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 ...

Heat wave sweeps Japan; many areas log hottest day of summer

Jul 23, 2014

Heat wave sweeps Japan; many areas log hottest day of summer

Temperatures soared across the country on Wednesday with highs for this summer recorded in many areas, the weather agency said. The Meteorological Agency issued heat wave advisories in more than 16 prefectures, warning of dehydration and encouraging the use of air conditioning. Several hundred observation points ...

/ May 25, 2014

Scientists trying to develop heat-beating chickens

American scientists are attempting to develop chickens that can cope with scorching heat as part of a series of government-funded programs looking to adapt to or mitigate the effects of extreme weather patterns on the food supply. A University of Delaware project is developing ways ...

Sep 2, 2013

Summer heat killed 87 in 2013

Record-high temperatures this summer caused at least 87 deaths from heat-related maladies and record-breaking downpours that triggered landslides across the country. According to the Meteorological Agency, temperatures from Kyushu to the Kanto-Koshin region began climbing between July 6 and 8, when the rainy season ended ...

Shimanto strikes while the iron is hot

Aug 14, 2013

Shimanto strikes while the iron is hot

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The city of Shimanto, Kochi Prefecture, which on Monday became Japan's hottest city with a record-setting temperature of 41.0 degrees, is now rushing to capitalize on its new title with a string of unique projects. The mercury hit the all-time high of 41.0 in the ...

Heat wave marks end of rainy season in Tokyo

Jul 6, 2013

Heat wave marks end of rainy season in Tokyo

A heat wave enveloped much of Japan on Saturday, sending temperatures soaring beyond 30 degrees in more than 300 places nationwide, the Meteorological Agency reported. The agency also said the rainy season in the Kanto-Koshin region, which includes the Tokyo metropolitan area, is believed to ...

Jul 20, 2010

Heat wave strikes nationwide

Temperatures topped 35 degrees Monday in various locations nationwide, the Meteorological Agency said, warning vacationers of possible heat stroke as they rushed home on the last day of a three-day weekend. The highest temperature as of 4:10 p.m. was 36.8, recorded in Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture, ...

Early heat wave spurs warnings

Feb 15, 2009

Early heat wave spurs warnings

Temperatures shot up to summer levels Saturday as warm air moving in from the south set record highs in more than 105 places throughout Japan, prompting the Meteorological Agency to issue an avalanche warning. The agency said the unseasonal heat wave could cause avalanches and ...

Jul 13, 2008

Heat wave proves fatal as at least four drown

A heat wave hit Tokyo and other parts of Japan on Saturday, kicking off a dangerous summer as at least four people drowned nationwide while seeking ways to beat the heat. Tokyo also was hit by sudden bouts of strong winds and rain at around ...