Tag - mongolia



Japan Times
May 1, 2020
Mongolian athletes stranded in Japan remain hopeful for Paralympics
Mongolian athletes and para athletes have continued to train in their Japanese host cities in preparation for the delayed Tokyo Games.
Feb 18, 2020
Mongolia archery team cancels training camp in Okazaki due to COVID-19 concerns
Mongolia's archery team has canceled an Olympic training camp scheduled from Wednesday to March 7 due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, the city announced Tuesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 28, 2020
Global efforts to curb coronavirus intensify as deaths top 100
Governments, global companies and international health organizations rushed to contain the spread of a SARS-like coronavirus that has claimed more than 100 lives in China, with the number of cases soaring.
Japan Times
Oct 10, 2019
Samurai Blue rout Mongolia 6-0 in 2022 World Cup qualifier
In the sumo ring, wrestlers from Mongolia rule the roost against their Japanese opponents.
Aug 8, 2019
With eye on Russia and China, U.S. defense chief visits strategic Mongolia
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is set to meet senior Mongolian leaders on Thursday in a rare visit to the strategically important nation to deepen ties, as the Pentagon seeks to implement its strategy of focusing on countering China and Russia.
Japan Times
Jul 25, 2019
Japan to conduct tests for prospective caregivers in four Asian nations this fall
Japan will conduct tests in Cambodia, Nepal, Myanmar and Mongolia this fall for prospective caregivers who want to work in Japan under a new visa program, according to government officials.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 16, 2019
Japan seeks cooperation from Mongolia in North Korean abduction issue, denuclearization
Taking advantage of Mongolia's friendly ties with North Korea, Foreign Minister Taro Kono seeks cooperation from Mongolia in efforts to settle the issue of abductions of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 1980s by North Korean agents.
Japan Times
Oct 30, 2018
Takanoiwa drops lawsuit against ex-yokozuna Harumafuji over assault
Wrestler Takanoiwa on Tuesday dropped a damages suit filed against former yokozuna Harumafuji for an assault last year, saying his family in Mongolia has been subject to abuse over the legal action.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 19, 2018
Japan and North Korea intelligence officials held secret meeting in Mongolia in October
The meeting could be consistent with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's stated desire to arrange a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 14, 2018
Japan and North Korea officials make contact at international conference in Mongolia
Japanese and North Korean officials made informal contact while attending an international conference in Ulaanbaatar, a Japanese Foreign Ministry official said Thursday.
Japan Times
May 3, 2018
Urban nomads: Mongolian herders migrate to cities as climate change erodes the steppe's abundance
With about 100 sheep and goats Jugder Samdan makes just enough to scrape by as a nomadic herder in Mongolia, basking in the sun as he watches over his animals. But he worries about the future.
Japan Times
Mar 6, 2018
Publisher Shogakukan withdraws and apologizes for comic that mocks Genghis Khan
After it drew a barrage of criticism from Mongolians, Japanese publisher Shogakukan Inc. said Tuesday it is withdrawing the latest issue of a monthly cartoon magazine featuring an insulting picture of Mongolia's national hero, Genghis Khan.
Feb 23, 2018
Mongolia protests to Japan over vulgar manga picture mocking Genghis Khan
Mongolia lodged a diplomatic protest with Japan on Friday after a monthly kid's comic magazine included a picture of national hero Genghis Khan with a crude sketch of male genitalia across his forehead.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 17, 2018
Foreign Minister Taro Kono to meet Mongolian counterpart next week, source says
Foreign Minister Taro Kono plans to hold talks in Tokyo next week with his Mongolian counterpart Damdin Tsogtbaatar to gather the latest information on North Korea, a Japanese government source said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 6, 2017
Japan, Mongolia agree on response to North Korea threat, stronger bilateral economic ties
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga agreed Wednesday to cooperate in dealing with North Korea's rising nuclear and missiles threat as well as economic matters.
Jul 28, 2017
Mongolia bans grain exports due to drought from hottest temperatures in 56 years
Mongolia has suspended grain exports with as much as a third of its farmland suffering from severe drought after temperatures last month rose to the highest in more than half a century, agricultural officials said.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2017
Ulan Bator mayor proposes sister city ties with Tokyo by 2020
The mayor of Mongolia's capital said Wednesday that Ulan Bator is seeking to forge a sister city agreement with Tokyo by 2020 and expand bilateral ties through tourism, culture and sports.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Jan 19, 2017
Japan helping Mongolia improve its public pension system
Japan has launched a project to improve the public pension system in Mongolia, sharing its experience in dealing with a rapidly aging society with a country facing a similar demographic shift.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 24, 2016
SoftBank's regional clean-energy ambitions find favor in Mongolia
SoftBank Group Corp. plans to build more wind projects in Mongolia as Chairman Masayoshi Son pushes to connect countries across Asia with transmission lines to supply cheap, clean energy.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on