heat

Tokyo loses 2020 Olympic marathon as IOC shifts race to another part of Japan

Heat and humidity in the capital judged risks to athletes’ safety and performance, so another Japanese city with an Olympic past will play host.

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Tokyo governor promotes silly Olympics umbrella hat, refuses to wear one herself

Tokyo governor sticks to silly hat plan, seemingly refuses to get on board herself.

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Can the “Beijing Bikini” help Tokyo bear the boiling heat during next year’s Games?

Some Chinese authorities want to put a stop to it, but might Japanese authorities be wise to encourage letting our guts fly free?

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Young Japanese man dies while sunbathing in his home garden

Don’t let the thermometer fool you into thinking you’re safer than you are in Japan in the summer.

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Tokyo announces new heat prevention measure for 2020 Olympics: umbrella hats!

It’s hard to tell whether making people look like mercenary swordsmen of feudal Japan was intentional or not.

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Tokyo’s riot cops finally win right to carry drinks on duty during Japan’s hottest summer ever

Because the mission is to serve and protect, not to get dehydrated and collapse.

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Is Tokyo hot enough this summer to cook curry on a car dashboard? We find out!

Are laziness, forgetfulness, and Japan’s record-breaking heat the ingredients to a great meal?

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We cook a monjayaki Japanese pancake on the hood of a car during Japan’s hottest summer ever【Vid】

Briquette-free barbecuing as the sun turns the hood of Japan’s cheapest car into a hot plate.

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Here’s how one Tokyo neighborhood mixes modern technology and traditional culture to beat the heat

Nihonbashi’s beautiful “minamo fireworks” and tempting goldfish sweets are part of its plan for fun even in record-breaking heat.

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Japanese summer is worse than summer in Death Valley, says our correspondent, a seasoned traveler

What makes Japanese summer more unbearable than the harsh heat of the desert?

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Japan’s record-setting heat wave is hot enough to melt anime figure ankles

Summer’s fury has no mercy for this fan’s Evangelion figure.

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Monday was the hottest day ever in Japan’s recorded history

Japan’s national and Tokyo temperature records fall on the same day as intense heat wave continues.

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This two-second self-check from a Japanese nurse helps you know if you’re in dehydration danger

Japan is dangerously hot this summer, and dehydration can sneak up on you without warning, so stay safe with this easy tip.

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10 girls rushed to hospital for heatstroke after Tokyo high school’s non-air-conditioned assembly

Over two dozen students complain of nausea and other symptoms after assembly for topic that definitely could have waited for a cooler day.

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Naked Japanese man arrested at restaurant, has kind of an understandable excuse

All-nude shopping and dining excursion was planned for his comfort, not so much other people’s.

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This is the best summer in years to visit Japan…if you hate mosquitoes

People aren’t getting bit by the aggravating insects in Japan this summer, those some might say the reason why is something even worse.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 odd ways Japanese people beat the summer heat【Weird Top Five】

Try some of these out the next time you need to cool off.

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Mr. Sato uses cooling spray on his crotch, learns a valuable lesson

As usual, when Mr. Sato thinks he has a good idea, we strongly recommend you don’t try it at home.

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Beat the heat in the smelliest arena with clip-on armpit fans from Japan!

Your armpits, not to mention your coworkers, family members, and fellow commuter train passengers, will thank you.

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