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 (shē-kô′ko͞o, shē′kô-ko͞o′)
An island of southern Japan between southwest Honshu and eastern Kyushu. It was held by various feudal families from early times until c. 1600, when it was united under a single daimyo.
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(Placename) the smallest of the four main islands of Japan, separated from Honshu by the Inland Sea: forested and mountainous. Pop: 4 137 000 (2002 est). Area: 17 759 sq km (6857 sq miles)
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(ˈʃi kɔˌku)

an island in SW Japan, S of Honshu. 7249 sq. mi. (18,775 sq. km).
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Noun1.Shikoku - the smallest of the four main islands of JapanShikoku - 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
Japan, Japanese Archipelago, Japanese Islands - a string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean
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The expressway company plans to coordinate with the railway operator, Shikoku Railway Co., to repair the cracks, the officials said.
The Ikata plant is the only nuclear power station of Shikoku Electric serving Shikoku Island in western Japan.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-11 May 2010-R&I assigns AA+ to Shikoku Electric's bond issue(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
In this "Tourism issue" we take a look at what is happening now in Shikoku and what is going to happen nationwide with this potentially vibrant industry.
It is expected to pass southeast of Tanegashima Island in Japan's southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima on Tuesday evening and come close to Shikoku Island and western Japan between Wednesday and Thursday, the agency said.
Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi said Tuesday his government will continue to seek the approval of local residents over a plan to build a weir across the Yoshino River in Shikoku.
under a government project has undergone major safety tests, proving it can withstand some shocks from tidal waves and right itself after capsizing, the transport ministry's Shikoku regional offices said Monday.
About 300 campaigners filed a lawsuit Friday in Ehime Prefecture demanding Shikoku Electric Power Co.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-13 April 2010-JCR keeps Shikoku Bank's senior debts at A-, outlook "stable"(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
The rainy season began Tuesday in Honshu and Shikoku islands following its start in Kyushu on Monday, the Meteorological Agency said.