- GENERAL NEWS
Summer Weather Felt Across Much of Japan
13:32 JST, April 20, 2023 (updated at 18:20 JST)
With a high-pressure system hovering over the Japanese archipelago, temperatures rose from western Japan to the Tohoku region on Thursday, and reached above 25 C in many places.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the high in central Tokyo reached 26 C, weather more common to mid-June, with a sweat-inducing heat from morning.
Commuters were seen taking off their masks and jackets and wiping sweat from their foreheads as they walked near Tokyo Station in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, on Thursday morning.
The temperature in Asago, Hyogo Prefecture, reached 30.3 C by 3 p.m., 30.2 C in Ueda, Nagano Prefecture, and 30.1 C in Fukushima, marking the first day in the 30s in Honshu this year. Other highs included 30.9 C in Yamaga, Kumamoto Prefecture, and 30.1 C in Hita, Oita Prefecture.
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