National / Politics Sep 1, 2014

Kagawa governor set to win re-election

Incumbent Gov. Keizo Hamada of Kagawa looked set to win re-election in a gubernatorial race on Sunday, handily beating a challenger backed by the Japanese Communist Party, according to Kyodo News projections. Hamada, 62, ran as an independent with backing from the ruling Liberal Democratic ...

Cube watermelon shipments begin in Kagawa

National Jun 25, 2014

Cube watermelon shipments begin in Kagawa

This year's crop of square watermelons is ready. Shipments began Wednesday from the city of Zentsuji in Kagawa Prefecture. The fruits are about 18 centimeters square and are inedible because they are harvested unripe. They are trained into shape by a plastic brace that restricts the fruit's ...