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Record High Temperatures in Japan

A list of record high temperatures in Japan reveals that a huge number were set in 2018.

It’s Hot Out There! Japan Meteorological Agency Warns of “Disaster-Level” Heat

Japanese summers have been sweltering in recent years. The 10 hottest temperatures reached in Japan were almost all recorded since 2000—and several new records were set in 2018 alone.

Rain-Related Disasters Becoming More Frequent in Japan

A timeline of rain-related disasters in Japan shows that they commonly occur in July, and that they have become more frequent since 2000.

Crane Sculpture Grows Wings of Ice as Tokyo Shivers (Japan in Photos)

Icicles hang off the crane fountain at Hibiya Park in central Tokyo as the mercury drops to minus four degrees Celsius on the morning of January 25, 2018. This is the coldest recorded temperature in the capital for 48 years. (© Jiji)

Rain, Rain, Go Away: Tokyo’s Wettest August for Years (Japan in Photos)

Pedestrians with umbrellas cross Shibuya’s scramble crossing on August 16, 2017. It has been unseasonably wet in Tokyo this summer, with rain every day so far this month. This is the longest streak of regular precipitation in August since 1977, when the month saw 22 consecutive days of rain. (© Jiji)

Rainy Season Over in Eastern to Western Japan (News)

Tokyo, July 19 (Jiji Press)—This year's rainy season seems to be over in the eastern to western Japan regions of Kantō-Kōshin, Tōkai, Kinki, Chūgoku and Shikoku, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Wednesday. According to the agency, the end of the wet season came 10 days earlier than in the previous year in Kantō-Kōshin, including Tokyo, nine days earlier in Tōkai and a day later in Kinki, Ch…

A Silent Prayer for Flood Victims in Kyūshū (Japan in Photos)

Members of the Self-Defense Forces give a silent prayer in Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture, on July 19, 2017. The city was among the areas hardest hit by heavy rain that affected northern Kyūshū two weeks ago and has been the scene of ongoing search efforts following the disaster. As of the afternoon of July 19, there have been 34 confirmed fatalities in Fukuoka and Ōita Prefectures, while 7 peopl…

Heavy Rain Kills 21, Leaves More Than 20 Missing in Southwestern Japan

Fukuoka/Ōita, July 9 (Jiji Press)—A total of 21 people had been confirmed dead as of Sunday in rain-drenched areas of Fukuoka and Ōita Prefectures, while more than 20 people remained unaccounted for in Fukuoka and about 150 people were waiting to be rescued in Ōita. Separately, five bodies have been found in neighboring Saga Prefecture, which faces the Ariake Sea, and other locations. Believing…

Residents Evacuate After Torrents in Kyūshū (Japan in Photos)

A member of the Self-Defense Forces carries a woman through a flooded neighborhood in Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture, on the morning of July 6, 2017. Record rainfall in Kyūshū has forced around 400,000 people to evacuate their homes. SDF troops, police officers, and firefighters have been dispatched to conduct search operations in the area. (© Jiji)

An Oasis Amid Unseasonable Heat (Japan in Photos)

Children stay cool by playing in a fountain at Tokyo Skytree Town in Sumida on July 3, 2017. While still officially the rainy season, the mercury around the capital climbed well above 30°C over the weekend, sending people scrambling for ways to beat the unexpected heat. (© Jiji)

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