[sumo] News and Mr. Buckton's most recent JT column
jdouglas at nyc.rr.com
Mon Sep 10 22:49:38 EDT 2007
Conversely, have you not learned anything Mr. Maciel? It's a debate.
Just because you have your beliefs does not mean that they are correct.
Can't you agree to disagree?
On Sep 10, 2007, at 8:49 PM, Joshua Maciel wrote:
> Have you really learned nothing from the slew of discussions that
> we've had on the issue over the past couple months?
> - Josh
> On 9/11/07, Scott Kahn <smk1 at columbia.edu> wrote:
>> In Mongolia, Asashoryu will work himself back into proper physical
>> condition, and then he will arrive in Japan to a media onslaught, the
>> likes of which haven't been seen for a long time. He will offer his
>> sincere apology at that time, and the Kyokai will fully accept. If it
>> is a choreographed display of deep bows and tears that are required
>> Asashoryu in a Japanese manner as the public face of remorse, I
>> hold my breath for that kind of acting to come from Asashoryu. From
>> Takasago Oyakata, perhaps. Asashoryu's perception in Japan will come
>> from his performance on the dohyo when he returns, not from a need for
>> vengence from within Japan, as Mr. Buckton's appears to espouse. If
>> Buckton is correct in his thinking that the overriding force is
>> vengence, then wouldn't Asashoryu's suspension be a direct result of
>> foreign rikishi having recently behaved badly??? Again, given Mr.
>> Buckton's position and the wealth of information that is available,
>> including reports that sumo has gone on fine without Asashoryu, I
>> that Mr. Buckton can do much better than he has on this issue.
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