Well, this column could actually read "Ones To Watch – On Their
Way Out Soon?" Of course, we – no, everyone – is talking about the
yaocho scandal that has hit the Ozumo world recently. Bouts have
obviously been thrown, and bout throwers in the second division have
been careless enough to deliver proofs of their doings. Read more...
1965 to 1973 was a rough time to be a trading card collector in
Japan because production was almost zero. Menko cards had made a valiant
production run from the 1930s until 1964 where millions of cards were mass
produced with thousands of different themes. Then in almost a blink of an
eye menko production stopped in 1964 ... Read more...
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was a classic looking figure in sumo, and briefly carried the sword
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