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WORLD / Politics
Aug 29, 2019
Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Storm Dorian looms, looking to pack hurricane punch
President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" as the U.S. territory prepared for a hit by Tropical Storm Dorian, which brought back memories on the island of devastation from hurricanes two years ago.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 21, 2019
Winter is coming; Japan should turn up the 'air-con'
Frosty dispute with South Korea requires an unlikely alternative to home kerosene heaters.
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JAPAN
Aug 21, 2019
Japan earthquake task force to redesign hazard maps to aid people with color vision deficiencies
A government task force focused on earthquake research intends to redesign its hazard maps to make it easier for those with color vision deficiencies to identify risks, an official said Wednesday.
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JAPAN
Aug 20, 2019
Hiroshima marks fifth anniversary of deadly mudslides
Hiroshima marked the fifth anniversary on Tuesday of landslides that claimed 77 lives, with residents in the affected areas holding a memorial service to mourn the victims.
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JAPAN
Aug 20, 2019
Tokyo prepares for summer heat of 2020 Olympics with more ambulances and language support
While organizers are striving to mitigate heat risks for visitors, it is also seen as necessary to plan for a large number of people requiring medical attention.
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JAPAN
Aug 16, 2019
Krosa fizzles as it heads for Hokkaido after leaving three dead, 50 injured in west Japan
Heavy rainfall and strong winds continued to buffet Japan on Friday as a tropical storm moved into the Sea of Japan after ripping through the western half of the country the previous day, leaving three dead and about 50 injured.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Aug 16, 2019
As rains lead to thousands of school meals being binned, Hiroshima weighs how to cut waste
A 30-year-old female reader in Hiroshima contacted the Chugoku Shimbun one day to convey her frustration that school lunches are thrown away when schools shut down due to heavy rain.
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JAPAN
Aug 16, 2019
LDP panel to study ways to prevent heatstroke during 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics
A group of lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party will launch a full-fledged study this autumn on measures to prevent heatstroke during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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JAPAN
Aug 14, 2019
Typhoon Krosa disrupts transportation ahead of expected Thursday landfall in Kyushu
Airlines and railway operators announced reduced services in regions near the path of Typhoon Krosa on Wednesday, despite a post-holiday transport rush, as the weather agency warned the powerful storm was set to make landfall in western Japan the following day.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 14, 2019
Beating the heat at the Tokyo Olympics
Hosting the games will call on the best of Japanese expertise, innovation and imagination to bring out the best in the athletes competing in very challenging conditions.
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SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Aug 14, 2019
Sumo wrestlers beat heat and make new fans at summer camps
For many, the words "training camp" and "summer" are synonymous with American football and particularly the NFL.
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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.
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JAPAN
Aug 13, 2019
Powerful Typhoon Krosa set to wallop western Japan
The Meteorological Agency warned of potential mudslides, floods and rising rivers, as Krosa is expected to bring torrential rains starting Wednesday.
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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.
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BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 8, 2019
July 'economy watcher' sentiment falls to 3-year low amid bad weather
Business sentiment among workers with jobs sensitive to economic trends fell to the lowest level in more than three years in July amid sluggish consumer spending due to bad weather, government data showed Thursday.
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JAPAN
Aug 6, 2019
57 dead and 18,000 taken to hospitals in one week amid Japan heat wave
Of those who were hospitalized, 729 had severe symptoms that will require more than three weeks of treatment as an inpatient.
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JAPAN
Aug 5, 2019
Typhoon Francisco to lash Kyushu and Shikoku
Typhoon Francisco was expected to make landfall in Kyushu on Tuesday, the Meteorological Agency said.
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JAPAN
Aug 3, 2019
11-month-old baby among five dead as heat wave hits parts of country
At least three people have died due to heat-related causes across the nation in recent days, including an infant left unattended in a parked car in the city of Toyama.
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JAPAN
Aug 2, 2019
Exactly a year before Tokyo Olympic marathon, 30C recorded at starting point — at 6 a.m.
The temperature near the new National Stadium in central Tokyo, where the Olympic marathon will start and finish, hit 30 degrees Celsius at 6 a.m. on Friday, weather service provider Weathernews said.
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JAPAN
Jul 30, 2019
Deadly heat a major concern for Tokyo Games
With Tokyo's summer heat and unpredictable weather likely to prove a severe headache during the 2020 Olympics, sports bodies are using every resource at their disposal to prepare athletes and spectators for extreme conditions.

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