Japan: Tokyo swelters amid worst June heatwave since 1875

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Soaring temperatures have continued for a fifth day in Japan with the capital, recording its hottest ever heatwave, since records began in 1875.
More than 250 people were taken to hospitals in Tokyo on Saturday and Sunday for treatment of heat stroke, according to the Mainichi newspaper. Another 13 had been hospitalised by 9am local time on Tuesday (00:00 GMT), Fuji News Network said.
The government is asking people to take measures, to reduce the impact on the electricity grid.
But many people are relying on air conditioning to cool down.

Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego reports.

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