Latest Sumo numbers
- 4 Yokozunas (3 acting)
+ 10 in Makuuchi
+ 7 in Juuryou
+ Ichinojo (youngest)
30 Sumo wrestlers from Mongolia until now!
Another well-known Mongolian
He united all the feudal
tribes, mastered war
tactics and diplomacy.
Where is Mongolia?
From Narita airport, Japan 4.5 Hours
From Beijing, China 1.5 Hours
Mongolia 1,565,000 km²
Japan 377,915 km² (4 times!)
FEW PEOPLE (80% under 35 years old)
Mongolia 002.8 million (2012) → low population density: 1.7 people per square kilometer
Japan 127.6 million (2012)
About the country
Language: Mongolian (83% of total)
Religion: Mostly Buddhism
Political system: Parliamentary Democracy
- Was an independent (socialist) country; strong inflience by Soviets
- No ties with Japan or China (only with ex-socialist countries)
- To come to Tokyo had to fly through Moscow (24 hours)
3 things so-o-o-o Mongolian
Mongolian GER Mongol
easily dis-/assembled Its tips up in the air
cool in the heat, yet meant to protect the
warm in the cold winter the earth’s surface
Mongolian Horse (“Mori”)
small body; long race 20K
Pre-school: Kindergardens and Nurseries (free if public)
Elementary school: 3-5 years from age 6
Basic (middle) school: 5 years after elementary schools (compulsory)
High school: 2-3 years (free), some with specialization
Universities: 5-6 State Universities, 100+ private institutions
Country Economic Outlook
High GDP Growth
A Developing Country since 2009 ! high growth!
GDP per capita = USD 3,000 (by WHO, WB and IMF)
- 10,000 new apartment units built/sold each year ($ 50,000 and up each)
(Source: M-A-D Mongolia, Investment and Property Company)
- 300,000 passenger cars registered; 3 million population ($ 10,000 and up each)
(30% growth year on year; source: State Tax Authority)
What Mongolia offers to the world
Lots of mineral resources:
- gold, copper, coal, uranium, cashmere, etc.
Why Mongolia can be interesting?
Mongolia is rich in natural resources (coal, copper, gold, uranium) and close to the most resource hungry nation (China).
· The Mongolian stock exchange was the best equity market globally and the Mongolian tugrik was the world’s second best
performing currency in 2010.
· The annual GDP growth averaged 7% from 2005 to 2010, and might double from the current level in 2015 according to
· Two largest mining projects are likely to be the game changer for the economy: Oyu Tolgoi is one of the largest copper–
gold deposits; Tavan Tolgoi is the world’s largest untapped coking coal deposit
Event Name Mongolian Spring Festival in Japan “Hawariin bayar”
Organizer(s) Mongolian Students in Japan, Embassy of Mongolia, Volunteers
Place Hikarigaoka park
Time May 4th and 5th