Extremely hot summer in Tokyo

The Japanese archipelago is suffering from the hot weather. In Kumagaya city, Saitama Prefecture, which is close to Tokyo, it recorded 41.1 degrees Celsius, which was the highest temperature in observation history in Japan. This temperature was measured in a well-ventilated place covered with lawn in the shade, and it is even hotter in the city where direct sunlight is hit.


In Tokyo, 2000 emergency transportation

Even in Tokyo, it has recorded 40 degrees for the first time in observation history, and many people suffer from heat stroke. Even in Tokyo only 2,000 people have already been taken to a hospital by ambulance and some people are in serious symptoms. 65 people have died in Japan, and children and elderly people are at extremely dangerous temperatures to operate outdoors.


In the urban area, the earth surface is covered with asphalt, few trees, and the amount of exhaust heat from air conditioners and automobiles is large, so it tends to be hot. Tokyo where the urban area spreads widely tends to be particularly hot, and it is hotter than the temperature measured at a well-equipped observatory. For that reason, citizens are trying not to go outdoors in order to protect themselves from the heat.

Tokyo Olympic Games in a hot summer

Temperatures in Tokyo on July 23 were 39 degrees in the highest temperature and 29 degrees in the lowest temperature (around 4 am). In such an environment two years later the Tokyo Olympic Games will be held. It is feared that if the marathon, athletics, cycling etc. are carried out within 30 degrees, serious influence will be given to the health of the players.

The Olympic Stadium under construction

There is also concern about the health hazards of spectators and administrative staff, and some opinion also suggests that it is impossible to hold in Tokyo. New concern materials emerged in the Tokyo Olympic Games, which has many problems such as main stadium problems and competition venue problems.