Sep 2, 2013

Summer heat killed 87 in 2013

Record-high temperatures this summer caused at least 87 deaths from heat-related maladies and record-breaking downpours that triggered landslides across the country. According to the Meteorological Agency, temperatures from Kyushu to the Kanto-Koshin region began climbing between July 6 and 8, when the rainy season ...

Jun 19, 2013

Over 1,000 people hospitalized in Japan for heatstroke

Almost 1,500 people were transported to hospitals by ambulance due to heatstroke last week, up sharply from 942 in the preceding week, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Tuesday. The increase for the seven days to Sunday came amid a heat wave in ...