August 11, 2013

Video & News: Heat stroke a major problem in Japan this summer as temperatures pass 40 degrees celsius

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"Nationwide, the number of people rushed to hospitals by ambulance due to heatstroke last month came to 23,699, of whom 27 died and 644 were in serious condition, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Friday...By prefecture, Tokyo had the largest number of heatstroke hospitalizations, at 2,024, followed by Aichi with 1,992, Saitama with 1,523, Kanagawa with 1,473 and Osaka with 1,453."

Heat wave sends mercury soaring past 40 degrees
August 10th 2013
Japan Times

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