Deaths from heatstroke in Tokyo up fourfold from July last year

National 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. The figure far outstripped the 25 people who died of heatstroke in July last year, with reports ...

2,000 people taken to hospitals as Japan bakes in heat wave

National 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. Temperatures topped 39 degrees in Ibi gawa and Tajimi in Gifu Prefecture in western Japan. The mercury climbed above 38 in eastern and central regions, ...