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House Proceeding 06-15-09 on Jun 15th, 2009 :: 0:57:40 to 1:00:20
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:57:26 to 0:57:47( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: upon the table for what purpose does the gentleman rise? mr. faleomavaega: i move to suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 479. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 439. resolution honoring the contributions of takamiyama daigoro and to united states-japan relations.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:57:40 to 1:00:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:57:48 to 0:58:09( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from american samoa, mr. faleomavaega, and the gentleman from florida, mr. bilirakis, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from american samoa. mr. faleomavaega: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. faleomavaega: and revise and

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:58:10 to 0:58:30( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: extend on the resolution. mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of this resolution recognizing the contributions of takamiyama daigoro to the sport of sumo wrestling, the most ancient sport in japan, and the u.s.-japan relationship. i yield myself such time as i may consume.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:58:31 to 0:58:51( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: mr. speaker, june 15, 2009, marks the day before tacka meama's 65th birthday when those in sumo must retire. over the course of this exceptional 45-year career, takamiyama daigoro, not only achieved great success as a sportsman, but also built

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:58:52 to 0:59:13( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: enduring bridges -- building gaps and bridges between the united states and the people and government of japan jesse, his real hawaiian name, known professio takamiyama d blazer in the sport of sumo wrestling in every sense of the word.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:59:14 to 0:59:34( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: . he was worn in the great state of hawaii and became the u.s.-born wrestler to go into sumo in japan. when he came to japan to enter the sumo wrestling ring he was new to japan. despite having nprior experience in japan with sumo wrestling he quickly mastered the sport's physical and unique

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:59:35 to 0:59:55( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: traditions. he was also master the japanese language and the nuances of the japanese culture. takamiyama daigoro competed in over 1,400 matches winning 12 gold stars and prizes. in 1972 he became the first foreigner to win the emperor's

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:59:56 to 1:00:18( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: cup, the top division championship in the sport of sumo wrestli after that victory, the u.s. ambassador read a message from president nickon marking the rst time english words were used, ever spoken at a sumo tournament. takamiyama daigoro to this day is the first and only foreigner

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:00:19 to 1:00:21( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: to open his own training stable for sumo wrestlers.

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