• Ichihara, Chiba


Regarding the July 10 Kyodo article “Heatstroke surge feared as people save power“: I live in a house that feels like a sauna during the summer. But when the heat and humidity become unbearable — no air conditioner — I place myself in an empty bathtub and fill it slowly with cold water. A plastic slat across the tub allows me to read newspapers and magazines while my body cools down.

It’s not high-tech, but heatstroke is no longer a worry. As Ken Takakura used to advertise in a commercial: “Simple Life.”


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