Tag - ehime



Subash Rijal (center) meets with colleagues in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, in September.
Jan 30, 2024
Municipalities turn to Asian IT talent to beat big-city rivals
Almost 90% of domestic companies surveyed said they are struggling to hire the people they need.
Police officers examine the area around a Starbucks outlet at the Aeon Town Kawanoe shopping facility in the city of Shikokuchuo, in Ehime Prefecture, on Sunday night after a shooting incident at the store.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 16, 2024
Yakuza man wanted for fatal shooting at Starbucks in western Japan
Yuichiro Maetani, a 62-year-old member of the Ikeda-gumi syndicate based in Okayama, is still at large after fleeing the scene in the city of Shikokuchuo, Ehime Prefecture.
Police officers examine the area around a Starbucks outlet at the Aeon Town Kawanoe shopping facility in Shikokuchuo, Ehime Prefecture, on Sunday night after a shooting incident at the store.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 15, 2024
Man shot dead at Starbucks outlet in Ehime
The Ehime prefectural police department is searching for a middle-aged man who fled the shooting scene after the incident.
Yosuke Ishikawa (left) and Celine Veaute gather mulberry leaves during an internship at a silkworm farm in Seiyo, Ehime Prefecture, on Aug. 28.
Nov 9, 2023
Internships creating brighter future for Japanese silk farming
The industry has fallen on hard times due to a drastic decline in the number of people engaged in sericulture.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jun 16, 2023
Marimekko designer Fujiwo Ishimoto returns to his roots in Ehime
When I arrive at the flagship store of Mustakivi in Dogo, Ehime Prefecture, I’m greeted silently by 82-year-old Ehime-born designer Fujiwo Ishimoto. He unlocks the back door to his adjoining atelier and motions for me to come in. We pass through the kiln room and enter a studio filled with ceramic pieces in various stages of completion.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 9, 2023
Town transforms marine nuisance into local delicacy
Ainan in Ehime Prefecture has released a variety of sea urchin fed with scraps of the town"s signature agricultural products of broccoli and citrus.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 24, 2023
Court rejects residents' call to halt Ehime Prefecture nuclear reactor
A High Court rejected local residents" call to halt the operation of an idled Shikoku Electric Power nuclear reactor in Ehime Prefecture.
Japan Times
Feb 3, 2023
Two missing after collision sinks freight ship in Seto Inland Sea
The remaining three crew members of the 716-ton Seiryu were rescued but one of them was suffering from hypothermia and was taken to a hospital.
Japan Times
Nov 16, 2022
Vietnamese trainees call out unpaid illegal overtime at Japan firm
According to work records from the technical trainees, it was common for them to work in excess of 100 hours in overtime each month.
Japan Times
May 17, 2022
Zoos in Japan struggle to procure feed for grass-eating animals
While zoos in Japan rely mostly on hay imports, shipping companies give low priority to the animal feed due to low returns on a per-unit basis.
Japan Times
May 28, 2021
Three missing as Japanese cargo ship collides with foreign vessel off Ehime
The Japanese ship had 12 crew aboard, and the missing three, including its captain, are Japanese nationals.
Japan Times
Apr 14, 2021
Ehime city moves Olympic torch relay off roads due to virus
A total of 27 torchbearers were initially scheduled to run on Matsuyama's roads.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 6, 2021
Renesas plans chip output in Ehime after fire at main plant
The plans are part of a bid to recover production as early as possible amid a global semiconductor shortage that has hit the auto industry hard.
Japan Times
Feb 9, 2021
Ex-U.S. captain apologizes for Ehime Maru collision on 20th anniversary
In a letter to the families of those killed in the incident, retired Cmdr. Scott Waddle said, "The collision was avoidable and I failed in my duties as the captain to prevent it."
Japan Times
Nov 8, 2020
Urawa wins era-ending Nadeshiko League title
Urawa Reds defeated Ehime FC 5-1 on Sunday to clinch the last Nadeshiko League first-division championship before Japan's new professional women's soccer competition launches next year.
Japan Times
May 5, 2020
Coronavirus leaves struggling strip theater facing some naked truths
The theater, said to be the last of its kind in the Shikoku region, has stood in the same place for about 50 years.
Japan Times
Mar 14, 2020
As Japan scales down events due to COVID-19, Ehime Prefecture sticks to hanami tradition
The ever-growing outbreak of COVID-19 is prompting some municipalities to urge cancellations of hanami parties, the annual Japanese tradition of picnicking and carousing while enjoying the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossoms that start gracing parks and riversides once spring arrives.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 27, 2020
Shikoku Electric won't appeal injunction over Ikata nuclear plant, for now
Shikoku Electric Power Co. said it won't appeal a high court injunction against operating the No. 3 reactor at its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture, at least for the time being.
Japan Times
Jan 17, 2020
Shikoku Electric again ordered to halt Ikata nuclear reactor over volcano risk
The court said the utilityu2019s preparations for eruptions that could endanger the plant were inadequate despite claims it would have plenty of advance warning.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves