18 Locations Experience Extremely Hot Day Across Japan

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The Japan Meteorological Agency in Minato Ward, Tokyo

Temperatures rose nationwide in Japan on Thursday, and 18 locations recorded temperatures 35 C or higher by 3 p.m., including 36.7 C in Shimanto, Kochi Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Other hot spots included Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, at 36.3 C; Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture, at 36.0 C; and Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture, at 35.8 C. The temperature rose to 33.3 C in central Tokyo.