Japanese Ambassador H.Kobayashi presents 2022 Honorary Certificate

2022-06-15 16:03:51

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. A ceremony took place on June 10 to present an Honorary Certificate of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Mongolia to individuals, who have made valuable contribution to the further development of relations between Mongolian and Japan.

This year marks 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Japan. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Yoshimasa Hayashi paid a high-level visit to Mongolia last April. The Japanese Foreign Minister has visited Mongolia three times within four years since 2019, which is a sign Japan attaches great importance to its relations with Mongolia. The Japan-Mongolia relations is based not only on close ties in the sphere of politics, but also on the expansion of people-to-people contacts in all spheres. A total of six individuals are being awarded with Honorary Certificate in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the development of bilateral relations in many sectors including culture,” said Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Mongolia Mr. H.Kobayashi during the ceremony.

Mr. H.Kobayashi handed over the Honorary certificate to following six Mongolians.

-G.Ninjin, General Secretary of ‘OISCA Mongol’ NGO

She works as a General Secretary of ‘OISCA Mongol’ NGO, founded in 2007, aside from running a tour company. She has initiated several activities such as planting trees, developing agriculture and protecting environment, as well as actively participated in a donation campaign.


- A.Miyegombo and B.Ulambayar, film director and voice actors

A.Miyegombo and B.Ulambayar have been working as professional voice actors for 15 years during the event titled ‘Japanese Movie Days’ and ‘Japanese Film Week’ organized by the Embassy of Japan in Ulaanbaatar. They have made a valuable contribution to the dissemination of Japanese films that cover a wide range of topics.

- Ibukuro Tomoko, CEO of MIHACHI LLC 

Ibukuro Tomoko was interested in Mongolian history and studied it in the university. She has been working in the fields of research, culture and business since she became a student in Mongolia. Since 2014, she has been running a beekeeping business and developed ‘Mihachi’ honey as a Mongolian brand. The Japanese people prefer ‘Mihachi’ honey as a Mongolian gift.

-L.Altangerel, translator, lawyer, consultant of the Autism Association of Mongolia

He is working as a Japanese and Mongolian translator in several organizations including government agencies, universities and research institutions in both countries. Aside from being a Japanese-speaking lawyer, he has been actively taking part in the works organized by the Mongolian Autism Association since its establishment, as well as conducts public awareness activities such as translating and publishing Japanese books on autism.

-Okuyama Yumi, opera singer and lecturer at City University

She began her career as a soprano singer in Mongolia in the second half of the 1990s, successfully performing in Mongolian operas such as ‘Chinggis Khaan’ and ‘Uchirtai Gurvan Tolgoi’ (Three Dramatic Characters). She is currently being involved in the publication work of piano textbooks, as well as teaching Mongolian students the art of singing at the Mongolian State Conservatory and City University. 

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