Clown prince of sumo Takamisakari retires | The Japan Times

Clown prince of sumo Takamisakari retires | The Japan Times. At the core of Sumo is stoicism.  You never complain, criticise or boast.  Whereas WWF is all about bragging and bullshit, sumo is about subtlety wrapped in extraordinary physical and mental strength.  (If you're not familiar with pro-wrestling, just compare the original Iron Chef with … Continue reading Clown prince of sumo Takamisakari retires | The Japan Times

Harumafuji claims perfect record | The Japan Times

Harumafuji claims perfect record | The Japan Times. Good to see good Sumo news.  Harumafuji gets "Zensho Yusho", a perfect 15-0 record in the January tournament, thereby silencing the critics on the Yokozuna Deliberation council owing to his "poor" 9-6 record in November 2012. Baruto sadly won't be automatically returning to the Ozeki rank; his … Continue reading Harumafuji claims perfect record | The Japan Times

Probability of strong quakes revised upward for eastern Japan | The Japan Times Online

Probability of strong quakes revised upward for eastern Japan | The Japan Times Online. The Japanese seismic intensity scale "shindo" is a measure of the effects of an earthquake.  It is more meaningful for what is happening at the surface and at various locations away from the epicentre.  In general, a higher Magnitude means a higher shindo, but there … Continue reading Probability of strong quakes revised upward for eastern Japan | The Japan Times Online

M7.3 tremblor could have been an aftershock from 3/11

Japan Times is reporting that the Japan Meteorological Agency said the 5:18 p.m. quake was likely an aftershock of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami [東北地方太平洋沖地震], the magnitude-9 quake that devastated the region on 11 March 2011 and warned of an aftershock from Friday's temblor of up to magnitude 6 within a week. A tsunami of up to … Continue reading M7.3 tremblor could have been an aftershock from 3/11