Tag - heatstroke



Jesus Picasso, a builder originally from Mexico, takes a water break during hot weather in Manvel, Texas, on July 13.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Sep 7, 2023
Climate change already adding to workplace costs and hazards
Workers are among the most exposed to serious health risks, while employers must grapple with impaired productivity
From June to August, Japan's weather agency recorded "considerably higher" average summer temperatures in "northern, eastern, and western Japan."
Sep 1, 2023
Record shattered as Japan sees hottest summer ever
From June to August, the weather agency recorded "considerably higher" average summer temperatures in "northern, eastern, and western Japan."
A construction site in Dubai, where workers often face temperatures up to 45 degrees Celsius
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Aug 23, 2023
As temperatures climb, millions more people face food insecurity
A recent study shows that extreme heat leads to an impossible conundrum for many workers: Risk your health to earn a living, or go hungry.
Riders dressed as samurai participate in an annual Soma Nomaoi festival in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, on July 30. Two horses died from heatstroke in the event.
Aug 8, 2023
Scores of horses suffer sunstroke at samurai festival
Organizers may move the annual event — featuring over 400 participants dressed as samurai on horseback — to a cooler time of year.
People use umbrellas and parasols to seek relief from soaring temperatures while waiting to cross a street outside Tokyo's Shinjuku Station last week.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 5, 2023
Japan marks hottest day of year as mercury hits 40 C
The record temperature was marked in Date, Fukushima Prefecture, as a heat wave continues to scorch much of the country.
A Toyo Safety Industrial helmet with a built-in fan is showcased at Extreme Heat Countermeasures Exhibition in Tokyo in July.
Jul 31, 2023
Fan-cooled beds and baby carriers among new gadgets to beat heat
At Tokyo’s annual trade show last week the focus was on how to keep workers in high-temperature environments cool and reduce the risk of heatstroke.
An apartment building construction site in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, on July 19. Officials at Daito Trust Construction, which oversees the building project, say heatstroke dangers are a top concern given their aging workforce.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Jul 30, 2023
In Japan, extreme heat and an aging population are a deadly mix
Heat waves combined with high humidity are weighing particularly heavily on the nation’s 36 million people age 65 and over, who are at much greater risk of severe illness and death.
Mid-match water breaks have become common occurrences at J. League games as temperatures have risen in recent years.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 20, 2023
Soccer feeling the heat from Japan's scorching summer
Postponements of matches reflect the growing challenges facing amateur teams as they attempt to cope with Japan’s increasingly hostile summer months.
Japan Times
Jul 18, 2023
Heat continues to bake Japan, but some relief is on the way
The government issued heatstroke alerts in 23 of the nation’s 47 prefectures Tuesday, affecting tens of millions of people.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2023
Searing temperatures across Japan trigger heatstroke concerns
The government issued heatstroke alerts in 32 of the nation’s 47 prefectures, affecting tens of millions of people.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2023
Japan issues heatstroke alerts as temperatures soar
The government issued heatstroke alerts for 20 of the country's 47 prefectures, mainly in the east and southwest, affecting tens of millions of people.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2023
‘Extremely hot’ summer arrives in Japan amid climate change and El Nino
Across the nation on Tuesday, 57 locations saw highs that surpassed 35 degrees Celsius.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2023
Summer festivals like Tanabata are back in full force (yay!), and so is heatstroke (boo!)
Get to know the vocabulary surrounding symptoms of heatstroke, heat exhaustion and how to ask someone if they need help.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 30, 2023
Japan adopts 5-year plan aiming to halve heatstroke deaths by 2030
The action plan includes asking elderly people to use air conditioners appropriately and take enough water and salt between April and September.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 14, 2022
Two years sought for ex-nursery head over boy's death in bus
The former head of the facility in Nakama, Fukuoka Prefecture, is accused of professional negligence resulting in death for failing to confirm that all the pupils had gotten off the bus.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 26, 2022
Ex-Fukuoka nursery head and teacher plead guilty over pupil's death on bus
On the first day of their trial, Yoko Urakami and Noriko Toba admitted to failing to make sure that all the pupils got off the bus, resulting in the death by heatstroke of a 5-year-old boy.
Japan Times
Sep 10, 2022
Japan urges nursery schools to check bus operations after girl's death in hot vehicle
A government panel is also expected to discuss equipping school buses with safety equipment, such as sensors to prevent a child from being left behind.
Japan Times
Sep 6, 2022
Girl, 3, dies after being left in kindergarten school bus for hours
China Kawamoto is suspected of dying of heatstroke, according to the Shizuoka city fire department.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 3, 2022
How to treat and prevent heatstroke
With broiling temperatures across the country, new government guidelines set out what to do based on the severity of symptoms.
Japan Times
Aug 2, 2022
Japan swelters as temperatures exceed 30 C at over 300 locations nationwide
The government issued an alert covering wide areas across the country, asking people to drink water and avoid going outdoors in order to prevent heat exhaustion.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?