Asashoryu has never been popular in Japan. He has never struck a chord with the Japanese, despite his many tournament victories. On numerous occasions, he has projected a “bad boy” image. A street fighter, a bathroom brawler. Watching him on and off the sumo ring really makes us yearn for the days of truly great yokozuna who had an undisputable

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Japan’s Gold at Torino

We in Japan finally got something to get excited about at the Torino Winter Olympics. After a long medal drought, Japan finally won a gold medal. Needless to say, it generated a huge sensation in Japan. Of course, any gold medal would create a sensation in Japan, but this one was triple special. It was for women’s figure skating, the crown jewel

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