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Elizabeth Rosner

Elizabeth Rosner is an American novelist, nonfiction author and poet. She is author of a poetry collection; the Speed of Light was translated into nine languages and won several awards in the US and in Europe, including being shortlisted for the Prix Femina. Blue Nude was named among the best books of 2006 by the San Francisco Chronicle. Electric City was named among the best books of 2014 by NPR; the daughter of Holocaust survivors, in 2017 Rosner published her first book of nonfiction: The Survivor Cafe: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory, an examination of intra-generational dynamics in the wake of surviving tragedy. The San Francisco Chronicle notes that "“Survivor Café — which combines moving personal narrative with illuminating research into the impact of mass trauma on a personal and cultural scale — feels like the book Rosner was born to write; each page is imbued with urgency, with sincerity, with heartache, with heart." The book was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.

Her essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and others. She lives in Berkeley, CA. Survivor Café, San Francisco Chronicle best book of the year.

Super J-Cup (2009)

Super J-Cup: 5th StageLand of Confusion was the fifth Super J-Cup professional wrestling single-elimination tournament produced by New Japan Pro-Wrestling. It was a two-night event taking place on December 22 and December 23, 2009 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan; the interpromotional tournament featured junior heavyweight wrestlers from various Japanese promotions, marking its return after a five-year hiatus, last held in 2004. This was the second time that NJPW was hosting the event, the first time being the inaugural tournament in 1994, while the 1995, 2000 and 2004 editions were hosted by different promotions. 2004 winner Naomichi Marufuji defeated Prince Devitt in the final round to win the 2009 Super J-Cup, thus winning his second consecutive Super J-Cup tournament. The winner of the tournament would receive an IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship opportunity at Wrestle Kingdom IV in Tokyo Dome on January 4, 2010. Jushin Thunder Liger announced at the 2009 G1 Tag League Finals on November 1, 2009, that the originator of the Super J-Cup, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, would revive the concept at Christmas!

New Japan presents "Super J-Cup: 5th Stage" at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo over two nights on December 22 and 23. The tournament winner would challenge Tiger Mask for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom IV in Tokyo Dome on January 4, 2010; the first round of the Super J-Cup: 5th Stage was held at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan on December 22, 2009. In the opening match of the tournament, Tigers Mask took on Taichi. Taichi hit a front high kick to send Mask out of the ring. Tigers Mask returned to the ring and executed a back kick to slow Taichi's momentum and Taichi countered with a Brainbuster. After a back and forth action, Tigers Mask executed a Tigers Suplex Hold on Taichi and applied a grounded octopus stretch to win the match by submission. Ryusuke Taguchi followed by defeating Gentaro after executing a Dodon. Yamato won the third match by making Akira submit to a double kneelock. Danshoku Dino defeated Jado in the next match by pinning him with a Gedo Clutch. Jado's tag team partner Gedo, the 1994 semi-finalist and 1995 runner-up of the Super J-Cup, participated in his third Super J-Cup as he defeated Kota Ibushi by pinning him with a Gedo Clutch.

Prince Devitt defeated Atsushi Aoki in the next match by hitting a Reverse Bloody Sunday. Junior heavyweight veteran Koji Kanemoto entered his first Super J-Cup by taking on Hayato Fujita, whom he defeated by making him tap out to an ankle hold; the main event and the last match of the first round featured two-time Super J-Cup winner and creator Jushin Thunder Liger taking on previous tournament winner Naomichi Marufuji. After a back and forth match, Marufuji executed a Pole Shift on Liger to qualify for the quarter-final. Results The second night of the Super J-Cup: 5th Stage was held on December 23, 2009 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, where the quarter-final, semi-final and final rounds of the Super J-Cup were determined. In the first match of the quarter-final round, Yamato was able to qualify for the semi-final by defeating Gedo via referee stoppage; the match was followed by Prince Devitt taking on Danshoku Dino, which Devitt won by hitting a diving double foot stomp on Dino. Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Koji Kanemoto by making him tap out to a heel hook.

In the next match, Naomichi Marufuji defeated Tigers Mask by hitting an Australian Suplex. Next was the semi-final round of the Super J-Cup, in which Prince Devitt defeated Yamato in the first match by executing a Reverse Bloody Sunday on Yamato. In the next semi-final, Naomichi Marufuji defeated Ryusuke Taguchi by hitting a Shiranui on Taguchi to qualify for the final round; the match was followed by a special eight-man tag team match, in which all the competitors participated, who were eliminated frpm the first round of the Super J-Cup, as a refresher for the finalists to take rest. The team of Jushin Thunder Liger, Kota Ibushi and Taichi defeated the team of Jado, Atsushi Aoki and Hayato Fujita when Akira pinned Jado with a La Magistral. In the final round, Naomichi Marufuji defeated Prince Devitt by hitting a Pole Shift to win the 2009 Super J-Cup, thus winning his second consecutive Super J-Cup tournament and earned a title shot for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom IV in Tokyo Dome.

Results Due to winning the 2009 Super J-Cup, Naomichi Marufuji received a title shot at the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against Tiger Mask at Wrestle Kingdom IV in Tokyo Dome on January 4, 2010, where he defeated Tiger Mask to capture the Junior Heavyweight Championship. The tournament would be revived by NJPW after a seven-year hiatus in 2016