Powerful typhoon on course for Saturday landfall in Shikoku

Aug 8, 2014

Powerful typhoon on course for Saturday landfall in Shikoku

Typhoon Halong is expected to make landfall on Shikoku Saturday after bringing heavy rain, high waves and strong winds to southern Kyushu, the Meteorological Agency said Friday. The typhoon, the 11th of the year, is expected to dump more precipitation on rain-soaked Shikoku before ...

Typhoon Neoguri heads for Kyushu, death toll hits four

Jul 9, 2014

Typhoon Neoguri heads for Kyushu, death toll hits four

Extreme winds and torrential rains battered the Okinawan islands and other parts of Japan on Wednesday, leaving at least four dead and threatening widespread flooding as typhoon Neoguri headed for Kyushu. The effects of the powerful storm were widespread, and included a mudslide in ...

Mar 27, 2014

Ehime resident hopes to heal with island cafe

A man from Ehime Prefecture opened a cafe last May on a tiny uninhabited island near the city of Matsuyama, in what he described as an attempt to bring one of his favorite childhood haunts back to life. Visiting the island, locally known as ...

Shikoku's temple trail faces long road to UNESCO listing

Mar 27, 2014

Shikoku's temple trail faces long road to UNESCO listing

By failing to align their strategies, the governments of Shikoku’s four prefectures have hampered their efforts to get the island’s ancient Buddhist pilgrimage trail on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The Shikoku Pilgrimage trail, which links 88 temples associated with the monk Kukai, founder ...

U.S. 'henro' tell story of Shikoku temple trek

Feb 13, 2014

U.S. 'henro' tell story of Shikoku temple trek

by Wang Yexing

With a tent and bicycles, two American women in their 20s conquered 1,500 km in 16 days in September 2012 to complete the famous Shikoku pilgrimage of 88 temples. The temples, the scenery and most of all the local people’s generous hospitality made such ...