Heatwave in Japan: at Least Four Killed Over the Weekend in Multiple Cities

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 11, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

At least four people were found dead over the weekend in Japan as a heatwave brought temperatures to 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

People died Arita, a city south of Osaka, and Saitama, north of Tokyo.

All four people were 60 years or older. A 60-year-old man died in the hospital in Saitama after he was found unconscious on the street; an 84-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man died from heat stroke in fields in western Japan, and an 80-year-old woman died in the hospital in Arita, after she was found after collapsing at her home.

The temperature peaked on Saturday in the mid-afternoon in at least two cities, reaching just above 40 degrees Celsius, or 104 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.