[sumo] Peter Harmer's Post
leonishiki at gmail.com
Sat Jun 28 17:49:23 EDT 2008
I think that this is a very good idea, but I think there is another issue to
talk with NHK at least as important as the english language broadcast, and
it's the lack of sumo coverage nowadays in Europe. I don't know who was the
final responsable of the end of Eurosport transmissions, but I would like
NHK to know that there are a lot of european fans that loved sumo and now
don't have any chance to watch the bouts (not only live but even delayed).
And they musn't forget that the last yusho winner knew about sumo thanks to
I think that if somebody (better a native or very fluent english speaker)
could write a letter mixing both problems, mostly of us will be happy to
print a copy and send it to the NHK headquarters. At least I'll send it
without any doubt.
Eduardo de Paz
León - España
----- Mensaje original -----
De: "Doug" <rawhide at ezl.com>
Para: <Sumo at webtrek.com>
Enviado: sábado, 28 de junio de 2008 22:03
Asunto: [sumo] Peter Harmer's Post
>I could not agree with Peter more! A couple of years ago ,many of
> here wrote to NHK regarding the bilingual broadcasts.
> From information here, as well as other Sumo forums and resources on the
> internet, I recall the effects of all those letters and emails:
> 1. The NHK people were "stunned" by the extent of the sumo information on
> the web at sites such as sumoforum.net.
> 2. The English language broadcasts were not only retained but
> 3. The broadcasts were expanded by half an hour!
> 4. In a "coincidental" (?) occurrence, Tomozuna-Beya opened and English
> language web site specifically so foreign fans could write to the Rikishi
> in English. Those of you who listen have heard the
> English language NHK announcer say more than once that Ozeki Kaio receives
> & reads the emails sent to him.
> Perhaps these were indeed coincidences. Perhaps my mail or your did not
> matter. But, what TRUE LOVER of Ozumo would be crazy enough to find out
> by not writing in this time? Last time, it was requested by some who do
> not often write such letters that I post a "sample letter" for them to use
> or refer to when composing their own.
> I ask Peter to post the same now, as his writing is obviously excellent.
> All too often things like this do not get done because of difficulty in
> getting started. How about it, Peter? Give those who
> want it, a good start!
> Best Regards,
> Doug DeShong
> Brighton, IL
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