Saturday, February 6, 2010


Thought the biggest news in Japan this week was the Yen beating up on everything else? Or puppetmaster Ozawa's continued woes? Nope. What about Toyota? Maybe.

The biggest story in Japan this week is the coming retirement of Asashouryu, perhaps the best sumo wrestler of the last 20 years. Unfortunately he got into a drunken scuffle a few weeks ago and the Sumo elders cannot forgive him, so he is calling it quits. Too bad for Sumo. Asashoyryu is the Jordan of Sumo, greatness with confidence, retiring in his prime.

Fast forward to 1:57 area for a classic.