The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 195 people were hospitalized for heatstroke on Friday as temperatures rose to the mid-30s in western Japan for the third day in a row.
Osaka had the highest number of heatstroke victims at 57, including 15 students who suffered exhaustion during an athletic meet at around 12:20 p.m., NTV reported. Aichi had the next highest number with 26.
The day's highest temperature was 36.7 degrees in Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture. Takahashi in Okayama Prefecture recorded 36.6, Kyotanabe in Kyoto Prefecture had 36.1 and Fuchu in Hiroshima Prefecture was 35.1 degrees.© Japan Today