Japanese officials released new warnings on Monday as a deadly heatwave flooded the country and set record temperatures in Tokyo two years before the 2002 Summer Olympics.
Officials said last week the heatwave cost at least 15 people killed In the first two weeks of July, they forced more than 12,000 other people to stay in hospital.
But the death toll could be more than double that of the Kyodo news agency, which killed 11 people in Japan alone on Saturday. Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…=view&id=167 The heatwave has broken national temperature records, and Kumagaya in Saitama just outside Tokyo has a new statewide one on Monday Record set with temperatures of 41.1 Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit).
And in the western Tokyo Ome, the temperatures reached 40.3 degrees Celsius, the first time were measured in the Tokyo subway area temperatures above 40.
The records fell at 13 other observation stations ns across the country, with more than a dozen cities and locations with temperatures around 40 degrees, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.
"People in areas where temperatures are as high as 35 degrees or higher should be extremely careful" to avoid heat stroke. "The heat can be dangerous for small children and the elderly, even at low temperatures Environment and the activities you do, "warned the responsible meteorological agency Minako Sakurai to AFP
. People should be the more careful as many people have to be exhausted after days of cruelly hot weather.
Yoshihide Suga, the supreme government spokesman, warned that "extremely hot days" will last until the beginning of August. "19659012] Japan's Civil Protection Agency has urged people to use enough air conditioning, enough water to drink, and often rest while working.
The heat wave is followed by record rain, destroying parts of West and Central Jap Floods and landslides that killed more than 220 people.
Japan's summer is notoriously hot and humid, and hundreds of people die of heat stroke every year, especially the elderly in the country's aging society.
But this year's record temperatures surprised Residents and officials alike and aroused concerns over the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo in July and August.
Olympic officials and local government in Tokyo sue for measures to reduce heat from sun blocking paint on roads to mobile fog stations.  Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike confirmed on Monday that the heatwave was "just like in a sauna".
"For the athletes they are trained, but for spectators who cheer on the street may not necessarily say the same," she said at a press conference on Monday.
"Heat retaliation is one of the main pillars of the success of the 2020 Olympics."
Temper Temperatures reached 40.3 degrees Celsius in Ome, the first time in the Tokyo metropolitan area temperatures were measured over 40
Record temperatures this year have surprised residents and officials alike and revived concerns about the 2020 Summer Olympics in July and August in Tokyo