Nov 14, 2015

Problems with Ikata plant restart

Many concerns remain about the safety of the Ikata nuclear plant in Ehime Prefecture and the feasibility of the evacuation plans, but the governor has given his approval to restart the facility anyway.

Nov 17, 2014

Tokihiro Nakamura wins second term as Ehime governor

Tokihiro Nakamura was re-elected governor of Ehime Prefecture on Sunday, defeating a challenger backed by the Japanese Communist Party to secure a second four-year term. The focus of the campaign was limited to Nakamura’s handling of prefectural affairs. Regarding the potential restart of Shikoku ...

Heat wave sweeps Japan; many areas log hottest day of summer

Jul 23, 2014

Heat wave sweeps Japan; many areas log hottest day of summer

Temperatures soared across the country on Wednesday with highs for this summer recorded in many areas, the weather agency said. The Meteorological Agency issued heat wave advisories in more than 16 prefectures, warning of dehydration and encouraging the use of air conditioning. Several hundred ...

Aug 19, 2013

Corpse found in suitcase near road

The rotting corpse of an unidentified woman in her 60s or 70s was found in a suitcase along a wooded road Saturday in Saijo, Ehime Prefecture, police said. Alarmed by the stench, a 50-year-old man walking near Fukujoji Temple found the suitcase and called ...

Jul 11, 2013

Family of drowned boy to sue operator of kindergarten

The family of a 5-year-old who drowned in a river in Ehime Prefecture during a kindergarten excursion last year will sue the operator of the school, sources said Thursday. In a suit to be brought before the Matsuyama District Court as early as July ...

Mar 10, 2013

Resuscitating Japan's fishing culture

The efforts by young fishermen engaged on fish culturing on the Uwa Sea, west of Ehime Prefecture, may offer an example of a new direction that Japan’s fishing industry should take in making itself vibrant. In 2009, the Ehime Prefectural Government started a system ...