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Does sumo commentary need to stress the foreignness of the wrestlers?
Let’s scroll 10 years back to 2006, when a wrestler named Tochiazuma emerged victorious in the January Grand Sumo tournament. That win, by a native Japanese grappler, was already a rare occasion, as Mongolian yokozuna (grand champion) Asashoryu almost completely dominated the sport and another Mongolian, a promising newcomer named Hakuho, was moving up fast.
Mongolia’s ‘third neighbor’
On Feb. 10, Japan and Mongolia signed an Economic Partnership Agreement that will come into effect this spring. Trade between the two countries is small — accounting for less than 1 percent of Japanese trade. The agreement is, however, of strategic importance as Japan seeks to negotiate closer economic ties with countries in the region. [...]
Mongolia agrees to join talks on abductions
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag have agreed to hold regular talks in conjunction with the United States on resolving North Korea’s abductions of Japanese.
FTA talks with resource-rich Mongolia in the offing
Japan and Mongolia will begin negotiations on the fast-growing nation’s first bilateral free-trade agreement.
Mongolia to be home for spent nuclear fuel
A Japanese-U.S.-Mongolian draft agreement over the creation of a nuclear fuel production and spent fuel disposal cycle clearly refers to Mongolia as the destination of such fuel, according to a copy of the text. The draft statement of intent among the three countries on “comprehensive fuel services” would create the world’s first framework in which [...]