Saijo (sĪjōˈ) [key], city (1990 pop. 56,821), Ehime prefecture, W Shikoku, Japan, on the Hiuchi Sea. As part of the East Ehime Industrial City Program, Saijo now has two power plants that supply its pulp, paper, and textile industries. It is also an agricultural center.

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