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yes summer in Japan is very hot.

what "surprise"...?

yes drink well eat well take off mask as you can breath freely and enjoy sunny summer days.

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meanwhile just this morning I saw a woman walking to work while pulling the mask away from her face.. go figure

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As always... people should be encouraged to move to more hospitable areas than concrete jungles

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The government issued an alert covering wide areas from eastern to western Japan, requesting people to drink water 

Blimey, now they tell me. All this time I've been drinking sand and swarfega.

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Water? Forget that, summer time is beer time. BTW it is beer o'clock, cheers.

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I try not to turn on my AC so I will be able to get that extra points for saving electricity that Kishida was talking about.

You should guys do the same!

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I ignored government advice and went out today.

No nanny diktats for me!!!

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"Sweltering?" at 30C? Hell everyday, well just about, down here is pushing 34C.

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I try not to turn on my AC so I will be able to get that extra points for saving electricity that Kishida was talking about. You should guys do the same!

Very reason we have solar panels on our roof and a "chiku-den-ki" (Literally translated as an electric battery) of 10KW, so I dont have to "worry" about saving electricity! I sell it!

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It's 38 degrees or so in Nagoya..over 30 ..

Drink water...wow what great advice lol

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yes summer in Japan is very hot.

what "surprise"...?

yes drink well eat well take off mask as you can breath freely and enjoy sunny summer days.

Kinda hard to swallow that positivity when you have to go to work everyday (you’re not talking to students, right?). Yes, Obon is coming; that will be nice… for 4 days(!) ;then it’s “ganbaroo” time all over again. yaay ( -_- ), anyway, hot, yes, remember: drink your liquids, stay safe(!)

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Derek GrebeToday  05:14 pm JST

swarfega????? everyone knows WD-40 is what you need when it's hot Derek... some people, really!

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39 C in Nagoya in central Japan

I cycled to central Nagoya today in this heat. About 90% of people were wearing masks outside. It's the first time I've ever sought out shelter in the shadows of buildings and trees during summer. The heat and sun were relentless. Can't wait for autumn so I can get back out on my motorbike!

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Cannot survive without my Sony personal air conditioner.

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It's August 2nd and I yet have to experience a truly uncomfortable summer day, no idea what these people are talking about, its cool outside

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finally richToday 07:12 pm JST

It's August 2nd and I yet have to experience a truly uncomfortable summer day, no idea what these people are talking about, its cool outside

Sarcastic ?

Spend the whole day under the sun, and come back to us for an additionnal comment

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Beautiful but hot day in Osaka however children shouldn't have to play soccer or do sprint training in the park in the middle of the day.

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Yes, it's a typical summer day. And?

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Tears evaporating off my face at 45°C.

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@Yubaru The very reason why we have a swimming pool to jump in and cool off, which means I don't have to go to a crowded beach or a local swimming pool and I don't have to worry about selling electricity!! WYP?

Very reason we have solar panels on our roof and a "chiku-den-ki" (Literally translated as an electric battery) of 10KW, so I dont have to "worry" about saving electricity! I sell it!

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Whole state of Texas,is hotter than hell,4 week,the heat should miderate

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I’ll be in the local open air pool tomorrow for a swim…

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Sounds like a normal, typical summer day in Australia. Nothing out of the ordinary. I guess Japan must be used to cooler summers. Things will get hotter in the coming years. Such is the cumulative effects of climate change. Without taking the required corrective actions to restrict the temperature increases, and doing it more quickly than planned, it will be a constant struggle in the future. The world being left for today's children will be a hotter and less hospitable world than should have been left for them. The fault is ours.

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Sounds like a normal, typical summer day in Australia.

It's nothing like a normal typical day in Australia.

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You think that’s Sweltering?

I invite you to come to Florida, we’ve been hitting near 40*C daily for weeks.

Oh, and don’t ever go to Dubai if you think that’s Sweltering, they hit 50*, regularly.

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You think that’s Sweltering?

I invite you to come to Florida, we’ve been hitting near 40*C daily for weeks.

Are you implying that posters/people in Japan should not feel hot, because it's hotter in Florida?

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January in Thailand and August in the mountains of Panama makes Japan's weather bearable.

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Take a trip to Dubai and call me

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30 plus is pretty typical for this time of year. Climate change is very much real though.

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In contrast, we've had a somewhat cooler summer than normal here in Hawaii.

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As always... people should be encouraged to move to more hospitable areas than concrete jungles

Mmhhh, no..

Concrete jungles are funny..

Lol!!..

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It's called "summer". It happens every year.

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Every year news just states how hot it gets here but never shows a solution to the problem. Just plant more trees in the city, stop chopping them down during summer and let there be shade!!!!!! But nope, Japan likes chopping them down coz they can't be bothered to care for them, so negative. I wish this country would think harder in sustainablitiy rather than waste so many things.

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I think what the posters above are saying is 30/32 C isn’t hotter than usual or that remarkable. It’s regularly that hot here in Michigan (like almost Canada).

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Ummm... is the headline supposed to read "40" and not "30°C"? I don't think I've been here for a summer it has NOT been over 30. That's normal, except maybe in Hokkaido.

And people, those stupid hand fans you are using in front of your face during Covid... STOP. They are the stupidest idea in quite some time. Once the temperature hits about 36°C you are basically doing the same thing as turning a blow dryer on your face and are only exacerbating the chance of heat stroke.

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Sounds like a normal, typical summer day in Australia.

It's nothing like a normal typical day in Australia.

It is a normal summer day in Australia. High thirty's is nothing unusual and most years now include days over 40C. Perhaps if you live in southern Tasmania it is cooler.

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