[sumo] Coronavirus slams into Japan's sumo world and reveals a dark side - The Washington Post

Greg Jobber lainagier at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 00:04:56 EST 2021

Looks like the article has already been corrected. Nice.

On Sun, 24 Jan 2021 at 06:37, R. Brown <brownro214 at gmail.com> wrote:

> List members, for your consideration this comment on the article by
> username DK_109:
> Kotokantetsu, who like all wrestlers goes by a single professional name
> This isn't accurate. Lower-ranked wrestlers typically only go by one name,
> but once you reach the "salaried" ranks (Juryo and Makunouchi) you go by
> two. Hakuho, for instance (which this article misnames as "Hakuko"), is
> "Hakuho Sho". Kotokantetsu's highest ranked stablemate is Kotoshoho
> Yoshinari.
> There's some fairly notable errors in this article, which tells me it was
> written by someone who doesn't know sumo very well (getting Hakuho's name
> wrong is particularly egregious, given that he's basically the Wayne
> Gretzky of sumo - the greatest and most record-setting wrestler to ever
> compete) and apparently wasn't looked over by anyone who does. Come on,
> WaPo, you're better than this.
> On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 12:29 PM Jeffrey Anderson <jpaitv at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/japan-sumo-coronavirus/2021/01/21/fc351ea8-54f2-11eb-acc5-92d2819a1ccb_story.html
>> Excellent story RE: corona virus and sumo.
>> Sent from my iPhone
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