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I thought good too, except that this might not have been the right article for the very last paragraph. I am not saying that it should be avoided, but the article was about the amazing achievement by Takerufuji, yet ends on a very negative note from 17 years ago (when Takerufuji was only 7 years old.)

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12 minutes ago, Jejima said:

I thought good too, except that this might not have been the right article for the very last paragraph. I am not saying that it should be avoided, but the article was about the amazing achievement by Takerufuji, yet ends on a very negative note from 17 years ago (when Takerufuji was only 7 years old.)

Yeah I thought the same thing. Usually sumo makes the news in the Guardian when something like that is the headline. It makes no sense to add those paragraphs in this context. Perhaps it comes from a template and it's just lazy journalism.

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And quite peculiar how foreign media put their emphasis on "real name".

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3 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

And quite peculiar how foreign media put their emphasis on "real name". 

Kyodo also mentioned "real name".

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3 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

And quite peculiar how foreign media put their emphasis on "real name".

It's not peculiar and it's not restricted to foreign media: https://www.sumo.or.jp/EnSumoDataRikishi/profile/3842/

It's fairly common any time someone uses a stage name, of which a shikona is a direct equivalent.

It's the only reason I know Cliff Richard was Harry Webb, Elton John was Reg Dwight and Sting was Gordon Sumner.

There comes a point where some of them get so renowned under their stage name (the 3 above being good examples) that mention of their real/birth name becomes irrelevant, but Takerufuji ain't there yet.

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In my experience it’s common for Japanese articles to include “本名: <real name>” when writing about a rikishi. Usually as part of an addendum adding general information about the article’s subject. Example

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Takerufuji will also get an Aomori prefecture merit award, with a silver cup

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9 minutes ago, RabidJohn said:

There comes a point where some of them get so renowned under their stage name (the 3 above being good examples) that mention of their real/birth name becomes irrelevant, but Takerufuji ain't there yet.

Veering even more off topic, I fail to see the point you're trying to make here. Are you implying Mikiya Ishioka has more relevance now before Takerufuji turns into the next Hakuho?

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3 minutes ago, Jakusotsu said:

Veering even more off topic, I fail to see the point you're trying to make here. Are you implying Mikiya Ishioka has more relevance now before Takerufuji turns into the next Hakuho?

Yes. Maybe not to sumo fans, but to the wider population certainly.

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Hmm, I still consider Gordon Sumner to be more relevant than Neko Bennett...

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4 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

And quite peculiar how foreign media put their emphasis on "real name".

That's normal, I feel. That's usually the way they do it for other rather obscure people with stage names, like sportspeople who go by nicknames.

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In case any US wrestling fans ask:

Hulk Hogan = Terry Bollea

Ric Flair = Richard Fliehr

Andre the Giant = Andre Roussimoff

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin = Steve Austin Steven Anderson

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Um, where are all the posts about the Takerufuji Yusho Events?

edit: Ok, I guess there's a couple.

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Yusho sales have started in his home district of Goshogawara city - 10% more ice cream, 20% discount on food and drinks ...

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the net gogai from his local paper https://www.toonippo.co.jp/common/dld/pdf/f70ad1c1813f01488eb5d798f28fa0d0.pdf

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the real thing distributed on day 15

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On 25/03/2024 at 00:53, yorikiried by fate said:

I don't know if this counts as an "event", but Takerufuji got a front page article on the Guardian's website. I haven't read it yet, so expect an update rant about sloppy journalism which doesn't have a clue.

Update: Nothing much to complain about.

I only found one error:

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Takerufuji is the first wrestler since Ryogoku in 1914 to win his maiden 15-day competition in the elite makuuchi division.

In 1914, the tournament was only 10 days.

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On 26/03/2024 at 09:59, Akinomaki said:

Yusho sales have started in his home district of Goshogawara city - 10% more ice cream, 20% discount on food and drinks

10% on cake ...

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Also in the center of the city yusho campaigns and celebrations spread - kampai with the juice of the red apples of the Tsugaru region o

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Next month between the 23rd and 25th Takerufuij will have a parade home in Goshogawara. According to his strong wish, it will be in the city centre and his home district. He'll also get the citizens honour award on that occasion.

Access to the city's homepage has increased threefold

- people get interested in the city and likely many like me look for news about Takerufuji, but there is still nothing new yet the last week: search

A congratulation banner for the "pride of his hometown" was unveiled at the city hall. vid o

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On 28/03/2024 at 13:05, Akinomaki said:

Next month between the 23rd and 25th Takerufuij will have a parade home in Goshogawara.

On 29/03/2024 at 10:38, Akinomaki said:

Kyujo for the jungyo: new Takerufuji (sprained right ankle and ligament damage)

Takerufuji has to come out of kyujo to have his parade at home - on the 23rd or 24th - the 25th is already taken by a jungyo event

Goshogawara is already in festival mood: NHK vid

the mayor at the city hall with the banner for Takerufuji

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the president of Tsugaru railway shows the congratulation plate for Takerufuji on a train of the "Hashire Melos" type, shown on one of his kesho mawashi from the city

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3 of these trains are decorated with the plates on the front and the back

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A banner for Takerufuji also at his old high school, Tottori Johoku o - the sumo club:

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Newspaper gogai editions also came from Yomiuri shimbun, distributed in Aomori

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with 2 pages

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and one from another regional paper, the Daily Tohoku twitter.com/daily_tohoku/status/1771820553105723615 - digital gogai:

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