GSDF brigade shows off armor in rare parade in Shikoku

National Apr 24, 2017

GSDF brigade shows off armor in rare parade in Shikoku

The Ground Self-Defense Force's 14th Brigade rumbled through the city of Zentsuji, Kagawa Prefecture, on Sunday during a rare parade replete with combat vehicles. The event was originally scheduled for last year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the brigade's establishment but was canceled because ...

Shikoku's 'path less traveled' is busier than ever

Travel May 21, 2016

Shikoku's 'path less traveled' is busier than ever

by Takaki Tominaga

A pilgrimage route stretching across Shikoku, one of Japan's four main islands, has recently been attracting more non-Japanese visitors with various cultural and religious backgrounds. Some of these pilgrims view the walk as a spiritual journey, while others want to make the pilgrimage for its ...

Hooded cranes test new winter homes in Shikoku

Environment Jan 9, 2016

Hooded cranes test new winter homes in Shikoku

by Sani Horino

About 300 hooded cranes have arrived in three prefectures in Shikoku since late October, a rare gathering of the birds outside the Izumi Plain in Kagoshima Prefecture that is drawing attention on whether Shikoku will become a new wintering spot for them. The first arrival ...

Typhoon Nangka leaves two dead; 550,000 told to flee

National Jul 17, 2015

Typhoon Nangka leaves two dead; 550,000 told to flee

Two died, evacuation orders and recommendations were issued to some 555,000 people, and 32 people sustained injuries of varying degrees nationwide Friday as Typhoon Nangka headed north over Shikoku toward the Chugoku region in western Honshu. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said that 11 ...

Fuji Dream Airlines announces Nagoya-Izumo route

Business / Corporate Jan 19, 2015

Fuji Dream Airlines announces Nagoya-Izumo route

Fuji Dream Airlines Co. is set to launch a route from Nagoya to Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, to meet an expected increase in the number of tourists to Izumo Taisha, one of the nation's oldest and most revered Shinto shrines. The new route was announced on ...