Koi-Yamagata Station

Koi-Yamagata Station is a railway station on the Chizu Express Chizu Line in Chizu, Yazu District, Japan, operated by the third-sector semi-public railway operator Chizu Express. Koi-Yamagata Station is served by the 56.1 km Chizu Express Chizu Line from Kamigōri to Chizu, lies 50.0 km from Kamigōri. The station consists of two side platforms with simple shelter facilities for passengers. Koi-Yamagata Station opened on 3 December 1994. On 9 June 2013, the station shelters and fences were repainted in vivid pink with heart-shaped station signs, connected with the word "Koi" in the station's name. Yamagata Elementary School National Route 373 List of railway stations in Japan Koi-Yamagata Station information

Owen Morgan Edwards

Sir Owen Morgan Edwards was a Welsh historian and writer. He is known as O. M. Edwards. Owen Edwards was born in Llanuwchllyn near the eldest son of Owen and Beti Edwards, he gives a vivid description of his early education in his autobiography Clych Adgof published in 1906. Llanuwchllyn was and remains a Welsh-speaking area, but the Welsh Not was in use at the local school and found itself round Owen's neck, as a punishment for speaking Welsh. After studying at Bala and University College of Wales, graduating with a pass degree in 1883, he spent a year at the University of Glasgow studying philosophy before studying at Balliol College, Oxford from 1884 to 1887, winning all the university's three main prizes for history. He came under the influence of the Dafydd ap Gwilym Society at Oxford, establishing friendships with other students who became prominent in Welsh life such as John Morris-Jones and becoming a strong cultural nationalist, he spent a year on the continent before returning to Oxford, where he was appointed a Fellow of Lincoln College and became tutor in history there and at other colleges.

He remained in this position until 1907. In 1907 he was appointed as the first Chief Inspector of Schools for Wales under the established Welsh Education Department, he took the first steps towards ensuring. He came into conflict with the Central Welsh Board because of his conviction that the new intermediate schools were anglicising influences in Wales and his determination to resist this, he was a prolific writer and editing the periodical Cymru in 1891 and Cymru'r Plant for children in 1892, intended to arouse interest among the people of Wales in their own language and history. An English-language version of Cymru, was less successful, although it is seen as "his major work", he wrote a number of books on Welsh history, notably Cartrefi Cymru which describes visits to the homes of a number of important historical figures, published the works of other writers in a series of Welsh classics Cyfres y Fil. Edwards was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament for Merionethshire following the premature death of T. E. Ellis MP in April 1899.

He did not enjoy parliamentary life and did not seek re-election in 1900. He was knighted in 1916 and awarded the degree of D. Litt. by the University of Wales in 1918. Edwards died at Llanuwchllyn in 1920, his wife Ellen having died the previous year, his first son died at the age of five. His second son, Ifan ab Owen Edwards, founded Urdd Gobaith Cymru, his only daughter Hâf married Sir David Hughes Parry. Clych Adgof. Reminiscences of the Bala area. O'r Bala i Geneva. Travel. Ystraeon o Hanes Cymru. Tales from Welsh history. Hanes Cymru. History of Wales. Cartrefi Cymru. Famous Welsh homes. Wales A Short History of Wales Llyfr Del. For children. Hwiangerddi. For children. Llyfr Nest. For children. Tro yn Llydaw. Travels in Brittany. Tro yn y Wlad. Welsh travel sketches. W. J. Gruffydd, Owen Morgan Edwards Gwilym Arthur Jones, Bywyd a Gwaith Owen Morgan Edwards Meic Stephens Companion to Welsh literature Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Owen Morgan Edwards Works by Owen Morgan Edwards at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Owen Morgan Edwards at Internet Archive Works by Owen Morgan Edwards at LibriVox "Archival material relating to Owen Morgan Edwards".

UK National Archives. O. M. Edwards Papers at the National Library of Wales