[sumo] NY Times article

Doreen Simmons jz8d-smmn at asahi-net.or.jp
Thu Jan 21 08:54:40 EST 2010

Nice piece written by a one-time tourist and subsequently "researched" 
online. Photos commissioned to a local photographer who was also not a 
sumo professional; regular pix  and OK  apart from that final awful 
caption mistake identifying recently-retired Dejima (therefore wearing 
a suit) as 'Kisenosato" (who would by the rules be required to wear 

And, of course, the awful misinformation in the text that all losers 
are "shinitai" -- obviously a total misunderstanding of a rather 
recherche sumo problem.

Just goes to show that in this day and age a one-time visitor really 
cannot produce an article that will pass muster (but of course it's 
only the online version, which presumably is the same as the online 
Japan Times, a much lower level than the real paper?


On 2010/01/21, at 9:49, sumocypher at aol.com wrote:

>> From Barbara Ann's (as long as we're quoting Babryutaikai) Facebook  
>> page:
> _Barbara Ann_ (http://www.facebook.com/barbara.ann1?ref=nf)  This 
> article
> that will appear in Sunday's NY Times about sumo:
> _http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/travel/24journeys.html_
> (http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/travel/24journeys.html)
> Worth registering if you are  not a subscriber - the Times is free for 
> now!
> regards,
> 0
> Nobody puts Asashoryu in the corner
>  (http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/travel/24journeys.html)
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Doreen Simmons
  jz8d-smmn at asahi-net.or.jp

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