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A city of western Shikoku, Japan, on the Inland Sea. A port and distribution center, it was an important fortress town during the feudal period.
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(Placename) a port in SW Japan, on NW Shikoku: textile and chemical industries; Ehime University (1949). Pop: 473 039 (2002 est)
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(ˈmɑ tsʊˈyɑ mɑ)

a seaport on NW Shikoku, in SW Japan. 443,000.
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Nishida, elected from the Shikoku bloc to the House of Representatives under the proportional representation system, told reporters at the Ehime prefectural government building in Matsuyama he will not seek another term in the next general election expected to take place in November.
Based in Dalian, the new firm will begin operations in July with a start-up capital of $619,000 paid 49% by Daiki and 51% by Mitsubishi Rayon, said the do-it-yourself (DIY) store chain operator based in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture.
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China has approved a plan to launch a regular flight route between Matsuyama in Japan's Ehime Prefecture and Shanghai, the Ehime prefectural government said Tuesday