Ehime Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Shikoku. Ehime Prefecture has a population of 1,342,011 and has a geographic area of 5,676 km². Ehime Prefecture borders Kagawa Prefecture to the northeast, Tokushima Prefecture to the east, Kochi Prefecture to the southeast. Matsuyama is the capital and largest city of Ehime Prefecture and the largest city on Shikoku, with other major cities including Imabari and Saijō; until the Meiji Restoration, Ehime Prefecture was known as Iyo Province. Since before the Heian period, the area was dominated by fishermen and sailors who played an important role in defending Japan against pirates and Mongolian invasions. After the Battle of Sekigahara, the Tokugawa shōgun gave the area to his allies, including Katō Yoshiaki who built Matsuyama Castle, forming the basis for the modern city of Matsuyama; the name Ehime comes from the kuniumi part of the Kojiki where Iyo Province is mythologically named Ehime, "lovely princess". In 2012, a research group from the University of Tokyo and Ehime University said they had discovered rare earth deposits in Matsuyama.
Located in the northwestern part of Shikoku, Ehime faces the Seto Inland Sea to the north and is bordered by Kagawa and Tokushima in the east and Kōchi in the south. The prefecture includes both high mountains in the inland region and a long coastline, with many islands in the Seto Inland Sea; the westernmost arm of Ehime, the Sadamisaki Peninsula, is the narrowest peninsula in Japan. As of April 1, 2012, 7% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Ashizuri-Uwakai and Setonaikai National Parks. Eleven cities are located in Ehime Prefecture: These are the towns in each district: Former districts: Uwa District Uma District Shūsō District Onsen District The coastal areas around Imabari and Saijō host a number of industries, including dockyards of Japan's largest shipbuilder, Imabari Shipbuilding. Chemical industries, oil refining and cotton textile products are a feature of the prefecture. Rural areas engage in agricultural and fishing industries, are known for citrus fruits such as mikan and cultured pearls.
Ikata Nuclear Power Plant produces a large portion of Shikoku Electric Power. Ehime University Ehime Prefectural University of Health Science St. Catherine University Matsuyama University Matsuyama Shinonome College Ehime Prefectural Matsuyama Central Senior High School Ehime Prefectural Matsuyama Higashi High School Ehime Prefectural Mishima High School Ehime Prefectural Uwajima Fisheries High School The sports teams listed below are based in Ehime. Football Ehime F. C. Baseball Ehime Mandarin PiratesBasketball Ehime Orange Vikings The oldest extant hot spring in Japan, Dōgo Onsen, is located in Matsuyama, it has been used for over two thousand years. Iyo dialect, one of the Shikoku dialects, is the dialect spoken in Ehime Prefecture. Museum of Ehime History and Culture Kaimei School Shikoku Railway Yosan Line Yodo Line Uchiko Line Iyo Railway Gunchū Line Takahama Line Yokogawara Line Matsuyama Inner Line Matsuyama Expressway Tokushima Expressway Takamatsu Expressway Kochi Expressway Nishiseto Expressway Imabari Komatsu Road Route 11 Route 33 Route 56 Route 192 Route 194 Route 196 Route 197 Route 317 Route 319 Route 320 Route 378 Route 380 Route 437 Route 440 Route 441 Route 494 Kawanoe Port Niihama Port - Ferry route to Osaka Toyo Port - Ferry route to Osaka Imabari Port - Ferry route to Innoshima, Hakata Island, international container hub port Matsuyama Port - Ferry route to Kitakyushu, Hiroshima and international container hub port Yawatahama Port - Ferry route to Beppu, Usuki Misaki Port - Ferry route to Oita Uwajima Port Matsuyama Airport Ehime Prefecture is making use of its long tradition of involvement with people overseas through international exchanges in areas such as the economy, culture and education.
Hollie Farris is a professional musician, a trumpet player who has played and recorded with James Brown and was a member of The J. B.'s. He is the co-composer of "Standing On Higher Ground" which appears on the Love Over-Due album by Brown, he has played on Colour Me Free! and The Soul Sessions Vol. 2 albums by Joss Stone. He was a member of Steve Winwoods touring band. Farris would end up playing with James Brown, playing trumpet, adding vocals and becoming music director in the band; the relationship began in 1975. He was playing with his band in an Atlanta hotel lounge when James Brown came in and heard them play, he hired Farris immediately. During the course of his involvement with Brown, in the 1970s, when Muhammad Ali was having his first fight with Leon Spinks and the band were invited to Ali's suite after a sparring session and spent 2 hours talking to him. Farris was caught off guard by Ali's humor. In 1986 he became the music director which included the duties of rehearsing the band, adding new songs to be worked with etc.
After spending eight years with Brown, Farris quit after a series of bad experiences and stayed away for seven years. He would return to the band after Brown was released from prison and stay with him for another sixteen years. By 2007, Farris had spent 20 years in that role. Ferris's musical relationship with Brown lasted until the singers passing. In 1988, he was a member of Steve Winwoods backing band that featured saxophonist Randall Bramblett, guitarist Anthony Cranford, drummer Russ Kunkel, keyboardist Mike Lawler, backing vocalist LeAnn Phelan, bassist Michael Rhodes. Farris appeared in the 1989 Roll with It music video by Winwood. In 2007, he was a member of Joss Stone's backing band. My Father the Godfather by By Daryl Brown and Michael P. Chabries, Hollie Farris
Aryeh "Lova" Eliav, was an Israeli politician. He served as a member of the Knesset for several factions in three spells between 1965 and 1992. Lev Lipschitz was born in Moscow, his family immigrated to Mandatory Palestine in 1924. He studied history and sociology, gaining a BA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and worked as a teacher and sociologist, he served as a visiting professor in several American academic institutes, including two years at Harvard University and his two terms at Trinity College in the 1990s. As a teenager, he joined the Haganah in 1936, before joining the British Army in 1940, serving in an artillery unit. Upon his return home in 1945 he helped the Aliyah Bet movement and served as a colonel in the IDF, he worked as an aide to Levi Eshkol on the topics of immigration and settlement. Between 1955 and 1957 he oversaw the foundation of several settlements in Lakhish Regional Council area. During the Suez Crisis he supervised Operation Tushia, which transported the Jews of Port Said to Israel.
In 1958 he returned to Moscow, where he worked as the first secretary in the Israeli embassy, a position he held until 1960. Eliav married Tania Zvi, a Holocaust survivor from Kaunas, part of a group of refugees Eliav smuggled into Palestine as the commander of an illegal immigration ship in 1947, they had three children, Zvi and Eyal. Eliav was first elected to the Knesset in the 1965 elections on the Alignment list, was appointed Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry. During the Knesset term he became Deputy Minister of Immigrant Absorption, he was not given a ministerial portfolio. However, he did become general secretary of the Labour Party until 1971. After again retaining his seat in the 1973 elections, he left the party, first sitting as an independent MK, before joining with the Ratz faction to form Ya'ad – Civil Rights Movement. However, the new party split up soon after its foundation, with Eliav founding a new party, the Social-Democratic Faction together with Marcia Freedman; the new party changed its name to Independent Socialist Faction.
In the run up to the 1977 elections, he joined the Left Camp of Israel. The new party won only two seats. In 1984 he established a personal faction that ran in the elections that year, but failed to cross the electoral threshold by around 5,000 votes. In 1987 he returned to the Labor Party. In 1987 he initiated and led a Jewish Agency project to found Nitzana, a new educational community, in the Negev desert, he served as the Head of Community until 2008. Eliav returned to the Knesset after the 1988 elections, he served one last Knesset term and in 1992 decided not to run for a new term. Eliav died in Tel Aviv on 30 May 2010 at the age of 89. Eliav helped to found the city of Arad in the Negev and promoted the development of Lakhish and Kiryat Gat. In the 1980s, he was the driving spirit behind the establishment of Nitzana in the western Negev, turning the sand dunes into a youth village. In 1988, he was awarded the Israel Prize, for special contributions to society and the State of Israel. In 2003, he won the Ben-Gurion Prize.