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Sumo...Japanese gladiators?
March 27: Asashooooooouryuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

May 26th 2008
Japanese Vocabulary: yokozuna: the highest rank a sumo can achieve fundoshi: sumo thong thing yowai: weak higashi: east nishi: west chanko nabe: a type of nabe dish (hotpot dish) that is specific to sumos...it, along with rice and beer, seems to be the staple dish of their diet. Like all nabe, it consists of a broth in which items are s ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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