On 11th of March, 2011, an earthquake and tsunami occurred in Japan
, causing thousands of people’s deaths and millions of dollars in damages. Even though it has been two months since the disaster, an accurate number of casualties is not determined yet. For the disaster stricken Japanese people, the Mongolian Government has donated one million US dollars and the Mongolian people have donated their one day salary.
This time, Ulaanbaatar city
administration decided to bring six citizens from Sendai city of Japan to Ulaanbaatar and send them to a nursing treatment facility with the city’s expense. The Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, G.Munkhbayar received these six people who arrived on the 23rd of May in Ulaanbaatar. Since Mongolia has entered the market economy, Japan has been helping Mongolia in every sector. Now, both countries have been cooperating on a new level and set strategic cooperation. Mayor G.Munkhbayar requested these six people to pass his condolence to the people of Sendai and said his heart was with the Japanese people from the day of the disaster and hoped that this trip to Ulaanbaatar will be at least a little bit of a support for them. Two of these six people were an older couple who were planning to do their golden wedding before the disaster. They expressed their appreciation to the Mayor for helping and giving support for them during this difficult time. These three couples who are invited by the “Business Development Center” will spend one week in the nursing care center, visit Darkhan city
, have dinner with Yokozuna Hakuho and hold discussions with Mongolians who used to live in Japan.