Mercury climbs to 40.1 C in Japan; national record for June


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I've already changed t-shirts twice today.

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I'm not turning my AC because I want to get that 2000 points for saving energy.

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I highly recommend cold showers.

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Please continue waring those stupid useless masks even if you are outside, alone in the car, etc.

This heat does wonders to your health if you continue waring those. /sarcasm

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My favorite thing about japan is that it only lasts 6 months

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Got the inflatable pool out for the kids today, a couple weeks earlier than expected. Good way to keep them cool (and me too).

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I think I heard some cicadas today. It has cooled off in Osaka this evening following some thunder showers.

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I AM happy to see sun shine. In the office today we are allowed to cool biz also

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Was washing my back deck this morning around 900am and was absolutely drenched in sweat. Needless to say I spent the rest of the day inside with my best friend the A/C. Now it's off to eat ramen, can't complain.

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I highly recommend cold showers.

That's what she said.

It poured al day in Kyushu.

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Enjoy it while it lasts. Earth's cycle of protecting itself will begin soon.

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Summer is 6 weeks here, calm down people.

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Summer is 6 weeks here, calm down people.

Its been geting hotter and hotter for a couple weeks now, but even if summer weather only began today, saying "6 weeks" would mean it ends the beginning of August. Ha ha, I wish!

Is this your first summer in Japan?

It will be 30+ degrees with thick humidity till mid September.

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I live in Texas,it has been extremely hot especially in June,where July and August will be even hotter,I am use to the hot weather

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Summer is 6 weeks here, calm down people.

Is that in dog weeks?

(Japan's summer heat lasts a lot longer than 6 human weeks.)

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It’s summertime:it gets hot....

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Meteorologists seem to be reluctant to say that this is the end of the rainy season in the Kanto area.

They are predicting that it may cool down in about a weeks time.

It poured al day in Kyushu.

Kyushu gets it hard in the rainy season, so far how is this one compared to the usual?

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Bitter taste foods are cooling because they lower blood pressure by thinning the blood.

The average person should drink 3 liters of water on a day so hot as today

A little vinegar with lime and apple juice works great also

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@ Euro Dude

Thank you! Lol. I share your sarcasm.

Japanese people don't understand sarcasm so it's hilarious. It goes right over their heads. Duh?

And I agree with you about the mask thing too. With that kind of heat, you're basically killing yourself if you continue to wear a mask.

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I love that little boy's beautiful smile.

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Is the US the only nation with climate deniers?

Any in Japan?

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We hit 40*C in North Florida a week ago, now, how hot is it when you add the Humidity?

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Hold on. folks, because climate change is just beginning. Those of us who studied this have known it was coming but were ridiculed by those without significant education.

I do not hear much climate change-denying this summer in the US. But the damage has been done.

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I scream,you scream , everybody screaming for ice cream

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Take your child immediately in the house,even before unloading groceries and others thing,so they accidentally,will not left in a car,lots of times people ignore a child strapped in a hot car

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Japan has four seasons.

One month of cold, one month of rainy season, two months of jungle heat and eight months of road repair.

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My take on the weather in Tokyo:

It's either too hot, too cold, rainy or windy about 95% of the time.

When the weather is perfect, the rarity of it makes it even more enjoyable, IMO.

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So hot and humid, yet the subservients will continue wearing their restrictive masks. "I will stay healthy if it kills me".

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It's part of the "heat island effect", caused by the significant expansion of concrete/pavement sprawl and ongoing construction of buildings. Contrast current Japan to the more rural environment of previous few decades.

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Mercury climbs to **40.1 C in Japan; national record for June**

Which is it? 40.1? Or 40.2?

I'm a Fahrenheit person myself but anyway.

Temperatures climbed in Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday, with the city of Isesaki in Gunma Prefecture registering **40.2 C, a national record high for June, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.**

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@Frank Ellis

Japanese people don't understand sarcasm so its hilarious

That's obviously not true !

Have you never watched Japanese TV ?

Frank you live in Honolulu not Japan !

When you personally have met and know all Japanese people only then would you be qualified to make such a comment.

As a matter of fact Japanese have a very good sense of humor and sarcasm plays a large part of it.

American humor on the other hand is ridiculously dumb and not sophisticated.

Those islands you live are the worst joke ever !

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Japanese people don't understand sarcasm so its hilarious

That's obviously not true !

Do you not speak Japanese? Sarcasm isn't really part of the Japanese language, and it regularly goes over most Japanese people's head, due to not being a culture that really uses it.

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Goes over most Japanese people's heads

Do you know most Japanese people ?

Yes i speak Japanese and live in Japan.

Sarcasm is not just spoken by the way.

Next time you watch Japanese TV try to pay attention to Sarcasm .

If you knew anything of Japanese culture then you would know Sarcasm is definitely part of it.

Perhaps you live in an area of Japan surrounded by stoic types .

Here in Okinawa Sarcasm is alive and well ,no matter what language we use.

People are constantly smiling here happily and unlike many of the other 30+ islands in Japan ive visited.

In fact we even make each other laugh with Sarcasm without talking at all.

Wow ! Imagine that .

Iam sorry your Japan experience and lack of connection to the culture hasn't opened your eyes to Japanese sense of humor.

Your not acceptable that's why.

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Kyo wa heiwa dayo neToday  11:15 am JST

> Here in Okinawa Sarcasm is alive and well ,no matter what language we use.

Speaking weather, how has Okinawa's been lately?

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Kyo. Stranger was referring to language. Also I assume you have the word satire mix up sarcasm . Sarcasm is delivered in word form with tone and punctuation. Satire covers miming and acting which I assume you are referring.

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Sad isn't it? Allowed to.....

we are allowed to cool biz

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If you knew anything of Japanese culture then you would know Sarcasm is definitely part of it.

I've been in Japan 25 years, run a business with many non-English speaking employees, and speak very advanced Japanese.

I know the culture mate. I also know sarcasm isn't something they use. I've also watched many, many foreigners (including myself when I first came) try to use it, and have it fall flat, because Japanese people will not recognize it for sarcasm.

As someone else said, satire is part of Japanese culture. Sarcasm isn't.

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I hope the power grid can keep up with the demand. I haven't read/seen about issues in Kansai. But, I seem to recall a "request" from KEPCO to curtail usage in the afternoons.

I plan on raising the temp of our aircons, and probably only running the LDK one, during that period. A power failure in this heat would be disastrous.

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