[sumo] Knock some sense into sumo | The Japan Times

Jeffrey Anderson jpaitv at gmail.com
Sat Mar 28 20:15:45 EDT 2020

(This is a letter to the editor from a reader)


Sumo bravely continued, holding its recent tournament without the roar of
the the crowds, but with the sickening sound of head-to-head collisions.
Please protect these men from serious brain injuries.

The Japan Sumo Association must adopt a standing tachi-ai (the initial
charge at the start of a bout).

In other sports, all athletes who risk head injury from collisions are
either pulled for observation, as in the National Football League in the
United States, or the potentially damaging move is prohibited, as in
headers in soccer.

Sumo is a serious sport. Let’s be sensible before these rikishi are knocked

On Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 5:32 PM Carol Tan <caroltan at tandynasty.com> wrote:

> Alas, I’m locked out of the JapanTimes website for some reason.  Jeff, are
> you able to do a copy/past for this article?
> If so, domo arrogate goziamasu!
> Carol
> > On Mar 28, 2020, at 3:16 PM, Jeffrey Anderson <jpaitv at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2020/03/27/reader-mail/knock-sense-sumo/
> >
> > Let the debate begin. Who’ s first?
> >
> > Gajungai
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Best regards,
Jeffrey Anderson

For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these:
It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier
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