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Japan’s average temperature so far this year is 0.74 degrees higher than the temperature for an average year, putting 2000 on course to become the fifth-warmest year in the 100 years that records have been kept, according to the Meteorological Agency.

The agency said the Japanese archipelago as a whole experienced higher-than-normal temperatures throughout the year — except between February and April.

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