[sumo] Fw: Re: Changes to the JSA

Robert Brown brownro214 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 3 13:22:58 EST 2014


Emmett, et al,

I don't get it.  The email to Emmett also went through to the list, but my earlier reply to the list only was bounced by Spamcop.

Kodaiyama



--- On Mon, 2/3/14, Robert Brown <brownro214 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Robert Brown <brownro214 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [sumo] Changes to the JSA
> To: "Emmett Wayne" <eswayne2009 at yahoo.com>, "Sumo Mailing List" <sumo at webtrek.com>
> Date: Monday, February 3, 2014, 11:50 AM
> Emmett,
> 
> Please pass to the list.
> 
> I am getting messages sent to the list bounced back by
> Spamcop.  Anyone have any idea how to fix?
> 
> Kodaiyama.
> 
> Thanks.
> --------------------------------------------
> On Mon, 2/3/14, Emmett Wayne <eswayne2009 at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> 
>  Subject: Re: [sumo] Changes to the JSA
>  To: "Sumo Mailing List" <sumo at webtrek.com>
>  Date: Monday, February 3, 2014, 10:56 AM
>  
>  I also received the messages listed
>  by sashimaru.
>   
>  Emmett (Torideyama)
>   
>  
>  ________________________________
>   From: sashimaru <sashimaru at tachiai.net>
>  To: 'Sumo Mailing List' <sumo at webtrek.com>
>  
>  Sent: Monday, February 3, 2014 10:45 AM
>  Subject: Re: [sumo] Changes to the JSA
>    
>  
>  I did.
>  
>  Since the reminder i received
>  
>  Jeffery: Miyabiyama's Hair Cutting
>  Doreen: " (Retirement  Dewanoumi)
>  Katrina: World Games Athlete of the Year
>  Jeffery: Changes to the JSA
>  
>  Then your email and Harolds email
>  
>  
>  Happy tachiai
>  sashimaru
>  
>  "Always remember that you are unique. Just like everybody
>  else." 
>  Kyokutenho:
>  "I didn't do a henka. That wasn't a henka, it only looked
>  like one."
>  
>  
>  
>  
>  -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>  Von: sumo-bounces at webtrek.com
>  [mailto:sumo-bounces at webtrek.com]
>  Im Auftrag
>  von Barbara Ann Klein
>  Gesendet: Montag, 3. Februar 2014 15:26
>  An: Sumo Mailing List
>  Betreff: Re: [sumo] Changes to the JSA
>  
>  This is weird. I sent my email about this over a half hour
>  ago and it never
>  arrived in my inbox. . Also, did anyone receive Katrina's
>  post about the
>  Athlete of the Year yesterday? This also did not reach my
>  inbox. 
>  
>  Regards,
>  
>  Barbara 
>  
>  
>  
>  
>  -------Original Message-------
>  
>  From: Jeffrey Anderson
>  Date: 2/3/2014 9:20:12 AM
>  To: sumo at webtrek.com
>  Subject: [sumo] Changes to the JSA
>  
>  Sumo association must work hard as new entity to win
> support
>  of public
>  *
>  *
>  *
>  February 3, 2014
>  The Yomiuri ShimbunNow that it has become a public
> interest
>  incorporated
>  foundation, the Japan Sumo Association must make the most
> of
>  this
>  opportunity to transform itself into an organization with
> a
>  self-purifying
>  power.
>  The Cabinet Office has certified the association as a
> public
>  interest
>  incorporated foundation, and the association has
> officially
>  registered
>  itself as the new type of legal entity.
>  The sumo world was rocked by a series of scandals,
> including
>  the fatal
>  assault of a sumo wrestler by stablemates, gambling on
>  baseball, and
>  bout-fixing. The association has been told by such
> entities
>  as the sports
>  ministry, which has jurisdiction over the JSA, to
> implement
>  organizational
>  reform, greatly delaying the procedures for the
>  transformation into the new
>  incorporated foundation.
>  With its new status, the JSA will continue to be entitled
> to
>  preferential
>  tax treatment, and revenue from the grand tournaments and
>  tournaments in
>  provinces will remain tax-exempt.
>  While taking to heart its responsibility of carrying on
> the
>  tradition of
>  sumo wrestling, the JSA had to make an effort to enhance
> the
>  transparency of
>  its businesses.
>  The most typical example of its opaqueness is the issue of
>  how to deal with
>  the JSA's "elder shares."
>  At present, there are 107 elder shares. Unless a sumo
>  wrestler obtains an
>  elder share upon retirement, he cannot become a
>  stablemaster.
>  Trade of elder shares
>  Elder shares have been traded for huge amounts of money.
>  There are said to
>  have been such deals involving several hundred millions of
>  yen. Generally
>  speaking, the trading of rights to gain income from the
>  association as a
>  stablemaster is a custom hard to understand. In its switch
>  to a public
>  interest incorporated foundation, the JSA has stipulated,
> in
>  its articles of
>  association, that the elder shares are to be placed under
>  its centralized
>  control. Elders who are to retire are able to recommend
>  their replacement,
>  but the transfer of money is prohibited at the time of
>  succession. Those who
>  violate the rule will be severely punished.
>  This is a step forward, but a concern remains. Those who
>  succeed to an elder
>  s name can pay a "guidance fee" to a former elder for
> advice
>  on how to
>  manage a stable, on condition of notifying the JSA.
>  Will the trade of elder shares effectively continue under
>  the guise of
>  guidance fees? The JSA must develop a strict system to
>  scrutinize this
>  possibility.
>  It is praiseworthy that the relationship between the JSA
> and
>  each stable has
>  been clarified. With regards to the training of sumo
>  wrestlers, the
>  association will conclude a commission contract with
>  stablemasters.
>  When irregularities occurred in the past, the association
>  often tried to put
>  an end to scandals by blaming the stables, saying, for
>  instance, "The
>  stablemaster's way of nurturing the wrestler was wrong."
>  From now on, the
>  association's responsibility to consign training of
>  wrestlers outside
>  stables will be put to the test.
>  The form of the JSA's council of the board of trustees,
> the
>  highest
>  decision-making organization for the incorporated
>  foundation, will also
>  change. The majority of the five- to seven-member council
>  will comprise
>  outside experts. It is important to respect the opinions
> of
>  those outside
>  the sumo world to correct long-standing evils.
>  For the JSA to win public support as an entity to operate
>  the "national
>  sport," sumo wrestlers must give performances to meet the
>  public
>  expectations. Hopes are growing for the advent of a
> Japanese
>  yokozuna. We
>  hope both the JSA and sumo stables will make further
> efforts
>  in fostering
>  strong sumo wrestlers.
>  (From The Yomiuri Shimbun,
>  Feb. 3, 2014)
>  Best regards,
>  Jeffrey Anderson
>  Gaijingai
>  
>  For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
>  The saddest are these:
>  It might have been. - John Greenleaf Whittier
>  
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