President of Kyodo News Agency extends greetings

2021-07-23 19:28:58

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of MONTSAME News Agency, President of Kyodo News Agency Toru Mizutani extended greetings.

Hello everyone! I am President of Kyodo News Agency Toru Mizutani.


On behalf of Kyodo News Agency, I would like to congratulate Ms. Ganchimeg Badamdorj, Director-General of MONTSAME, and all journalists, cameramen and staff on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of MONTSAME. I wish you every success in your future endeavors.


At a time when relations between the two countries are strengthening year by year, MONTSAME has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agency (OANA) and has been developing friendly cooperation with Kyodo.


In 2018, we deepened our cooperation by inviting a photographer from Kyodo Agency to participate in the International Photographers Program organized by MONTSAME and the Mongolian Photographers Association. I would like to thank Director-General B.Ganchimeg and others for this opportunity.


As the host national news agency to the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games, Kyodo is proceeding with preparations for accurate, reliable and informative coverage of the Olympic Games while fully securing the health and safety of staff members involved.


With the rapid advance of digitalization globally, new, convenient tools, represented by smartphones, have enabled end-users to exchange to easily receive and share a huge amount of information.


Meanwhile, issues such as fake news have emerged. A news agency’s role of quickly delivering balanced and accurate news is becoming more important than ever, as the pandemic has shown.


In conclusion, I would like to congratulate MONTSAME once again on its centennial and, at the same time, express my hope that the world’s media industry and journalism will continue to develop.


Thank you!