This is how the Japanese are coping with a record-setting heatwave
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Japan is currently battling a deadly heatwave, which has left 65 people dead and more than 22,000 hospitalized. The national weather agency declared the heatwave a natural disaster.
Kumagaya, a city northwest of Tokyo in Saitma prefecture, recorded the countryâs highest ever temperature of 41.1Â° C (106Â° F) yesterday (Mon day), 12Â° C higher than the average July temperature for Japan. It broke the previous record of 41Â° C recorded in Ekawasaki on the island of Shikoku in August 2013. Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike likened the heatwave to âliving in a sauna.â
Nearby South Korea is also undergoing a heatwave, recording a temperature of 40.3Â° C (104.54Â° F) today (Tuesday) in the south of the country, the highest since record keeping began in 1907.
Hereâs how some people in Japan are living with the sweltering temperatures.Read full story home our picks popular latest obsessions search Source: Google News Japan | Netizen 24 Japan