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Jargal Lhagvasuren practicing an aerial routine at the Mongolian Circus School in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on May 18. Contortionists and acrobats with celestial skills train in squalid conditions as the promise of a former sumo wrestler to restore the national circus to its past glory has gone mostly unfulfilled.
Dec 26, 2023
Mongolians are circus stars all over the world, except at home
The promise to return state circus in Ulaanbaatar to its former glory remains unfulfilled, forcing trained performers abroad.
A research team including Hokkaido University scientists has discovered the skeleton of a new dinosaur that was curled up in a position like that of a sleeping modern-day bird.
JAPAN / History
Nov 17, 2023
Team including Hokkaido University scientists unearths new dinosaur
The focal point of the discovery is that evidence of the dinosaur's behavior was preserved, something rarely seen in fossils.
Protesters calling for the protection of human rights in Hong Kong gather in Tokyo on Sunday
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 1, 2023
Protesters in Tokyo target China on founding anniversary
Groups supporting Tibet, Uyghurs, Inner Mongolia, Hong Kong and Taiwan came together to condemn China over alleged repression and genocide.
Pope Francis attends the Holy Mass in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on Sunday.
Sep 3, 2023
Be 'good citizens', Pope tells Chinese Catholics during Mongolia visit
The unscripted comments were Francis's latest attempt to offer a hand to Beijing, which is wary of the Church's presence in its country.
Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer from his window at the Vatican on Sunday.
Aug 30, 2023
Few Catholics in Mongolia, but Pope's visit eyes geopolitics
In going to the sparsely populated, Buddhist-majority nation, the pope may be eyeing Mongolia as a way to help build bridges with China and Russia.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Mongolian Prime Minister Luvsannamsrai Oyun-Erdene at her ceremonial office in Washington on Wednesday.
Aug 3, 2023
Mongolia and U.S. to sign 'Open Skies' deal ahead of talks
Deal would also provide easier options for cargo flights between the nations.
A demonstration of spiral drilling to plant a tree sapling in only 10 seconds takes place in the sandy ground of the Kubuqi Desert in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, on May 31.
Jul 27, 2023
Former teacher tackles desertification in China's Inner Mongolia
Takeshi Sakamoto, 57, decided to make re-greening his life's work after hearing that the home of a former student had become engulfed by sand
Hoshoryu (right), joined by Tatsunami stablemaster, participates in a news conference following his promotion to ozeki in Nagoya on Wednesday.
Jul 27, 2023
Hoshoryu's Nagoya triumph shows enduring power of Mongolian rikishi
Kirishima and Hoshoryu’s promotions to ozeki have shown that the Mongolian era of sumo dominance isn’t close to concluding just yet.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2023
Newly minted ozeki Kirishima departs for long-awaited trip home to Mongolia
The Spring Grand Sumo Tournament winner returns home as the sixth Mongolian-born wrestler to achieve the esteemed rank, second only to yokozuna.
Japan Times
May 5, 2023
Copper mine flashes warning of ‘huge crisis’ for world supply
Insiders say that the sheer length of time involved in bringing on new mines can rarely be shortened, even when exploration money is spent and a deposit found.
Japan Times
May 1, 2022
Japan's top envoy urges solidarity against Russia's invasion during Mongolia visit
In a meeting in Ulaanbaatar, Yoshimasa Hayashi told his Mongolian counterpart that Moscow's invasion of Ukraine shakes the foundation of international order, including in Asia.
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2022
Japan's top envoy to seek cooperation on response to Russia during visit to Central Asia
Hayashi will first take a five-day trip through Monday, visiting Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia. Later next week, he will leave for a three-day tour of Fiji and Palau.
Japan Times
Sep 28, 2021
Hakuho leaves unmatchable legacy after 20 years of dominance
In submitting his retirement papers on Monday, the Mongolian-born yokozuna has brought an era-defining career of new records and unparalleled success to a close.
Japan Times
Mar 30, 2021
Japan dominates from start to finish in 14-goal rout of Mongolia
Yuya Osako netted a hat trick and three players scored second-half braces as the Samurai Blue all but booked advancement to the next round of World Cup qualifying.
Japan Times
Mar 4, 2021
‘Under the Turquoise Sky’: A love letter to Mongolia
Director Kentaro's debut feature is a visually compelling tribute to the landscapes, culture and people of Mongolia.
Japan Times
Feb 25, 2021
Director Kentaro brings an auteur’s touch to a soulful road movie
The 'Under the Turquoise Sky' director mixes realism, fantasy and comedy in his visually stirring feature debut about a Japanese man who goes on a journey of self-discovery in Mongolia.
Japan Times
Jan 21, 2021
Mongolian prime minister submits resignation after COVID-19 protests
Mongolia's Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa submitted his resignation to parliament on Thursday after protests in the capital Ulaanbaatar over the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state news agency Montsame reported.
Japan Times
Dec 10, 2020
Yokozuna Kakuryu becomes Japanese citizen, opening door to becoming future stablemaster
Yokozuna Kakuryu, winner of six Emperor's Cups, has given up his Mongolian nationality and acquired Japanese citizenship, meaning he will now be able to run his own stable of wrestlers after retirement.
Japan Times
Oct 20, 2020
Sumo elder criticizes China's ban on Mongolian-language education
Arashio, a retired sumo wrestler and current stablemaster who hails from China's Inner Mongolia region, has spoken out against Beijing's decision to install Mandarin Chinese as the language of instruction in the region's schools.
Aug 8, 2020
City in China's Inner Mongolia issues warning after bubonic plague patient dies
Authorities in a city in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia issued a warning after a patient who had bubonic plague died of multiple organ failure, state media reported on Saturday.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan