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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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For instance, two episodes are filmed in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, on the western part of Japan, a locale that has given birth to many modern haiku poets, including Shiki Masaoka and Kyoshi Takahama.
also said Friday that a cockpit window of one of its Dreamliner aircraft cracked during a flight from Tokyo's Haneda airport to Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture.
The Rainbow Pride Ehime, based in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, sought political parties' views on sexual minorities in questionnaires sent to their headquarters and received replies from the LDP and five other parties by Tuesday.
Among the 52 cities, the monthly premium currently exceeds 5,000 yen only in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture.
Having jointly developed it with Osaka-based Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., the team aims to commercialize the Hime diamond as early as next year, said Tetsuo Irifune, head of the Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture-based university's Geodynamics Research Center.
According to the police, the 59-year-old woman in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, was asked by her acquaintance, Tomoko Matsushita, 59, who borrowed money from her, to donate her kidney to Matsushita's common-law husband Suzuo Yamashita, 59 -- both arrested Oct.
said Wednesday it has been awarded a 619 million yen contract to rebuild a Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport regional office building in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture.
Among the asteroids are Shinsaku, named after Takasugi Shinsaku, a patriot in the closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate, who hails from Yamaguchi, and Juzoitami, after the late film director Juzo Itami, known for such films as ''Tampopo'' (Dandelion) and ''Ososhiki'' (The Funeral), who graduated from a high school in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture.
In Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Ozawa said he considers the two parties ''becoming one, as an option'' in stepping up their cooperation ahead of a possible House of Representatives election in the coming months.
''The (main opposition) Democratic Party of Japan and North Korea will be the ones who will be pleased if the development of reform policies is suspended,'' he said in a campaign speech in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture.
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.
MATSUYAMA, Japan - A fake 10,000 yen note has been found at a Shinto shrine in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture among cash used by visitors to buy charms on New Year's Day, the shrine's priest said late Monday.