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ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Nov 18, 2016
China pair returning to Earth after monthlong space mission
China's Shenzhou 11 manned spacecraft successfully separated from the orbiting Tiangong 2 space laboratory on Thursday to return to Earth with its two astronauts having completed the country's longest manned space mission to date, the China Manned Space Agency said.
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JAPAN / Politics
Oct 15, 2016
Japan and Mongolia agree to strengthen ties further
Mongolian Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdenebat and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Friday during talks in Tokyo to accelerate ongoing efforts to draw up a 2017-21 action plan to strengthen bilateral ties.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 30, 2016
Dinosaur footprint among largest on record found in Gobi Desert
Scientists have uncovered one of the largest-ever dinosaur footprints, measuring just over 1 meter in length and 0.77 m in width. The print was found in Mongolia's Gobi Desert.
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JAPAN / Politics
Sep 27, 2016
Japan wins Mongolia's cooperation over North Korea's nuclear ambitions
Japan and Mongolia have agreed on coordinated action to press North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile programs after the reclusive state held its fifth nuclear test earlier this month despite international condemnation.
Japan Times
Sep 26, 2016
Some of North Korea's old friends take steps to isolate regime of Kim Jong Un
From kicking out North Korean workers and ending visa-free travel for its citizens, to stripping flags of convenience from its ships, Cold War-era allies from Poland to Mongolia are taking measures to squeeze the isolated country.
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2016
Japan, Mongolia agree to boost economic ties
The top leaders of Japan and Mongolia agreed Thursday to boost economic ties by taking full advantage of a new bilateral trade deal.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2016
Russia stalls China's $1 billion hydropower loan for Mongolia
Russia's concern about water rights is holding up a $1 billion loan package Mongolia is seeking from China to build a hydroelectric dam that would help the landlocked central Asian nation ensure independent supplies of energy.
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.
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.
Japan Times
Jan 22, 2016
Bao: Mongolian comfort food at a cheerful little hole-in-the-wall
Comfort food comes in many forms — as many as there are countries and cultures. In the case of Mongolia, it is likely to look a lot like mutton cooked in a steaming hot pot together with boiled potatoes, cabbage, tofu, shiitake mushrooms and black cloud-ear fungus. That is the kind of hearty sustenance...
Japan Times
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.
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JAPAN / Politics
Oct 23, 2015
Abe reaches engineering, economic agreements with Turkmenistan, Mongolia
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov agreed Friday to cooperate on infrastructure development and natural gas plant projects totaling ¥2.2 trillion in the resource-rich Central Asian country.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 14, 2015
Japan, U.S., Mongolia mull first trilateral foreign ministerial talks
Japan, the United States and Mongolia are considering holding their first trilateral foreign ministerial talks in a bid to tap into Mongolia's close ties with North Korea and settle a host of issues involving Pyongyang, diplomatic sources said Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 20, 2015
Mongolia venue of secret May talks with Pyongyang over abductions
Japan and North Korea held secret talks in mid-May in Ulan Bator over North Korea's abductions of Japanese nationals decades ago, a diplomatic source in Mongolia said Sunday.
Mar 15, 2015
Mongolia's 'third neighbor'
The Economic Partnership Agreement signed by Japan and Mongolia last month is of strategic importance with regard to Mongolia's mineral deposits, especially coal, as Japan contemplates an energy mix that is less dependent on nuclear power.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Feb 11, 2015
Japan, Mongolia sign economic partnership agreement
Japan and Mongolia have signed a bilateral economic partnership agreement that will expand trade and enhance the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
JAPAN / History
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.


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