Cool, soggy summer curtails leisure-based profits in Tokyo

Aug 17, 2017

Cool, soggy summer curtails leisure-based profits in Tokyo

Persistent rain and low temperatures are putting a damper on summer business at Tokyo's leisure facilities and retailers as expectations for a hot summer rapidly shrink. Many water parks and beer garden businesses in the capital are struggling with low attendance, and rumors are beginning ...

Summer heat boosts beer sales

Jul 31, 2017

Summer heat boosts beer sales

With high summer temperatures affecting many parts of Japan, beer and other beverages are enjoying strong sales — along with heat-reduction products from air conditioners to cans of cooling spray. While manufacturers step up production, retailers are reinforcing sales campaigns to make the most of ...

Sep 5, 2016

Sizzling summer led to temperature, rainfall records across Japan

Japan sizzled under higher than average temperatures between June and August, with Okinawa Prefecture posting a record high, the Meteorological Agency said. Okinawa saw temperatures climb 1.1 degrees higher than average this summer to their highest since record-keeping began in 1946. The average logged at ...

Rainy season declared over throughout Japan

Jul 29, 2015

Rainy season declared over throughout Japan

The rainy season appears to be over in Japan's two remaining regions to the southwest and northeast, the weather agency said on Wednesday, declaring an end to the early summer wet period throughout the archipelago. The rainy period typically lasts for about a month in ...

Apr 17, 2015

Current nonnuclear power capacity should suffice for summer: METI

Japan is expected to secure the minimum required power supply capacity this summer, the industry ministry said Thursday, meaning electricity supply will be sufficient during the high-demand season even if none of the country's nuclear reactors resumes operation by then. Although the government is expected ...