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  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
shin2

Replies: 382
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PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:07 am   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
Terunofuji completes the greatest comeback in the history of ozumo by winning the July basho. A remarkable, highly improbable outcome.

Asanoyama must be kicking himself.

What the hell happene ...
  Topic: American Football (NFL, College, etc.)
shin2

Replies: 4773
Views: 1476839

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 8:48 am   Subject: American Football (NFL, College, etc.)
Gino Marchetti, one of the greatest players in NFL history, passes away.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/nfl/bs-sp-colts-marchetti-obit-20190430-story.html
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
shin2

Replies: 382
Views: 1208497

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:09 am   Subject: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
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Y1e Hakuho 15 - 0

M4w Ichinojo 14 - 1

O1w Goeido 12 - 3

M7e Aoiyama 12 - 3

M8w Kotoshogiku 11 - 4

Who knew Ichinojo could be consistently excellent throughout an entire basho. ...
  Topic: Yamaguchi Tomoko
shin2

Replies: 126
Views: 218463

PostForum: Discussions on Artistes   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:03 am   Subject: Yamaguchi Tomoko
They just recently did a poll (for people old enough to remember) who the most popular drama actresses of the 1990's were. Not to surprising who came out no.1:

1) Tomoko Yamaguchi

2) Nanako Mats ...
  Topic: Celebrity Obituaries
shin2

Replies: 865
Views: 853502

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:47 am   Subject: Celebrity Obituaries
Dan Jenkins, one of the great sportswriters of all-time, died last week at the age of 90.
He became nationally known when he joined Sports Illustrated in the early 60's. Later, he went on to write a ...
  Topic: Japanese Movies/Discussion/Recommendations
shin2

Replies: 4594
Views: 3321964

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment Discussions   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:02 am   Subject: Japanese Movies/Discussion/Recommendations
Ramen Heads is a 2017 Japanese documentary about--you guessed it--ramen. The movie focuses on Tomita Osamu, the reigning king of ramen in Japan (his restaurant in Matsudo, Chiba has won the title of ...
  Topic: Baseball (MLB, WBC, College, etc.)
shin2

Replies: 5556
Views: 2268958

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:43 am   Subject: Baseball (MLB, WBC, College, etc.)

And here are the remaining Brooklyn Dodger players still living. I would have known Roger Craig, Carl Erskine, Lasorda, and Koufax. Most of the rest, I never heard of.


Bob Aspromonte, born June ...
  Topic: Does anyone here watch SUMO?
shin2

Replies: 382
Views: 1208497

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: 109
Views: 922141

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: 382
Views: 1208497

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: 70211

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: 109
Views: 922141

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: 4773
Views: 1476839

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: 382
Views: 1208497

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: 50378

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: 25203
Views: 4275809

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: 25203
Views: 4275809

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: 5013
Views: 1271114

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: 109
Views: 922141

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: 1899
Views: 1183081

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 ...
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