American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An island of southern Japan between southwest Honshu and eastern Kyushu. It was held by various feudal families from early times until c. 1600.
- n. the smallest of the four main islands of Japan; to the south of Honshu and to the east of Kyushu; separated from Honshu by the Inland Sea; forested and mountainous
- From 四国 (しこく, Shikoku, "four provinces"). (Wiktionary)
“One of the most beautiful — and remote — places to stay on Shikoku is Chiiori, in the Iya Valley.”
“Benesse House, on the island of Naoshima, off Shikoku, is one of the loveliest small museums in Japan.”
“This is a painting of a huge stack of old Shoyu (soy) jugs outside a historic town in Shikoku.”
“After the island of Awa, the producing couple gave birth to Awaji and subsequently to Shikoku, which is described as an island having four faces, namely, the provinces of Awa, Iyo, Tosa, and Sanuki.”
“Last month two Japanese films, "Shikoku" and "Fancy Dance," broke the top 10 in South Korea.”
“There was a request from the government," said Satoshi Nishiyama , the nuclear power team manager of Shikoku Electric's Tokyo bureau.”
“Shikoku Electric Power Co. said it sent a memo in 2006 asking its employees and those at related firms to give pro-nuclear views at a public event.”
“Former ministry officials also hold board positions at other top power companies around the country, including Kansai Electric Power Co. and Shikoku Electric Power Co. At Electric Power Development Co., two former METI officials are on the board and one is an executive vice president.”
“The Meteorological Agency said the typhoon was located off the southern coast of Japan's southwestern main island of Shikoku on Tuesday night with winds of 89 mph.”
“A large area from Shikoku across to southern Honshu, Japan's mainland, was affected.”
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