Modern-day Mongolia has been greatly influenced in all matters of politics, society, etc. by Japan. Learn more in Paul V. Hyer's article, "Politics and Religion on China's Mongolian Frontier." Also, BYU has acquired Japanese temple lanterns that are traditionally offered as gifts in memory of a deceased friend or relative. These lanterns are highlighted in "The Pair of Japanese Bronze Lanterns at Brigham Young University" by Schuyler Cammann.