Indoor playgrounds in hot demand as Japan swelters in record heat

National Aug 14, 2018

Indoor playgrounds in hot demand as Japan swelters in record heat

Indoor playgrounds are proving a godsend for parents looking to allow their children to stay active and safe as Japan sweats through a summer of record-breaking heat. Parents are turning to playgrounds in air-conditioned shopping centers and other commercial enterprises when they would typically use ...

Male use of parasols gets government push in hot and humid Japan

National Aug 13, 2018

Male use of parasols gets government push in hot and humid Japan

The Saitama Prefectural Government is encouraging men to use ultraviolet ray parasols to reduce the number of people falling sick because of the hot weather. Male employees in the prefectural government who formed a group to promote the campaign have tweeted comments from male UV ...

Asia's power grids stretched by deadly heat wave

Business Jul 24, 2018

Asia's power grids stretched by deadly heat wave

A deadly heat wave across Asia is stretching electricity grids from southern China to Tokyo and Seoul, sending prices to multiyear highs and sparking warnings of more power stress to come. Japan on Monday breached records above 41 degrees as the heat blamed for dozens ...