May 15, 2015

Diet OKs trade agreement with Mongolia

The Diet approved an economic partnership agreement with Mongolia on Friday. The Upper House passed the bilateral free trade pact by a majority vote at a plenary session. The Lower House has already approved the pact. The government will draw up relevant ordinances needed ...

Hakuho given 'People's Honor Award' in Mongolia

Feb 17, 2015

Hakuho given 'People's Honor Award' in Mongolia

Yokozuna Hakuho, who set the record for most career championships by winning his 33rd Emperor’s Cup at the New Year Sumo Tournament in January, received the equivalent of Japan’s People’s Honor Award in Mongolia on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Hakuho, whose birth name is Munkhbat ...

Japan, Mongolia sign economic partnership agreement

Feb 11, 2015

Japan, Mongolia sign economic partnership agreement

by Masaaki Kameda

Japan and Mongolia have signed a bilateral economic partnership agreement that will expand trade and enhance the strategic partnership between the two countries. The agreement was signed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his visiting counterpart Chimed Saikhanbileg at the prime minister’s office in ...

Hakuho leads sumo's Mongolian invasion

Jan 29, 2015

Hakuho leads sumo's Mongolian invasion

Hakuho returned to his corner for a third time to grab another fistful of salt, his face a picture of concentration, his eyes narrowed and focused as the crowd in Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena bristled with anticipation. He turned, tossed the granules high ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu announces engagement to 23-year-old Mongolian

Jan 6, 2015

Yokozuna Kakuryu announces engagement to 23-year-old Mongolian

Mongolian-born yokozuna Kakuryu on Tuesday announced his engagement to countrywoman Dashnyam Munkhzaya. The 29-year-old Kakuryu, who was promoted to sumo’s highest rank last May, said the couple is planning the birth of their first child in May. No dates have been set for a ...

Sep 4, 2014

Putin hails Soviet victory over Japan in courting Mongolia

Russian President Vladimir Putin cited a 1939 Soviet victory over the Imperial Japanese Army as a foundation of relations with Mongolia during a visit to Ulan Bator on Wednesday, despite a risk of upsetting Tokyo. Putin’s reference to the battles of Khalkhin Gol could ...

Japan, Mongolia ink free trade agreement

Jul 22, 2014

Japan, Mongolia ink free trade agreement

Japan and Mongolia reached a basic accord on a free trade deal during a summit in Tokyo on Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. The trade pact features Ulan Bator abolishing its tariffs on most Japanese automobiles in 10 years. The amount of ...