Sep 5, 2016

Sizzling summer led to temperature, rainfall records across Japan

Japan sizzled under higher than average temperatures between June and August, with Okinawa Prefecture posting a record high, the Meteorological Agency said. Okinawa saw temperatures climb 1.1 degrees higher than average this summer to their highest since record-keeping began in 1946. The average logged ...

Record heatstroke victims taken to hospitals last week

Aug 4, 2015

Record heatstroke victims taken to hospitals last week

The number of people across Japan taken to hospitals by ambulance due to heatstroke or heat exhaustion stood at 11,672 in the week to Sunday, the most in a single week since officials started compiling comparable statistics in 2008, the Fire and Disaster Management ...

Rainy season declared over throughout Japan

Jul 29, 2015

Rainy season declared over throughout Japan

The rainy season appears to be over in Japan’s two remaining regions to the southwest and northeast, the weather agency said on Wednesday, declaring an end to the early summer wet period throughout the archipelago. The rainy period typically lasts for about a month ...

Apr 17, 2015

Current nonnuclear power capacity should suffice for summer: METI

Japan is expected to secure the minimum required power supply capacity this summer, the industry ministry said Thursday, meaning electricity supply will be sufficient during the high-demand season even if none of the country’s nuclear reactors resumes operation by then. Although the government is ...

| Sep 13, 2014

Life's a beach

Teenage boy #1: It’s so hot. I wish I was at the beach. Teenage boy #2: Yeah, but the beach stinks. Teenage boy #1: Huh? Teenage boy #2: The salt in the sea. It makes the beach stink. Teenage boy #1: Really? I don’t ...