Shikoku


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the smallest of the four main islands of Japan

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Eleven small cracks on the Seto Ohashi Bridge linking Japan's Honshu and Shikoku islands remain unrepaired since being found by Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Co.
11 May 2010 - Japanese Rating and Investment Information (R&I) assigned yesterday a rating of AA+ to a bonds issue of local utility Shikoku Electric Power Co Inc (TYO:9507).
The typhoon may directly hit Shikoku as well as Honshu Island, it added.
Opponents of the project say it will destroy the ecosystem around the river, the longest in Shikoku.
No major damage was observed in this test, the Shikoku Transport and Tourism Bureau said.
Shikoku Electric said in a written statement that sufficient safety measures are in place at the Ikata plant so there is no need to suspend operations there.
13 April 2010 - JCR confirmed Tuesday its A- rating with a "stable" outlook on the senior debts of Japanese Shikoku Bank Ltd (TYO:8387).
The company's shortest and cheapest packages are day trips from Tokyo, while the longest is the Shikoku 88-temple pilgrimage.
But it began one to seven days later in other Honshu regions such as Kanto and Chugoku and on Shikoku Island.
The weather agency warned Friday of heavy rainfall across western and southwestern Japan, especially in the Shikoku and Kyushu regions through Saturday, forecasting unstable atmospheric conditions.
In general, central Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku were lower than other parts of the country.
It is expected to move off the coast of Shikoku Island on Tuesday afternoon and turn into a tropical low pressure system in the night.
The utility, which mainly serves the main island of Shikoku in southwestern Japan, said the resumption of the 296,000-kilowatt unit has raised its power supply capacity through the end of August to 6.21 million kilowatts, restoring the margin of reserve against an estimated maximum demand from 4.4 percent to a stable 8.9 percent.
The typhoon, the season's fourth, landed in Kochi Prefecture on Shikoku island shortly before noon and then passed near Wakayama city, Wakayama Prefecture, on the main island of Honshu.