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The No. 2 reactor of Chugoku Electric Power's Shimane nuclear plant in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, in September 2021
Sep 11, 2023
Chugoku Electric plans to restart Shimane reactor next August
The move comes as Japan aims to reboot more reactors to help diversify its electricity mix.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2021
Around 330,000 told to evacuate as rain batters Sea of Japan coast
The Meteorological Agency warned of heavy rain and the risk of flooding and landslides across parts of Shimane and Tottori prefectures through Wednesday and Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 11, 2020
91 test positive for coronavirus in Shimane high school cluster
Among those found to have contracted the virus were 88 members of the soccer team at the school in Matsue, with 82 living in the same dorm.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Sep 23, 2018
Monument to chief of WWI POW camp, known for humanitarian treatment of POWs, unveiled in Fukushima
A monument commemorating the Japanese head of a World War I camp who was known for his humanitarian treatment of German prisoners of war was unveiled in his hometown of Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, on Saturday.
Japan Times
Aug 29, 2017
Matsue mayor to visit sister city in South Korea for first time in 10 years
The mayor of Matsue will visit the city's sister city in South Korea for the first time in nearly a decade to resume exchanges that were interrupted due to a territorial dispute over a pair of islets, the Japanese city said Tuesday.
Dec 15, 2016
Two more bodies found inside sunken fishing boat off Shimane Prefecture
The Japan Coast Guard on Thursday found two bodies inside a sunken fishing boat that capsized the previous day off Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, in the Sea of Japan.
Japan Times
Dec 14, 2016
One killed, nine missing as fishing boat capsizes off Matsue
A vessel being towed by another fishing boat capsizes off Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, triggering a search for its crew.
Japan Times
Aug 4, 2016
Shimane park's penguins suit up for Olympic cheerleading duties
As the Rio de Janeiro Olympics approach, a theme park focusing on birds and flowers in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, is letting penguins strut their stuff in special outfits to cheer on Japanese athletes at the Rio Games.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2016
Expanded Hearn museum reopens in Shimane
A museum in Shimane Prefecture reopened on Saturday with more exhibition space for the personal effects and books of naturalized Japanese writer Lafcadio Hearn, also known as Yakumo Koizumi.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Sep 20, 2014
Glimpses of Lafcadio Hearn's Matsue
The Matsue-bound train I boarded at Okayama Station was pointedly named Yakumo, a reference to its destination's best-known former resident: Greek-Irish writer Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), whose adopted Japanese name was Yakumo Koizumi.
Aug 26, 2013
Matsue drops request to curb student access to A-bomb manga
The Matsue education board decided Monday to retract its request to limit student access to the comic book "Hadashi no Gen" ("Barefoot Gen") amid reports that sales of manga are soaring.
Aug 23, 2013
Board's request to restrict 'Barefoot Gen' assailed
Japan Times
Aug 22, 2013
Don't curb 'Barefoot Gen': Matsue principals
After the Matsue board of education caused a stir last week by restricting student access to an iconic manga about the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and other wartime cruelties, it said Thursday that 44 of 49 school principals polled in the city wanted the curbs lifted.
Japan Times
Reference / Q&A
Aug 21, 2013
'Barefoot Gen' pulled as anti-war images strike too close to home?
The decision by the board of education of Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, to limit students' access to the manga series "Hadashi no Gen" ("Barefoot Gen") at school libraries continues to cause a stir. While some support the move, others say it disrespects the best-selling anti-war classic, which tells the...
Aug 18, 2013
Matsue restricts student access to 'Barefoot Gen' A-bomb manga
Japan Times
Aug 28, 2009
Shimane jobless find work peddling Velotaxis
MATSUE, Shimane Pref. (Kyodo) Jobless people from all walks of life are finding work as drivers of Velotaxis, the pedal-driven vehicles popular in the sightseeing spots of Shimane Prefecture.
Jan 11, 2004
Discriminating professor takes provincial view of Izumo
IZUMO-JIN: The People of Izumo, by Daisetsu Fujioka, translated by Caroline E. Kano and Toshiko Yamakuse. Matsue: Harvest Publications, 2002, 138 pp., with maps. 1200 yen (paper).


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan