Re: [sumo] “First Foreign Yokozuna was Korean”
jejima at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 21:03:34 EST 2007
Well, of course Taiho might also stake a claim as being the first
foreign Yokozuna - in which case he could also claim to be the most
successful foreign Yokozuna (to date) too :)
On 12/01/07, Kuramarujo <klemmerj at webtrek.com> wrote:
> "First Foreign Yokozuna was Korean"
> JANUARY 12, 2007 06:35
> "The first foreign yokozuna in Japan was not Akebono but Tamanoumi."
> It was the feature title of the weekly magazine 'Shukan Shincho' sold in
> Japan on January 10.
> The magazine quoted the Korean non-fiction 'Yakuza and Yokozuna' (Cho
> Hun-ju) published last year, "Tamanoumi, who died at age 27 in 1971
> after becoming a yokozuna in 1970, was Korean," and "thus the 'first
> foreign yokozuna' was Tamanoumi."
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