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  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
shin2

Replies: 344
Views: 852507

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:25 pm   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
Re: January basho

A lot of yaocho in this tournament. Pretty obvious examples.
  Topic: Japanese Celebrity Obituaries
shin2

Replies: 105
Views: 733533

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:33 am   Subject: Japanese Celebrity Obituaries
Actress Kiki Kirin passed away yesterday at 75.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/vod/closeup/4002717/
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
shin2

Replies: 344
Views: 852507

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:59 am   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?


Kaio appeared on the Dotchi no Ryori special that aired several years after that show ended. Looked like he had lost weight, not a lot but some.

The two yokozuna from Hawaii who were Kaio's co ...
  Topic: Academy Awards/Oscars
shin2

Replies: 113
Views: 46303

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:43 am   Subject: Academy Awards/Oscars


I highly recommend the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. The original Swedish films, not the American remake. Excellent suspense films. Available on Netflix.

Is it too late to comment on som ...
  Topic: Japanese Celebrity Obituaries
shin2

Replies: 105
Views: 733533

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:55 am   Subject: Japanese Celebrity Obituaries
Much like Sei Hiraizumi, it seemed like this guy was everything.

Masahiko Tsugawa passes away from heart failure

Actor Masahiko Tsugawa passed away on August 4th from heart failure. He was 78 y ...
  Topic: American Football (NFL, College, etc.)
shin2

Replies: 4764
Views: 1275138

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:10 pm   Subject: American Football (NFL, College, etc.)
There were two classes of College Football announcers.

1) Keith Jackson

2) All the rest.

RIP, Keith:

Was out of the country, so I didn't know about Keith Jackson's passing until a couple o ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
shin2

Replies: 344
Views: 852507

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:26 am   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
Glad Harumafuji was able to win his ninth basho. A class act, the epitome of hinkaku, which is an important characteristic for yokozuna.

Here's a short video which shows he's not your typical pro ...
  Topic: Aoi Tokugawa Sandai
shin2

Replies: 7
Views: 36499

PostForum: Discussions on Japanese Dramas   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:59 am   Subject: Aoi Tokugawa Sandai


Of all the taigas I've seen, this one, "Toshie to Matsu" and "Musashi" would be my "besto 3". By an amazing coincidence, all three had casts consisting of excellent a ...
  Topic: Food, Food, and More Food Thread
shin2

Replies: 25200
Views: 3907293

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:54 am   Subject: Food, Food, and More Food Thread
Re: Trails to Tsukiji.

Like that show a lot. Anything sold there can be a subject for an episode: sea food, vegetables, fruit, etc.
  Topic: Food, Food, and More Food Thread
shin2

Replies: 25200
Views: 3907293

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:48 am   Subject: Food, Food, and More Food Thread
Today is the 80th anniversary of the official state food of Hawaii, SPAM:

Spam is a very versatile meat; it can be thrown into anything: with ramen (or saimin if you're in Hawaii), in omelettes, an ...
  Topic: Movies! Movies! Movies! (Non-Japanese)
shin2

Replies: 5012
Views: 1163931

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:08 am   Subject: Movies! Movies! Movies! (Non-Japanese)
Watched a documentary, Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016).

While the subject is of course Japanese and most of the people interviewed are Japanese, this is not a Japanese film. It was directed by Ja ...
  Topic: Japanese Celebrity Obituaries
shin2

Replies: 105
Views: 733533

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:57 am   Subject: Japanese Celebrity Obituaries
Just as a great ballplayer will get his number retired, they should now retire the character of overbearing mother-in-law:

Yoko Nogiwa passes away at 81

Actress Nogiwa Yoko passed away at the a ...
  Topic: Nisei Week Festival/Little Tokyo/Related
shin2

Replies: 1874
Views: 906084

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:38 am   Subject: Nisei Week Festival/Little Tokyo/Related


Oh man! This is our old Mitsuwa. I want to go so bad. Maybe next year though we can since we hope to move back across the country to SoCal next year....we might move to SD and not LA this time, th ...
  Topic: I'm Going To Japan
shin2

Replies: 11337
Views: 2452376

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:12 am   Subject: I'm Going To Japan
^ Speaking of cafes, they showed this place on "Japanology Plus" today. A restaurant thats menu is based on what they serve in elementary schools in Japan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch? ...
  Topic: Celebrity Obituaries
shin2

Replies: 856
Views: 700068

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:22 am   Subject: Celebrity Obituaries
Frank Deford passed away earlier this week at the age of 78. Primarily known as a sportswriter (although he wrote and commented on many subjects and topics, including writing a novel taking place in ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
shin2

Replies: 344
Views: 852507

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:51 pm   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
I was one of those who was skeptical of Kisenosato's promotion to yokozuna; I felt he was undeserving of the honor. But he certainly performed admirably after being injured.

As for Terunofuji--jus ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
shin2

Replies: 344
Views: 852507

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:41 am   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
Thought-provoking article:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2017/02/19/issues/media-outside-japan-must-stop-normalizing-sumo-ethno-sport/#.WKnkqWWwpHg
  Topic: American Football (NFL, College, etc.)
shin2

Replies: 4764
Views: 1275138

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:11 am   Subject: American Football (NFL, College, etc.)
Falcons' epic collapse should not detract from Patriots' epic win.

And no, I am not a Pats fan.
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
shin2

Replies: 344
Views: 852507

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:19 am   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
Japan is happy, the JSA is happy, and Konishiki is reminded once again of how he got screwed out of yokozuna promotion over 20 years ago (38 wins and two yusho over a three-basho span versus Kisenosat ...
  Topic: American Football (NFL, College, etc.)
shin2

Replies: 4764
Views: 1275138

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:28 am   Subject: American Football (NFL, College, etc.)
Yesterday's NFL games produced an interesting fact. There were 12 failed extra point attempts. Contrast that with 2014, the last year before PAT kicks were moved back--that whole season there was a ...
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