Re: [sumo] “First Foreign Yokozuna was Korean”
jejima at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 21:07:03 EST 2007
The following link clarifies Taiho's 'foreigness' a bit..... (sorry
for two posts)
On 12/01/07, Jezz <jejima at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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."
> > http://english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?bicode=070000&biid=2007011205728
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