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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/02/01/national/for-japans-foreign-residents-the-little-things-make-such-a-big-difference/#.Uu5kwvldWSo

A part of the article mentions Osunaarashi and the original link has an image of him during a bout.

The Egyptian wrestler (professional name: Osunaarashi Kintaro) encountered sumo by accident at a judo gym at home. The gym held occasional amateur sumo tournaments to which his size won him an invitation — aged 15, he weighed 120 kg. He lost all seven of his first bouts, to an opponent half his size. How could he have?

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His coach told him: “Sumo is not strength, it’s technique.” That fired him. He would master that mysterious “technique,” and Japan — where else? — was the place to learn it. What else has he discovered in two years here? Gratitude. Japanese feel it and express it. Egyptians, he says, do not — but should.

Edited by Mukonoso

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