JICA Shikoku Center (JICA Shikoku) is established as a stronghold of international cooperation in Shikoku area, composed of four prefectures, namely Tokushima, Kochi, Ehime and Kagawa. Each prefecture has a variety of unique technical know-how developed in its natural environment, history and culture as an island region. JICA Shikoku is promoting international cooperation program hand in hand with local governments, universities, business enterprises and NGOs by utilizing their resources that contribute to solution of various issues in developing countries such as comprehensive disaster reduction against natural disaster, efficient water resource management that will not cause water shortage, local industry promotion and local revitalization, utilization of renewable energy by full use of its natural advantages and cooperation in education sector in collaboration with the university that is proud of its achievement of teacher training at top level in Japan and rich experience of technical cooperation for developing countries.
Shikoku is also well known for its traditional culture to make a pilgrimage to 88 famous temples, so-called "Ohenro" and local people have a custom to offer warm hospitality for pilgrims. You would be welcomed when you visit Shikoku!