[sumo] LA & Hawaii Sumo Promoter Commits Suicide
artist at aloha.net
Wed Jun 25 03:21:03 EDT 2008
I am happy and also not surprised to hear that the visitors had a good time.
The mess I refer to goes way, far beyond poor attendance, but the reasons
for and ramifications of that poor attendance spread exponentially in many
Mr Nishimura, President of the Sakura writing materials company you
mentioned, may have felt he got his money's worth because he did get to
stand there and present in his company's name. But he would be in the
The disasters going on behind the scenes are nothing new, tho this one is
among the worst I have seen. And I wonder- if the damaged parties ever
outnumber the naive, no one will be willing to take this on again.
Meanwhile, to quote Tony Blaire some years ago, when a British girl went
missing in Tokyo and the Roppongi police wrote it off, "what do you MEAN
there will be no investigation??"
Otherwise, not my story to tell.
> Katrina, you are correct. We did have a great time in LA, but I keep
> having this urge to buy a new pen!!
>> From: sumorina at mac.com
>> Subject: Re: [sumo] LA & Hawaii Sumo Promoter Commits Suicide
>> Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 07:10:44 +1000
>> To: sumo at webtrek.com
>> I attended both the Hawaii and LA tours. I thought they were poorly
>> advertised and too expensive and consequently not well attended.
>> Perhaps that is the mess to which Lynn is referring.
>> As for everyone being totally miserable, the organizers and
>> administrators may not have been happy, but Mr Nishimura, President
>> of the Sakura writing materials company which presented the the
>> Sakura Cup, was very pleased and, from what I could see and what they
>> said, the rikishi at least were enjoying themselves in both
>> venues. Needless to say, we the sumo fans who attended had a great
>> I too would be interested to hear more details from Lynn
>> On 25/06/2008, at 1:26 AM, Lynn Matsuoka wrote:
>> > I thought he might be embarrassed by the mess he made of both the
>> > Hawaii and
>> > LA Tours, how he made everyone involved totally miserable. But
>> > then, he
>> > didn't seem to care. Someone, however, did.
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