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M.A. in Sumo Studies...
This is Verena, Sumo expert and scout.
I saw Sumo on TV for the very first time when I was 13 and it totally fascinated me...
...now I am a Japanologist (Sumo-researcher), teaching about Sumo and working for a political foundation as researcher in Tokyo.
Entertaining ~ scientific public presentations of up to 3 hours are possible in English, German and Japanese.
In 2009 a young man from Egypt asked online for help - he wanted to be introduced to Japan's National Sport Sumo, already being an amateur. Me, and my friend Mr. G. teamed up to make the dream of that young man possible, so after hard work and long prep. we went to Japan in September 2011 together, introduced the young man to teams and really made it. Oosunaarashi had been born, 大砂嵐 - the Great Sand Storm.
I am a published author and am working on several projects right now.
More about me - German interview here: http://hoploblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/sieben-fragen-an-verena-hopp/
English interview here: http://www.myeyestokyo.com/13811
Japanese interview here: http://www.myeyestokyo.jp/53330
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