Japan | Concern rises in ‘Land of the Blazing Sun’ as Olympics loom

Concern rises in ‘Land of the Blazing Sun’ as Olympics loom

Amid a deadly heatwave, authorities in Tokyo scramble for heat-busting solutions as they gear up for the 2020 Olympics

August 9, 2018 1:19 PM (UTC+8)
People walk in extreme heat at Asakusa district in Tokyo on July 24. Japan has endured a heatwave for over 10 days which saw the mercury hit 41 degrees Celsius (106F) in Kumagaya on July 23, a new national record. Over 22,647 people were treated for heat stroke over one week and at least 65 died. Photo: AFP/ Yomiuri Shimbun
People walk in extreme heat at Asakusa district in Tokyo on July 24. Japan has endured a heatwave for over 10 days which saw the mercury hit 41 degrees Celsius (106F) in Kumagaya on July 23, a new national record. Over 22,647 people were treated for heat stroke over one week and at least 65 died. Photo: AFP/ Yomiuri Shimbun
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