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Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 30, 2010
Japanese dietary tips to prevent summer lethargy
Anyone who has spent a summer in Japan will likely be well- acquainted with natsubate, or "summer fatigue" — a general state of lethargy and tiredness, lack of concentration, sleeplessness and even mild depression.
Jul 28, 2010
A linguistic guide to the dog days of summer
With the exception of Hokkaido, Japan heralds the arrival of summer when the 気象庁 (Kishocho, or Japan Meteorological Agency) declares 梅雨明け (tsuyu ake, end of the rainy season).
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.
Japan Times
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.
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.
Aug 18, 2007
Lingering heat wave claims more victims
At least three people died apparently of heatstroke Friday in Japan as a heat wave continued to hit the archipelago with the temperature rising past 40 at some locations.
Aug 14, 2007
Heat wave sends mercury over 37
A heat wave continued to bake the nation Monday as a high-pressure ridge lingered over the Pacific Ocean, sending the mercury rising to 37.5 in the village of Kawai, Iwate Prefecture, the Meteorological Agency said.
Aug 13, 2007
Heat wave hits parts of Japan
A heat wave hit Tokyo and numerous other parts of Japan on Sunday, with the mercury rising above 35 C and hitting a high of 37.9 C in Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jul 17, 2007
How to survive summer fatigue
Imagine being in a sauna for a few hours. Then imagine getting out of it and walking straight into a giant freezer for another few hours. Do this several times a day and continue the routine for a couple of months. Some people say that's what spending summer in Japan is like.
Japan Times
Aug 13, 2004
Heat wave hits record 38 days
The temperature topped 30 in Tokyo on Thursday for a record 38th day in a row.
Jul 24, 2004
'Mock El Nino' culprit behind heat wave, floods: professor
The heat wave and floods in various parts of Japan are being caused by an El Nino-like phenomenon in the Central Pacific Ocean, a Japanese researcher said Friday.
Jul 10, 2004
Heat wave continues to stifle Japan
Oppressive heat continued to blanket the Japanese archipelago Friday as the mercury rose above 35 in some parts of the country during what is normally the height of rainy season, the Meteorological Agency said.
Aug 25, 2001
July heat wave failed to lift supermarkets from slump
Supermarket sales in July fell for the 32nd consecutive month, 4.7 percent from a year earlier to 1.424 trillion yen, the Japan Chain Stores Association said Friday.
Aug 6, 2001
Mercury pushes 40 C in Japan heat wave
A heat wave continued to bake areas in Japan west of the region centering around Tokyo on Saturday, but Hokkaido was unseasonably cool, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.


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