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NameAlan Portillo
ShikonaAsahinokuni
ResidenceCoronado, California (across the bay from San Diego)
E-mailgaijin@san.rr.com
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Place of BirthWatsonville, California
Birthdate3/6/58
WorkRetired Navy officer, now Defense Contractor
Favorite RikishiActive: Musashimaru Retired: Konishiki
SML games playedTotoro's Hoshitori
Sumo fan because...I got hooked while stationed at Misawa Air Base in Aomori-ken from 1988 through 1991. The first basho I watched in its entirety was Kyushu 1989, where Konishiki won his first yusho. I've visited the Ryogoku Kokugikan several times, just not at the same time a basho was taking place...

I've also enclosed a photo from my time in Japan.