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Numerous cities across the nation recorded temperatures above 35 degrees Sunday, with Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture, logging 36.3, the Meteorological Agency said.

Tatebayashi’s temperature was the first this year in the Kanto region above 35.

Other cities with warm temperatures included Masuda, Shimane Prefecture, at 35.7, followed by 35.6 in the cities of Saga and Fukushima, the agency said.

Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, and Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture, logged 35.3, while central Tokyo recorded 31.7.

The agency said it expected high temperatures Monday as well and advised people to take precautions against heat stroke.

Boy drowns at beach

TSU Mie Pref. (Kyodo) An 8-year-old boy drowned Sunday at a beach in Shima, Mie Prefecture, where he and his parents were camping.

The boy was identified as Hokuto Nagai, of Kani, Gifu Prefecture. His parents lost sight of him at around 9 a.m. Sunday after he went swimming in the sea on an inner tube.

A 29-year-old man working at a nearby inn found the boy underwater one hour later about 7 meters from the beach.

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