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HEATSTROKE

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.
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 22, 2018
Japan's heat wave claims 11 more people, mostly seniors, in a single day
The Meteorological Agency issues high-temperature warnings across much of the nation as a heat wave that has gripped most of the country for the past week is forecast to continue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2018
As heat wave grips Japan, demand spikes for products aimed at staying cool
Looking for effective ways to stay safe and cool as temperatures soar? Worried that the smell from your summer sweat is bothering those around you?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2018
12 dead, nearly 10,000 taken to hospitals last week as ongoing heat wave engulfs Japan
Temperatures soared to more than 35 C, with cities in central Japan seeing the highest levels this year at about 40 C, the weather agency said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2018
2,000 people taken to hospitals as Japan bakes in heat wave
A heat wave continued to scorch Japan on Monday, with some regions seeing temperatures hitting record highs for the year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2018
Deaths from heat wave in Japan rise to eight, with another 2,000 sent to hospitals
The toll for this weekend's heat wave rose to eight dead and 2,000 injured Sunday after two people died in Shiga and Saga prefectures, a Kyodo News tally showed.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 5, 2018
Canadian heat wave claims 12 lives in Montreal, five elsewhere in Quebec
Six more people have died in Montreal due to a heat wave, bringing to 12 the city's total death toll from the extreme weather conditions that have gripped central and eastern Canada, health officials said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 22, 2018
Mercury hits 44 as Pakistan heatwave kills 65 in Karachi, welfare group reports
A heatwave has killed 65 people in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organization said on Tuesday, amid fears the death toll could climb as the high temperatures persist.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2018
Heatstroke campaign looks to raise awareness among foreign tourists and residents
Every year the Japan Weather Association stages a public campaign aimed at reducing heatstroke victims during the hot, humid summer.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 24, 2017
Tokyo summer temperatures will raise heatstroke risk at 2020 Olympic marathon, experts say
Experts sound alarm over heatstroke risk for 2020 Olympic marathon as Tokyo's sweltering summer conditions fuel safety concerns.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2017
Nara boy dies from heatstroke after being left alone in his mother's car
A 9-year-old boy died from heatstroke after being left alone in his mother's car for about 90 minutes on a sweltering day in the city of Nara, prefectural government officials said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 19, 2017
Osaka couple arrested after baby left alone overnight is found dead in his bed
A 36-year-old Osaka man and his 19-year-old wife were arrested on suspicion of leaving their 3-month-old son alone at home overnight, the Osaka Prefectural Police said Tueday, adding the baby apparently died of heatstroke during that time.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 14, 2017
Mentally disabled youth dies after left in hot van in Saitama for six hours
A young man dies in a hot van after a company that cares for mentally disabled people fails to notice his absence after six hours.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 9, 2017
Rock fans complain of heat exhaustion during concert at Chiba venue
Around 50 people complained of symptoms related to heat exhaustion Saturday during a rock concert at Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba Prefecture, police said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 12, 2016
In safety push, Nissan turns camera on hot car interiors
In a parked, unmanned car, the cap on a plastic soda bottle pops off and the cola fizzes out. A plastic toy puppy sags and topples over. A chocolate bar and gummy candies melt into slime.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 27, 2016
Watermelon producers' nationwide tastings pitch fruit as heat remedy
The Suika Club held dozens of watermelon-tasting events nationwide Wednesday to promote the tasty seasonal treat.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2016
In the summer heat, these clothing gadgets can help you stay cool
Feeling the heat? An exhibition in Tokyo is showcasing clothes, tools and technologies that can bring a cool breeze to the hottest day.

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