[sumo] Hon, behind the scenes

Philip Sherman philnorm at webtv.net
Mon Jun 11 12:47:38 EDT 2007

Thanks for posting this. I don't think I was on the list when this was first discussed. My memory likes to go on vacation now and then so this might be my second shot of it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Hovestadt
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 10:23 AM
To: joe_kuroda at yahoo.com, Sumo Mailing List
Subject: Re: [sumo] Hon, behind the scenes

Better question, which will probably create furor for my saying it but here

Have the lifted the unwritten ban on recruiting Hawaiians now that there are

foreigners from elsewhere dominating the sport?

Bob "Sherlockiama" Hovestadt

P.S. I know there was discussion of this in the past and I do not wish to
dredge it up again, but I feel the question is approproiate.

On 6/11/07, Joe Kuroda <joe_kuroda at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Doreen Simmons
> <JZ8D-SMMN at asahi-net.or.jp> wrote:
> > Pricing the seats is tricky, but in general it is a
> > good idea to have plenty of reasonable-to-cheap ones
> > to encourage
> > the youngsters to come for the first time (and bring
> > back those oldsters who are not particularly flush).
> >
> > The lack of current Hawaiian sumotori has clearly
> > had some effect.
> My understanding was that empty ones were cheaper
> seats. If they cannot fill the arena not having
> Hawaiian rikishi, perhaps this is as good time as any
> to stop going there.
> There are other places vying for them to come over. If
> one of their criteria to have a foreign jyungyo is
> where there is a sizible Japanese population,
> obviously this should tell them, it won't work
> anymore.
> I don't understand why they don't go to Mongolia
> before the mania dies down over there too.
> .....Jonosuke
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