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HEAT WAVE

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 28, 2022
India's heat wave drives temperature gap between rich and poor
Temperatures in the gritty New Delhi locality of Mungeshpur averaged 1.4 degrees Celsius higher so far this month than in the suburban enclave of Safdarjung.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 3, 2019
11-month-old baby among five dead as heat wave hits parts of country
At least three people have died due to heat-related causes across the nation in recent days, including an infant left unattended in a parked car in the city of Toyama.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 30, 2019
Deadly heat a major concern for Tokyo Games
With Tokyo's summer heat and unpredictable weather likely to prove a severe headache during the 2020 Olympics, sports bodies are using every resource at their disposal to prepare athletes and spectators for extreme conditions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 26, 2019
Two die and nearly 600 taken to hospitals as heat wave roasts much of Japan
With a reading of 39.5 C, the town of Saroma, in eastern Hokkaido, sets the highest temperature ever recorded in the country for the month of May.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 26, 2018
Air conditioner, soft drink sales surge in record hot summer but department stores suffer
Shipments of air conditioners and nonalcoholic beverages hit all-time highs in July while swimming pools were crowded with people looking to cool off amid the scorching summer heat.
JAPAN
Aug 26, 2018
Environment Ministry seeks funding for heatstroke prevention initiative
The Environment Ministry plans to launch an initiative in fiscal 2019 to comb the country for effective measures being taken to prevent heat exhaustion and heatstroke, sources said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 22, 2018
Shipments of air conditioners in Japan hit a record high in July amid heat wave
Shipments of air conditioners in Japan hit a record high in July, an industry body said Wednesday, due to brisk demand as an unprecedented heat wave swept over the country.
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JAPAN
Aug 16, 2018
Bugs struggle amid Japan's record summer heat
Specialists in Hyogo believe populations of mosquitoes and beetles have suffered this year as the moist environments where their young thrive have dried up in the heat wave.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 14, 2018
Indoor playgrounds in hot demand as Japan swelters in record heat
Indoor playgrounds are proving a godsend for parents looking to allow their children to stay active and safe as Japan sweats through a summer of record-breaking heat.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 9, 2018
Crews gain ground on mammoth California wildfire as night temperatures ease
Crews battling the largest wildfire in California history took advantage of milder overnight temperatures to gain considerable ground in containing the blaze on Wednesday, a day after officials it would take until September to snuff it out.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 1, 2018
Mercury hits record 40.3 C in South Korea as country battles heat wave
Japan isn't the only Asian nation battling soaring temperatures — the mercury in neighboring South Korea also hit a record high 40.3 degrees Celsius on Wednesday as it grapples with a heat wave.
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JAPAN
Jul 31, 2018
Japan nears record number of hospitalizations for heat-related issues
More than 57,000 people were taken to the hospital over the last three months due to the nationwide heat wave, government data showed Tuesday, with the figure likely to reach a record high for the year.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / MORNING ENGLISH
Jul 30, 2018
Let's discuss the heat wave
Twelve people died and nearly 10,000 people were taken to hospitals with heat exhaustion or heatstroke during the week through July 15, as a heat wave continued to scorch wide areas of Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 30, 2018
Japan's utilities crank up oil-fired power in face of heat wave
To cool down, electricity suppliers are firing up fossil fuels.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 26, 2018
Japanese veggie prices shoot up amid heat wave; inmate dies in Aichi
The prison cell had no air-conditioning, and the temperature at floor level was found to be 34 degrees shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday.
EDITORIALS
Jul 25, 2018
Protect the socially weak from heat waves
The nation must do more to protect its growing elderly population against the perils of extreme weather.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2018
Heat wave killed record 65 people across Japan last week as over 22,000 were hospitalized
More than 22,000 people were taken to hospitals due to the heat wave across Japan last week and 65 of them died, both record-high figures since comparable information became available in 2008, preliminary government data showed Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2018
Record-breaking high temperatures likely a 'new normal' for Japan, experts warn
Official climate forecasts and experts are warning that the recent rise in temperatures is likely to become the new normal in the years ahead.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 24, 2018
Tokyo marks two years until Olympic Games amid concerns over heat and congestion
A major challenge facing the city as it prepares to host the games is the possibility of a heat wave hitting while it welcomes the world.

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