It is an incredible priviledge to write here and to let people know that we have had an incredible opportunity to work with National Geographic and Shikoku Tourism this year. Having had many discussions about the region, the attractions and natural sights and sounds of Shikoku, National Geographic became very interested in going deeper into our region and discovering more. We are now in the midst of discussing what more we can do to focus on Shikoku and to let the readers of National Geographic learn more about this hidden, and largely unexplored gem of Japan.