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Japanese accountant picked as cheerleader for NFL's Colts
MDN ^ | 07/09/05

Posted on 07/09/2005 8:08:20 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Japanese accountant picked as cheerleader for NFL's Colts

Accountant Yoshiko Danjo will make her debut as a cheerleader for the NFL's Indianapolis Colts during a pre-season event here in Tokyo next week.

Yoshiko Danjo

Danjo was set to follow her father and grandmother who were both certified public accountants, but her white-collar career has been put on hold after she was chosen as a cheerleader.

Danjo received dancing lessons for six years during her junior high and high school days after watching a stage drama of the major Shiki Theatre Company.

After entering Konan University in Kobe, Danjo witnessed a cheerleading performance and took up the activity.

"You do cheerleading in a group. It suits me because I am not cut out for individual competition," said Danjo, 28.

She didn't want to give up cheerleading after graduating from university and becoming a tax accountant, so she served as a cheerleader for company-owned football clubs in Japan and joined "USA," a cheerleader organization in the country.

From Monday to Friday, she worked as an accountant in Osaka, and often visited Tokyo on weekends to do cheerleading.

In February, while taking part in a special cheerleading course in Hawaii for the "Pro Bowl," the NFL's All-Star Game, a short cheerleader encouraged her to become a cheerleader in the NFL.

Dajor, 152 centimeters tall, said, "I learned then that height doesn't matter."

Visiting the U.S. again in April, Danjo finally won the Colts' cheerleading audition, although her chances were only about one in nine.

After a NFL cheerleaders' event in mid-July, the Indianapolis Colts will play the Atlanta Falcons in Tokyo on Aug. 6. (Mainichi)

July 9, 2005


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: accountant; cheerleader; colts; indianapolis; preseasongame; sports
Is Peyton Manning still with Colts?
1 posted on 07/09/2005 8:08:21 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; sushiman; Ronin; AmericanInTokyo; gaijin; struggle; DTogo; GATOR NAVY; Iris7; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 07/09/2005 8:08:42 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; TheBigB; Asphalt; pissant; Tijeras_Slim

That filly sure has coltish legs.


3 posted on 07/09/2005 8:11:01 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Dajor, 152 centimeters tall, said, "I learned then that height doesn't matter."

152 centimeters.......that's 60.8 inches for you and me....or 5' even.

4 posted on 07/09/2005 8:14:55 AM PDT by Jackknife (No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.-MacArthur)
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To: jakkknife


Ahhhhh...the perfect height. lol.


5 posted on 07/09/2005 8:16:46 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent Green is People!")
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Here's another picture I found of the young lady on the Japanese version:


6 posted on 07/09/2005 8:33:41 AM PDT by snowsislander
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To: snowsislander
Re #6

This one is from S. Korea:

a Hyundai cheerleader


7 posted on 07/09/2005 8:46:12 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
One more:


8 posted on 07/09/2005 8:52:37 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Yes Peyton is still with the Colts are they are gonna win it this year! :D


9 posted on 07/09/2005 8:58:46 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Echo Talon
Re #9

Great! Go Colts!

10 posted on 07/09/2005 8:59:28 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: Echo Talon

Errr, Yes, Peyton is still with the Colts and they are gonna win it this year... sorry got to excited... whoo hoo almost time for football! :D


11 posted on 07/09/2005 9:00:20 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

yep! look at post #11 :P


12 posted on 07/09/2005 9:01:02 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Echo Talon

Is it my imagination or does Peyton have an unusually large head?


13 posted on 07/09/2005 9:08:27 AM PDT by jimboster (Vitajex, whatcha doin' to me)
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To: Echo Talon
Boring
14 posted on 07/09/2005 9:10:25 AM PDT by dts32041 ( Dear Senator Durbin, I am not an Illinois Nazi. (US ARMY RET))
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To: TigerLikesRooster
It's not a bureaucracy...it's a cheerocracy
15 posted on 07/09/2005 9:17:07 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Does the Red Crescent have falafel dollies?)
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To: jimboster
Peyton is one goofy lookin' dude but he is bar none the best QB in the league.
16 posted on 07/09/2005 9:17:59 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I likie phoooot brawl vely vely much


17 posted on 07/09/2005 9:18:15 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Does the Red Crescent have falafel dollies?)
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To: Echo Talon

Peyton may end up sufferting the same fate as Dan Marino. So dominant in one aspect of the game, that the others suffer, and as a result, plays his whole career without getting a ring. If Peyton ever wins a Super Bowl, it will be in a season where he won't have to throw 40+ touchdown passes.


18 posted on 07/09/2005 9:21:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Its possible, they MUST do it this year... Their defense needs to step up to the plate and deliver. If any team scores 40 points they should win.


19 posted on 07/09/2005 9:24:48 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Echo Talon

If Fred Taylor stays healthy, I think the Jags will make it to the Super Bowl.


20 posted on 07/09/2005 9:26:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I win the bears would have traded up for Matt Jones and put him at TE. Now the Bears are scrambling to figure out who to put at TE, they are maybe going to put conver a WR and put him there... or stick with one that they had... bad move... I knew the needed a a TE we had a RB and just need the o-line fixed, now we have 2 RB's o-line patched and no credible TE... my 2 teams are Bears and Colts.


21 posted on 07/09/2005 9:30:04 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Mmmmmmmmm!
Japanese accountant cheerleaders!

22 posted on 07/09/2005 9:37:45 AM PDT by uglybiker (A woman's most powerful weapon is a guy's imagination.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Great, Japan is critically understaffed with CPA's right now and then one of them goes and pursues a ridiculous career as NFL eye-candy! This is outrageous and...oh wait, nice picture...anyways...Japan needs CPA's for their MNC's to comply with the GAAP...oh wait, five feet tall? Never mind. Welcome to America!

/h

23 posted on 07/09/2005 9:39:52 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Forget about Terrorism Fool! My pug has the master plan!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Thank you for brightening up my Saturday!


24 posted on 07/09/2005 9:46:39 AM PDT by texson66 ("Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing." - Lord Moulton)
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To: K4Harty

LOL!


25 posted on 07/09/2005 9:47:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: K4Harty

She can do my taxes anytime.


26 posted on 07/09/2005 9:47:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TigerLikesRooster

"Dajor, 152 centimeters tall, said, "I learned then that height doesn't matter."

I matters to me. How tall is 152 centimeters in REAL measurements?


27 posted on 07/09/2005 9:49:45 AM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: joesnuffy
I likie phoooot brawl vely vely much

I can't believe your display of condescension and arrogance. No wonder they call us "ugly Americans."

P.S. Hubba Hubba!

;o>

28 posted on 07/09/2005 9:49:49 AM PDT by papertyger (Power concedes nothing without a demand. Frederick Douglass)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

29 posted on 07/09/2005 10:54:43 AM PDT by spycatcher
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To: TigerLikesRooster

No, but Pay-A-Ton Manning is.


30 posted on 07/09/2005 10:57:46 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: Echo Talon
whoo hoo almost time for football! :D

Youth Football sign ups start at 5PM local time for me, today. Looking forward to this season, as this is the last year that I will be able to coach my son; he goes into school sports year after this.

As a coach, the next 3-4 months are the best time of the year for me. Teaching the young kids the skills of the game, sharing my love of the game with them, and seeing them develop through out the season. There are few things that can compare with the look a kid gets on his face when an understanding of the game comes across him. From my experience, it usually comes right after the kid makes his first really big hit in a game, and understands that its more fun to do the hitting, than taking it:-)

31 posted on 07/09/2005 11:11:45 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Good, according to my schedule, we won't have to play the Colts until the Super Bowl.

Panthers Fan {;o)~

32 posted on 07/09/2005 11:13:13 AM PDT by RightWinger
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To: TigerLikesRooster; maikeru; Dr. Marten; Eric in the Ozarks; Al Gator; snowsislander; sushiman; ...
A dime-a-dozen in Japan.

>Japan * ping * (kono risuto ni hairitai ka detai wo shirasete kudasai : let me know if you want on or off this list)

33 posted on 07/09/2005 11:34:52 AM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: jakkknife
152 centimeters.......that's 60.8 inches for you and me....or 5' even.

Momma always said "good things come in small packages". Dajor is cute and having lived in Japan for 4.5 years, I appreciate their ladies!

MoodyBlu

34 posted on 07/09/2005 12:32:42 PM PDT by MoodyBlu
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To: MoodyBlu
I used to work at a Summer resort which hired around 30 Japanese students for part of the Summer. The girls were generally pretty plain although every year there would be one or two really pretty ones.

I noticed the Japanese boys thought the same ones were pretty that we did.

35 posted on 07/09/2005 12:36:03 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: MoodyBlu
Momma always said "good things come in small packages".

I have a few female oriental friends, and they are all the most beautiful women I know.

36 posted on 07/09/2005 12:46:10 PM PDT by Jackknife (No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.-MacArthur)
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To: righttackle44

Previous poster had it wrong. 152 cm is 59.8 inches. 60.0 inches is 152.4 cm, so she could actually be exactly 5 feet tall and her height in centimeters was rounded down; but if she were 5'0 1/4" then she'd be listed at 153 cm.

5 feet is tall enough, even 4'11" is tall enough.


37 posted on 07/09/2005 1:30:08 PM PDT by VeritatisSplendor
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To: TigerLikesRooster

But, what about all those numbers that will now go uncrunched??


38 posted on 07/09/2005 1:33:03 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Turbo Pig

Yep! I played Strong Saftey, a little bit of corner and "some"
running back, Defense was the best. :D We had great coaches I only got to play one season in 8th grade because I kept tearing hip muscles, but the injury free season I had was probably the best time I ever had. :D


39 posted on 07/09/2005 2:29:27 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: jakkknife
and they are all the most beautiful women I know.

My three granddaughters are 25% Japanese, and yes they are beautiful.

40 posted on 07/09/2005 6:06:14 PM PDT by RightWinger
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