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Sumo Behind the Scenes

November is always Sumo season in Fukuoka as the Grand  Sumo Tournament goes to town for the Kyushu Basho.  Sumo tickets are expensive and hard to come by, but to get a front seat and intimate view of the wrestlers, you don’t really have to pay a single yen.  As the the tournament begins, many …

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How People in Japan can Help Victims of Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) in the Philippines

On September 26, 2009, Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) hit Metro Manila and its neighboring towns.  It experienced the heaviest rainfall in 40 years. More than 200 people are dead (number still rising), thousands missing and 450,000 displaced as 80% of the area was submerged during the peak of the storm which poured more rain than Hurricane …

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74 year old Japanese wins Bodybuilding Championship

Japan’s senior population has always impressed me with their independence, longevity and strength.  When I say strength however, I usually mean walking up to the bus station and doing the groceries, but Tsutomu Tosaka gives it a whole new meaning. He is a 74-year old bodybuilder who recently won the 21st Japan Masters Bodybuilding Championship …