Over 430 hospitalized in Japan over heat wave

Japan Heatwave
May 2015TOKYO, JapanMore than 430 people in Japan have been admitted to hospitals nationwide in a current heat wave in several regions of the country, Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) said Tuesday. FDMA, in charge of ambulance services, cites data between May 18 and 24. Cases of hospitalization because of heat were reported in Tokyo and Kyoto, as well as in the Saitama, Aichi, Fukushima and Fukuoka prefectures, among others. The temperature in some regions of Japan is predicted to rise above 30 degrees Celsius [86 Fahrenheit] on Tuesday, according to Japan Meteorological Agency. Experts warn about the dangers of outside overexposure and urge people to refrain from outdoor physical activity.
In May and June, a high probability of above-normal temperatures (above 40 degrees Celsius) on the islands of Okinawa and Amami is forecast. In April, an extraordinary warm air mass moved across parts of East Asia, bringing severe high temperatures to Japan. The temperatures in some of the country’s prefectures were reported to be record-breaking. During May 11-17 period, two people died and 480 were hospitalized in Japan for heat exhaustion, according to FDMA. Japanese authorities have expressed concern that high heat could affect scheduled 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. The officials are considering introducing measures to deal with high temperatures, including stadium air conditioning and green space promotion.
Japan has a long history of struggling with heat waves. In 2011, 26 Japanese residents died of heatstroke in the first decade of June while nearly 13,000 were admitted to hospitals. In India, around 400 mostly homeless people have died due to heat wave last week, with the maximum temperature touching nearly 45 degrees Celsius. A senior weather official said that heat wave would continue in India for some more days and attributed the condition to an ongoing heat wave in Pakistan. –Interaksyon
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5 Responses to Over 430 hospitalized in Japan over heat wave

  1. Dennis E. says:

    I remember reading certain scriptures that the sun would be go hot, it would burn men’s skin or something like that?
    Picture could also be from yellowstone if it wasn’t from Japan.

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  2. Dennis E. says:

    On a second thought, the cat is out of the bag…………regarding earth changes……………because, its on………..

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  3. Yellow Bird says:

    there is much more than meets the eye… we should be slow to take official japanese reports at face value…
    this article highlights its own inconsistency…

    quoted temperatures are NOT significantly higher than norm, and are not nearly high enough to be responsible for so many people going into hospitals…
    86f is only their nice warm summery weather happening a little earlier than usual.
    most of Japan has avg temps & rainfall very like that of the PacNW, Tokyo included.
    Okinawa averages 55f in winter to 75f in summer- about the same as most of California’s coast.
    Tokyo regularly reaches 100+f during summer heatwaves.

    they can certainly handle pleasantly warm weather in the mid-80s!

    this single quote may supply info closest to the real truth:
    “Cases of hospitalization… were reported in Tokyo and Kyoto, as well as in the Saitama, Aichi, Fukushima and Fukuoka prefectures, among others.”

    oops.

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  4. Yellow Bird says:

    a temperature averages chart for japan, designed to be simple for grade school children
    (coz, its not rocket science!)
    http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/nature/q6.html

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  5. Yellow Bird says:

    reading this article over again today, and something popped off the page that hadnt before…
    “In 2011, 26 Japanese residents died of heatstroke in the first decade of June while nearly 13,000 were admitted to hospitals.”

    hmm, i thought, might there be a correlation to that other Incident? …sure enough, a quick check of Wikipedia (granted, not my typical first choice for a fact-check) brought up this:

    “… a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant that began on 11 March 2011 and resulted in a nuclear meltdown of three of the plant’s six nuclear reactors.[6]
    The failure occurred when the plant was hit by a tsunami that had been triggered by the magnitude 9.0 Tōhoku earthquake.[7] The following day, 12 March, substantial amounts of radioactive material began to be released,[8] creating the largest nuclear incident since the Chernobyl disaster in April 1986 and the only (after Chernobyl) to measure Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale[9] (initially releasing an estimated 10–30% of the earlier incident’s radioactivity).[10] In August 2013, it was stated[by whom?] that the significant amount of radioactive water was among the most pressing problems affecting the cleanup process, which is expected to take decades. There have been continued spills of contaminated water at the plant, some into the sea… ”

    and, this:

    “… Although no fatalities due to short-term radiation exposure were reported,[12] some 300,000 people evacuated the area; 15,884 (as of 10 February 2014)[13] people died due to the earthquake and tsunami; and, as of August 2013, approximately 1,600 deaths were related to the evacuation or its consequences (such as living in temporary housing and hospital closures).[14] The exact cause of the majority of these evacuation-related deaths were unspecified… [15][16]… The World Health Organization indicated that evacuees were exposed to so little radiation that radiation-induced health impacts are likely to be below detectable levels,[17] …”

    oh, well nevermind then. we all know the WHO should be considered infallibly trustworthy, sooo… obviously its all coincidence.

    it just seems funny how it was only a week ago TEPCO made their announcement.
    another coincidence, i’m sure

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