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Mongolia 2012: challenges ahead

Since 2006, my seminar students and I have organized and implemented an annual research/training trip to Mongolia. This tour has the following ?my? educational purpose at Kwansei Gakuin University: to recommend my seminar students, to go abroad and learn about different people, cultures, and values, especially in a developing country. I selected Mongolia a field of study because I have visited and familiarized myself with the country since 1996.


  Mongolia is an impressive place to travel not only because of the sentiment of years? of experience and friendships with the people ? this year, for me, is the last year of my professorship at Kangaku before retirement ? but also because my students and I have witnessed the country?s amazing power of growth.

After all, Mongolia is so attractive:  the beautiful land, the vast desert, herb-fragrant grass land, the open steppe, the gentle mountains, the deep blue sky, the crystal clear lakes. It is one of the world?s treasures, and behind the modernization and urbanization, it has a long history and tradition of nomadic people ? and everyone knows about Genghis Kahn.

  The grasslands and valleys were once for the herders and their animals, now many have moved to the cities and mining companies for work.?The huge Oyu Tolgoi mine project on the edge of the Gobi Desert accounts for roughly 30 percent of Mongolia?s annual economic output. The sheer scale of the mineral wealth estimated 41 billion pounds of copper and 21 million ounces of gold.  Mongolia?s gross domestic product grew 17.3 percent last year, and a further 16.7 percent in the first quarter of this year.

Mining will be huge source of employment and will help improve the living standards of the whole country. The development is inexorably altering the country.  It is transforming Mongolia?s landscape, physically and socially as well.

Mongolia?s big challenge is to protect the environment while using the natural resources to develop country?s economic growth and improve people?s living standard. For this purpose, Mongolian people and leadership need to establish a strong, credible government supported by democratic ideals. UCRCA will continue to contribute Mongolia?s future.


Ms. Kimiko ShimasueDirector of Nursing Service, Uegahara Hospital
Ms. Yoshie RozariOwner and Manager, Traft Bridge Inn, Washington D.C.
Ms. Makiko UenoProfessor, Kwansei Gakuin University
Mr. Shinya KawamotoUrban Renaissance Agency, Japan (quaisi-government urban planning agency)
Mr. Yuta ShibatsujiPresident and Director, Shibaservice Inc.
Mr. Shotaro SosogiStudent, senior, Kwansei Gakuin University
Ms. Rika WatayaStudent, senior, Kwansei Gakuin University
Mr. Badruun GardiExecutive Director, Zorig Foundation

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Updated date: 2012/10/02 -03:56 PM