next year I want to get one or two closer to Taiho's 32 yusho.”...

So Hakuho wants one or two yusho next year and Harumafuji wants four? Have they swapped shikona or something?
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Hakuho with his physical trainer doing PR for the trainer's book “Hakuho's mental side – the structure of a “flow” to make your life 10 times as big.” - a philosophy for e.g. sports and business persons.
Being and becoming yokozuna is a mental thing, Hakuho is recommending to read the book to Kisenosato.
Hakuho was mentally weak when entering sumo - important is the way to cope with stress. He became yokozuna by forging his body and mind.
http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2013/12/15/kiji/K20131215007201780.html
http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/sumo/news/p-sp-tp3-20131215-1231648.html
http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/sumo/news/20131214-OHT1T00226.htm
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after that he went to the dinosaur exhibit
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Ōsunaarashi was hugging slightly the winner of lottery at a Lions club Christmas party, to win was a signed hand-print. The host demanded from him to carry her in his arms, but he refused, ashamed – the hug was the limit – she (34) works at the kindergarten where he lifted up the kids.
http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/sumo/news/f-sp-tp3-20131215-1231542.html
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one more with Daido
http://www.sponichi.co.jp/battle/news/2013/12/15/kiji/K20131215007204120.html
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handshake event with handing out his tegata as Christmas present

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Okinoumi and Ikioi took part in a “Christmas enjoyment party” at the kokugikan for about 320 kindergarten pupils, for 700 with the etc. 元Takamiyama was Sumo-Santa.

http://www.jiji.com/jc/c?g=spo_30&k=2013121900735

http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/sumo/news/f-sp-tp3-20131219-1233424.html

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Okinoumi and Endo will have a talk-battle on Jan. 4th.

http://www.sumo.or.jp/ticket/event_detail?id=112

http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/sumo/news/f-sp-tp3-20131219-1233456.html

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In my family we have a "Christmas Sufferance Party" with all our extended family present.

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