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HEATSTROKE

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2022
Record 15,000 people needed hospital care in June due to historic heat wave
The figure for the month was more than double the previous high of 6,980 recorded in 2011.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 1, 2022
Japan heat wave sets new record as six locations post highs above 40 degrees Celsius
The mercury rose to as high as 40.4 degrees Celsius in the city of Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture, on Friday, marking the highest level in the country this year.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 1, 2022
Summer means suffering: How workers survive intense Persian Gulf heat
Although summer has only just begun, temperatures have already topped 50 degrees Celsius in some areas.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2022
Power shortage averted amid record June heat for Tokyo
Temperatures of around 40 degrees Celsius were recorded on the sixth day of a heat wave that began after the earliest end to the capital's rainy season in decades.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 29, 2022
Japan's weekly number of heatstroke victims hits record for June
The figure reached 4,551 in the week through Sunday, up 3.4 times from the previous week, the agency said Tuesday. Four of the victims died.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Aug 3, 2021
Japan's summer heat an Olympic challenge for competing athletes
'The organizers could have predicted that the temperature would be this high,' said a fan of the Games in Japan.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 1, 2021
Deaths surge in U.S. and Canada from worst heat wave on record
The worst of the heat had passed by Wednesday, but the state of Oregon reported 63 deaths linked to the heat wave.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jun 27, 2021
Keep cool and carry on: How to survive a Japanese summer
Heatstroke and dehydration are no joke — The Japan Times spoke to experts about how to best keep cool and stay safe in the summer months.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 22, 2020
Scorching Japan heat wave poses challenge to virus-hit medical system
Medical workers worry the similarity between COVID-19 and heat-related maladies may put extra pressure on a system already strained by the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 14, 2019
Extreme heat in Japan leaves 23 dead, 12,751 hospitalized in one week
Deaths were recorded in 20 prefectures outside the capital, while Tokyo had the highest number of people sent to hospitals at 1,465, followed by Saitama and Osaka prefectures.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Aug 11, 2019
Rowers at Olympic test event treated for heatstroke symptoms
A number of athletes at the world rowing junior championships, a test event for next year's Tokyo Olympics, received treatment Sunday after displaying symptoms of heatstroke.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Aug 10, 2019
Heated debate boils over on social media as mercury soars in Japan
Talking to others about the weather has always been a quick and easy conversation topic. The same goes for social media users and online news outlets in Japan, which love to discuss meteorological issues. The arrival of intense summer heat in recent weeks has invigorated netizens, who have gone online to share their experiences and discuss what is likely to be the new norm thanks to climate change.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2019
Heatstroke suspected in death of worker at Tokyo Olympics construction site
A worker at a Tokyo Olympics construction site was found unconscious Thursday and was later confirmed dead at a hospital, the Tokyo Organizing Committee said, with police saying heatstroke may have been the cause.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 30, 2019
11 dead and 5,600 people sent to hospitals in Japan due to heat-related issues
The number of people sent to hospitals nationwide nearly tripled from 1,948 in the preceding week amid high temperatures.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 29, 2019
Rainy season ends in Japan's Kanto-Koshin region, giving way to intense heat
The annual milestone came 30 days later than last year, and temperatures will likely start rising to dangerous highs.
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Aug 13, 2018
Tweet requests public understanding for ambulance crews' need to hydrate
Amid a sharp rise in ambulance dispatches caused by this summer's deadly heat waves, a Twitter post by the Nagoya Municipal Fire Department is attracting attention for asking the public to show patience with the ambulance crews' convenience store breaks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 6, 2018
Heatstroke death toll tops 100 in Tokyo
The heatstroke death toll has topped 100 in Tokyo's 23 wards this year for the first time in three years, officials at the metropolitan government's medical examiners' office said Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Aug 6, 2018
Heat wave boosts sales of cooling products and beer
The summer heat may be sapping people's energy, but it is firing up several sectors of the economy as demand increases for products ranging from beer and air conditioners to bedding that claims to keep sleepers cool at night.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 1, 2018
Deaths from heatstroke in Tokyo up fourfold from July last year
Ninety-six people died of heatstroke in Tokyo's 23 wards in July, nearly a fourfold increase from the same month last year, the Tokyo Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday.

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