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Male use of parasols gets government push in hot and humid Japan

Aug 13, 2018

Male use of parasols gets government push in hot and humid Japan

The Saitama Prefectural Government is encouraging men to use ultraviolet ray parasols to reduce the number of people falling sick because of the hot weather. Male employees in the prefectural government who formed a group to promote the campaign have tweeted comments from male UV ...

Heatstroke death toll tops 100 in Tokyo

Aug 6, 2018

Heatstroke death toll tops 100 in Tokyo

The heatstroke death toll has topped 100 in Tokyo's 23 wards this year for the first time in three years, officials at the metropolitan government's medical examiners' office said Monday. A total of 105 people, aged in their 40s to 90s, died from heatstroke in ...

Deaths from heatstroke in Tokyo up fourfold from July last year

Aug 1, 2018

Deaths from heatstroke in Tokyo up fourfold from July last year

Ninety-six people died of heatstroke in Tokyo's 23 wards in July, nearly a fourfold increase from the same month last year, the Tokyo Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday. The figure far outstripped the 25 people who died of heatstroke in July last year, with reports ...

2,000 people taken to hospitals as Japan bakes in heat wave

Jul 16, 2018

2,000 people taken to hospitals as Japan bakes in heat wave

A heat wave continued to scorch Japan on Monday, with some regions seeing temperatures hitting record highs for the year. Temperatures topped 39 degrees in Ibi gawa and Tajimi in Gifu Prefecture in western Japan. The mercury climbed above 38 in eastern and central regions, ...

Hundreds taken to hospitals as heat wave hovers over Japan

Aug 6, 2016

Hundreds taken to hospitals as heat wave hovers over Japan

About 600 people had to be hospitalized after succumbing to warm-weather related illnesses such as stroke and exhaustion as a heat wave covered Japan on Saturday, according to a Kyodo News tally. Many locations across the country Saturday logged their highest temperature this year, with ...