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Ichinojo acquires Japanese citizenship

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Hochi reports that Ichinojo has acquired citizenship, announced in the Kanpo for September 29th.

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When all the Mongolians are running the Kyokai, they’ll end the policy of needing to naturalize to become an Oyakata and remove the limits on foreign rikishi. It’s all part of the long game.

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29 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

When all the Mongolians are running the Kyokai, they’ll end the policy of needing to naturalize to become an Oyakata and remove the limits on foreign rikishi. It’s all part of the long game.

And of course the Kyokai knew this was a risk which is why they forced out Asashoryu, Harumafuji and Takanoiwa before they could become Oyakata. It clear there is a Mongolian conspiracy and a Japanese counter-conspiracy.

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35 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

And of course the Kyokai knew this was a risk which is why they forced out Asashoryu, Harumafuji and Takanoiwa before they could become Oyakata. It clear there is a Mongolian conspiracy and a Japanese counter-conspiracy.

Cue Chris Sumo!

I didn't know Minato oyakata was going to be stepping down that soon, he's only 53

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Just now, WAKATAKE said:

I didn't know Minato oyakata was going to be stepping down that soon, he's only 53

Ichinojo still has a few good years in front of him. He won't be the first or last rikishi to acquire Japanese citizenship and still stick around wrestling for a while - Kaisei and Kyokutenho are the obvious examples. So by the time he's ready to retire Minato oyakata may well be much nearer to 65 than not.

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15 minutes ago, Katooshu said:

Yes, soon it will be the 1 Japanese per heya rule (Laughing...)

And the future of sumo will be secured, for the Japanese love luxury goods. Those rare heya spots will become much sought after status symbols.

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48 minutes ago, Katooshu said:

Yes, soon it will be the 1 Japanese per heya rule (Laughing...)

Yes, but it will mean, each heya has to have one Japanese, and it will be a hard task to find a Japanese youth that still wants to join a heya.

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This thread needs a /s tag for its contents, methinks. Lest some future historian/joker stumbles across it and thinks there really was a conspiracy.

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2 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

This thread needs a /s tag for its contents, methinks. Lest some future historian/joker stumbles across it and thinks there really was a conspiracy.

There isn't?

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I apologize for my part in derailing this thread (though I’m not sure there is much to say about Ichinojo getting a Japanese passport).

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Can't really explain why, but Ichinojo has never struck me as having an Oyakata type of personality. 

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2 minutes ago, Kaninoyama said:

Can't really explain why, but Ichinojo has never struck me as having an Oyakata type of personality. 

Pigs can fly - if you had shown Araiso next to Kise from three years ago, I think we would all have said that was his good twin.

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3 minutes ago, Kaninoyama said:

Can't really explain why, but Ichinojo has never struck me as having an Oyakata type of personality. 

But he would be looking good playing that part, don't you agree?

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Conspiracy?! One of my oldest auto-notification-script keywords.

5 hours ago, Eikokurai said:

It clear there is a Mongolian conspiracy and a Japanese counter-conspiracy.

That's what you get with those Asian types. You never know what's behind that smile...

 

[Mods. I'd like to report myself.]

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6 hours ago, Seiyashi said:

Ichinojo still has a few good years in front of him. He won't be the first or last rikishi to acquire Japanese citizenship and still stick around wrestling for a while - Kaisei and Kyokutenho are the obvious examples. So by the time he's ready to retire Minato oyakata may well be much nearer to 65 than not.

I would also imagine Kakuryu's experience will also a cautionary tale for others in the future, that you'll want to have your paperwork in order when the body is no longer holding up.

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I am not sure if Ichinojo and Kaisei want to become stable masters I think they fear the loss of Chanko Nabe more.

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3 hours ago, Kaninoyama said:

Can't really explain why, but Ichinojo has never struck me as having an Oyakata type of personality. 

Well, it's a job. Guaranteed income until 65. 

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Listing in the official gazette, and PDF link if you want it.

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25 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

https://www.jiji.com/sp/article?k=2021092900831&g=spo

Jiji reports that he has taken the naturalised name of Miura Takeshi, adopting the surname of Minato-oyakata (real name Miura Takayuki, ex-Minatofuji). 


Probably Takashi, since it's the same kanji as his shikona given name.

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41 minutes ago, Yubinhaad said:


Probably Takashi, since it's the same kanji as his shikona given name.

Oops, yes, my bad. Something has slipped twixt the brain and the keyboard.

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It's a shame that his back has been so fragile. When it isn't hurting, he's an absolute monster, and one can only speculate on what he might have been had it been healthy for his whole career.

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8 hours ago, ryafuji said:

Well, it's a job. Guaranteed income until 65. 

Yes, but I meant in terms of being suitable for the job. I remember reading an article where I believe Asashoryu was quoted as saying that Ichi was such a country bumpkin that he was unable to even have an intelligent conversation with him. If true, hard to imagine him being an effective teacher/communicator. 

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3 minutes ago, Asojima said:

Ejucation is good.  Experience and ability is gooder.

 

As an Oyakata though what matters is not just experience and ability but the ability to to teach, communicate, recruit, etc.

He may be good at it or may not. I don't know. We'll find out eventually. 

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