Robo-Geisha is one crazy movie +

Bit NSFW. Well, I’ve never been one to shy away from crazy Japanese cult movies. As a matter of fact, I didn’t think I would find one that topped Tokyo Gore Police. Silly me. Leave it to the minds that created Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police to team up and create this over the […]

A 3 foot horror story +

The bathroom in many homes is a very lonely room. You only visit it when you need something, and not for the pleasant atmosphere the room provides. So is it really hard to believe that the lonely bathrooms around the world holds a deep seated grudge for the humans that use it? I think not. […]

A real Hello Kitty +

If you are reading this website right now, I would find it very hard for you to not know what Hello Kitty is. One could argue that it is one of the most well known Japanese brands right up there with Honda and Sony. This video has nothing to do with Hello Kitty other than […]

Kids vs Zombies +

So, Andrea subliminally tricked me into purchasing Left 4 Dead on Steam, and I have been enjoying playing it for the past few days now. Funnily enough, I have to play Louis everytime I play online because well… my real name is Louis and I’m African-American. You may be wondering what zombies have to do […]

Ichi the Killer Bento +

Gore movies are one of my many favorites from Japan. The last one I watched was Tokyo Gore Police a few months ago. What can I say about that besides it was unbelievably gory… As for the actual story, I think I could of written something better as weekend homework in the 4th grade. But […]

Naoto Fukasawa’s Fruit Juice +

They say that the way food or drinks look plays a major influence on how well we like it. I would have to agree. These are some awesome fruit juice packaging from Industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. Looking at the strawberry box, it looks as if the packaging may even feel like the specific fruit it […]

Mini Nikon SLR in Japanese candy +

Gilco is one of Japan’s oldest candy companies, and is home to the popular Glico caramel candy as well as the legendary Pocky. For about 80 years now, inside the Glico caramel candy boxes there is a small toy called “Omake of Glico” (Small gift of Glico). It started off as little toys kids would […]

Space Invaders Bank +

Tomy has done it again. If you are old enough to remember space invaders, this functioning bank will trigger your├é┬ánostalgia├é┬áreflex. Personally I remember the game, but I’m too young to remember the actual table. We did have a functioning Atari when I was a child though. Ah. Memories.


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14 year old girl to compete in Sumo World Championships +

Sammy Sumo

We all know how big sumo is in Japan. You may not realize that it is actually big in other countries as well. Meet Samantha-Jane Stacy. She’s not your ordinary school girl. Her 8th grade Australian classmates have affectionately named her “Sammy Sumo”. At age 14, she hopes to be the youngest ever to compete in the World Sumo Championships this month in Estonia. She weighs in at an impressive 20 stones (280 pounds), and she is still as nimble as any child athlete.

Sammy Sumo

Like many sumo wrestlers, Samantha eats a very healthy diet which consists mostly of Weetbix and lasagna. She does not try to put on weight. Samantha says,

I’m naturally a big girl. I don’t have to eat anything extra. I have a medical condition that does not allow me to lose the weight. A side effect of that means I look obese. But I do have a healthy diet.

Sammy Sumo

She became interested in the sport after reasearching and watching videos on the internet. Her brother Blake Stacey is her trainer, and also a sumo wrestler. He recently competed in this year’s Oceania Championships. Samantha is excited to head to Estonia to represent Australia with her 4 other teammates, however she’s really nervous about the 32-hour flight there. I wish her the best of luck. For a video by an Australian news channel, check out MSN.

Sammy Sumo

Sammy Sumo

Daily Mail via Japundit.

7 Responses to “14 year old girl to compete in Sumo World Championships”

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    Sebastian HussainNo Gravatar Says:

    A healthy diet will always be composed of high fiber frutis and veggies, low sugar, low carb and rich in protein.:~,

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    Japanese WordsNo Gravatar Says:

    240 at 18. That’s pretty incredible. I hope she does well. Played right, I think she could become very popular in Japan.

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    BethNo Gravatar Says:

    I think that’s awesome that she can find something like that to do instead of feeling sorry for her self because of that medical condition. Best of luck Darling!!!

    Oh and Wilden, Your an idiot, i don’t really care if she was American, Japanese, Ethiopian, or what, that girl is accomplishing more in her life than you probably ever will.

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    sussieNo Gravatar Says:

    I just read about this girl in the newspaper today (I am from Australia). She was fundraising to go to some championships. Her brother is a little older and is training in Sumo as well.

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    EloyNo Gravatar Says:

    I don’t know wildan. she is just competing in a legit of luck to her.

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    WildanNo Gravatar Says:

    Once again, thank god she’s not American.

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