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House Proceeding 06-15-09 on Jun 15th, 2009 :: 1:02:25 to 1:05:10
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Mazie Hirono

1:02:22 to 1:02:42( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: in your future endeavors. and i do yield back the balance of my time. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro temporeth gentleman yields balance of his time. the gentleman from american samoa. mr. faleomavaega: mr. speaker, at this time i'd like to yield all the time she may want to consume, the gentlelady and the chief sponsor of this bill, the gentlewoman from hawaii, ms.

Mazie Hirono

1:02:25 to 1:05:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mazie Hirono

Mazie Hirono

1:02:43 to 1:03:04( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: hirono. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from hawaii is recognized. ms. hirono: thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to thank the gentleman for yielding me this time and also i'd like to thank neil abercrombie and the previous speaker for his kind and knowledgeable remarks. and you pronounced his name correctly, too, which is wonderful. thank you.

Mazie Hirono

1:03:05 to 1:03:25( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: h.res. 479 recognizes the accomplishments of jesse kuhaulua, which is known as takamiyama daigoro, a trail blazer in the sport of sumo wrestling. maui born, jesse made his bay due as an aspirant in 1974 in osaka.

Mazie Hirono

1:03:26 to 1:03:47( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: at the time he knew little of the japanese language and the subtleties of the sport itself. wondered if his stay in japan would be counted in weeks or months. today, takamiyama daigoro will retire from a 45-year-long sumo career filled with historic milestones. this marks the day before his 65th birthday when senior members of the sport must

Mazie Hirono

1:03:48 to 1:04:12( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: retire. takamiyama daigoro was the first united states-born wrestler to enter the sport of sumo. in 1972 he became the first foreigner to win the emperor's cup, a top division championip in the sport. he was also the first foreign-born wrestler to climb

Mazie Hirono

1:04:13 to 1:04:36( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: to sumo's third highest rank of sakiwaki. he trained future generations in the sport after he stopped actively competing himself. takamiyama opened the doors to others to join him in the most ancient of sports. this group includes saleva'a

Mazie Hirono

1:04:37 to 1:04:57( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: atisano'e, also known as konishiki who reached ozeki. akebono who reached the highest rank. and also many others. today, foreigners from other

Mazie Hirono

1:04:58 to 1:05:10( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: countries, such as mongolia, russia and georgia have attained higher raings and remarkable acclaim in this most ancient of japanese sports. i urge my colleagues to support

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