Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010
Professor, 47 (Chilean)
As Asashoryu was at the peak of his sumo career, and was a love/hate figure, he now has a chance to really spice up the world of MMA (mixed martial arts) here in Japan.
Artist, 31 (Japanese)
He should start a nabe (hot pot) business. Sumo is synonymous with nabe, and he is very popular, so people would eat there. He should sell various types of nabe, not only chanko nabe.
English teacher, 40 (Australian)
He will be popular in Japan for about a year or so, I think, so he should milk it. He should do variety shows and sports commentary. He could be very successful.
Musician, 23 (Japanese)
He is a superstar in Mongolia as well as in Japan, but his fame here in Japan will become more difficult to maintain, so I think it is best for him to go home.
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Student, 22 (American/Japanese)
I'd like to see him go into Japanese movies, because he speaks such good Japanese and young people see him as a rebel. I suspect he will continue with martial arts here, though.