Hatsuyo Sugawara (菅原初代) category

Kobayashi's latest blog entry translated is about the Battle of Big Eaters 3 with a focus on the Molly Schuyler vs. Hatsuyo Sugawara matchup.
The 2015 edition of TV Tokyo's "Gluttonous Queen" competition will be televised on March 29. Natsuko "Gal" Sone will face Hatsuyo "The Witch" Sugawara and Angela Sato.
FNN News reports that Hatsuyo "The Witch" Sugawara ate 480 cups of noodles in the Morioko wanko soba noodle eating contest, short of the record 559. Her goal was 600 cups.

Sugawara threepeats “Gluttonous Queen”


RocketNews24 reports that Hatsuyo “the Witch” won TV Tokyo’s “Gluttonous Queen” contest for the third year in a row. Youtube has videos of the final round: Part 1 | Part 2

update Calorie Lab has an English blog entry about the program

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Missioninpo has uploaded news videos about the Morioka wanko soba noodles eating contest that Hatsuyo "the Witch" Sugawara won for the third year in a row by eating 399 small bowls in 10 minutes. (Part 1 | Part 2)
Hatsuyo Sugawara's victory in the Morioka wanko soba noodle eating contest was mentioned in the "What's Up With Japan" segment of the G4 Network's Attack of the Show
Keizei.biz reports that Hatsuyo "The Witch" Sugawara won the Morioka wanko soba noodle eating contest for the third year in a row by eating 399 bowls in 10 minutes. update Japan Times has an English article about the contest.
Videos of Hatsuyo "The Witch" Sugawara competing against members of the group KAT-TUN in a 6kg ramen challenge, a 3kg burger challenge and a 2.5 kg curry eating challenge are available on youtube. The caption says Sugawara has won 4 million yen (about $40,000) in her competitive eating career.

Sugawara repeats as Gluttonous Queen

R Suzuki has a writeups of today’s Gluttonous Queen program on her blog. Hatsuyo “The Witch Sugawara” repeated as champion. Natsuko “Gal” Sone was fifth. The final rounds were held in Australia after taking place in Hawaii in previous years.

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Gluttonous Queen 2009 next weekend

A web page for this year’s Gluttonous Queen contest has been set up on TV Tokyo’s web site. The program will be televised on March 29. Natsuko “Gal” Sone will attempt to regain her title from Hatsuyo “The Witch” Sugawara.

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Japanese MLE Wii game to be released March 24

Famitsu.com reports that the Japanese version of the Major League Eating video game for the Nintendo Wii will be released on March 24 and the price will be 900 yen. Nobuyuki “the Giant” Shirota and Hatsuyo “the Witch” Sugawara are the new characters, apparently replacing Rich LeFevre and Juliet Lee. The game was first announced in August and the original release date was October 14, 2008.

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Link Buffet: December 15, 2008

update As of 1:30pm eastern, upper level Wing Bowl tickets appear to be available

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Link Buffet: December 3, 2008

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Link Buffet: November 24, 2008

update The Spike’s record challenger broke the store record with 15 hot dogs. Congratulations.

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Link Buffet: November 18, 2008

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Sugawara starts blogging

Tomoko Miyake reports in her blog that Hatsuyo “the Witch” Sugawara has started a blog at ameblo.jp/withwitch. The blog began on Sunday and there are already 16 entries which are more about books than competitive eating. Sugawara has also posted a questionnaire (her favorite movie is “A League of Their Own”)

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Sonya Thomas mentioned in Sugawara article

Sports Hochi’s article about Hatsuyo “The Witch” Sugawara’s victory in the Morioka noodles contest names Sonya Thomas as a rival to Sugawara (automatically translated)

“All Japan Championships Wanko-soba” in 2006 and second in his debut, “than other people to eat fast,” said Sugawara thin and we were aware, the current path led to the “origin” of the tournament. “(Food Fight), which is doing, maybe! Happy when the倒SETARA happy,” said the U.S. Food Fighter of the woman, Lee Sun-kyung’s Sonya Thomas-American name of the game .

It is not clear from the article if a contest between “The Witch” and “The Black Widow” is imminent. This blog entry says that Sonya Thomas is planning to challenge Sugawara.

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Link Buffet: November 9, 2008

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Sugawara gains 25 lbs. at a buffet

(From R Suzuki) Hatsuyo “the Witch” Sugawara gained 25 pounds (11.4 kg) in an hour in an event at the Asian Dining KuuRoo buffet. Her gain is similar to the gains by Takeru Kobayashi (25.9 lbs. / 11.8 kg) and Nobuyuki “the Giant” Shirota (24.37 lbs. / 11.08 kg) on Food Battle Club in 2002.

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Japanese MLE Game to have new characters


A press release announces the Japanese launch of the Major League Eating Wiiware video game which will be available on October 14. Nobuyuki “the Giant” Shirota and Hatsuyo “the Witch” Sugawara have been added to the game, apparently replacing Rich LeFevre and Juliet Lee.

update TokyoMango has an English blog entry about the release

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Japanese women complete 5kg burger challenge

Sugawara wins okonomiyaki eating contest

Mainichi has an English article about Hatsuyo “the Witch” Sugawara’s victory in a women-only okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes containing vegetables) eating contest in Osaka Wednesday:

Each okonomiyaki weighs one kilogram and measures 30 centimeters in diameter.

Hatsuyo Sugawara, a 44-year-old housewife from Iwate Prefecture, won the contest after eating 5.2 pancakes, and received 550,000 yen in prize money, a solid gold spatula, and the privilege of having the restaurant’s largest okonomiyaki named after her.

Mio “Sakura” Takahashi reports she finished second with a total of 4.7 pancakes.

Contest video

See also msn.co.jp

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Gluttonous Queen 2008 coverage

CalorieLab has a paragraph in English about this year’s “Gluttonous Queen” contest won by Hatsuyo Sugawara.

Ameba
and J-Cast have articles

R Suzuki has part two of her contest report

The contest page on TV Tokyo’s website now has pictures of all the competitor.

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Sugawara wins 2008 Gluttonous Queen

BlogLive reports that Hatsuyo “the witch” Sugawara won the Gluttonous Queen contest televised today, denying Natsuko “Gal” Sone a threepeat in that contest.

R Suzuki has a writeup of the first half of the program.

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Gluttonous Queen 2008 web page

TV Tokyo has set up a page about this year’s edition of the “Gluttonous Queen” contest that will be televised on Sunday. Hatsuyo “the Witch” Sugawara is listed as one of the rivals for “Gal” Sone’s crown.

TV Tokyo also has a page with links to all the Gluttonous King / Queen contests since 2005.

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