A man in his 50s died after being struck by lightning in Gunma Prefecture on Monday afternoon.
Police said the man was walking along a path in Oze National Park when lightning struck him just before 4 p.m., Fuji TV reported. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said a cold air mass moved in over the Kanto region at about 3 p.m., triggering unstable atmospheric conditions. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., much of Kanto experienced thunderstorms and hailstorms, with some places recording 30-50 millimeters of rain per hour, the agency said.© Japan Today