[sumo] Asashoryu as business man
Scott M. Kahn
smk1 at columbia.edu
Wed Aug 31 11:10:19 EDT 2011
Getting back to the subject at hand... does this mean that Asa has
given up on the possibility of becoming the Dai-yokozuna of artful
Quoting Doreen Simmons <JZ8D-SMMN at asahi-net.or.jp>:
> Thanks for this, Barbara. Nothing new, but it's nice that the
> outside world is getting the message.
> My own bet for upcoming President is Kyokushuzan, who didn't get
> nearly as high in sumo, but had a head start,
> and started ploughing back his money into charities etc. much earlier.
> In Nagoya at the ticket gate I mentioned my thought and Oshima
> oyakata gave me a nice little nod and a smile.
> ("You may be right" was how I interpreted it.) I love them both.
> But I may be out of date. It is exactly six years since the end of
> my third trip to Mongolia with three different Habitat for Humanity
> At that time, the number two man in the Japanese embassy in Ulaan
> Baatar was a great expert on all things Mongolian, Shimizu Takenori.
> On each of my visits he spared a day (or half a day) to drive me
> around to see the real life in Mongolia. This included trips to
> distant gers
> where I manfully drank deep of fermented milk. "This may be
> dangerous for foreigners" he said,
> to which I could only reply, "In all my life I have many times been
> offered things in hospitality,
> and I have never suffered ill." He duly interpreted this and
> everybody relaxed.
> As of last week this remarkable man has been designated Japan's next
> ambassador to Mongolia.
> I am just hoping that I can invite him to lunch before he goes.
>> A short CNN clip about Dorj's plans. For those who are not aware,
>> the "circus" is not Barnum Bailey - it's a sports and
>> entertainment arena.
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