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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.


(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)


(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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From February 1, customers of Shikoku Electric Power Co who purchase a new Nissan LEAF will receive 'Yonden Points', which can be applied toward their monthly electricity bill.
Nissan Motor has joined hands with Shikoku Electric Power to encourage the use of electric cars and reduce the environmental impact of automobiles.
Nissan Motor and Shikoku Electric Power have joined forces to promote the use of electric vehicles and reduce the environmental impact of automobiles.
But that is not the way it is on Shikoku, smallest and least-known of the four main Japanese islands.
Shikoku Electric Power Company, the operator of the Ikata nuclear plant about 700 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, said it began pulling out control rods of its No.
island of Shikoku later in the day with the Japan Meteorological
Packing winds of up to 162 kilometres per hour, the typhoon barrelled in to the smaller western island of Shikoku earlier Sunday, with huge waves battering the coast.
TOKYO (CyHAN)- The Japanese authorities have recommended 382,000 residents of the southeastern island of Shikoku to evacuate due to heavy rain, NHK channel reported Tuesday.
In making an announcement on Monday, JR Shikoku President Masafumi Izumi said with a grin of embarrassment, "It's a mock shinkansen.
With all of our reactors offline, we have made various efforts to cut costs, but the increasing fuel outlays (for non-nuclear thermal power generation) have not been at a level that can be absorbed by such efforts," Akira Chiba, president of the utility servicing the Shikoku region told reporters in Tokyo.
On Tuesday afternoon heavy rain poured in several prefectures in the Shikoku and Kinki regions and is further expected in a wide area of Japan during the 24-hour period through Wednesday.
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