That heya (stables) in Japan are limited to two foreigners is akin to, say, Korean basketball's restriction of two foreign players to each team. Although the KBA's limits should have no bearing on, say, ladies golf (LPGA-related stuff), since women golfers in Korea have no control whatsoever over what the basketball people do.
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Saturday, November 7, 2009
Did you know the father of pro wrestling in Japan was a Korean? Something I discovered when trying to find out if restrictions on foreign participants were still common in Japan (apparently, they still are), for this comment at Brian's.
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How dare those dirty Chosenjin stain a sacred ritual like sumo wrestling?!?!ReplyDelete
Btw... Sumo wrestling probably came FROM the Korean peninsula... through Koguryo.ReplyDelete
i have to point out that rikidozan was a pro wrestler, not a sumo wrestler. like, this kind or wrestling:ReplyDelete
they made a movie about his life some years back called 역도산. i can't remember if it was any good, though.