Ex-komusubi Tokitenku dies at 37

Jan 31, 2017

Ex-komusubi Tokitenku dies at 37

Former Mongolian-born komusubi Tokitenku died Tuesday of malignant lymphoma, the Japan Sumo Association said. He was 37. Tokitenku, who only retired last August and became sumo elder Magaki, competed in 63 grand sumo tournaments, including three at the fourth highest rank of komusubi, and ...

/ Jul 13, 2016

Abe eyes bilateral talks with Li, Hasina in Mongolia

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may hold bilateral talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when he visits Mongolia for three days from Thursday to attend an Asia-Europe summit, Japanese government sources said Tuesday. Abe hopes to agree with Li ...

Jun 27, 2016

Mongolians head to polls with slowing economy a worry

Mongolia will elect a new parliament this week hoping it can reverse four straight years of slowing growth, against a backdrop of concerns about an erosion of democratic values in a country sandwiched between autocratic China and Russia. With just 3 million people, this ...

Jun 24, 2016

China, Russia, Mongolia ink economic corridor plan

China, Russia and Mongolia signed a development plan on Thursday to build an economic corridor that will boost transport links and economic cooperation among the three neighbors, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The plan comes after Chinese President Xi Jinping said Chinese companies ...

Mar 13, 2016

Australian journalists held after trying to question Najib

Two Australian journalists were arrested and barred from leaving Malaysia after attempting to question Prime Minister Najib Razak about a corruption scandal, national broadcaster ABC said Sunday. The journalists, who work for the Australian Broadcasting Corp. “Four Corners” investigative program, were detained in the ...

Hakuho's sumo record title earns Guinness recognition

Dec 25, 2015

Hakuho's sumo record title earns Guinness recognition

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho’s record sumo career has been recognized by Guinness World Records, the champion revealed Thursday on his blog. Hakuho claimed his 33rd career title in January to surpass the 32 wins amassed by Taiho, who claimed his last title in 1971 and ...