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New YDC yokoshin top and members

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I think there has been another thread dealing with this, but "YDC" can't be searched on the forum.
2 new ones for the YDC as of today, making it 11 members:
One a composer (the 2nd to become a YDC member) and head of the JApan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and publishers JASRAC, Shun(ichi) Tokura (66): "The DNA of a Japanese becoming yokozuna mustn't vanish".
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http://www.hochi.co.jp/entertainment/20150315-OHT1T50019.html
http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/sumo/2015/03/23/0007847936.shtml

The 2nd is Masayuki Yamauchi (67), emeritus professor at Tokyo University, he was absent today.

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On 28/01/2019 at 15:05, Kintamayama said:

Kitamura has ended his tenure as Chairman and will be replaced by Hironori Yano. "A Yokozuna is sumo's symbol and as such should act with dignity and correctly outside the dohyo as well. I'd like them to think of themselves as the ones who are pulling Sumo forward," said the new guy. The old chairman guy lamented that all the wild stuff happened during his 2 year tenure.. "I'm glad it's over.." he said.

The rikishi-kai decided as of Feb. 8th on 丹呉泰健 Yasutake Tango (67) as new YDC member: chairman of the board of directors of Japan Tobacco inc., former undersecretary of financial affairs in the finance ministry. Kitamura completed his term of office and left the YDC, the number of members  is still 9. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201902080000580.html

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Went to a conference called Tokugawa Ieyasu and Japan 1.0 yesterday and it was given by professor Yamauchi Masayuki who's mentioned in a post  just above. I had no idea he was a YDC member until he mentioned it at the end of the conference. He even gave a copy of the Nagoya banzuke to the people who attended the conference which was such an amazing surprise. I was so happy aha. They are not all grumpy old men after all ! ;-)

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