Just Japan Podcast 57: Sumo…What’s the Deal?

In Episode 57 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O’Shea speaks with returning guest Jason Harris, the man behind “Jason’s All Sumo Channel” on YouTube. They talk about the Japanese sport of Sumo and Jason tells us a little bit about the origins of sumo as well as the basic rules. What makes sumo exciting and at times controversial? They discuss the roll foreign fighters have in the sport in recent years and how some Japanese people feel about it. Jason also talks about the various tournaments around Japan, how he became interested in the sport and how you can see it live and follow it while in Japan.

In this episode Kevin also talks about the new Patreon campaign for the Just Japan Podcast, the 2015 Podcast Awards nomination as well as the Mully’s Place Podcast tshirt campain and upcoming Osaka YouTube Hanami Party.

 

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Just Japan Podcast 57: Sumo…What's the Deal?

Just Japan Podcast 57: Sumo…What’s the Deal?

Contact this episode’s guest Jason Harris:

Check out Jason’s All Sumo channel on YouTube.

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Follow Jason on Twitter: @TaishaJason

 

 

 

SUPPORT the Just Japan Podcast by joining our new Patreon campaign. It’s like a virtual tip jar. If you like the show you can donate as little a s $1 a month! Let’s make the podcast BIGGER and BETTER!

 

Support the Just Japan Podcast patron campaign…a few awesome people are already on board!

Support the Just Japan Podcast patron campaign…a few awesome people are already on board!

 

 

The first Just Japan Podcast contest is over and 3 winners were chosen in a random draw conducted scientifically by a 4 year old! Will the winners please email me their contact info and mailing address: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

The Winners of the 3 awesome Japan snack packs from napajapan.com:

Kreativity (U.S.A) (already contacted me)

Gozumeza (Canada)

Cligba (Norway)

napajapan.com (a great shopping place for all your Japanese snack needs)

napajapan.com (a great shopping place for all your Japanese snack needs)

 

 

Support the Mully’s Place Podcast by buying a Big Paul’s Big Nuts T-Shirt over on spring! ( I bought one last year in the first run of shirts.)

Support the Mully's Place Podcast by buying a Big Paul's Big Nuts tshirt!

Support the Mully’s Place Podcast by buying a Big Paul’s Big Nuts tshirt!

 

Come on out to the 2015 Osaka YouTube Hanami Party at Osaka Castle Park on Aprill 11th, 2015. It starts at 12:00 pm. Check out the Facebook page for more details!

 

 

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