[sumo] Sumo Kyokai - the grinch that
stole New Year.
jhedge at rcn.com
Tue Dec 25 21:11:09 EST 2007
---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 18:55:56 -0600
>From: Eric P <eric.maillist at gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [sumo] Sumo Kyokai - the grinch that stole New Year.
>To: Sumo Mailing List <sumo at webtrek.com>
>RDeussen at aol.com wrote:
>> In a message dated 12/25/2007 11:52:01 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>> brownro214 at yahoo.com writes:
>> The Kyokai is forcing the Yokozuna to choose between
>> his family and sumo. I believe they hope the
>> separation will be too much and he will retire.
>> Ever the pragmatist, I wonder why Asa doesn't fly his family to Japan for a
>I wonder why they live in Mongolia anyway. His career/life is solidly in Japan.
Asa probably has his family stay in Mongolia because he doesn't want anyone messing with them, and wants to keep his private life private (can you imagine how much worse the feeding frenzy would have been if they'd been in Japan these last few months?)
It's really no different from some actor who has a solid career/life in Hollywood, but his family lives on the ranch in Utah or Idaho or anywhere else *but* SoCal. When they were married, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore had a house in the small town on the east coast I was living in at the time (his hometown). It wasn't at all unusual to see them around and about (the locals treated them like "regular people"). Seems to me that, unless they're "working", most celebs just want to be left alone to life their (sometimes opulent) lives, like everyone else.
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