Japan heatwave: What Japan is buying to beat the heat

August 8, 2018
by Rakuten.today
Japan heatwave: What Japan is buying to beat the heat

Japan’s record-breaking heatwave is showing no signs of cooling off as we’ve headed into the month of August. With temperatures reaching above 40°C (104°F) amid high humidity, Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency has reported that more than 57,000 people were taken to hospital for heat-related ailments in the past three months. While many city workers continue to don full business attire as they trek across town on crowded trains, the unprecedented high temperatures have driven some to seek out new and unusual methods of keeping cool through days of harsh sun and muggy nights. Always on the lookout for […]

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