Tag - heatstroke



Frequent hydration and the use of parasols are believed to be needed more than usual this year to weather out the expected heat spell.
May 25, 2024
Japan set to suffer another scorching summer
Depending on weather conditions, this summer may be catastrophically hot, matching the heat last summer.
A "cooling shelter" set up inside the city hall in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture
May 1, 2024
Municipalities setting up 'cooling shelters' in bid to prevent heatstroke
Operators of designated facilities will be asked to open them for use by people to escape the heat when a special alert for heatstroke is issued.
Tokyo observed the first "extremely hot day" of the season on July 10, 2023, when the temperature hit 36.5 degrees. A new heatstroke alert system will be put in place on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 23, 2024
Japan to put special alert system for heatstroke in place
The Environment Ministry will put in place a special alert system for heatstroke to protect people from unprecedented heat.
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.
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.


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