Scorching Temperatures Felt Across Japan

The Yomiuri Shimbun
People walk through strong sunlight in Chuo Ward, Tokyo, on Tuesday.

The mercury exceeded 35 C on Tuesday in the Kanto and Tokai regions, where temperatures rose from the morning.

According to the Meteorological Agency, temperatures hit 39 C in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture; 38.8 C in Koshigaya and 38.5 C in Yorii, Saitama Prefecture. It was 38.3 C in Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture; Sano, Tochigi Prefecture.

Central Tokyo registered 37.5 C, exceeding 35 C for the third consecutive day.

The agency and the Environment Ministry issued a heatstroke alert for 22 prefectures.